In December of 1999 representatives of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., and Delta Phi Delta Multicultural Fraternity, Inc., with the help of Angela Simmons, the Greek Life Adviser, met to forge a new governing body that would embrace and encourage Greek Organizations of various backgrounds and foundations.
The original members that formed the founding committee for this new organization were Guillermo Salmón and Gil Cancel‐Comás of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., Yhacelli Morillo and Ginelle Rivero of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., and Steven Anderson and Ignacio Mantovani of Delta Phi Delta Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.
These meetings could not be held without the attendance from a representative of each organization. Therefore, it was not until January of 2000 that the three organizations resumed meetings for the creation of a new council. A group of women interested in starting a new sorority were introduced to the founding committee by Angela Simmons. These women were permitted to sit in on the meetings. However, because they were not yet an official Greek organization at Florida State University, their attendance was not mandatory and therefore could not be recognized as official members of the council.
The Future Sounds Good
In the summer of 2000 all the groundwork for the council’s inception was laid, and the
Multicultural Council for Greek Organizations (MGC) was accepted into Greek Life as a council. Yhacelli Morillo, a sister of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc, was appointed as the head of the Multicultural Council.
In the Fall Semester of 2000 the first interim Executive Board consisted of Gil Cancel‐
Comás as President, Sigma Lambda Beta; Ignacio Mantovani as Vice‐President, Delta Phi Delta; Yhacelli Morillo as Treasurer, Sigma Lambda Gamma; and Arlene Borenstein as Secretary, Sigma Lambda Gamma.
The MGC hosted its first week in September of 2000. The week included a social at a local dance club and a meet the MGC event where members presented their organizations to the public.
In January 2001, the First Official Board of the Multicultural Council was set in place. The board consisted of Arlene Borenstein as President, Sigma Lambda Gamma; Ryan Reade as Vice‐President, Sigma Lambda Beta; Ignacio Mantovani as Treasurer, Delta Phi Delta; Talia Leon as Secretary, Sigma Lambda Gamma; and David Aviles as Membership Director, Sigma Lambda Beta.
In the Spring Semester of 2009, the first official logo was created by Santiago Arenas a member of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
The Present is a Better Gift
Since the framework of the Multicultural Council for Greek Organizations was established, MGC has grown. With each passing MGC executive board, their ideas have been put into place, which consequently has allowed the council to grow. Today, we are now officially recognized as the Multicultural Greek Council. The official logo has also gone through some changes over the years. Best of all, our council has welcomed countless new members, and also more diverse organizations have be able to join our council. As of the 2016-2017 school year, the current active chapters are:
alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi)
Kappa Delta Chi (KDChi)
Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA)
Lambda Theta Phi (Lambdas)
Omega Phi Beta (OPB)
Phi Iota Alpha (Phiotas)
Sigma Beta Rho (Sig Rho)
Sigma Iota Alpha (SIAs)
Sigma Lambda Beta (Betas)
Theta Nu Xi (TNX)