Many may not have heard of the Multicultural Greek Council on the university's campus yet, but council members are working to change that.
The MGC is an assembly of all the fraternities and sororities at TCU that consider themselves to be multi-cultural, Latin or Asian.
The university's MGC members are making an effort this semester to not only get the name of the organization more publicly recognized, but also to improve attendance at council events and increase membership numbers, Sandy Jacquez, MGC co-chair, said.
“We’d like to increase our numbers because a lot of organizations in our council are very small," the junior strategic communication major said. "While we pride ourselves on the fact that we are small in quantity but strong on quality, we need to increase [membership]."
The MGC is comprised of six different greek organizations: Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sororirty, Inc., Kappa Lambda Delta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
MGC public relations chair Dana Montes said she believes the smaller councils on campus like the MGC give students opportunities and benefits that some of the larger fraternal and sorority groups cannot provide.
“Not everybody fits into the IFC and Panhellenic system. You know, just because it’s a lot of numbers and a lot of people," the sophomore strategic communication major said. "So this is another alternative for you to be involved, and have that sorority life, but in a different way.”
Jacquez said the group is all about teaching commitment and creating an atmosphere that builds family-like relationships among members.
“That’s the biggest driving force for us," she said. "The passion we have for what we stand for and who we are.”
The MGC's next big event is "MGC Lip-Synching," where teams will get together to lip-synch songs, Jacquez said. The most creative or energetic teams will receive prizes.
"MGC Lip-Synching" will occur April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium.