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Greetings Florida Gators!

he Florida Greek community welcomes you to the Universit' of Florida. \\'ith more than 5,000 mem-
bers who represent 62 Creekl organizations, joining a sorority or fraternity' can be a life-changing ex-
perience for e\ ery student. Although unique in its origin, history members, and rituals, each Creek
organization on campus holds firml', the common bond of unity and excellence. \\e in\ ite you to
look into all of the amazing possibilities and experiences our Greek community has to offer.

The four core values of the Greek Community highlight a serious focus on academia, a high le\ el of student
invol\ ement on campus, and a commitment to our surrounding community. Scholarship, ser\ ice, leadership
and community are the tenants b.y which each Creek member strikes to liNe. By highly encouraging these
four principles to every Creek organization on campus, the Creek community at the University of Florida
represents an outstanding group of students who achieve and succeed on a daily basis.

The Creek community also fosters unparalleled opportunities for in\ olvement and leadership. From on-
campus leadership opportunities, positions withinn each specific Creek organization, and positions ser\ ing
the entirety of the Creek community, students become rapidly exposed to a multitude of opportunities that
enhance and develop an incomparable college experience. Furthermore, the personal enrichment that ac-
companies the brotherhood or sisterhood of a Creek organization pro\ es to be one of the most treasured
friendships that last far beyond the four years of college.

\\e believe the Creek community has invariably shaped the type of leaders '\e are, and the t\pe of leaders
.\ie ,\ill become. In whateverr future endeavors may arise, ',e will all be able to fondly look back on our time
spent at the Uni\ ersity of Florida and recognize the vital impact that the Creek community played in that

Go Gators!

Jamie Dollinger Michaela Boyd
Panhellenic Council President National Pan-Hellenic Council President

Amar Patel Clay Mathews
Multicultural Greek Council President Interfraternity Council President

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W e lc o m e ...........................................................................................................................2
Scho larship ............................................................................................................................ 4
Service & Philanthropy............................ ................................................................ 5
Leadership .................................................................................... .................................. 6
Com m unity ................................................................................................................... 7
Financial Inform action ................................................................. ........................... 28
H housing Inform action ........................................................................................................... 29
Frequently Asked Questions (FAqs) ......................................... ........................... 30
Definitions ............................................................................................................................ 31
Cam pus M ap ...................................................................................... ...................................32

Interfraternity Council (IFC)
O overview ...................................................... .................................... ................... ... 9
Recruitm ent Inform ation............................................................. ........................... 9
Chapter Profiles.................................................................. ................................. 10

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
O overview ................. ................................................................ ....................................... 15
M GC Sorority Chapter Profiles................................................... ............................ 16
M GC Fraternity Chapter Profiles................................................. .................................. 17

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
O overview ................. ................................................................ ....................................... 19
NPHC Sorority Chapter Profiles................................................. ........................... 20
NPHC Fraternity Chapter Profiles................................. ........................... 21

Panhellenic Council (PC)
O overview ................. ................................................................ ....................................... 23
Recruitm ent Inform ation............................ .......................................................... 23
C chapter Profiles................................................................................................................... 24


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The Florida Greek community is fortunate to have a professional

staff that consists of three full-time professionals and one

Graduate Assistant. Together the staff provides leadership

development, program planning and advisement for four

governing councils, 62 chapters, the Greek Conduct Committee,

and the Order of Omega National Greek honor society.

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Community At A Glance

Florida Greek Community Profile

Number ft chapterss
Number of Chapters with Houses
Ne.. Members (F,.Sj)
Active Members (Fo8)
Total Number of Members k F',.)
Average Chapter Size



25 1- 0 10 32
22 o 0 16 38


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1772 161 163 1946 4042
*0"4 193 1-1 219 ,6'
90 19 19 166

Florida Greek Philanthropic Beneficiaries
34th Street Wall Adopt-A-Road Adopt-A-School Alpha Chi Omega Foundation ALS Therapy Development Foundation *
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Be Responsible About Drinking (BRAD 21)
* Big Brothers and Big Sisters Boys and Girls Club Camp Boggy Creek Chaim Sheba Medical Center Children's Hospital of
Richmond, VA Children's Miracle Network Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Delta Gamma
Foundation Dr. Suess' Read Across America Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Federal TRIO programs Friends for
Life FUTURO Gainesville Lions Club Gainesville Youth Baseball League Girl Scouts Guide-Right Habitat for Humanity Lake
Forest Elementary School of Gainesville Life South Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Make-A-Wish Foundation March of Dimes
WalkAmerica McGuire Village Meals on Wheels Mind Sight Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) National Conference for
Community &Justice (NCCJ) North American Food Drive Peaceful Paths The Phoenix Center Prevent Child Abuse America *
Project Haiti Reading is Fundamental Reagan Research Institute Red Cross Ronald McDonald House St Francis House St
Jude's Children's 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 The V Foundation Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. Z-Hope

Statement on Hazing
The University of Florida takes hazing seriously. Hazing is
prohibited by law in the state of Florida and the Student Code of
Conduct at the University of Florida. The prevention of hazing is
the responsibility of every member of the University community.

Hazing is defined as any action or situation which recklessly or
intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety
of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or
affiliation with any organization operating under the sanction

of the university 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.

To file a complaint, please contact Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
at (352) 392-1671. For more information on the UF Anti-Hazing
Policy, visit www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr.

Center for Student Activities
and Involvement
Sororit', & Fraternit', Afairs
300 J. V'ayne Reit- Union
(32') 39 16"1
,.. '. ',.greeks.ufl.edu

Important Dates
Panhellenic Recruitment
August 1"-23, 2009

Classes Begin
August 24, 2009

IFC Recruitment
August 31 Sept.-4, 2009

MGC presents
Recruitment Showcase
September 4, 2009
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NPHC presents
Meet the Divine Nine
\LIgLiSt 2', 2009
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Maintaining a high level of academic success is a tradition within the
Florida Greek community.

The Florida Greek community offers many resources and programs to
maintain high scholastic success. Some of the resources and pro-
grams available include:
* scholarship chairs, chapter officers who work with the chapter and University
to create a scholarship plan for its members
* major matching: allows members sharing majors or classes to study together or
tutor each other
* partnership with TutoringZone that affords members of the Florida Greek
community the opportunity to receive tutoring free of charge during reading
days at various chapter houses organized by area of study
* incentive programs: members are recognized for academic achievement and
scholastic effort

Florida Greek GPAs
(Fall 2008)

Scholarship Profile
Name: Guillenno
Classification: Alumni
Council Affiliation:
Interfraternity Council
Campus In'. ol. ement:
President Sigma Pi
Fraternity, President Institute of
Industrial Engineers (liE), Co-Founder
ISE Student Ad,. isory Council

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Greek gi. es ','LI the opportu-
nity to meet people from different
backgrounds and fields of study. The
unique people you meet in these or-
ganizations breed lifelong friendships,
and w:ho knov.s, may be e. en .,our
future boss.

Words of Wisdom: Get in,. ol. ed earl,,!
Ha'.e a great time at JF and make lots
of friends. Go Greek, get in. ol ed in
.'ouLr chapter, join professional society
ies related to 'our major, and use all
of these net'..orks to enhance ,'our
time at UF.

Did you know...
12% of Florida Greeks had a semester GPA of 4.0.

r2.9 GPA

29% 4-0-3-5 GPA

L -3.o GPA

Service and Philanthropy

Florida Greek Service Day
An annual event providing the Florida Greek
community the opportunity to give back and
provide service to the greater Gainesville
community. This year more than 1,1oo mem-
bers completed service projects at more than
35 non-profit agencies in the community.

!1 Ghouls, Goblins, and Greeks
An annual service project sponsored by the
Panhellenic Council's Junior Panhellenic
division. Panhellenic Chapters decorate their
house and yard to provide a night of enter-
tainment for more than 600 children and their

Greek Blood Drive
A week-long competition to see which frater-
nity and sorority can make the most dona-
tions. This year, approximately 1,ooo units of
blood were collected, which impacts approxi-
mately 3,000 lives.

Philanthropic Programs
Most chapters sponsor a philanthropic event that benefits a local or national charitable organization annually.

Dance Marathon
A 26.2-hour event where participants stay awake and on their feet to raise money and awareness for the Children's Miracle Net-
work. In 15 years, DM at UF has raised more than $3.2 million.

Service Profile .
Name: Dwight Winfield
Classification: JLnior
CouLncil Affiliation:
National Pan-Hellenic
CampLIs In\ ok.ement:
Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity inc. President and vice
President, Black Student Union
Parliamentarian, Fashion ',-clusi\ e
Fashion Shov.' Co-Productions Chair,
NPHC Battle of the Greeks Step-
Show. Director, Assistant Director of
Productions, Unir.ersit of Florida Oasis
Program, PAACT peer mentor, National
Society of Black Engineers AMember

What does being Greek mean to you?
It means that ouL are a leader amongst
y,'our peers, not only socially, but scho
lastically. It also means you are a person
'.'ho stri\ es to better youLr commLunit,
on and off campus.

Words of Wisdom: The best ad,. ice I
can gi. e to someone '..ho '.ants to
be Greek is to research e\ eryone and
e\ erthing before joining the Greek
commLinity and join the organization
that is right for you.

Did you know ...

The Florida Greek community raised $334,632 for Dance Marathon 200oo9.

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The Florida Greek community is an excellent place
to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to
develop strong leadership skills. The community is
self-governing, giving student leaders the opportunity
to shape policies and standards for their own orga-
nizations, as well as the larger fraternity and sorority
community. Serving as an officer or committee chair in
a chapter or governing council will help an individual
develop a multitude of leadership skills not limited to
conflict management, delegation, decision making, and
effective communication skills.

Being a member of the Florida Greek community often serves
as a "gateway to involvement" in other areas of campus such as
Student Government, clubs, organizations, and campus hon-
oraries. Members of the Florida Greek community have histori-
cally held some of the highest leadership positions and honors
on campus. Nationally, numerous chapters provide opportuni-
ties for members to attend regional and national leadership
training conferences.

Florida Greek Leadership programs

* Greek Advance
* Jr. Panhellenic
* MGCConclave
* New Member Symposium

* NPHCSummit
* Order of Omega
* Panhellenic Recruitment
* IFC Speaker series

Did you know...

Florida Greeks have held some of the most prestigious leadership positions on campus.

Leadership Profile
Name: Kristen Gillis
Classification: Junior
CouLncil: Panhellenic
Campus in\ol ement:
Florida Cicerones,
Presidential Host,
Florida Blue Key Homecoming
Pageant Director, Dance Marathon
Morale 0,.erall Chair, Communications
Director First and Fifteen Philan
throp,,, Delta Camma President,
Panhellenic A.'.ards Di\ vision Director

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being a Florida Greek means yuLI truly
'..ant to be in.ol. ed. -As long as you
enter Greek life '.vith an eager spirit
and an open attitude, ouI'..'ill '..alk
out of college as an accomplished
student and ready' to take on the
many opportunities that life throw'vs
our %.'ay.

Words of Wisdom: To be a Florida
Greek, yuLI must make a commitment.
Commit to taking risks and putting
forth ,'our best efforts in all 'your
college endea\ ors. Take ad\ antage
ot the opportunities that come our
'..a,'. Abo e all, don't take life too
seriously. Let the good times roll and
deal ',ith the hard times in strides.


Brotherhood and Sisterhood are bonds of unity and enduring friendship. By becoming a member of the Florida Greek
community, you will experience an easier transition from high school to college and gain a "home away from home."
You will meet other students with diverse backgrounds, similar interests, and new perspectives during some of the
brotherhood and sisterhood activities such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and date functions.

Community Events
Gator Growl and Homecoming
MGC Field Day

Did you know ...

15% of the undergraduate student population is part of the Florida Greek Community.

Community Profile
Name: Emily Tuan
Council Affiliation:
NulticuLltural Greek
Campus In. ol ement:
Asian American Student Union,
Filipino Student Association, Chinese
American Student Association, 2009
MlGC Shot.'case Director.

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Creek has not only gi en me
another family. it has opened up op-
portunities for leadership positions
and netw'.orking. Promoting impor-
tant pillars, I knov.' I'm slov.'ly making
a difference out there. I feel like I'. e
been a..arded a lifetime gift that I v.ill
al'.,ays cherish.

Words of Wisdom: if you are thinking
of going Greek, DO IT!! It %.ill make
your college career. Do some research
and see '..'hich one is right for you.
This is a decision ,'ou '.,.on't regret!

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What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)?
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of Florida is the governing body for 25 men's fra-
ternities on campus. The Interfraternity Council is responsible for ensuring communication among
the fraternities, as well as coordinating specific events, including Fall and Spring Recruitment, the IFC
New Member Education Speakers and other Greek activities.

IFC Recruitment
Recruitment, or "rush," is the process of recruiting new members into the Interfraternity Council (IFC). IFC holds formal
recruitment during the Spring and Fall.

Recruitment Tips Recruitment Schedule

1. Do your research! Joining a fraternity is a big
decision. It is an experience that will be with you
for the rest of your life. In order to make the
best decision, you should do research on the IFC
website (www.greekgator.com)
2. Explore your options. There are 25 different IFC
chapters that provide a variety of options. Visit
and learn about as many chapters as possible.
3. Ask questions. Ask about the chapter's cost,
involvement on campus, academic success, and
new member process.
4. Make your own decision. Do not miss out on a
chapter because of peer pressure or stereotypes.
You have to make the decision that is best for you.

Sunday, August 30, 2009
6pm Recruitment Kickoff Forum

Monday, August 31 Thursday, September 3, 200oo9
11am -2pm Lunch
5pm -7pm Dinner
8pm 11pm Evening Event
All events are held at chapter locations

Friday, September 4, 200oo9
Invite only events

IFC Profile
Name: Craig
Graduate Student
Council Affiliation:
Interfraternit', Council
CampLIs In\ 1o. ement:
IFC President,
Uni. ersit', of Florida Hall of Fame,
Florida Blue Key Honorary, Tapping
Chairman, J. \'.'ayne Reit: Scholar, IFC
'.'ice President of Operations, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon Philanthropy, Chairman
& E'.:ecuti e-At-Large

Whnt does being Greek menu to you.?
Being Greek is a bond that ouLI v.'ll
share '.ith people throughout )our
life. withoutou t mi' fraternity I wouldn't' t
ha,. e had the college experience that I
did. I wouldn't' t ha\e the relationships
and friendships I not.' ha e, and I
wouldn't t ha'.e the outlook and oppor-
tunities in life that I look forv.'ard to
no'.. The experience I ha\ e had o. er
m', four years ,..as more than I e. er
imagined. The Greek experience stays
..ith yoLI long after you graduate and
w..ill al'.'ays dray.' jou back to UF.

Words of Wisdom: at no other time in
', our lite ,.. ill so man', uopportunitic- be
a.allable t,:. %,ou than in the n-. t fe-r
e ak-r. Take ad ant ~ -?t eof\rry door
that is o:pelned. tur you inld rmnemb-n r all
thle p-opl''e u enr'iunter along
the ,, a\ .
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Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Alpha Epsilon Pi
Chapter Name: Phi Gamma
National website: www.aepi.org
Chapter website: www.aepiuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1913
Year Founded at UF: 1951

Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish Fraternity of North America,
was founded for strong men seeking leadership, brother-
hood and the best possible college experience, while holding
the highest standards for our members. We have one of the
busiest social calendars, but still remain strong in academics.
Members graduate as well-rounded individuals who gained
invaluable social skills that will help them for the rest of
their lives.

Alpha Gamma Rho
Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma
National website: www.alphagammarho.org
Chapter website: www.agruf.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1924

Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and professional frater-
nity. AGR allows 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 for
young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture,
food or fiber industries, and utilizes alumni networking
opportunities. Alpha Gamma Rho truly is "four years and a

Alpha Tau Omega
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha Omega
National website: www.ato.org
Chapter website: www.ufato.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1865
Year Founded at UF: 1884

Alpha Tau Omega was founded on September 11, 1865, to
help heal the wounds of the North and South caused by the
Civil War. It was also the first fraternity to be founded as a
national fraternity. Alpha Tau Omega was founded at the
University of Florida in 1884. The organization now has more
than 140 chapters nationwide, more than 6,500 undergradu-
ate members and 196,000 initiated members.

Beta Theta Pi
Chapter Name: Gamma Xi
National website: www.betathetapi.org
Chapter website: www.ufbeta.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1839
Year Founded at UF: 1930

Beta Theta Pi was founded August 8,1839 at Miami Univer-
sity 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 individual, builds the
Fraternity and strengthens the host academic institution
through lifelong devotion to intellectual excellence, high
standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship.

Chi Phi
Chapter Name: Theta Delta
National website: www.chiphi.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-chiphifl
Year Founded Nationally: 1824
Year Founded at UF: 1935

Chi Phi Fraternity is the nation's oldest social fraternity
founded in 1824 at Princeton College. We are dedicated to
molding men into true gentlemen through the guiding prin-
ciples of Truth, Honor, and Personal Integrity. Chi Phi broth-
ers strive for excellence in all areas of life, to be a scholar,
athlete, leader and most of all a gentleman. Chi Phi is a place
where leaders are made and life-long bonds of brotherhood
are formed.

Delta Chi
Chapter Name: Florida Colony
National website: www.deltachi.org
Chapter website: www.ufdeltachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1890
Year Founded at UF: 1926

The Delta Chi Fraternity was founded in 1890 and has been
at the University of Florida since 1926. We have more than
1,400 alumni initiates from UF. Recently, we renovated our
house at 6 Fraternity Row, and made it one of the best hous-
es on campus. Every spring, we raise money for the Jimmy V
Foundation for Cancer Research during our annual Earth Ball
Tournament. Things are only getting better at the Delta Chi
Fraternity, and we hope you want to become a part of it.

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Delta Tau Delta
Chapter Name: Delta Zeta
National website: www.delts.org
Chapter website: www.floridadelts.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1858
Year Founded at UF: 1925

Delta Tau Delta is much more than a social organization, a
place to live or a way to meet people. Our mission "commit-
ted 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 providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their col-
legiate and post-collegiate experience.

Delta Upsilon
Chapter Name: Delta Upsilon
National website: www.deltau.org
Chapter website: http://duflorida.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1834
Year Founded at UF: 1957

Delta Upsilon is committed to Building Better Men through
our four founding principles of friendship, character, culture,
and justice, which challenge our brothers to expect nothing
less than excellence from each other. In the fall 2008 semes-
ter our chapter earned the highest new member GPA and the
second highest overall GPA with 3.74 and 3.45 respectively.

Kappa Alpha Order
Chapter Name: Beta Zeta
National website: www.kappaalphaorder.org
Chapter website: www.ufka.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1865
Year Founded at UF: 1904

Kappa Alpha has been on the vanguard of chivalrous action
since coming to campus in 1904. We pride ourselves on hold-
ing our members to higher moral, social, and scholastic levels
than society dictates. As an Order, and not just a fraternity,
we strive to fully define the southern gentleman.

Kappa Sigma
Chapter Name: Delta-Delta
National website: www.kappasigma.org
Chapter website: www.kappasigmauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1869
Year Founded at UF: 1922

Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded on December 10, 1869
at the University of Virginia, and since then has grown expo-
nentially, coming to the University of Florida in 1922. Kappa
Sigma believes in the total development of a better man,
and is based on four cornerstones: Fellowship, Leadership,
Scholarship, and Service. Kappa Sigma's annual soccer tour-
nament, Crescent Cup, benefits March of Dimes.

Lambda Chi Alpha
Chapter Name: Epsilon-Mu Zeta
National website: www.lambdachi.org
Chapter website: www.floridalxa.org
Year Founded Nationally: 19o9
Year Founded at UF: 1933

Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the youngest, yet most rapidly
growing fraternities in the country. 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.

Pi Lambda Phi
Chapter Name: FL Delta
National website: www.pilambdaphi.org
Chapter website: http://www.pilamtoday.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1895
Year Founded at UF: 1925

Pi Lambda Phi was the first non-sectarian and non-discrimina-
tory fraternity established. Our chapter house, located at 15
fraternity row, was built in 1955 and was designed by Frank
Lloyd Wright. From our years here, we have created gentle-
men with core values that have helped them become leaders
in their careers and communities. We pride ourselves on our
diversity, traditions and values.

Interested in joining an IFC Fraternity? Visit www.greekgator.com

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Phi Delta Theta
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha
National website: www.phideltatheta.org
Chapter website: www.phideltathetauf.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1848
Year Founded at UF: 1925

Founded at the University of Florida in 1925, Phi Delta Theta
Florida Alpha heralds the largest membership of any other
chapter in the world. A Phi Delt man exhibits the three cardi-
nal principles of friendship, sound learning, and moral recti-
tude. Phi Delta Theta strives to be the standard for Fraternity
men, and is committed to developing character and values of
all types of individuals.

Phi Gamma Delta
Chapter Name: Upsilon Phi
National website: www.phigam.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-fiji
Year Founded Nationally: 1848
Year Founded at UF: 1941

The Upsilon Phi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta is a group of
dedicated brothers who strive to achieve excellence in the
classroom and on the intramural field while staying true to
the person they are. Fiji Brothers are true to who they are
while becoming the best man they can.

Phi Kappa Tau
Chapter Name: Phi Kappa Tau
National website: www.phikappatau.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-phitau/
Year Founded Nationally: 19o6
Year Founded at UF: 1926

Phi Kappa Tau, established at the University of Florida in
1926, champions a lifelong commitment to brotherhood,
learning, ethical leadership, and building men of exemplary
character. We have been successful in these endeavors for
over 100 years and live true to the moniker: Phi Kappa Tau:
Where Character Counts.

Phi Sigma Kappa
Chapter Name: Delta Tetarton
National website: www.phisigmakappa.org
Chapter website: www.phisigflorida.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1873
Year Founded at UF: 1951,1993

We are a tightly-knit collection of talented young men who
enjoy being involved in the student community and with
other Phi Sig chapters. We strive to promote brotherhood,
stimulate scholarship and develop character. Every year we
host a women's sand volleyball tournament benefitting Spe-
cial Olympics of Alachua County and this past semester we
had the most improved GPA among the IFC.

Pi Kappa Alpha
Chapter Name: Alpha Eta
National website: www.pikes.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-alphaeta/
Year Founded Nationally: 1868
Year Founded at UF: 1904

Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity,
intellect, and high moral character and to fostering a truly
lifelong fraternal experience. Our Founders created Pi Kappa
Alpha to attract men committed to the full development of
their intellectual and personal potential. Integrity is de-
manded in all relationships and pursuits, both personal and

Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Chapter Name: Florida Upsilon
National website: www.sae.net
Chapter website: www.ufsae.theginsystem.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1856
Year Founded at UF: 1884

As the first fraternity at the University of Florida, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon embraces a rich history and tradition. We have
fostered brotherhood based upon character, honor, humility,
and friendship, as stated in our creed "The True Gentleman."
SAE offers a unique bond that transcends college years and is
the reason why we enjoy and benefit from the largest alumni
base at UF.

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Sigma Chi
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: www.sigmachi.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-sigmachi/
Year Founded Nationally: 1855
Year Founded at UF: 1924

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the collegiate
experience that engenders a lifelong commitment to strive
to achieve true friendship, equal justice and the fulfillment of
learning as part of our overall responsibilities to the broader
communities in which we live. Sigma Chi Fraternity best
serves its purpose by developing, implementing and monitor-
ing programs that foster leadership, build character, and
promote positive relationship skills.

Sigma Nu
Chapter Name: Epsilon Zeta
National website: www.sigmanu.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmanu.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1869
Year Founded at UF: 1920, 200oo5

Sigma Nu at the University of Florida is committed to com-
munity service and has done work most recently with the
Gainesville Boys & Girls Club. Sigma Nu also has intramural
success winning the fall 2007 Blue League Volleyball Champi-
onship. Sigma Nu has also placed 1st in the Orange Division
of Dance Marathon 2 years and counting.

Sigma Phi Epsilon
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha
National website: www.sigep.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigep.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1901
Year Founded at UF: 1925

Sigma Phi Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the United
States, and is rooted in its cardinal principles of virtue,
diligence and brotherly love. Sig Ep strives to exemplify the
ancient Greek ideal of the balanced man; one who is a leader,
scholar, athlete and gentleman.

Sigma Pi
Chapter Name: Zeta Zeta
National website: www.sigmapi.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmapi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 2003

Sigma Pi returned to the University of Florida in 2003. Since
then we have been making strides to become a strong pres-
ence on campus by combining a tight-knit brotherhood with
a drive to leave a positive legacy at UF. Our service projects
have received international recognition.

Tau Kappa Epsilon
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: www.tke.org
Chapter website: www.gatortke.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1899
Year Founded at UF: 1950

Since 1899, distinguished individuals Ronald Reagan, Elvis
Presley, Conrad Hilton, Charles Walgreen and many others
will recount their success in life and attribute much to their
experiences as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Florida
Greeks are active in service, athletics, and social activities, but
TKE prides itself on developing a sense of true brotherhood.

Theta Chi
Chapter Name: Tau
National website: www.thetachi.org
Chapter website: www.ufthetachi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1856
Year Founded at UF: 1916

Theta Chi is a Social Fraternity dedicated to upholding the
highest of standards for its members. We have a rich history
at the University of Florida and pride ourselves on brother-
hood, campus leadership, service, athletics, diversity, and
academic excellence. Members graduate from our chapter
with a one of a kind experience and leave as Gentlemen of
Theta Chi

Zeta Beta Tau
Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta
National website: www.zbt.org
Chapter website: www.zbtuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1995

The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898. Our mem-
bers strive for excellence in leadership, service, academics
and brotherhood. Our high standards allow us to excel at all
aspects of fraternal life.
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Greek Council

The Multicultural Greek Council, better known as the MGC is the governing bod\ of the 12
internationally and nationally recognized ethnically-based fraternity and sorority\ chapters at the
University of Florida. The primary purpose is to unite its member organizations in order to share ideas
and provide a support network for students. Members of the MGC experience Creek life in a \ er\
unique way. Each chapter is relatively small in size which provides a ver, strong family\ life bond.

Interested in joining?
MGC organizations usually have member intake once a year at various times (either F -l .:r S;nr,. I
Intake may include interviews, group activities, and study of group values/traditions
To learn more attend informational sessions and speak to current members.
Attend the MGC Recruitment Showcase to learn more about all of the MGC organize -i.:r:i-

MGC Recruitment Showcase:
Friday, September 4, 2009
7:oopm -JWRU Grand Ballroom

MGC Profile
Name: Jocelyn Paiz
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation:
NIUltiCLIltural Greek
CampLs In. ol ement:
Student Go\ ernment
Senate and Cabinet
Director, Pre\ ie,.. Staff, Order of
Omega. Lambda Theta Alpha President,
NIGC Administrati\ e Vice President

What does being Greek mean to youl
It means representing something bigger
than ou;L not only do youL represent
'our ov.'n organization but the Creek
community, as a v.hole.

Words of Wisdom:
There is something for e er,.,one you
lust need to do jour research. V\'.hen
you find the right sorority/fraternity you
v.'Ill knowv; it '..ill just feel right.

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MGC Sorority Profiles

alpha Kappa Delta Phi
National website: www.akdphi.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1990
Year Founded at UF: 2009

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1990
and recently expanded to UF's campus in Spring 2009. Our
mission is to provide sisterhood among women, scholar-
ship, leadership, and Asian awareness. Further, we strive to
provide a support group for those in their times of need and
to encourage the making of successful women.

Delta Phi Omega
Chapter Name: UF Colony of Delta Phi Omega
National website: http://deltaphiomega.org
Chapter website: www.deltaphiomegauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1998
Year Founded at UF: 200oo3

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
sorority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel in all academ-
ic endeavors, to encourage an active relationship between
the sorority and its respective university and shall do so with
the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude.

Gamma Eta
Chapter Name: Alpha Chapter
National website: www.gammaetasorority.org
Chapter website: www.ufgammaeta.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 1995

Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc is a Multicultural Sorority dedi-
cated 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.

Kappa Phi Lambda
Chapter Name: Rho Chapter
National website: www.kappaphilambda.org
Chapter website: www.ufkpl.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 2004

With Asian Awareness in mind, a group of young, beauti-
ful, and ambitious women came together to form the Rho
Chapter at the University of Florida of the Kappa Phi Lambda
Sorority. Voted "Best Chapter" by their national executive
board, Rho Chapter exemplifies sisterhood, service and
cultural diversity.

Lambda Theta Alpha
Chapter Name: Chi Chapter
National website: www.lambdalady.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-ltai975
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1996

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc was established in
1975 at Kean University as the first Latin-based sorority in the
nation. Lambda Theta Alpha is an academic-based soror-
ity dedicated to scholarly excellence, empowerment of all
women, cultural and political awareness, and community
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Theta Nu Xi
Chapter Name: Alpha Alpha
National website: www.thetanuxi.org
Chapter website: www.1225media.com/uftnx
Year Founded Nationally: 1997
Year Founded at UF: 200oo5

Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was founded on
April 11, 1997 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
The sisters of Theta Nu Xi live by the tenets of Scholarship,
Service, Sisterhood, Leadership and Multiculturalism. Theta
Nu Xi was the first multicultural-based sorority at UF and is
currently the fastest growing sorority in the nation.

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MGC Fraternity Profiles

Beta Chi Theta
Chapter Name: Mu
National Website: www.betachitheta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1999
Year Founded at UF: 2009

Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc. recently expanded to
the University of Florida in the Spring of 2009. Our fraternity
is built upon the primary principle of Brotherhood the tenets
of fraternity include; Tradition, Service to Humanity, promot-
ing South Asian Awareness, striving for Academic Excellence,
and creating a unified Nationwide Network.

Lambda Theta Phi
Chapter Name: Phi
National website: www.lambdai975.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-lambdatp/
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1995

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. was the first nation-
ally recognized Latino fraternity in the country. We are a
service/social fraternity emphasizing Latin unity and the
celebration of the Latin culture. Our goals are to promote
scholarship, Latin unity, respect for all cultures and brother-
hood. We hope to enhance the image of Latin culture and be
positive role models in the Latino community.

Omega Delta Phi
National website: http://www.omegadeltaphi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1987
Year Founded at UF: 2009

Omega Delta Phi is a service and social fraternity and recently
expanded to the University of Florida in Spring 200oo9. We are
dedicated to the needs and concerns of Gainesville and the
surrounding communities. We seek to step outside of our
comfort zone in order to establish new relationships and to
learn and raise awareness about social issues and different

Pi Delta Psi
Chapter Name: UF Associate Chapter
National website: www.pideltapsi.com
Chapter website: www.ufpideltapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1994
Year Founded at UF: 2oo04

Pi Delta Psi prides itself on striving toward excellence in
every aspect of human endeavor. Through our Fraternity,
you can become part of a Brotherhood that commits itself to
Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Righteousness,
and Friendship/Loyalty throughout your college experience.

Sigma Beta Rho
Chapter Name: Sigma Beta Rho
National website: www.sigmabetarho.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1996
Year Founded at UF: 2002

Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. is a multicultural fraternity
founded on August 16,1996 at the University of Pennsylva-
nia. As a service and social fraternity, Sigma Beta Rho sup-
ports the society among which its chapters are built, keeps
its brotherhood bond strong, and strives to keep its diverse
cultures alive.

Sigma Lambda Beta
Chapter Name: Zeta Beta
National website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com
Chapter website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com/zetabeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1986
Year Founded at UF: 1999

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is the larg-
est Latino-based Fraternity in the nation with Multicultural
membership. We believe in the principles of fairness and
opportunity, as well as the equality of all men. Founded on
April 4,1986 at the University of Iowa and based on cultural
understanding and wisdom, we all strive to model our prin-
ciples and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated

To learn more information about the MGC please visit www.ufmgc.com

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

How do I join a NPHC organization?
NPHC organizations participate in membership intake once a year (either Fall or Spring).
The time is determined by the specific organization, not by NPHC.
Individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year on c :ipu-u
They will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization.

Learn More about UF NPHC at Meet the Divine Nine
August 27, 2009

NPHC Profile
Name: Marc Jean
Classification: Senior
CouLncil Affiliation:
National Pan-Hellenic
Campus In. o G ement:
Florida BILIe Ke,',
Recruitment Chair & Risk Mlanager of
iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.., Club
Creole President, NPHC President, Order
of Omega Greek Honorary, Beta Eta
Sigma Honor Society, Black Student
Assembly Co-Director, Institute of Black
Culture Emissar,. Student Go. ernment

What does being Greek mean to you.
It means that you ha\ e earned
membership into v.-hat comprises only
2 of the U.S. population. Beinc Greek
means jou ha\e chosen to uphold ideals
and valuess that impact e. ery facet of
,'our undergraduate life and beyond.
Most importantly, it means building
lifelong friendships and meeting people
that ordinarily you may ne. er ha\ e
crossed paths v.'ith.

Words of Wisdom: Being a Florida Greek
has its benefits, but there are also re-
sponsibilities. If you '.,.ant to be a Florida
Creek, you .. ill take on the responsibility
of holding many roles-a community
acti. ist, a scholar, a brother or a sister, a
leader, a role model, and e\ en at times, a
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NPHC Sorority Profiles

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chapter Name: lota Lambda
National website: www.akal9o8.com
Chapter website: http://ilakai975.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1975

Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became
America's first Greek-letter organization established by Black
college women. Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha thrives as a sister-
hood of women who have consciously chosen the affiliation
as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service in the
areas of our Five Targets, which include Education, The Black
Family, Health, Economics, and The Arts.

Delta Sigma Theta
Chapter Name: Lambda Psi
National website: www.deltasigmatheta.org
Chapter website: www.lambdapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1913
Year Founded at UF: 1975

Delta Sigma Theta 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 community. The Lambda Psi chapter
implements service programs that are aligned with our na-
tional organization's five programmatic thrusts:
economic development, educational development, inter-
national awareness and involvement, physical and mental
health and political awareness and involvement.

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Sigma Gamma Rho
Chapter Name: Lambda Rho
National website: www.sgrho1922.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-sgrho/
Year Founded Nationally: 1922
Year Founded at UF: 199o

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded by seven .
women whom had the desire to enlighten a nation. It is the
only historically black, Greek sorority founded at a predomi-
nantly white university. 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 sister-
hood, scholarship, and leadership.

Zeta Phi Beta
Chapter Name: Mu Epsilon
National website: www.zphib192o.org
Chapter website: www.muepsilonzetas.com
Year Founded Nationally: 192o
Year Founded at UF: 1974

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was the first African American
Sorority to be chartered on campus, the ladies of the Mu
Epsilon chapter uphold their legacy and contribute to it
through service endeavors and stirring programming. Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. National Philanthropies include March
for Babies, the National Education Foundation, and Z-HOPE.

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NPHC Fraternity Profiles

Alpha Phi Alpha
Chapter Name: Theta Sigma
National website: www.alphaphialpha.net
Chapter website: www.thetasigmai9o6.net
Year Founded Nationally: 19o6
Year Founded at UF: 1973

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek
letter fraternity established for black students was organized
at Cornell University in 1906. The Theta Sigma Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded on the University of
Florida campus on August 9, 1973. The fraternity has grown
steadily in influence throughout the years and there are now
approximately 800 chapters located throughout the World.

Iota Phi Theta
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.lotaPhiTheta.org
Chapter website: www.GOCentaurs.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1963
Year Founded at UF: 1993

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Kappa Alpha Psi
Chapter Name: Zeta Phi
National website: www.kappaalphapsi1911.com
Chapter website: www.zetaphinupes.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1911
Year Founded at UF: 1972

The Zeta Phi chapter operates under the fraternity's mot-
tos "Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor" and
"Training for Leadership." Both of these mottos can be
seen in many of the leadership positions held by men of the
chapter, as well as the first and only African American men to
hold prestigious leadership positions such as Student Body
President and Student Body Treasurer on the University of
Florida's campus.

Omega Psi Phi
Chapter Name: Omicron Zeta
National website: www.oppf.org
Chapter website: vwww.ozques.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1911
Year Founded at UF: 1973

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Phi Beta Sigma
Chapter Name: Zeta Kappa
National website: www.pbs1914.org
Chapter website: www.zksigmas.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1914
Year Founded at UF: 1974

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is an organization of college-
educated males that devotes its time to uplifting the com-
munity. For 94 years, our organization has blossomed and
grown to continue the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship,
and service. The "World Famous" Zeta Kappa Chapter has
been blessed with the vision to execute our fraternity's
motto: "Culture for Service, Service for Humanity."

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The Panhellenic Council serves as the governing body for 16 National Panhellenic Conference chap-
ters on campus, creating a sisterhood of more than 2,500 women. Through educational, service, and
social activities, the Panhellenic Council strives to develop its members and the University of Florida
student body.

Our vision is to promote in women leadership, diversity, scholastic achievement, and service through
relationships within and beyond the Panhellenic community.

To Learn more visit: www.ufpanhellenic.com

Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Morning Residence Halls Open
Evening Potential New Member Orientation

Monday, August 17-Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Round 1 Potential New Members Visit each of the 16 chapters

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Round 2 Philanthropy Round
Visit up to 11 chapters

Friday, August 21, 2009
All new students attend Navigating the Swamp

Saturday, August 22, 2009
Preferentials Visit up to 3 of the 16 chapters

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Bid Day

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Round 3 Sisterhood Round
Visit up to 7 of the 16 chapters

Panhellenic Profile
Name: Ashley Price
Classification: Junior
CoLincil Affiliation:
Panhellenic Council
Campus In. oh e-
ment: Panhellenic
Council (FV'P), Pi Chi,
Student Go\ ernment ('i'Long Leaders
Conference), Gator Cro.'lI, Dance Mara
thon, Guardian ad Litem

Whnt does being Greek menu to youl?
Being a Florida Greek has de'. eloped me
as a person. I ha,.e learned in\alLuable
lessons of time management, commLni-
cation skills, and leadership. These skills
ha,. e gi. en me confidence to succeed in
my ne\t stages of life, graduate school
and the v.orkplace.

Words of Wisdom: Take e\ ery
opportunity OLI are i\ en. Becoming a
Florida Creek opens doors to so man,,
amazing opportunities that you can't
get in an,, other organization. 'i'ou make
contacts and connections ',ith people
that :..ill carr, throughout your college
career and beyond. ou become a
Florida Creek for a lifetime and it's an
opportunity \ou don't ,..ant to miss.

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Panhellenic Chapter Profiles

Alpha Chi Omega
Chapter Name: Gamma lota
National website: www.alphachiomega.org
Chapter website: http://ufalphachi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1885
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University 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 appreciation for
the fine arts and recognize our original founding with our
national symbol of the lyre. Our sisterhood is based on the
values of friendship, leadership, learning, and service.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Chi Omega
Attn: Recruitment Chair
820 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alpha Delta Pi
Chapter Name: Gamma lota
National website: www.alphadeltapi.org
Chapter website: www.adpiuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1851
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Founded at Wesleyan College in Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi holds
the distinction of being the first secret society for college.
The qualifications for membership have remained un-
changed: scholarship, high principles, strong traditions and
true friendship. Since 1948, AAFI has been representing UF
with pride. We received awards for being one of the top five
AAFI chapters in the nation and the best chapter in Florida.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Delta Pi
Attn: Recruitment Chair
831 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alpha Epsilon Phi
Chapter Name: Alpha Tau
National website: www.aephi.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-aephi
Year Founded Nationally: 19o9
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded in 1909 by seven Jewish
women with dreams of forming a sorority where exceptional
women of all backgrounds, religions interests and varying
beliefs would be welcomed 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 its members.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Julie Axelrod
4748 SW 16th Drive
Gainesville, FL32608

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Alpha Omicron Pi
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.alphaomicronpi.org
Chapter website: www.ufaopi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1948

The Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was one
of the first five sororities to be founded at the University
of Florida in 1948. Our mission as an international women's
fraternity is to "promote friendship for a lifetime, inspire aca-
demic excellence and lifelong learning, and develop leader-
ship skills through service to the fraternity and community."

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

Chi Omega
Chapter Name: Eta Delta
National website: www.chiomega.com
Chapter website: http://ufchiomega.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1895
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization in
the world with more than 300,000 initiates and 171 collegiate
chapters. To its members, however, Chi Omega is more than
an organization; it is a home 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:
Aggie Haney
807 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL32601

Delta Delta Delta
Chapter Name: Alpha Psi
National website: www.tridelta.org
Chapter website: www.uftridelta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1888
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Built upon the motto, "Let us steadfastly love one another,"
Tri-Delta has been building life-long friendships at the Uni-
versity of Florida for the past sixty-two years, while fostering
an environment where its members can grow socially and
intellectually. The pride we share in our sisterhood, scholarly
achievements, leadership, and the service we provide have
helped us become, together, the best we can be.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Delta Delta Delta
1134 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville FL, 32601

Delta Gamma
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: www.deltagamma.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-deltagee/
Year Founded Nationally: 1873
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Delta Gamma's primary focus is to create an environment
for its members in which lasting friendships are ignited. Each
school year, we renew our commitment toward sisterhood
through individual academic achievement, leadership posi-
tions, sports, volunteering, and a well-rounded social life.

Please send Letters of Recommendation to:
Delta Gamma, Gamma Theta chapter
Attn: Amanda DelCueto
808 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Delta Phi Epsilon
Chapter Name: Delta Kappa
National website: www.dphie.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-dphiel
Year Founded Nationally: 1917
Year Founded at UF: 1969

Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social consciousness and com-
mitment to think and act for the greater good. We assure
continuous development and achievement for women by
embracing our founding principles of Justice, Sisterhood,
and Love. We strive to set the standard for sisterhood and to
make this large campus a more close-knit community.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Tyler Tejeda
115 SW 9th Avenue
Gainesville, FL32601

Delta Zeta
Chapter Name: Pi Alpha
National website: www.deltazeta.org
Chapter website: www.esasson.com/DeltaZeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1902
Year Founded at UF: 2002

Delta Zeta was founded in 1902 on principles of unity, friend-
ship, development of knowledge, and pursuit of higher
moral and social culture. Our sisters strive to be involved on
campus, to perform to their highest academic standards, and
to create lasting bonds of sisterhood and college memories.
At DZ, it's not about who you'll become, but who you've
always been.

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

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Kappa Alpha Theta
Chapter Name: Delta Theta
National website: www.kappaalphatheta.org
Chapter website: www.uftheta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1870
Year Founded at UF: 1960

Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek Letter Fraternity known
among women and in 2007, was named Chapter of the Year
by UF Panhellenic! With award-winning service and philan-
thropy programs and top-notch grades, Theta women truly
are intelligent and well-balanced leaders who always find
time to have fun together.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Alpha Theta
Attn: Nicole Sohn
715 SW loth Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Kappa Delta
Chapter Name: Beta Pi
National website: www.kappadelta.org
Chapter website: http://info.theginsystem.com/websites/
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1948

From our Shamrock Paintball Tournament, benefiting Pre-
vent Child Abuse America, to our hearing-impaired pen pals;
from whitewater rafting trips to a day at the spa; and from
study dates to social functions, KD values are realized in the
lives of our sisters. 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
1122 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Kappa Kappa Gamma
Chapter Name: Epsilon Phi
National website: www.kkg.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-kkg
Year Founded Nationally: 1870
Year Founded at UF: 1978

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women that
wishes for every member throughout her life to have bonds
of friendships, mutual support, opportunity for self growth,
intellectual development and an understanding of and al-
legiance to positive ethical principles.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Elizabeth Foppe
920 SW 6th Street, Apt 222
Gainesville, Fl 32601

Phi Mu
Chapter Name: Alpha Nu
National website: www.phimu.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-alphanu/
Year Founded Nationally: 1852
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Phi Mu is a women's organization, which provides personal
and academic development, service to others, commitment
to excellence, and lifelong friendship through a shared
tradition. Beginning in college, Phi Mu provides the support
network and resources necessary to empower women to
imagine, believe and achieve their goals.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Phi Mu
Attn: Membership Director
1152 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL32601

Pi Beta Phi
Chapter Name: Florida Delta
National website: www.pibetaphi.org
Chapter website: www.ufpibetaphi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1867
Year Founded at UF: 1969

Pi Beta Phi's women are actively involved at UF and in the
Gainesville community. Service is a principal value of the Pi
Beta Phi sisterhood, with active involvement in every frater-
nity and sorority philanthropy on campus. Their philanthropy
Down N Dirty, a flag football tournament benefiting First
Book and American Cancer Society, had participation from
every fraternity on campus and raised over $15,00ooo this year.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Angelica Fulchini
37 W Fraternity Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603

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Sigma Kappa
Chapter Name: Beta Tau
National website: www.sigmakappa.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-sigkap/main.html
Year Founded Nationally: 1874
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Nationally, Sigma Kappa supports gerontology, Alzheimer's
disease research, Inherit the Earth, and Maine Sea Coast
Mission. Annually, Beta Tau raises thousands of dollars for Al-
zheimer's disease research through Sigma Shootout, a pool
tournament for sororities and fraternities to compete in.
Beta Tau also volunteers at local nursing homes and cleans
our Adopt-a-Road.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Sigma Kappa
Attn: Recruitment Chair
1108 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Zeta Tau Alpha
Chapter Name: Gamma lota
National website: www.zetataualpha.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-zeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Membership in Zeta Tau Alpha affords opportunities to
engage in community service, become involved on campus,
achieve academic success and develop friendships that will
last a lifetime. Since our founding in 1898, the strong bond of
friendship formed between sisters continues to be our most
cherished legacy.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Zeta Tau Alpha
Attn: Recruitment Chair
1142 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Financial Information

What are the costs associated with joining a fraternity or sorority?
The cost of membership varies from chapter to chapter. In general, the first
semester of membership is the most expensive because of one time New Mem-
ber/Membership Intake fees. Several chapters at UF offer payment plans and
scholarships for members who need financial assistance. Each individual has
different financial obligations associated with membership and Potential New
Members are encouraged to ask questions about any other fees outside of dues
that you will be expected to pay once initiated.

Where exactly is my money going?
It varies from chapter to chapter, however the most common places your money goes:
National fees and obligations
Membership Recruitment
Service projects
Sisterhood/Brotherhood activities
Special events
Additional costs throughout the semester will go to meal plans, pictures, gifts, social events,
T-shirts, etc.

Interfraternity Council (IFC):
new member/initiation fee
chapter dues
national fees
social fees
risk management insurance
room and board fees (in-house

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):
Expenses paid upon initiation may include:
new member/initiation fee
national, regional and local dues
Yearly expenses may include:
national, regional, local dues
risk management insurance

National Pan-Hellenic Council
Expenses paid upon initiation may include:
new member/initiation fee
national, regional and local dues
Yearly expenses may include:
national, regional, local dues
risk management insurance

Panhellenic Council (PC):
new member/initiation fee
chapter dues
national fees
social fees
risk management insurance
room and board fees
(in-house members)

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Housing Information

For many members of the Florida Greek community, living in their chapter
house has proven to be a convenient and economical way to enhance their
Greek experience. Currently, 38 of the 62 chapters at UF have chapter houses.
Each house is managed on a day-to-day basis by a full-time House Director, and
is overseen by a local or national house corporation board, a group of alumni
that oversee the house director, chapter finances, and advises the upkeep and
remodeling of the facilities. Many chapter houses provide you with study areas,
TV rooms, computer labs, 10-15 meals per week, and on-site parking.

How much does it cost to live in the house?
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.

Can I live in the chapter house as a freshman?
Most chapter living facilities house only active members (usually sophomores and juniors).
Almost all New Members and freshmen live in their respective residence halls or off-campus
apartments or houses, because most chapters fill their houses during the previous spring
semester. Members who live "out of house" usually frequent the chapter house during the
day and eat lunch and dinner at the house.

What if I purchase an on-campus meal plan?
If you purchase an on-campus meal plan and then join a fraternity or sorority with a chapter
house, the chapter will assist you in transferring your meal plan to the chapter house. The
meal plan will be pro-rated and transferred to the chapter house at the cost of the new meal
plan. Any remaining balance will be left on your Gator 1 card as declining balance.

Annual Costs for Membership

Panhellenic IFC



On-Campus Off-Campus

S10oo-5250O $-50-$1S00 i 3,400.00

$S-,6'40 o.oo

Ne,.\ Member Fees .s;:-Scx,

Chapter Dues

sSOO-16COo $o1000-c$300

Please note: -:os~ts r', greatl', b, chapter
* Off-:mrnpus hou-iin c' osts are- based ,on at era.- rates quoted b', Ical .aprtmentL
I.a110 an.Ce_ are included ifr phone s.er\ i,: arnd utilities) .
* ._ff-.ampus food c'-s.ts are based :'n costs. of meals e-stblilhd b\' th L. S.
DC-partment of Labor
* O'-.:3mnpus tood is an 3. er3agg r3ate tor .:3mpu. meal plans.

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When can I join a fraternity or sorority?
Interfraternity Council: Beginning of Fall or Spring semester
Multicultural Greek Council: varies by chapter
National Pan-Hellenic Council: varies by chapter
Panhellenic Council: Formal recruitment Fall semester, the week before classes start;
Informal recruitment beginning of Spring semester (not all chapters participate)

For the most up-to-date information, all interested men and women are encouraged to visit
the Sorority & Fraternity Affairs website at: www.greeks.ufl.edu

Do I need to purchase a meal plan if I join a sorority or fraternity with
a house?
It depends. Housed chapters have their own meal plan programs and provide 10-15 meals a
week. Because snacks and weekend meals are usually not included, many members of the
Florida Greek community find it convenient to purchase a campus meal plan for missed meals
and extra food. For most students we recommend declining balance. For more information
on UF meal plans please visit www.gatordining.com.

How much time does being in a sorority and fraternity take up?
Being a member of a sorority and fraternity is a significant time commitment. For most peo-
ple, the time requirement would be equivalent to taking another 3-credit class (3 hours/wk).

How are sororities and fraternities held accountable?
While self-governing, each of our individual chapters are held accountable by multiple enti-
ties. Chapters are responsible for meeting the standards that are set forth by their inter/
national organization, their governing council, as well as the University of Florida through
the Sorority & Fraternity Affairs. In addition, each chapter is required to maintain an internal
judicial system that is designed to hold members accountable for their actions.

How can I find out specific information about organizations?
Information such as grades, conduct, etc. is available on each of our chapters at the www.
greeks.ufl.edu website. Once on the website, click on the Resources tab and scroll to the
Chapter Profiles section at the bottom of the page.

What is the University's stance on hazing?
UF seeks to promote a safe environment in which students may participate without compro-
mising their health, safety or welfare. For more information, please see page 3.

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Active: A member who has been initiated into lifelong fraternity or sorority membership and
is active at the collegiate level.
Alumni/ae: Initiated fraternity or sorority members who have graduated from college.
Bid: A formal invitation to join a particular sorority or fraternity
Big Brother or Big Sister: An active member who serves as a mentor to a New Member dur-
ing their New Member Program.
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
Continuous Open Recruitment: An informal recruitment process that takes places after the
conclusion of Formal Panhellenic recruitment.
Formal Panhellenic Recruitment: 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.
House Director: 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/Crossed: The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of active membership.
Each chapter has a different set of requirements to be initiated.
Interfraternity Council (IFC): The governing body of 25 social fraternities at the University of
International/National Headquarters: The central organization of a particular fraternity
or sorority.
Legacy: A prospective member whose grandparent, parent, or sibling is an alumnus of, or
active in, a particular fraternity or sorority. 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
Membership Intake: The process that NPHC and MGC chapters utilize to recruit, interview,
select, and initiate new members. The period of membership intake varies, but cannot ex-
ceed 10 weeks.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): The National Panhellenic Conference is the umbrella
organization for 26 national and international womenfs fraternities and sororities.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): Umbrella organization for 9 Historically-Black sororities
and fraternities (5 fraternities, 4 sororities).
Neophyte: A member of the last line to cross in the local chapter of a NPHC or MGC
New Member: A member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.
New Member Educator/Membership Intake Coordinator: The liaison between new members
and the Chapter and is responsible for implementing and monitoring the new member pro-
gram and preparing the new members for initiation.
New Member Program: A period of education when new members learn the history, ideals,
and values of fraternity and sorority life. The time frame varies, but cannot exceed 10 weeks.
Philanthropy: A charitable fundraiser sponsored by a sorority or fraternity
Potential New Member (PNM): A college student participating in recruitment.
Prophyte: A neophyte becomes a prophyte after another line is initiated.
Recommendation Letter: A letter of reference provided by an alumnus of national sorority or
fraternity to the local chapter at UF.
Recruitment/Rush Chair: An active member of a sorority or fraternity who is in charge of
recruitment efforts for the chapter
Recruitment Counselor (Pi Chi): A trained sorority member who has disassociated herself
from her chapter during Formal Panhellenic Recruitment in order to counsel and assist
women during recruitment.
Social: A get-together with another group for a party, dinner or fun occasion.
Stroll or party hop: A line dance by members of NPHC or MGC organizations.
The Set: Area on Turlington Plaza where MGC and NPHC groups table and congregate.

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ToP 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Joining the Florida Greek Community

SFlorida Greeks Make the Grade!
51 percent of the Florida Greek
community had a semester GPA above
3.5 and 80 percent of the Florida
Greek community had a semester
GPA above 3.0.

2 Leaders on Campus!
Members of the Florida Greek
community have historically held
some of the highest leadership
positions and honors on campus.
3 Lend a Helping Hand!
During Florida Greek Service Day,
members of the Greek community
completed more than 4,000 hours of
community service.

4 We Have Connections!
Greek members have networking
opportunities through Greek alum
for jobs, internships, advice and real-
world work experience
5Great Memories to Last a Lifetime!
Florida Greeks know how to have
responsible fun and maintain a
balance between their academics and
social events. Socials, formals, Greek
Week and family weekends are just a
few activities offered for great times
at The University of Florida!

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