Mission and Purpose
The mission of our council is to operate as a united governing body for all organizations, dedicating ourselves to promoting unity and serving as a support system. We serve as a model for the underrepresented student community and operate as a united body to effectively advocate the issues and concerns of our organizations and the entire campus community that we serve.
The purpose of MGFC is to positively promote cultural Greek Life as it exists at Cornell University and beyond.
We, the representatives of multicultural fraternities and sororities, similar in structure and background, recognizing the need for coordination in activities and inter-collegiate fraternities and sororities, and in recognizing that there are certain areas of action, cultural programming and support for the underrepresented student community that can best be carried out by the joint efforts of all such organizations, and believing that these needs can best be realized by formal organization in order to facilitate agreement and coordination; we do hereby establish such an organization to work for the welfare of our University and our group and bind ourselves to the provisions of the MGFC constitution and bylaws.
I. Alignment of Values
Chapters and members will continuously strive to operate in consistent alignment with university and respective organizational founding values, missions, and objectives.
II. Academic Excellence
Chapters encourage academic excellence for all members and promote an environment supportive of intellectual and personal development.
III. Respect for New Members and Initiates
Chapters will maintain programs for member education that are designed to enhance individual development, encourage participation in university and community activities, and provide opportunities for leadership.
IV. Commitment to Service
The Greek community will develop and lead out-of-classroom learning opportunities through active community service and philanthropy activities.
V. Social Responsibility
The Greek system has contributed to traditions at Cornell University since its founding. Its place in offering residential alternatives and hosting social activities must continue as safe, mature settings. Greeks will not condone the harmful use of alcohol or controlled substances by its members or guests and will not tolerate disrespectful treatment of any person.
VI. Promote Citizenship and Inclusivity
Chapters, like the university, value diversity and inclusiveness and are committed to remain relevant.
The Greek Community allows chapters to exercise the privileges of self-governance in a responsible manner at all times.
VIII. Leadership Development
Each chapter acknowledges its responsibility to provide leadership development opportunities to all members of the organization.
IX. Healthy Living-Learning Environments
Chapters agree to create, promote, and maintain a healthy, safe, and responsible residential environment when applicable.
X. Life-Long Relationships and Affinity
Chapter undergraduates and alumni recognize the importance and value of building and sustaining the life-long, personal and organizational benefits founded in fraternal membership.