President’s Letter

Welcome to the National Multicultural Greek Council!

Pipersburgh1_bioDenise J. Pipersburgh, Esq. NMGC President

The National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC) is the collaboration of numerous fraternities and sororities seeking to unify and breathe new life and meaning into the concept of Multicultural Greek-Letter Organizations (MGLOs). While officially established as of October 25, 2003, the founding organizations have been involved with the research, conception and creation of the NMGC for a number of years. Since 1998, MGLOs have come together to fashion a new standard by which Multicultural fraternities and sororities would interact with one another, their respective college and university campuses, and the community at large.

A historic moment occurred at our October 2005 conference in Tampa, Florida: the representatives from 11 organizations met and ratified a first in the ethnic Greek community, the NMGC Code of Ethics. This Code of Ethics, in its tender simplicity, embodies some of the core principles of the NMGC, which is unity and collaboration of all efforts in the Multi-Cultural Greek Community. In this singularly unique document, the member organizations of the NMGC stood together and spoke aloud in one voice that dissent, discord and disharmony will not be tolerated nor welcomed in the Multi-Cultural Greek Community. We are only as strong as our weakest link, and our national harmony would mean nothing without a similar unity on all levels where Multi-Cultural fraternities and sororities come together. In this Code of Ethics, we affirmatively give “bite” to our founding principles and mission statement:

  • To provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services between its constituent fraternities and sororities;
  • To promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions, their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large; and
  • To support and promote the works of its member organizations.

I am filled with pride as I look forward to the continued accomplishments of our member organizations as multiculturalism is no longer the word branded around for effect, but rather denotes a specific core of principles and ideology accepted and truly embraced by all. So I say to you all, let us celebrate the power and strength of the coming together of our community… Great works are within arms’ reach.

In Greek Unity,

Denise J. Pipersburgh, Esq.