Governing Councils

All Greek Council

The purpose of Greek Council is to provide advice, services, and programs that ensure all members of fraternities and sororities have a high-quality, safe undergraduate fraternal experience that reinforces the founding principles: 1. scholarship, 2. community service, 3. campus involvement, 4. sisterhood/brotherhood. The Greek Council goal is to be the best fraternity and sorority community. To fulfill this, the Greek Council strives for continuous improvement in all aspects of programs, services, and operations.

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council at Henderson is comprised of three fraternities: Phi Lambda Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Kappa Sigma. Representatives from each fraternity comprise the IFC. IFC acts as a link between the university and the male Greek system. IFC organizes Greek sponsored events such as Greek Week and fraternity rush. IFC also serves as a disciplinary board for the fraternities.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The Pan-Hellenic Council was established in 1930 at Howard University as a national coordinating body for the nine historically African-American Fraternities and Sororities, which had evolved on American college and university campuses by that time. The Pan-Hellenic Council continues to build upon that solid foundation to make sure that posterity can enjoy the benefits of membership by: providing opportunities to understand how to conduct business and appreciate the benefits of collaboration; providing a deeper understanding of cultural differences and developing constructive programs to celebrate those differences; providing constructive and creative ideas to make local/campus chapters more viable in their recruitment of quality members; encouraging improved academic performance by undergraduate members and assuming positions of leadership outside individual Greek affiliation; engaging in volunteer activities that improve the condition in the community through encouraging voter registration, improving health awareness, eradicating tobacco use, and helping create venues that will provide a positive portrayal of African-Americans in all forms of the media.

Panhellenic Council (NPC)

The purpose of Panhellenic Council is to maintain, on a high plane, sorority life and sorority relations, to further intellectual accomplishments and sound scholarship, to co-operate with the university administration in the maintenance of high social standards, to act in accordance with National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements and Policies. It also acts in accordance with all rules established by Panhellenic Council as not to violate the university regulations and the sovereignty, rights, and privilege of member fraternities/sororities, compiles and enforces rules governing membership recruitment, pledging, and initiation on this campus.

Smith Hall Council

The purpose of Smith Hall Council is to integrate and exchange the ideas of its members; to provide programs of mutual benefits; to provide channels of communication, relations, understanding, and welfare among Smith Hall residents; to promote mature responsibility, good citizenship, scholarship, and high standards of conduct and morals on the floors.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is composed of Henderson students who are elected by Henderson students to be the representative voice of the student body. During the course of the year, the Student Government Association conducts two elections for Senators-one for Freshmen Senators in September, and one for other Senators in March. If vacancies occur in SGA between elections, notices will be placed in the campus newspaper and resumes will be accepted by an SGA Senator.

Student Activities Board (SAB)

Membership in SAB is open to all students at Henderson. The SAB is a student-run board that brings concerts, comedians, dances, movies, lectures and other special events to campus.