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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Table of Contents
 Introduction
 Scholarship
 Service & Philanthropy
 Leadership
 Community
 Interfraternity Council
 Multicultural Greek Council
 National Pan-Hellenic Council
 Pan-Hellenic Council
 Definitions
 Map
 Index
 Back Cover






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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Introduction
        Page 2
    Scholarship
        Page 3
    Service & Philanthropy
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Leadership
        Page 6
    Community
        Page 7
    Interfraternity Council
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Multicultural Greek Council
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    National Pan-Hellenic Council
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Pan-Hellenic Council
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Definitions
        Page 35
    Map
        Page 36
    Index
        Page 37
    Back Cover
        Page 38
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Statement On Hazing
Hazing is prohibited by law in the state of Florida and the
Student Code of Conduct at the University of Florida. Hazing
is defined as "any action taken or situation created to produce
mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment,
regardless of location, intent, or consent of participants.". Under
the Chad Meredith Act, hazing that results in serious injury or
death, is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, even
if the victim consents. Putting someone at risk of injury will
become a first-degree misdemeanorThe University of Florida
takes hazing serious, should you wish to file a complaint, please
feel free to contact the Office of Sorority & Fraternity Affairs at
(352) 846-3171

Contact Information
Office of Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
310 J.Wayne Reitz Union
P 0. Box I 18505
Gainesville, FL 3261 1-8505
(352) 846-3171

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Members: 5043
Chapters: 63
First fraternity founded at UF: I 884
First sorority founded at UF: 1948
Newest fraternity at UF: 2004
Newest sorority at UF: 2005
Largest chapter: 193
Smallest chapter: 2

Office Of Sorority & Fraternity
Affairs
The Florida Greek community is
fortunate to have a professional staff
that consists of three full-time profes-
sionals, one Graduate Assistant and
one Senior Secretary Together the
staff provides leadership develop-
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chapters, the Greek Judicial Board,
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affiliation, initiation and maintenance of good
standing and many chapters offer incentive
programs that reward their members for
academic excellence.

To assist members with these endeavors,
each chapter has a scholarship chair who
works with the center and the Office of So-
rority & Fraternity Affairs to create a scholar-
ship plan that is conducive to its members.
Some aspects of a chapter's scholarship
plan may include study hours or tables that
encourage cooperative and quiet studying
among chapter members, mentor/mentee
relationships for members who share the
same majors, and recognition programs for
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Early in your college career you will be faced
with numerous decisions that will change the
course of your college experience. Among
the decisions that you will face is whether or
not you want to join a sorority or fraternity

Research shows that students who develop
a sense of belonging and a connection to
their college environment are more likely to
graduate from college. Becoming a Florida
Greek will provide you with personal devel-
opment opportunities, close friendships, and
the opportunity to affiliate with a community
dedicated to scholarship, service, leadership,
and communityTo date, 5, 100 students have
made the decision to become members of
the 63 social sororities and fraternities at the
University of Florida.

Scholarship
Maintaining a high level of academic suc-
cess is a tradition within the Florida Greek
communityThe Florida Greek grade point
average has traditionally been higher than
the all- UF student average.The Florida Greek
community takes pride in this accomplish-
ment and strives to maintain this exceptional
achievement.

Resources
Fraternities and sororities offer many
resources and programs to facilitate the
learning process for their members. Mini-











Service Chairs
Every chapter has a least one member who
has been elected or appointed to help the
chapter with its service endeavors. Service
chairs are responsible for promoting service
and service- learning within the chapter,
attending training sessions, and developing
service resources and rewards for members
who engage in service opportunities.


sorority and fraternity with the most donors
as well as the highest percentage of donors.
Last year, approximately 1,200 units of blood,
which impacts approximately 3,600 lives,
were collected.

Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon at the University of Florida
is an annual 32-hour event benefiting the
patients of Shands Children's Hospital at
the University of Florida. Every year, more
than 600 students, the majority of whom are
members of the Florida Greek community,
stay awake and on their feet to raise money
and awareness for the Children's Miracle
Network. In the I I years of Dance Marathon
at UF's existence, more than $1.6 million has
been donated making it the largest and most
successful student-run philanthropy in the
southeastern United States.


Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks
Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks is an annual
service project sponsored by the Panhellenic
Council's Junior Panhellenic (new member)
division. During Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks
each of the chapters decorate their house
and yard to provide a night of entertainment
for more than 600 children and their families
on Panhellenic Drive.


Last semester alone, the Florida Greek community
raised $190,471.04 for various philanthropic causes.


All Greek Service Day
All Greek Service Day held in the Spring, is
set aside once a year to provide service to
the Gainesville and Alachua County com-
munity Over 725 members from all four
councils worked to participate in various
activities throughout the Gainesville area.

Greek Blood Drive
The Greek Blood Drive held each Fall and
Spring semester, is a week long competition
between sororities and fraternities to see
who can raise the most blood donations by
the end of the week.The Blood Bucket, the
coveted prize for winners, is given to the


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Florida Greek Service &
Philanthropy Beneficiaries
34th St Cleanup
Adopt-A-Road
Adopt-A-School
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
ALSTherapy Development Foundation
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Juvenile Arhritis Foundation
Be Responsible About Drinking 21 (BRAD
21)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club
Camp Boggy Creek
Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Children's Hospital of Richmond,VA
Children's Miracle Network
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
CPR Awareness
Cystic Fibrosis
Delta Gamma Foundation
Dr Suess' Read Across America
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Federal TRIO programs
Friends for Life
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Gainesville Lions Club
Gainesville Youth Baseball
Girl Scouts
Greek Blood Drive
Guide-Right
Habitat for Humanity
Lake Forest Elementary School of Gainesville
Life South Marathon
Light the Night Walk
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Make-A-Wish Foundation
March of Dimes Walk America
McGuire Village
Meals on Wheels
Mind Sight
Muscular Dystrophy Associatoin (M DA)
National Conference for Community &
Justice (NCCJ)
North American Food Drive


Peaceful Paths
The Phoenix Center
Prevent Child Abuse America
Reading is Fundamental
Reagan Research Institute
Red Cross
Ronald McDonald House
St Francis House
St Jude's Childrens Hospital


Shoebox Project
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Surf Rider Foundation
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Take a Pal to the Polls
TheV Foundation
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Greek Advance
Each January the Office of Sorority & Frater
nity Affairs provides a I 1/2 day leadership
retreat for presidents and council execu-
tive board members.The curriculum for
Greek Advance is designed to provide the
leadership of the Florida Greek community
with the opportunity to become familiar
with UF policies as well as build upon their
leadership abilities in the areas of organiza-
tional development, service, and community
development.

Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a national leadership
honorary for Greek students. Order of
Omega recognizes fraternity and sorority
members, of at least a junior standing, who
have attained a high standard of scholar
ship, leadership in interfraternal activities,
and service to the University of Florida and
Gainesville communities.

Emerging Leaders Class
Traditionally held in the spring semester,
students are able to receive two academic
credits for taking this leadership course,
which covers various issues and current
trends in Greek Life across the country.


The curriculum examines both local and
national issues and incorporates various
leadership theories to help students develop
their leadership style.

Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors
(Pi Chis)
Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors, or Pi
Chis, are sorority members who volunteer
their time to help Potential New Members
(PNMs) during Formal Panhellenic Recruit-
ment in the Fall. Pi Chis participate in a
semester-long leadership class that trains
them on how to be ambassadors for the
Panhellenic community assist women in
understanding the logistics of the Soror
ity Membership Recruitment Process, and
how to counsel and assist women in making
informed decisions during recruitment.

NPHC Summit
The NPHC Leadership Summit, held each
Fall, is designed to foster a more positive
environment among NPHC organizations
by providing a forum where chapters can
come together and address issues of mutual
concern. Last year's Summit entitled "The
Complete Package" addressed issues at the
member, chapter, and council levels, including
time, financial, and organizational manage-
ment.


Panhellenic New Member Symposium
This program provides an opportunity for fu-
ture leaders in the Panhellenic community to
participate in a leadership conference, which
helps to prepare young leaders for future
leadership positions.The Panhellenic New
Member Symposium combines experiential
learning with the opportunity to interact
with new members from other Panhellenic
chapters.Topics to be covered at this year's
symposium include: understanding leadership
styles, women's health, time management,
business etiquette, resume writing, campus
involvement, and Greek history

MGC New Member Retreat
The MGC New Member Retreat, held each
Spring, provides an opportunity for new
members in the Multicultural Greek Council
to learn more about the Council, understand
MGC's mission and values, as well as meet
and interact with new members from other
MGC chapters.

NPHC Neophyte Orientation
At the end of each semester, NPHC hosts
neophyte orientation for all of the newly in-
ducted members of the council.The purpose
of Neophyte Orientation is to help foster
a more positive relationship among new
members within the council by providing
them the opportunity to meet other neo-
phytes (new members), learn more about
the structure of the NPHC on a local and
national level.


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Florida Greek Days
Florida Greek Days (FGD) are events where
the entire Florida Greek community can
come together and celebrate the four tenets
of their community (service, scholarship,
leadership, and community). Recent Florida
Greek Day events include Greeks for Life, an
outdoor field day and blood drive and the
Florida Greek Career Progressive Dinner,
where companies sponsor a Panhellenic
sorority house and market themselves to the
Florida Greek community in a very intimate
setting.

Greek Of The Month/Panhellenic
Woman Of The Month Award
The Greek of the Month and Panhellenic
Woman of the Month awards reward mem-
bers of the Florida Greek and Panhellenic
community for their outstanding contribu-
tions to the UF, Gainesville, and Florida
Greek communities. Applications for these
award are usually due the last Wednesday of
the month, and the winners are announced
the following week.

GreekAwards Banquet
The Annual Greek Awards Banquet &
Induction Ceremony held in November,
is a recognition event put on by the four
governing councils and the Office of Sorority
& Fraternity Affairs to celebrate chapter
achievements in the areas of scholarship,
service, leadership, and community Newly
elected executive officers for IFC, MGC, and
Panhellenic are also introduced and inducted.

Gator Growl
Gator Growl, the world's largest student-run
pep rally has been a University of Florida
tradition for over 80 years. It showcases
student talent, pyrotechnics, light displays,
music, comedy and much more.The staff of
over 500 student volunteers is in charge of
the production, execution, and promotion of


the show. Gator Growl 2006 will take place
Friday October 6. Come out and Relive the
Tradition!

Homecoming
Each year, thousands of UF Alumni return to
their Alma Mater for homecoming festivi-
ties. During Homecoming week, sororities
and fraternities participate in a number of
activities and programs such as float building,
lawn decorating contest, the Homecoming
Parade, SoulFest, Homecoming's multicultural
extravaganza and outdoor concert event,
socials with other chapters, Gator Growl and
the alumni barbecue.

Intramurals
There are numerous opportunities for
athletic involvement within the Florida Greek
community Intramural sports allow sororities
and fraternities a chance to safely compete
with one another on a one-to-one basis,
regardless of one's athletic ability The compe-
tition within the Greek community is intense,
regardless of the range of sports offered, yet
competition remains fun and exciting. IFC
and Panhellenic have council-sponsored tour-


naments as well as awards for the intramural
athletes and teams. Many members who are
interested in athletic involvement but don't
have the time to commit to intramurals,
often participate in athletic competitions that
chapter's host as part of their philanthropies.

MGC Showcase
The MGC Showcase is an annual event held
in the Fall where each of the I I member or-
ganizations does a presentation (usually a skit
or step) that introduces the chapter to the
UF community In addition to the presenta-
tions, each of the I I organizations partici-
pates in a tabling fair that allow new students
and potential members the opportunity to
ask questions and learn more information
about each of the organizations that com-
prise the Multicultural Greek Council.This
year's MGC Showcase is scheduled for Friday
August 25, 2006.

Orange & Blue Pep Rally
During Spring weekend, the Interfraternity
Council (IFC) sponsors the Orange & Blue
pep rally This spirit-filled event takes place
the night before the Annual Orange & Blue
game and features Coach Urban Meyer, the
UF football team, the UF cheerleaders and
Albert and Alberta.

UF NPHC Stepshow
The UF NPHC Stepshow, formerly known as
BGE, takes place each Fall and showcases the
talents of each of the nine NPHC chapters
at UF. Approximately 1600 students and
community members come from North
and Central Florida to participate in one of
UF's fastest growing traditions.This year's
stepshow is scheduled for Saturday Novem-
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The4rfferfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of Florida is the
governing body for twenty-seven men's fraternities on campus. The
Interfraternity Council is responsible for ensuring communication
among the fraternities, as well as coordinating specific events, includ-
ing Fall and Spring Recruitment, the IFC New Member Education
Speakers and other Greek activities.

The Interfraternity Council awards the President's Cup and Service
Cup to the individual chapters that excel in athletics and community
service respectively IFC also acknowledges individual and organi-
zational successes at the Greek Awards Banquet, where the Greek
Man of theYear and the Buddy McKay (best overall IFC chapter)
are awarded. All events are planned and executed in the spirit of
the four pillars of the Interfraternity Council which are Scholarship,
Leadership, Service and Community

Recruitment Information
Recruitment, or "Rush" as it is informally called, is the word that
describes the process of recruiting new membership in the men's
fraternities. The word "Rush" was used because fraternity men used
to rush to train stations to greet incoming freshmen at the beginning
of the school year Fraternity Recruitment at the University of Florida
has since evolved into a much more enriching process, in which you
have the opportunity to visit each of the twenty seven IFC fraterni-
ties on campus. During the Recruitment process you are not obli-
gated to visit all the men's fraternities, however doing so, will provide
you the with the opportunity to make the most informed decision.

IFC requires all potential new members to register at www.greekga-
torcom before starting the Recruitment Process. Fall Recruitment
begins Sunday August 20, 2006 with the Recruitment Kick-off which
provides an introduction to fraternity life and a question and answer
session presented by the executive officers of IFC.The Recruitment
Forum directly follows on the Reitz Union Colonnade creating an
opportunity to meet all the IFC chapters in one central location. The
following week is Recruitment. The week runs Monday August 21 st,
2006 through Friday August 25th, 2006. You are welcome to visit
any fraternity during their lunches, dinners or night events. Lunches
are typically I I am-2pm. Dinners are usually from 5pm-7pm. Night
events are special events where you are provided an additional op-
portunity to "meet the brothers" from 8pm- I I pm.


Deciding to "Go Greek" is a decision that will affect not only your
college career but the rest of your life. IFC acknowledges the gravity
of the decision and provides potential members plenty of information
and ample time to make a sound decision. Formal invitations to join
a fraternity known as bids, may be given at any time. A "bid" is valid
until the end of the Recruitment Period so there is no need to feel
pressured into accepting on the spot! Do not miss out on a chapter
prematurely because of pressure or stereotypes. Collectively our
fraternities make up one of the most progressive and most successful
Greek Communities in the world!

Questions To Ask During Recruitment
I. How many weeks is your new member program?
2. What is the total cost for everything my first semester?
3. How does your fraternity compare academically to other
fraternities, non-Greek students?
4. How does your fraternity compare athletically to other
fraternities?
5. How much does your meal plan cost? What does it include?
6. What types of community service activities do you participate in?
7. What other organizations are your members involved in
on campus?
8. What/how many social functions do you have planned this
semester?
9. What makes your fraternity unique?
10. How many members do you have in your fraternity both locally
(chapter) and nationally?
I I. How long has your fraternity been established nationally? at UF?
12. How many new members per semester do you expect
to accept?


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Alpha Epsilon Pi
Nickname: AEPi
Chapter Name: Phi Gamma
National website: www.aepi.org
Chapter website: www.aepiuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 19 13
Year Founded at UF: 1951
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: AEPi
Poker All-Night Long benefiting the Leuke-
mia and Lymphoma Society)

Description of the Chapter:
AEPi has existed on campus since 195 I and
has initiated over 1,700 strong men seeking
leadership, brotherhood and success. We
stand firm in our values and traditions and
have the highest standards for our members.


We are also very active in social events,
academic works and service projects at the
University and within the community Mem-
bers who graduate leave as well-rounded
individuals who have gained invaluable social
and academic skills that will help them for
the rest of their lives.

For more information please contact:
Name: Doug Boneparthe
Email:Vertigo@ufl.edu

Alpha Gamma Rho
Nickname:AGR
Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma
National website: www.agrs.org
Chapter website: www.agruf.org


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Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1924
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:

Description of the Chapter:
Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and pro-
fessional fraternity. AGR allows for members
to socialize with other students on campus
and people in the community along with,
providing a strong brotherhood and a house
for members. AGR is also a professional
fraternity AGR is for young men pursuing
any career related to the agriculture, food or
fiber industries, and utilizes alumni network
ing opportunities. Alpha Gamma Rho truly is
"four years and a lifetime".

AlphaTau Omega
Nickname: ATO
Chapter Name: AlphaTau Omega
National website: wwwato.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/
-alphatau/
Year Founded Nationally: I 865
Year Founded at UF: I884
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Adopt-A-Road, Habitat for Humanity Philan-
thropy Golf Tournament

Description of the Chapter:
No information submitted

For more information please contact:
Name:Tim Havill
Email: thav I 0@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation:
207 SW 13th
Gainesville, FL 32601


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BetaTheta Pi
Nickname: Beta
Chapter Name: Gamma Xi
National website: wwwbetathetapi.com
Chapter website: www.ufbeta.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 839
Year Founded at UF: 1930
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
5 Points of Life Marathon, 34th St Cleanup,
Beta Field Day

Description of the Chapter:
BetaTheta Pi was founded August 8, I 839 at
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.Today Beta
has 125 chapters in Canada and the Unites
States. Beta is dedicated to building men of
principle. Our brotherhood aids the indi-
vidual, builds the Fraternity and strengthens
the host academic institution through lifelong
devotion to intellectual excellence, high
standards of moral conduct and responsible
citizenship.The Gamma Xi chapter recently
celebrated its 75th anniversary at the Uni-
versity of Florida.

For more information please contact:
Name: Steve Brotman
Email: Mriaps2@hotmail.com

Address for Letters of Recommendation
BetaTheta Pi
c/o Steve Brotman
I 3 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603



Last semester, members of
the Florida Greek community
donated over 5500 hours of
community service to UF and
Gainesville communities.


Chi Phi
Nickname: Chi Phi
Chapter Name:Theta Delta
National website: www.chiphi.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/chiphi
Year Founded Nationally: I 824
Year Founded at UF: 1935
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Boys & Girls Club

Description of the Chapter:
Chi Phi the nation's oldest social fraternity
is founded on leadership, brotherhood,
honor, service, and athletics.TheTheta
Delta Chapter actively recruits the best and
brightest men on campus to join our lifelong
bond. Our brotherhood enjoys a prominent
position on campus based on our quality
gentleman, sorority relations, community and
campus wide involvement and strong social
calendar We are proud to provide our men
with a balance between scholarship and a
quality social experience.

For more information please contact:
Name: John Destefano
Email: nyyankeejD@aol.com

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Delta Chi
Nickname: D-Chi
Chapter Name: Florida Colony
National website: www.deltachi.org
Chapter website: www.floridadeltachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: I 890
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
TheV Foundation

Description of the Chapter:
Delta Chi was originally found as a law
fraternity by two Cornell University law
students on October 13, I 890. Since that
October evening in I 890, from our origins
as a professional law fraternity to our status
today as one of North America's leading and
most progressive-social fraternities. Delta Chi
still continues to stand for and promote its
classic values; Justice, Character, Friendship,
Education.The Florida Chapter was active
from 1926 until 2002. In the spring of 2006,
Delta Chi returned to the UF campus. "Delta
Chi was my first love and it shall be my last"
- Peter Schemmerhorn Johnson, founder

For more information please contact:
Name: Marc Levitt
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Address for Letters of Recommendation
(if applicable):
Delta Chi
310 J.Wayne Reitz Union
Gainesville, FL 3261 I


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Delta Tau Delta
Nickname: Delt
Chapter Name: Delta Zeta
National website: www.delts.org
Chapter website:
Year Founded Nationally: I 858
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Adopt A School, Habitat for Humanity Pig-
Skins and PigTails

Description of the Chapter:
DeltaTau Delta is much more than a social
organization, a place to live or a way to meet
people. Our mission "Committed to Lives of
Excellence" drives our actions, programming
and essence. DTD fulfills many purposes
from honing its members' leadership skills,
helping them grow personally and provid-
ing a nurturing environment to enjoy their
collegiate and post-collegiate experience.
Delta life provides fantastic opportunities like
the Leadership Academy conferences and
conventions, service learning through Adopt-
A-School and other community service op-
portunities and out new member education
initiative. Famous Delts include; W ill Farrell,
Drew Carey and John Elway

For more information please contact:
Name: Sean Williams
Email: mach 1351 @ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation
(if applicable):
1926 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603


Delta Upsilon
Nickname: DU
Chapter Name: Delta Upsilon
National website: www.deltau.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-deltau
Year Founded Nationally: I 834
Year Founded at UF: 1957
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Life South Marathon, Red Crosss Rock Relief
Concert, Boys & Girls Club

Description of the Chapter:
Delta Upsilon is the 6th oldest national
fraternity and the oldest of any fraternity
currently with a chapter at the University of
Florida. Delta Upsilon is an organization that
is 171 years old and which has been a leader
in the Greek movement since day one. From
our beginnings in I834, Delta Upsilon has
been a non-secret fraternity dedicated to
building better men.

For more information please contact:
Name: Wade Watson, Secretary
Email: w2232(5ufl.edu


KappaAlpha
Nickname: KA
Chapter Name: Beta Zeta
National website: www.kappaalphaorderorg
Chapter website: ufak.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 865
Year Founded at UF: 1904
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
MDA

Description of the Chapter:
One the three first fraternities formed at the
University of Florida Kappa Alpha Order has
been the home of Southern gentlemen since
its formation in 1904. Many well-known local,
state and national dignitaries call themselves
Kappa Alphas.This chapter plans on continu-
ing its long history of excellence as both a
member of its national organization and the
University of Florida.

For more information please contact:
Name: Dub Murphree
Email: dubmurph@earthlink.net


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Kappa Sigma
Nickname: Kappa Sig's
Chapter Name: Delta-Delta
National website: kappasigma.org
Chapter website: kappasigmauf com
Year Founded Nationally: I869
Year Founded at UF: 1922
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Shoebox Project, Habitat for Humanity Din-
ner for the Dimes and Crescent Cup

Description of the Chapter:
The Kappa Sigma fraternity was founded
on December 10, I869 at the University of
Virginia.The goal of Kappa Sigma is for the
total development of a better man through
our four cornerstones; Leadership, Fellow-
ship, Scholarship and Service.

For more information please contact:
Name: Nick Loeper
Email: nick73@ufl.edu


Lambda Chi Alpha
Nickname: Lambda Chi
Chapter Name: Epsilon-Mu Zeta
National website: www.lambdachi.org
Chapter website: www.uflambdachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1909
Year Founded at UF: 1933
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Santa'sVisit, Gainesville Youth Baseball,Wa-
termelon Bust (benefiting North American
Food Drive),

Description of the Chapter:
Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the youngest,
yet most rapidly growing fraternities in the
country Since its creation in 1909, Lambda
Chi has been a leader in the Greek world.
In 1972, it became the first fraternity to ban
hazing and replaced the term "pledge" with
"associate member". Lambda Chi Alpha
strives to foster the development of its
members, emphasizing scholarship, athletics
service and a positive social experience.

For more information please contact:
Name: Adam Rieth
Email: areith@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation:
4 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603


Phi DeltaTheta
Nickname: Phi Delt
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha
National website: www.phideltatheta.org
Chapter website: http://www.phideltathetauf.
org
Year Founded Nationally: I848
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Walk to Defeat ALS, Ultimate Dodgeball
supporting Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Description of the Chapter:
Founded at the University of Florida in 1925,
Phi DeltaTheta Florida Alpha heralds the
largest membership of any other chapter
in the world. A Phi Delt man exhibits the
three cardinal principles of friendship, sound
learning, and moral rectitude. Phi DeltaTheta
strives to be the standard for Fraternity men,
and is committed to developing character
and values of all types of individuals.

For more information please contact:
Name: James Contestable
Email: jontest@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation (if
applicable):
RO. Box 12262
Gainesville, FL 32604


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Phi Gamma Delta
Nickname: Fiji or Phi Gam
Chapter Name: Upsilon Phi
National website: www.phigam.org
Chapter website: refer to national
Year Founded Nationally: I848
Year Founded at UF: 1940
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
The Red Cross

Description of the Chapter:
For over I 58 years Phi Gamma Delta has
been committed to instilling the values of
Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality
and Excellence in our brothers. Phi Gamma
Delta will be seeking to add to its tradition
of excellence by revitalizing its Upsilon Phi
Chapter at the University if Florida during
the Fall 2006 semsterWe are seeking men
of character who are interested in leaving
legacy at UF.

For more information please contact:
Name: Kurt Niebuhr, Director of Expansion
Email: kniebuhr@phigam.org

Address for Letters of Recommendation (if
applicable):
The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta
RO. Box 4599
Lexington, KY 40544-4599


Phi KappaTau
Nickname: PhiTau
Chapter Name: Phi KappaTau
National website: www.phikappatau.org
Chapter website: www.ufphitau.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1906
Year Founded at UF: 1926
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Midnight Madness featuring "SayWhat"
Karaoke

Description of the Chapter:
We are gentlemen committed to the pursuit
of excellence in brotherhood, community
scholarship and service, while still enjoying
the full college experience. For 100 years we
have excelled in this pursuit, and this year we
celebrate our Centennial.

For more information please contact:
Name: Dan Oney
Email: dan.oney@gmail.com

Address for Letters of Recommendation
(if applicable):
1237 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phi Sigma Kappa
Nickname: Phi Sig
Chapter Name: DeltaTetarton
National website: www.phisigmakappa.org
Chapter website: www.phisigflorida.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 873
Year Founded at UF: 1951, 1993
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Phi Sig Spike: Beach Volleyball Tournament

Description of the Chapter:
No information provided


Pi KappaAlpha
Nickname: PIKE
Chapter Name: Alpha Eta
National website: www.pikes.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/alphaeta
Year Founded Nationally: I868
Year Founded at UF: 1904
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Pike Dreamgirls

Description of the Chapter:
Pi Kappa Alpha is unique among fraternities.
It is our goal to always be the best in every
endeavor: in rush, in sports, in scholarship, in
service, and in our conduct as gentlemen.

We are not looking for average men.The
man we are looking for is a competitor in
all areas. He is a scholar, a leader, an athlete,
and most of all a gentleman. Pi Kappa Alpha
at the University of Florida has embedded
these thoughts in each Pike Brother's heart,
always challenging him to be the best in
every aspect of life.

For more information please contact:
Name: Aaron Gilman
Email: aarongil@ufl.edu
Address for Letters of Recommendation (if
applicable):
1904 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603


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Pi Kappa Phi
Nickname: Pi Kapp
Chapter Name: no information submitted
National website: http:www.pikapp.org
Chapter website: no information submitted
Year Founded Nationally: 1904
Year Founded at UF: 1924
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
PUSH America

Description of the Chapter:
The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity is one of the
most prestigious and well known fraternities
on campus.The Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the
University of Florida has been committed to
leadership and excellence for over 80 years.
Pi Kappa Phi exemplifies leadership in the
classroom, on the athletic field, in campus
politics, and within the community. Pi Kapp
breeds men who choose to lead. We are
a diverse group of men brought together
to form the strongest brotherhood on this
campus. We strive to excel in any oppor
tunity put forth and hold ourselves to high
standards of achievement. Pi Kappa Phi is
like no other fraternity on this campus


Pi Lambda Phi
Nickname: Pi Lam
Chapter Name: Florida Delta
National website: www.pilambdaphi.org
Chapter website: www.ufpilam.com
Year Founded Nationally: I895
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: March of
Dimes Walk America, Pi Lam Rocks benefit-
ting Friends for Life at UF

Description of the Chapter:
Founded in 1895 atYale by three men, Pi
Lambda Phi was the first non-sectarian and
non-discriminatory fraternity established. Our
colors are purple and gold and our mascot is
the lion. We are located at I5 fraternity row,
the top of fraternity row, in a house that was
built in 1955 and designed by Frank Lloyd
Wright. From our years here, we have cre-
ated gentlemen with core values that have
helped them become leaders in their careers
and communities. We pride ourselves on our
diversity traditions and values.

For more information please contact:
Name: Paul Calvaresi
Email: ufpaul@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation
15 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603


SigmaAlpha Epsilon
Nickname: SAE
Chapter Name: Florida Upsilon
National website: www.sae.net
Chapter website: wwwuf sae.com/menu.htm
Year Founded Nationally: I856
Year Founded at UF: I884
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Cajun Cookout benefiting Big Brothers Big
Sisters

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded upon the
principles of the true gentlemen.Through
character, honor, humility and brotherhood,
we have developed a fraternity that is con-
stantly shaping young men into future lead-
ers. Our brotherhood seeks to live out these
ideals in our everyday lives while developing
the bonds and friendships that will last well
past our time at University of Florida.

For more information please contact:
Name: Bryan Tudeen
Email: btudeen@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation
2 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603

Sigma Chi
Nickname: Sigma Chi
Chapter Name: GammaTheta
National website: www.sigmachi.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: I 855
Year Founded at UF: 1924

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Derby Days featuring Children's Miracle
Network

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Chi was founded in I855 at Miami
University in Miami, Ohio when six members


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of Delta Kappa Epsilon struck out against
injustice in their own fraternity They were
soon joined by a 7th and founded what
would become one of the largest fraternities
in the world with over 347 undergraduate
and alumni chapters.The badge of the frater
nity is a white cross representing Christian
ideals, not because religion is a requirement
but because Christian principles are deeply
allied with Sigma Chi's Ritual.

For more information please contact:
Name: Chris Thompson
Email: cthomps I @ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation:
Sigma Chi Fraternity
8 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603

Sigma Nu
Nickname: Sigma Nu
Chapter Name: Epsilon Zeta
National website: sigmanu.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-sigmaanu/
Year Founded Nationally: I 869
Year Founded at UF: 1920, 2005
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Habitat for Humanity Gainesville City League
Baseball, Sigma Nu Educational Foundation

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Nu is an honor fraternity founded on
the principles of Love,Truth and Honor We
are committed to teaching and experiencing
leadership, ethics, character, scholarship and
brotherhood. Sigma Nu has over 200,000
initiates at over 250 chapters nationwide.The
Epsilon Zeta chapter has a rich history at UF
Some notable alumni include Senator Bob
Graham and former UF President Marshall
Criser.

For more information please contact:
Name: josh Johnson
Email: yankeejaackson77@msn.com


Sigma Phi Epsilon
Nickname: Sig Ep
Chapter Name: Sigma Phi Epsilon
National website: http://wwwsigep.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigep.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1901
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Surf Frenzy benefitting the Surf Rider
Foundation;The Foot Prints Mentor/Mentee
Program

Description of the Chapter:
No information provided

Sigma Pi
Nickname: Sigma Pi
Chapter Name: Zeta Zeta
National website: www.sigmapi.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmapi.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 897
Year Founded at UF: 2003

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
ACE Alturistic Campus Experience project;
Sigma Pi Golf Classic benefitting the ALS
Therapy Development Foundation

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Pi Fraternity International was founded
on February 26, I 897 at University of
Vincennes in Indiana.The ideals of Sigma Pi
are as follows: to establish a brotherhood,
to establish and maintain an aristocracy of
learning, to raise the standards of moral-
ity and develop character, to diffuse culture
and encourage chivalry and to promote the
spirit of civic righteousness and quicken the
national conscience. Sigma Pi prides itself by
developing "A New Generation of Leaders."

For more information please contact:
Name: Mike De Risi
Email: mderisi27,.., i. ,,


Tau Epsilon Phi
Nickname:Tep
Chapter Name:Tau Alpha
National website:
www.tephq.org
Chapter website:
http://esasson.com/tep/tep2.html
Year Founded Nationally: 1910 Year Founded
at UF: 1925

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
TepTrot, Habitat for humanity

Description of the Chapter:
Founded at Columbia in 19 I10,Tau Epsilon Phi
opened itsTau Alpha chapter at the University
of Florida in February of 1925 on 9 Fraternity
Row. TEP men, then and now, adhere to three
ideals upon which we were founded: friend-
ship, chivalry and service. Through the pursuit
of these three virtues, we leave college with a
readiness to pursue our lives. Some famous
TEP alumni include President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower, Arnold "Red"Auerbach, Larry King and
Jerry Springer Since October of 19 10,TEP has
flourished through its reputation of tradition,
excellence and pride.

For more information please contact:
Name: Kevin Albert
Email: al5 I 85@aol.com


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Tau Kappa Epsilon
Nickname:Teke
Chapter Name: GammaTheta
National website:
www.tke.org
Chapter website:
www.gatortke.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 899 Year Founded
at UF: 1950
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Reagan Research Institute

Description of the Chapter:
Tau Kappa Epsilon with over 270 chapters
in the US and Canada is the world's largest
fraternity. Its founders came together to form
a fraternity that accepted members"not for
wealth, rank or honor but for personal worth
and character Using these standards,Teke's
mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and
social development for life.

For more information please contact:
Name: Andrew Thomas
Email: athomas3@ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation
7 Fraternity Row
Gainesville, FL 32603

Theta Chi
Nickname:Theta Chi
Chapter Name:Tau
National website:
www.thetachi.org
Chapter website:
www.thetachiuf.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1 856
Year Founded at UF: 1916
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Kyle Schuemann Kickball Tournament
benefiting Be Responsible About Drinking
21 (BRAD 21)


Description of the Chapter:
Theta Chi is a Social Fraternity dedicated to
upholding the highest of standards for it's mem-
bers.We have a rich history at the University
of Florida and pride ourselves on brotherhood,
campus leadership, service, athletics, diversity
and academic excellence. Members graduate
from our chapter with a one of a kind experi-
ence and leave as Gentlemen ofTheta Chi

For more information please contact:
Name: Kyle Savoy
Email: Kyle2 @ufl.edu

Address for Letters of Recommendation (if
applicable):

Zeta Beta Tau
Nickname: ZBT
Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta
National website:
www.zbt.org
Chapter website:
www.zbtuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1 898
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
ZBT Get on the Ball, ZBT Kickball

Description of the Chapter:
The Zeta BetaTau Fraternity was founded in
1898. Our members strive for excellence in
leadership, service, academics and brotherhood.
Our high standards allow us to excel at all
aspects of fraternal life.

For more information please contact:
Name: Sean Fine
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The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is the governing body of the
internationally and nationally recognized ethnically based fraternity
and sorority chapters at the University of Florida.The MGC currently
has five fraternities and six sororities. Although ethnically based,
the Multicultural Greek Council embraces men and women of all
different backgrounds. MGC organizations take pride in their diverse
membership.

History
The Multicultural Greek Council was founded on November I5,
1999 to unite and serve the ethnically-based Greek letter organiza-
tions at the University of Florida. The founding organizations were
LambdaTheta Phi Latin Fraternity LambdaTheta Alpha Latin Sorority
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity and Sigma Lambda
Gamma National Sorority. Since then, seven other organizations have
been added to the council: Gamma Eta, Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Sigma
Beta Rho, Delta Phi Omega, Kappa Phi Lambda, Pi Delta Psi, and
Theta Nu Xi.

Purpose
Here at the University of Florida, the Multicultural Greek Council's
primary purpose is to unite its member organizations in order to
share ideas and resources, promote mutual respect and equality
provide a support network for involved students, and collectively ac-
complish many goals. Some of these goals include serving as a forum
of discussion and debate on issues pertaining to the membership, to
promote scholarly excellence and preserve a good graduation rate,
and to maintain positive relationships with other Greek councils on
campus.

A member of a MGC organization experiences Greek life in a very
unique way Each chapter is fairly small in size which provides a very
strong family like bond. Our members know each other well through
community service events and leadership programs.

2006 MGC Executive Board: (top to bottom, left to right)
William Russell (Administrative VP), Victor Robles (President),
Isis Velasquez (Secretary), Grace Yu (Executive VP),
not pictured:Angelica Rodriguez (Treasurer)


Membership Intake
Membership Intake is the process of joining a MGC or NPHC orga-
nization, and the process differs for each group. Intake may include
interviews, group activities, and study of group values/traditions, with
the involvement of both undergraduate members and advisors.
MGC organizations traditionally have membership intake once a year
at various times (either Fall or Spring). Prior to participation in the
membership intake process, MGC organizations usually advertise
informational sessions for prospective members.These informational
sessions afford prospective members the opportunity to learn more
about the organization, including their specific requirements for
membership.

Current members are also a good resource to utilize when trying
to obtain additional information about each organization. Talk to the
members of the interested organization and get to know them on a
personal basis. The beginning of each Fall semester, the MGC hosts a
showcase for anyone to come and receive more information about
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Delta Phi Omega
Nickname: DPO
Chapter Name: UF Colony of Delta Phi
Omega
National website:
http://deltaphiomega.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/-dpo
Year Founded Nationally: 1998
Year Founded at UF: 2003
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Boys & Girls Club

Description of the Chapter:
The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to
foster unity among South Asian women, build
community awareness, and gain a greater
understanding of oneself and others.The so-
rority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel
in all academic endeavors, to encourage an
active relationship between the sorority and
its respective university and shall do so with
the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude.

For more information please contact:


Gamma Eta
Nickname: Gamma Etas
Chapter Name: Alpha
National website:
Chapter website:
http://ufgammaeta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Camp Boggy Creek

Description of the Chapter:
Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc is a Latin-based
Multicultural Sorority dedicated to the
development of strong female leaders. Since
our founding in October 1995, we have
continued to serve as positive role models
for members of our community by upholding
our seven pillars of leadership, unity diversity,
strength, service, scholarship and sisterhood.


For more information please contact:
Name: Kristen Castro
Email: lovelife@ufl.edu


Name: Mital Patel
Email: dpo.ufl@gmail.com




Be sure to check out
MGC Showcase on August 25, 2006 during
Gator Nights. For more information
on MGC, please check out
http://grove.ufl.edu/~ufmgc/


Kappa Phi Lambda
Nickname: Kappas
Chapter Name: University of Florida Colony
National website:
http://www.kappaphilambda.org/
Chapter website:
http://www,kappaphilambda.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 2004
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Light the Night Walk

Description of the Chapter:
On March 9, 1995 seven extraordinary
women came together to form the honor-
able Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority at Bing-
hamton UniversityTo date we have over 20
chapters with over 800 sisters and we are
continuously growing. Kappa Phi Lambda is
the first Pan-Asian Cultural Sorority to enter
the University of Florida. We are Asian inter-
est, not Asian exclusive.With open minds,
and open hearts through education and
learning we emphasize Sisterhood, Service
and Cultural Diversity

For more information please contact:
Name: Jackylene Lau
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LambdaTheta Alpha
Nickname: LTA
Chapter Name: Chi Chapter
National website:
lambdalady.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/ Ita 1975
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1996
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
FUTURE

Description of the Chapter:
LambdaTheta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. was
established in 1975 at Kean University as the
first Latin-based sorority in the nation. Since
it's a founding, the organization has grown
to include over 90 chapters nationwide and
continues to grow, LambdaTheta Alpha is an
academic-based sorority dedicated to schol-
arly excellence, empowerment of all women,
cultural and political awareness, and commu-
nity activism.The sorority was established as
a support system for women of all ethnicities
in higher education.

For more information please contact:
Name: Jeanny Cruz
Email: Xregulator6@aol.com


Sigma Lambda Gamma
Nickname: Gammas
Chapter Name: Resilient Rho Alpha
National website:
www.sigmalambdagamma.com
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/ slgl 990
Year Founded Nationally: 1990
Year Founded at UF: 1999
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Federal TRIO Programs

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority is the largest
Historically Latina, Multicultural Sorority in
the US with chapters expanding from New
York to Texas, Florida to California,We are an
academic, cultural, service and social organi-
zation, dedicated to promoting our evolving
and diverse cultures by sharing it with others
through our five principles

For more information please contact:
Name: Ashley Foster
Email: supergirl_714@yahoo.com


Theta Nu Xi
Nickname:Theta Women
Chapter Name: Absolutely Astonishing Alpha
Alpha
National website:
http://thetanuxi.org
Chapter website:
http://www. 1225media.com/uftnx
Year Founded Nationally: 1997
Year Founded at UF: 2005
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
National Conference for Community &
Justice

Description of the Chapter:
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc. was
founded on April I I, 1997 at the University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.The sisters of
Theta Nu Xi live by the tenants of Scholar
ship, Service, Sisterhood, Leadership and Mul-
ticulturalism.The Alpha Alpha Chapter was
founded at the University of Florida on June
4, 2005.Theta Nu Xi is the first multicultural-
based sorority at UF and is currently the
fastest growing sorority in the nation today

For more information please contact:
Name: Jennifer Castro
Email:TNXAADean@gmail.com


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LambdaAlpha Upsilon
Nickname: LAUs
Chapter Name: Incendiary Iota Chapter
National website:
www.lambdas.com
Chapter website:
http://www.lambdas.com/chapters/iota
Year Founded Nationally: 1985
Year Founded at UF: 2001
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
AIDS Walk

Description of the Chapter:
Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc. is a
brotherhood of professional men working
to promote the development of the Latino
community The Hermanos of LAU are com-
mitted to uniting the community by working
with other groups to promote cultural
awareness.The brotherhood serves as a sup
port system to its members in realizing their
personal and professional goals. LAU seeks
for new members to become positive and
productive role models within their universi-
ties, communities and professions.

For more information please contact:
Name: Oscar J.W Melendez
Email: Bestia21 Lau@lambdas.com


LambdaTheta Phi
Nickname: Lambdas
Chapter Name: Phi Chapter-The Fortress
of phire
National website:
http://www.lambda 1975.org/
Chapter website:
http://http://grove.ufl.edu/-lambdatp/
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
St Francis House

Description of the Chapter:
LambdaTheta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. was
founded on December I, 1975 at Kean
College in Union, New Jersey It was the first
nationally recognized Latino fraternity in the
country LambdaTheta Phi is a non-profit
service/social fraternity emphasizing Latin
unity and the celebration of the Latin culture.
The fraternity's goals are to promote schol-
arship, Latin unity respect for all cultures and
brotherhood. By working in the community
the fraternity hopes to enhance the image
of Latin culture and provide positive role
models in the Latino community.

For more information please contact:
Name: Juary Lopez
Email: juary@ufl.edu


Pi Delta Psi
Nickname: PDPsi
Chapter Name: UF Colony of Pi Delta Psi
National website:
www.pideltapsi.com
Chapter website:
http://www.ufpdpsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1994
Year Founded at UF: 2004
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Tutoring @ McGuireVillage

Description of the Chapter:
The UF Colony of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Inc.
was chartered on November I 3, 2004 by
twenty men of various backgrounds. Having
developed the bond of brotherhood, these
men dedicate their lives to the four pillars:
academic achievement, cultural awareness,
righteousness, and friendship/loyalty More-
over, they refuse to be categorized as the
stereotypical Fraternity. Rather, these men
have engaged themselves with UF's Asian
American community and UF's campus
as a whole.

For more information please contact:
Name: Peter Nguyen
Email: peter006@ufl.edu


It is important to note that many of our culturally-
based organizations (Asian, Black, Jewish, Latinola,
South Asian) evolved during a time when they were
not allowed to join "white" organizations. None
of the 63 chapters that are a part of the Florida
Greek community may discriminate on the basis
of age, color, creed, handicap, national origin,
race, or religion.


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Sigma Beta Rho
Nickname: Sig Rho
Chapter Name: Sigma Beta Rho
National website:
www.sigmabetarho.com
Chapter website:
http://www.sigmabetarho.com/uf
Year Founded Nationally: 1996
Year Founded at UF: 2002
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:

Description of the Chapter:
In the beginning of Spring 2002, four brave
men approached the brothers of Sigma Beta
Rho.Their goal was to establish a chapter in
the University of Florida.These four Found-
ing Fathers crossed into the family of Sigma
Beta Rho.They were Akash Kuravilla, Aleem
Kanji, Keven Patel, and Anurag Singh.The UF
Colony has continued to grow In the pro-
cess, it has become both one of the emerg-
ing colonies in Sigma Beta Rho and also one
of the pre-eminent fraternities at UF As we
enter a period of unparalleled interest and
growth in the fraternity we continue to look
for strong young men to join our brother
hood.The Brothers of Sigma Beta Rho come
from every creed, ethnic background and
culture.

For more information please contact:
Name: Shon Konder
Email: skondoor@gmail.com


Sigma Lambda Beta
Nickname: Betas
Chapter Name: Zeta Beta
National website:
www.sigmalambdabeta.com
Chapter website:
http://wwwsigmalambdabeta.com/zetabeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1986
Year Founded at UF: 1999
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
CPR Awareness Day

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Inc. is the largest Latino based Multicultural
Fraternity in the nation.We believe in the
principles of fairness and opportunity as well
as the equality of all men no matter what
their race, culture, or ethnicity. Founded on
April 4th, 1986 at the University of Iowa
and based on cultural understanding and
wisdom, we all strive to model our principles
and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and
educated fashion.

For more information please contact:
Name: Shon Konder
Email: skondoor@gmail.com


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The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is
composed of nine historically- Black Greek Letter organizations that
evolved at a time when Blacks were denied the essential rights and
services afforded to others. Each of the nine NPHC organizations
were designed to foster brotherhood or sisterhood and serve as
conduits by which action plans could be formulated to influence
social action and change in the Black community

NPHC organizations have pledged to devote their collective resourc-
es and services in an effort to enhance communities throughout
the nation and world. Despite the diversity inherent in the individual
groups, the NPHC provides the forum and impetus for addressing
issues of mutual concern.Through collaboration, the nine affiliate
organizations have discovered that the effect of their educational,
social, and economic programs were greatly improved by uniting and
coordinating efforts through the NPHC.

What is Membership Intake?
NPHC organizations do not use a recruitment process similar to the
one used by the Interfraternity Council or the Panhellenic Council.
NPHC and MGC organizations participate in membership intake, the
process of selecting, educating, and initiating new members, once a
year (either Fall or Spring) at a time deemed by the specific organiza-
tion, not by NPHC.


Aspirants should note that individual organizations will hold informa-
tional meetings throughout the school year.These meetings will be
advertised throughout various locations on campus and will provide
aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization,
and perhaps get specific intake questions answered.

Typically a student must have achieved the following MINIMUM
requirements in order to take part in a chapter's membership intake
process:
Attained at least 12 credit hours (second semester
freshmen status) at UF
Attained at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA from college
Other requirements (i.e., service hours, community
involvement, campus leadership) vary for each group

Additional Points to Consider
I. Specific requirements vary by organization.
2. Some organizations' standards are higher than the minimum
requirements listed above.
3. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee membership.


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Alpha KappaAlpha
Nickname: AKAs
Chapter Name: Iota Lambda
National website:
http://www.aka I 908.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/~il 1975
Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1975
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Girl ScoutTroup#5503

Description of the Chapter:
Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority became America's first Greek let-
ter organization established by Black college
women.Today Alpha Kappa Alpha thrives as
a sisterhood of women who have con-
sciously chosen the affiliation as a means of
self fulfillment through volunteer service.
Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encour
ages high scholastic and ethical standards and
serves all mankind though a nucleus of more
than 170,000 women in the United States,
the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

For more information please contact:
Name: Amanda Speights
Email: I LMembershipChair@yahoo.com

Delta SigmaTheta
Nickname: Deltas
Chapter Name: Lambda Psi
National website:
www.deltasigmatheta.org
Chapter website:
www.lambdapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 19 13
Year Founded at UF: 1975
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Take a Pal to the Polls

Description of the Chapter:
Delta SigmaTheta Sorority, Inc. is an
organization of college educated women


committed to the constructive develop-
ment of its members and to public service,
with a primary focus on the black com-
munityThe Lambda Psi chapter implements
service programs that are aligned with our
national organization's five programmatic
thrust; economic development, educational
development, international awareness and
involvement, physical and mental health and
political awareness and involvement.

For more information please contact:
Email: dstlambdapsi@yahoo.com

Sigma Gamma Rho
Nickname: SGRho
Chapter Name: Lambda Rho
National website:
wwwsgrho 1922.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/-sgrho
Year Founded Nationally: 1922
Year Founded at UF: 1990
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Youth Symposium

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was founded
by seven women at Butler University on
November 12, 1922 whom had the desire
to enlighten a nation. It is the only historically
black, Greek sorority founded at a predomi-
nantly white university Each founder showed
a tenacious spirit to overcome racism and
sexism.To this day the ladies of Sigma still
uphold the foundation and beliefs that this
sorority was founded upon while aiming to
grow in the bonds of sisterhood, scholarship
and leadership.

For more information please contact:
Name: Annie Edmond
Email: annie03@ufl.edu


Zeta Phi Beta
Nickname: ZPhiB
Chapter Name: Mu Epsilon
National website:
www.zphib I920.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/-zphi96
Year Founded Nationally: 1920
Year Founded at UF: 1974
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Z-HOPE

Description of the Chapter:
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. was founded on
the simple belief that sorority elitism and so-
cializing should not overshadow the real mis-
sion for progressive organizations-to address
societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty and
health concerns of the day Founded January
I 6, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by
five coeds at Howard University in Wash-
ington, DC.These five women, also known
as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the
traditional coalitions for black women.

For more information please contact:
Name: Anti-Basileus
Email: melissaa@ufl.edu


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Alpha Phi Alpha
Nickname:The Alpha's
Chapter Name:Theta Sigma
National website:
www.alphaphialpha.net
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/-alphats/
Year Founded Nationally: 1906
Year Founded at UF: 1973
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
No information submitted

Description of the Chapter
No information submitted


Iota Phi Theta
Nickname: lotas
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.lotaPhiTheta.org
Chapter website: www.GOCentaurs.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1963
Year Founded at UF: 1998
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:The
Phoenix Center

Description of the Chapter:
On September 19, 1963, at the Morgan State
College (now Morgan State University), 12
students founded what is now the nation's
fifth largest predominately African-Ameri-


can social service fraternity; Iota PhiTheta
Fraternity Inc.The purpose of this organiza-
tion is the development and perpetuation of
scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity and
brotherhood among men.The members of
Gamma Omicron know that their chapter
will only be what they make of it and con-
tinue to work hard at bettering themselves
and their community.They continue and will
always continue, "Building aTradition, Not
Resting Upon One."Today Iota PhiTheta
consists of over 198 chapters located in 40
states and the District of Columbia and ap-
proximately 19,000 members.

KappaAlpha Psi
Nickname: Kappas
Chapter Name: Zeta Phi
National website:
www.kappaalphapsi 191 I.com
Chapter website:
www.zetaphinupes.com
Year Founded Nationally: 191 I
Year Founded at UF: 1972
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Guide-Right

Description of the Chapter:
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded
January 5, 19 II in Bloomington, Indiana on
the campus of Indiana University As Kappa
Alpha Psi moves closer towards 100 yrs. of
existence, its ideals and purpose are still the
same.With "Achievement in every field of
human endeavor" as its motto, Kappa men
continue to make contributions to their
community and to society Today Kappa
Alpha Psi has grown to over 362 under-
graduate chapters and 334 cities of alumni
chapters.


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Omega Psi Phi
Nickname: Omegas
Chapter Name: Omicron Zeta
National website:
www.oppf.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/ omegaoz I
Year Founded Nationally: 191 I
Year Founded at UF: 1973
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Meals on Wheels

Description of the Chapter:
The Omicron Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi
Phi was chartered on November 5, 1973 at
the University of Florida. Since its inception
Omicron Zeta has been committed to up-
holding the ideals of Omega through campus
and community involvement, remaining
consistent with the noble intentions of our
Fraternity Founders.

For more information please contact:
Name:William R. Madison, Jr
Email: will2003@ufl.edu


Phi Beta Sigma
Nickname: Sigmas
Chapter Name: Zeta Kappa
National website:
http://www.pbs 19 14.org
Chapter website:
http://grove.ufl.edu/ ufzk 19 14/
Year Founded Nationally: 1914
Year Founded at UF: 1974
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
No information submitted

Description of the Chapter
No information submitted


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The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is
the umbrella organization for 26 national and international women's
fraternities and sororities. Members are represented on over 620
college campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600
alumnae associations.The established chapters and alumnae associa-
tions comprise over 3.6 million sorority women in the world.

When you join one of the sixteen National Panhellenic Conference
(NPC) sororities at the University of Florida, you also become of the
Panhellenic Council.The UF Panhellenic Council at the University of
Florida is the governing body for the sixteen NPC sororities at UF
and is responsible for organizing activities of mutual concern and
interest to all of the sororities.The Panhellenic Council is made up of
elected officers, fourteen divisions, and delegates from each of the
sixteen chapters.

Recruitment Information
Formal recruitment is the primary way the sixteen Panhellenic
sororities acquire new members. Formal recruitment will take place
August I 8 27, 2006.This period consists of Potential New Member
Orientation and four rounds of events that allow potential new mem-
bers the opportunity to learn about each sorority at UF as well as
what it means to be a member of the Panhellenic and Florida Greek
communities.

It is important to recognize that this is a mutual selection process.
After each round, you will be asked to select a certain number of
chapters and each sorority will be expected to select a certain num-
ber of women. Participation does not obligate you to join a sorority
nor does it guarantee membership in one. However, we truly believe
that as long you go in with an open mind you will find your place in
one of the sixteen chapters.

Recruitment Registration
To participate in Formal Recruitment, a woman must be a full-time,
undergraduate student at the University of Florida. Registration
for recruitment will begin May I, 2006 at www.ufpanhellenic.com.
Registration fees are $75 before August I0 and $90 until August 17.
Potential New Members are encouraged to sign up for Preview as
early as possible to avoid potential conflicts during Recruitment.


Panhellenic Counselors (Pi Chis)
Every woman who registers for Formal Recruitment will be assigned
a Panhellenic Counselor or Pi Chi. Pi Chis are trained women from
different chapters who disaffiliate in order to counsel and assist
women in making informed decisions during recruitment. Pi Chis
lead small groups of potential new members to each party and are
available to provide direct and honest answers to potential new
members' questions.

Potential New Member Orientation
To help you get acquainted with the schedule and procedures for the
week, there is a MANDATORY Potential New Member Orientation
on Friday August I 8, 2006 at 7pm in the Grand Ballroom of the J.
Wayne Reitz Union. At this meeting, you will hear from a variety of
speakers, meet your recruitment counselors, and have an opportunity
to answer questions about the week. No sorority women will be in
attendance and casual dress is suggested.

Parent & Family Member Information Meeting
Parents of Potential New Members are encouraged to attend an
informational meeting directly following the Potential New Member
Meeting. At this meeting you will receive information about the re-
cruitment process, the schedule for the week, and a general overview
of sorority life.This is a perfect time to ask any pertinent questions to
Panhellenic Executive Officers and various UF administrators.






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Schedule
Friday August I 8th
Potential New Member Orientation
(mandatory) 7pm, Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom Parent & Family Information
Session (optional) 8pm, Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom Please note that dorms ARE
NOT open this day

Round I
Saturday August 19th
Parties I -5, 2-5pm
Break
Parties 6-9, 8- I 1:20pm


Sunday August 20th
Parties 10- 14, I 1:00am-2:00pm
Break
Parties 15-19, 5:00pm-9:00pm


Round I


Potential new members will visit
each house. Women may choose
to wear simple tank tops or shirts
with paired with shorts, Capri
pants, or casual skirts. Comfortable
sandals are recommended since
potential new members will be
doing a good deal of walking.


Monday, August 21 st
Round Two, Day One
3:00pm-9:35pm

Tuesday August 22nd
Round Two, DayTwo
9:00am-3:30pm

Wednesday August 23rd
First Day of Classes
No Recruitment Activities

Thursday August 24th
Round Three, Day One
5:00pm-9:55pm

Friday August 25th
Round Three, DayTwo
6:00pm- 10:30pm


Round 2

This round is similar to the first.
Women are encouraged to wear
skirts or Capri ponts with a simple
shirt. This is the philanthropy round,
so potential new members should
be cautious about wearing jewelry
and clothing that they do not want
to get glue or paint on.


Saturday August 26th
Preference Round
3:30pm-9:20 pm

Sunday August 27th
New Member Induction
5:00pm

What To Bring
Comfortable shoes
An Umbrella (afternoon showers are likely
to occur)
Clothing specific to various recruitment
rounds



For more information please
go to www.ufpanhellenic.com


Round 3 Preferentials


This is the sisterhood round and
is more formal than the first two
rounds. Potential new members
should select outfits that they
would wear to a nice dinner. Sun-
dresses or nice skirts and tops are
suggested.


This round is more serious and
formal than the others. Potential
new members are encouraged to
wear cocktail or semi-formal dresses
and heels. Bring comfortable shoes
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Sorority Finances (Per Semester)
just as it is important to be informed on the
cost surrounding a college education, we
think that it is equally important to under
stand the costs of joining a sorority Each
individual has different financial obligations
associated with membership and potential
new members are strongly encouraged to
ask questions on how are the dues and if
there are other fees, outside of dues, that
you will be expected to pay one initiated.

A portion of your semester dues will go to-
wards the general operation of the chapter.
This generally includes costs associated with
membership recruitment, service projects,
sisterhood activities, social functions, and spe-
cial events (Homecoming, Family Weekend,
National Conventions, etc.). The first year of
membership is normally the most expensive
because of one-time new member fees such
as national initiation fees. For most chapters
the fees for living in the chapter house are
comparable to or in many cases less-than
living in a residence hall or apartment and
having an on-campus meal plan. Room


and board, meals, dues, and event costs are
included in one lump sum therefore making
it cheaper than other living situations.

Average new member fee: $366
Average in-house cost for a Panhellenic
woman: $2,480.69
range: $1506.00 2875

Average out-of houe cost for a Panhellenic
woman: $1398.58
range: $1051.25 1805.00

Housing
Living in a chapter house is something many
members look forward to doing at least
one year of their college experience. It's
extremely convenient, economical, and a
great way to bond with your fellow sisters
and create the memories that will last for
a lifetime. All of the chapters have houses
either on "sorority row" or other convenient
locations on or adjacent to campus. The
Panhellenic community takes great pride in
this aspect of sorority life at the University
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place to come together for chapter meetings,
meals, and other chapter events.

Living in a chapter house is truly a "home
away from home".The day-to-day manage-
ment of each house is taken care of by a full-
time House Director, usually a house mom.
There is also a local House Corporation
Board which is a group of alumnae that man-
age the chapter's finances, hire a professional
full-time kitchen staff and advice the upkeep
of the facilities. The typical chapter house
provides several amenities including spacious
dining and study areas, aTV room, and I 5
meals a week.

Living in a chapter house is very competitive,
and as such the majority of chapter houses
only house active, or older, members. New
Members typically live in their respective
residence halls or off campus apartments
or houses. While new members do not
typically live in the house, they are strongly
encouraged to visit their chapter house any
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Alpha Chi Omega
Nickname: Alpha Chi
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.alphachiomega.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-alphachi
Year Founded Nationally: I 885
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Peaceful Paths, Alpha Chi Omega Foundation,
The Great Escape

Description of the Chapter:
Alpha Chi Omega began at DePauw Univer-
sity in Greencastle, Indiana. It was originally
founded as a musical sorority and although
we have expanded our membership beyond
music students, we still hold a deep apprecia-
tion for the fine arts and recognize our origi-
nal founding with our national symbol of the
lyre. Our sisterhood is based on the values of
friendship, leadership, and service.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Chi Omega
Attn: Recruitment Chair
820W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601















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Alpha Delta Pi
Nickname:ADPi
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.alphadeltapi.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-adpi
Year Founded Nationally: 185 I
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Ronald McDonald House, Lion Share Chal-
lenge featuring Rock the Mic benefiting the
Ronald McDonald House

Description of the Chapter:
Founded atWesleyan College in Macon,
Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinc-
tion of being the first secret society in the
world for college women. As the model of
today's sorority system, it is only fitting that
our founding took place at the first college
in the world chartered to grant degrees to
women.The qualifications for membership
have remained unchanged through the years:
scholarship, high principles, strong traditions
and true friendships.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
JenniferVan Puymbrouck
ATTN:ADPi Recruitment
831 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601











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Alpha Epsilon Phi
Nickname: AEPhi
Chapter Name: AlphaTau
National website: www.aephi.org
Chapter website: under construction
Year Founded Nationally: 1909
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
AEPhi After Dark benefitting the Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Phi Hoops
benefitting Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation and Chaim Sheba Medical Cen-
ter inTel-Hashomer, Israel.

Description of the Chapter:
Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded by seven Jew
ish women at Barnard College in NewYork
on October 24, 1909.These women had a
dream of forming a sorority where excep-
tional women of all backgrounds, religions
interests and varying beliefs would be wel-
comed with open arms.This sorority would
endeavor to foster lifelong friendships and
sisterhood, academics, social involvement and
community service, all the while providing a
home away from home for it's members

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Leah Shochat
2800 SW 35th Place Apt. 161 1
Gainesville, FL 32608











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Alpha Omicron Pi
Nickname: AOPi
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.alphaomicronpi.org
Chapter website: www.ufaopi.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 897
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Arthritis Research and American Juvenile
Arhritis Foundation

Description of the Chapter:
The Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha
Omicron Pi was one of the first five so-
rorities to be founded at the University of
Florida in 1948. AOPi has 178 chartered
collegiate chapters and over 300 chartered
alumnae chapters throughout United States
and Canada. Our mission as an international
women's fraternity is to "promote friendship
for a lifetime, inspire academic excellence
and lifelong learning, and develop leadership
skills through service to the fraternity and
community."

Please send letters of recommendation to:
JulieTaube, House Director
819 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601




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Chi Omega
Nickname: Chi 0
Chapter Name: Eta Delta
National website: www.chiomega.com
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/~chiomega
Year Founded Nationally: I 895
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Chi Omega Sandblast Volleyball Tournament
benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Description of the Chapter:
Chi Omega is the largest women's frater
nal organization is the world with 300,000
initiates and 170 collegiate chapters.To its
members, however, Chi Omega is more than
an organization; providing them with unique
opportunities in leadership, in scholarship,
and in life-long friendship. Chi Omega strives
to prepare young women to achieve their
highest possible aspirations.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Anne Davis
920 SW 6th Street, Apt 219
Gainesville, FL 32601


Delta Delta Delta
Nickname:Tri Delta
Chapter Name: Alpha Psi
National website: www.tridelta.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/~tridelta/
Year Founded Nationally: I 888
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: St Jude's
Children Hosp

Description of the Chapter:
Built upon the motto "Let us steadfastly love
one another",Tri- Delta has been building life-
long friendship at the University of Florida
for the past fifty eight years, while fostering
an environment where its members can
grow socially and intellectually The pride we
all share in our sisterhood, scholarly achieve-
ments, leadership, and the service we pro-
vide have helped us to become, together, the
best we can be, while retaining our unique
and individual characteristics.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Ashley Aplin
I 134 East Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


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Delta Gamma
Nickname: Dee-Gee
Chapter Name: GammaTheta
National website: deltagamma.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-deltagee
Year Founded Nationally: I 873
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Anchor Splash benefitting the Delta Gamma
Foundation, Gainesville Lions Club, Mind
Sight, Dance Marathon,Walk for Hope,
Champs, Greek Blood Drive, Over-the-
Counter Medicine Drive

Description of the Chapter:
Delta Gamma's primary purpose is to create
an environment for its members in which
lasting friendships are established. Our life-
long membership provides women with op-
portunities to grow intellectually and socially.
Each school year we renew our commit-
ment toward sisterhood through academic
achievement, leadership opportunities on
and off campus, intramural sports, service to
others, participation in philanthropies and a
well-rounded social life. Delta Gamma con-
tinues to provide memories and friendships
that last a lifetime

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Krista Sinardi
808W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


Delta Phi Epsilon
Nickname: DphiE
Chapter Name: Delta Kappa
National website: www.dphie.org
Chapter website: www.ufpanhellenic.com/so-
rorities/dphie.htm
Year Founded Nationally: 1917
Year Founded at UF: 1969

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Deepher Dude benefiting Cystic Fibrosis

Description of the Chapter:
Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social con-
sciousness and a commitment to think and
act for the greater good. We assure con-
tinuous development and achievement for
women by embracing our founding principles
of Justice Sisterhood, and Love.We strive to
set the standard for sisterhood in an ever
changing world.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kara Bilstein
I I 15 SW 9th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601


Delta Zeta
Nickname: DZ
Chapter Name: Pi Alpha
National website: deltazeta.org
Chapter website: www.esasson.com/Delt-
aZeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1902
Year Founded at UF: 2002

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Skeet and Trap Competition benefitting
the House Evey Institute for the hearing
impaired, Boys & Girls Club Carribean Cruise
event

Description of the Chapter:
Delta Zeta continues to snag the campus
spotlight in areas of philanthropy pageantry
athletics and scholastics.The Pi Alpha chapter
doubled its members in Cicerones this year,
added members in Student Senate and
ranked first in GPAs for Delta Zetas in the
region. On the individual level, the sisterhood
currently showcases the former national
champion in rhythmic gymnastics and leader-
ship in the UF Dazzlers and Cheerleading
squad.Their first annual Clay Classic skeet
shoot garnered great financial success for the
House Ear Institute and has already sparked
buzz about next year's competition.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Meaghan Flynn
903 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


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Kappa Alpha Theta
Nickname:Theta
Chapter Name: DeltaTheta
National website: www.kappaalphatheta.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-thetauf
Year Founded Nationally: I 870
Year Founded at UF: 1960

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Ultimate Dodgeball benefitting Court Ap-
pointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Description of the Chapter:
Yesterday today and tomorrow, Kappa
AlphaTheta exists to nurture each member
throughout her college and alumnae experi-
ence and to offer a lifelong opportunity for
social, intellectual and moral growth as she
meets the higher and broader demands of
mature life. Kappa AlphaTheta is the first
Greek Letter Fraternity known among wom-
en. It was established on January 27, 1870 at
Indiana Asbury (now DePauw University).
Today Kappa AlphaTheta has 120 chapters
and 170,000 initiates. Our symbol is the kite-
shaped badge, our colors are black and gold,
and our flower is the black and gold pansy.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa AlphaTheta
c/o Kate Antonucci (Reference Chair)
715 SW I 0th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


Kappa Delta
Nickname: KD
Chapter Name: Beta Pi
National website: www.kappadelta.org
Chapter website: www.ufkappadelta.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 897
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts of
the USA, Children's Hospital of Richmond,
VA, American Academy of Orthopedic
Surgeons, Lake Forest Elementary School of
Gainesville, hearing- impaired wing

Description of the Chapter:
Kappa Delta's open motto is "Ta Kala Dioko-
men" meaning "Let us strive for that which
is honorable, beautiful and highest". Kappa
Delta teaches the values of altruism, belief in-
human dignity and concern for fellow human
beings, principles adopted by the sorority's
founders in I 897.There are over 190,000
initiates and 206 chapters nationwide. Our
chapter at the University of Florida is proudly
among the top ten percent of Kappa Delta
Chapters in the nation.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Delta
Attn: Recruitment Chair
I 122 East Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


Kappa Kappa Gamma
Nickname: Kappa
Chapter Name: Epsilon Phi
National website: www.kkg.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-kkg
Year Founded Nationally: I 870
Year Founded at UF: 1978

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Too Hot to Handle wing eating contest
benefiting Reading is Fundamental

Description of the Chapter:
Founded in I 870, Kappa is one of the old-
est women's fraternities. Kappa has a total
membership of more than 200,000 women,
with I31 collegiate chapters in the United
States and Canada and more than 300
alumnae associations worldwide. Kappa pro-
motes, through its standards, a broad college
experience and is proud of its programs of
consequence, its high standards and adher
ence to ethical principles, and of its countless
members whose accomplishments have
provided a better life for others.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Attn: Christine Bowen and Kaitlyn Story
401 SW I 3th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601


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Phi Mu
Nickname: Phi Mu
Chapter Name: Alpha Nu
National website: www.phimu.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-alpanu
Year Founded Nationally: I 852
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Homerun Derby and Spaghetti Dinner ben-
efitting Children's Miracle Network

Description of the Chapter:
Phi Mu Fraternity was founded on January 4,
1852 atWesleyan College in Macon, GA. It is
the second-oldest Greek letter organization
for women.The three defining principles that
all Phi Mu women live by are Love, Honor,
and Truth, and its members exemplify these
qualities in their daily lives.The quatrefoil is
Phi Mu's unique symbol, and it can be found
in art and architecture all over the world.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Recruitment Director
I I52 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


Pi Beta Phi
Nickname: Pi Phi
Chapter Name: Florida Delta
National website: ww.pibetaphi.org
Chapter website: wwwufpibetaphi.com
Year Founded Nationally: I 867
Year Founded at UF: 1969

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Dr Suess' Read Across America, Down 'n
Dirty Football Tournament

Description of the Chapter:
Pi Beta Phi's women enjoy much more than
just being a Gator and living on Frat Row.
They are actively involved throughout our
University community and campus, with
many elite organizations having Pi Phi repre-
sentatives.They also have women cheering
on our sports teams with the Florida Daz-
zlers. Service is an important value of the Pi
Beta Phi sisterhood, with active involvement
in every fraternity and sorority philanthropy.
Their philanthropy Down N Dirty, has the
largest fraternity involvement on campus.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Emily Jeffers
37 W Fraternity Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603


Sigma Kappa
Nickname: Sig Kap
Chapter Name: BetaTau
National website: www.sigmakappa.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-sigkap/main.
html
Year Founded Nationally: I874
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Project that support Alzheimer's Disease
research and gerontology studies. Examples
include party with senior citizens center,
observance of Inherit the Earth Day Sigma
Shootout Pool Tournament

Description of the Chapter:
Sigma Kappa is a social women's organiza-
tion with a worldwide sisterhood of 140,000
strong. Together, Sigma Kappa women work
toward building a life-long friendship, enhanc-
ing their social, intellectual and spiritual char-
acter and working to better the community
around them.With chapters in 40 states, the
vision of Sigma Kappa is to be a premiere
Sorority forever achieving excellence in our
chapters and among our members while
influencing the lives of others.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Krystle Fernandez
1 108 E. Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


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ZetaTau Alpha
Nickname: Zeta
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.zetataualpha.org/
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-zeta/
Year Founded Nationally: I 898
Year Founded at UF: 1949
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Zeta Linedance benefiting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness
Description of the Chapter:
In I 898, ZetaTau Alpha was founded by nine women who wanted
to intensify friendships in accordance with high levels and to perform
such deeds as would conduce to the building up of a purer and
nobler womanhood. Brought to the University of Florida in 1949,
Zetas still stand with their open motto "seek the noblest" and are
a sisterhood constantly bound together in leadership, scholarship,
service and love, "the greatest of all things".


Please send letters of recommendation to:
Jill W illiams
8979 SW 44th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32608




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Ace: Usually the shortest per-
son on the line of a NPHC or
MGC organization.
Alumni/ae: Initiated fraternity
or sorority members who have
graduated from college.
Basileus: Synonym for the
chapter president used by some
NPHC organizations
Call: A vocal sound (sometimes
high-pitched) used by members
of NPHC and MGC organiza-
tions to acknowledge one
another.
Chapter:The local group of a
larger national organization, and
designated by a special name, or
Greek letters
Coming Out Show: The
introduction of a line to campus.
This is usually the first full step
show/exhibition performed by
members of the new member
class of a MGC or NPHC orga-
nization.
Continous Open Bidding
(COB or Spring Recruit-
ment): An informal recruitment
process that takes places after
the conclusion of Formal Panhel-
lenic recruitment.
Crossed:The actual date of
initiation into a NPHC or MGC
sorority or fraternity.
Divine Nine:Term used to
describe the nine NPHC affiliate
organizations. Also the title of
the book that chronicles the his-
tory of NPHC groups.
Formal Panhellenic Re-
cruitment: A series of events
given by each sorority that are
designed to introduce sorority
life to potential new members.
Formal Panhellenic Recruitment
is scheduled by the Panhellenic
Council.


Grip: Secret handshake ex-
changed by members of NPHC
and MGC organizations
House Director/House
Mom or House Parents:
A person hired by the housing
corporation board to live in the
chapter house and supervise the
day to-day activities of live-in
members.
IFC Recruitment: A week
long period in which fraternities
and potential new members
become acquainted.
Initiation: The formal ceremo-
ny that marks the beginning of
active membership. Each chapter
has a different set of require-
ments in order to be initiated.
Interfraternity Council
(IFC):The governing body
of 27 social fraternities at the
University of Florida.
International/National
Headquarters:The central
organization of a particular
fraternity or sorority.
Lavaliere: A pendant displaying
a fraternity's or sorority's Greek
letters.
Legacy: A prospective member
whose grandparent, parent, or
sibling is an alumnus of, or active
in, a particular fraternity or so-
rorityThe exact definition varies
from one chapter to another.
Each chapter or international
organization has its own policy
regarding legacies. Please note
that most organizations are not
obligated to pledge or extend
bids to legacies.
Line: Term used to describe
the members of a new member
class in NPHC and MGC orga-
nizations


Membership Intake:The
process that NPHC and MGC
chapters utilize to recruit,
interview, select, and initiate
new members.The period of
membership intake varies from
chapter to chapter, but can not
exceed 10 weeks.
National Panhellenic Con-
ference (NPC):The National
Panhellenic Conference is the
umbrella organization for 26 na-
tional and international women's
fraternities and sororities.
National Pan-Hellenic
Council (NPHC): A national
organization composed of four
sororities and five fraternities
who membership is historically-
Black.
Neophyte: A member of the
last line to cross in the local
chapter of a NPHC or MGC
organization.
New Member: A member of
a fraternity or sorority who has
been initiated.
New Member Educator:
The individual who is the liaison
between the new members and
the ChapterThis individual is re-
sponsible for implementing and
monitoring the new member
program and preparing the new
members for initiation.
New Member Program: A
period of education when new
members learn the history ide-
als, and values of fraternity and
sorority life.The time frame of
the New Member program var-
ies for each chapter but can not
exceed 10 weeks.
Philanthropy: A charitable
event or service project spon-
sored by a sorority or fraternity


Pledge: See New Member
Pledgeship: See New Member
Program
Potential New Member
(PNM): A college woman who
is participating in Formal Panhel-
lenic recruitment in the Fall.
Prophyte:A seasoned member
of a NPHC or MGC organiza-
tion.A neophyte becomes a
prophyte after another line is
initiated.
Recommendation (Rec Let-
ter): A personal letter of refer-
ence provided by an alumnus of
national sorority or fraternity to
the local chapter at UF. Letters
of recommendation do NOT
guarantee a bid from a sorority
or fraternity
Recruitment (Rush) Chair:
An active member of a sorority
or fraternity who is in charge of
all recruitment efforts for the
chapter
Recruitment Counselor (Pi
Chi): A trained sorority mem-
ber who has disaffiliated herself
from her chapter during Formal
Panhellenic Recruitment in order
to counsel and assist women in
make informed decisions during
recruitment.
Stroll or party hop: A line
dance done by members of
NPHC or MGC organizations
(usually at a party or step show).
The Set: Area onTurlington
Plaza where MGC and NPHC
groups table and congregate.
Also the location of several
coming out shows.


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CHAPTER Council Housed? Profile Page

AXQ Alpha Chi Omega PC Y 29
AAFH Alpha Delta Pi PC Y 29
AEO Alpha Epsilon Phi PC Y 29
AEFH Alpha Epsilon Pi IFC Y 9
AFP Alpha Gamma Rho IFC Y 9
AKA Alpha Kappa Alpha NPHC N 23
AOH Alpha Omicron Pi PC Y 30
AOA Alpha Phi Alpha NPHC N 24
ATO AlphaTau Omega IFC Y 9
BH BetaTheta Pi IFC Y 10
XQ Chi Omega PC Y 30
XO Chi Phi IFC N 10
AX Delta Chi IFC N 10
AAA Delta Delta Delta PC Y 30
AF Delta Gamma PC Y 31
AOE Delta Phi Epsilon PC Y 31
AOQ Delta Phi Omega MGC N 18
AZ Delta SigmaTheta NPHC N 23
ATA DeltaTau Delta IFC Y II
AY Delta Upsilon IFC Y I I
AZ Delta Zeta PC Y 31
FH Gamma Eta MGC N 18
ID Iota PhiTheta NPHC N 24
KA Kappa Alpha IFC Y II
KAY Kappa Alpha Psi NPHC N 24
KA Kappa AlphaTheta PC Y 32
KA Kappa Delta PC Y 32
KKF Kappa Kappa Gamma PC Y 32
KOA Kappa Phi Lambda MGC N 18
KZ Kappa Sigma IFC N 12
AAY Lambda Alpha Upsilon MGC N 20
AXA Lambda Chi Alpha IFC Y 12


CHAPTER Council Housed? Profile Page

AA LambdaTheta Alpha MGC N 19
AO LambdaTheta Phi MGC N 20
TYG Omega Psi Phi NPHC N 25
OBI Phi Beta Sigma NPHC N 25
OA Phi DeltaTheta IFC Y 12
FIJI Phi Gamma Delta IFC N 13
OKT Phi KappaTau IFC Y 13
OM Phi Mu PC Y 33
OZK Phi Sigma Kappa IFC Y 13
HBO Pi Beta Phi PC Y 33
FIAT Pi Delta Psi MGC N 20
HKA Pi Kappa Alpha IFC Y 13
HKO Pi Kappa Phi IFC Y 14
FIAO Pi Lambda Phi IFC Y 14
ZAE Sigma Alpha Epsilon IFC Y 14
IBP Sigma Beta Rho MGC N 21
XX Sigma Chi IFC Y 14
IFP Sigma Gamma Rho NPHC N 23
1K Sigma Kappa PC Y 33
ZAB Sigma Lambda Beta MGC N 21
ZAF Sigma Lambda Gamma MGC N 19
IN Sigma Nu IFC Y 15
ZOE Sigma Phi Epsilon IFC Y 15
ZH Sigma Pi IFC N 15
TEO Tau Epsilon Phi IFC Y 15
TKE Tau Kappa Epsilon IFC Y 16
X Theta Chi IFC Y 16
ONE Theta Nu Xi MGC N 19
ZBT Zeta Beta Tau IFC Y 16
ZOB Zeta Phi Beta NPHC N 23
ZTA ZetaTau Alpha PC Y 34




































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