Brian Nguyen, a sophmore Business Administration major, hands a cup of mango sticky rice to Odaly Rivas, a junior Latin American studies and Human Development and Family Studies double major on Friday, Mar. 29, 2019. The sale of mango sticky rice was oganized by the Associate Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon at UNC in order to raise cultural awareness and raise funds for the chapter.

Raising awareness of Asian culture with sticky rice and UNC Lambda Phi Epsilon

While the event was predominantly designed to bring awareness to Asian culture by sharing a premium Asian dessert, it was also meant as a fundraising opportunity for the fraternity.


Greek Life

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement works with student members of UNC's 56 fraternities and sororities and those living in off-campus housing. The staff provides advising, support, training, resources, programs and services, maintains communications with faculty and alumni advisors and parents, works closely with national organizations and governing bodies, organizes leadership retreats and workshops, supports the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognizes positive achievements of individuals and organizations.

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Sophomore Ryker Smith, chemistry major, in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Smith is one of the founding fathers of the Delta Chi fraternity at UNC and a member of the LGBTQ community. Smith says that in his experiences with Greek life he has not experienced homophobia and that "he loves all of his brothers and all of his brothers love him."

Gay and Greek: LGBTQ+ students make homes in fraternities and sororities

There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged.  UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.


Will Sargeant answering a question during the swimsuit round of Big Man on Campus. Contributed by Zeta Tau Alpha.

Meet your big man on campus

Participants in Zeta Tau Alpha's male pageant raised funds for breast cancer education and awareness while competing for the title of Big Man on Campus. 


N.C. Central University student Bettylenah Njaramba was elected president of the UNC Association of Student Governments. She will have a non-voting seat on the UNC Board of Governors. Photo courtesy of NCCU.

UNC system happenings for April 16, 2018

The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University.  Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."


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Beta Upsilon Chi to join Interfraternity Council as associate member

What began as a slight curiosity in 2015 by then UNC sophomore Harrison Toohey, would later become the foundation for a new Greek chapter at UNC.   Toohey's conversations with the fraternity members at his summer job, Pine Cove Christian Camp, transformed into a new chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, abbreviated as BYX, at UNC focused on providing members an alternative fraternity experience.