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Florida Greek Community Profile




Number of Chapters
Number of Chapters with Houses
New Members (F07)
Active Members (F07)
Total Number of Members (F07)
Average Chapter Size

25 10 9 16 60
22 0 0 16 38
502 156 6 791 1455
1662 25 150 1918 3755

2164 181 156
83 18 17

2709 5210
169 N/A

All Greek GPA vs. All UF GPA

3.5*I Greek
2.51 1 UF


2 1 1 11 o 11 1 1
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Florida Greek Philanthropic Beneficiaries
34th Street Wall Adopt-A-Road Adopt-A-School Alpha Chi Omega Foundation ALS Therapy Develop-
ment 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 Walk America 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 StJude'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

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Center for Student Activities and Involvement
Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
300 J. Wayne Reitz Union
(352) 392-1671
Important Dates
Panhellenic Recruitment
August 17-24, 2008
Classes Begin
August 24, 2008
IFC Recruitment
August 31-Sept.4, 2008
MGC presents
Recruitment Showcase
August 5, 2008
NPHC presents
Meet the Divine Nine
September 3, 2008

Statement on Hazing
The University of Florida takes hazing seri-
ously. 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 admis-
sion into or affiliation with any -y!.11.i .iii' i
"'.". I.' i i 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

Should you wish to file a complaint, please
feel free to contact Sorority & Fraternity
Affairs at (352) 392-1671.


FLorida Creek CovvmmtIuVitU
W elcom e .................... ... ....... ................ ..... 2
Sch olarsh ip ...................... ............... .................. 3
Service & Philanthropy ................................................ 4
Lead ersh ip ................................... ............... ...... 5
Com m unity .................................. ............... ... .. 6
D efin itio n s ......................................... ...................... 8
Housing and Financial Information............................ 34
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)........................... 35
Cam pus M ap ............................................................. 36

InterfrateriAty CoIAnVCil ((PC)
W elcom e and Overview .............................................. 10
Recruitm ent Inform ation......................................... 10
Chapter Profiles......................................................... 11

MILticIMLtMral CGreek CounICil (MGaC)
O overview ............................... ............................ ..... 16
MGC Sorority Chapter Profiles ................................... 17
MGC Fraternity Chapter Profiles................................. 19

NationaL PTan-HeLLe.leic CounI cil (NPH-C)
O overview .................................... .................... ... 2 0
NPHC Sorority Chapter Profiles.................................. 21
NPHC Fraternity Chapter Profiles............................... 23

Painhellenic CounIACil (PC)
W elcom e and Overview ............................................. 25
Recruitm ent Inform ation......................................... 26
Recruitm ent Schedule.................. .................. 27
W hat to W ear............................................................. 27
Chapter Profiles......................... ......................... 28


The Florida Greek community is fortunate to have a professional staff that consists
of three full-time professionals and one Graduate Assistant. I. ,.-.. the staff
provides leadership development, program planning and advisement for four governing
councils, 60 chapters, the GreekJudicial Board, and the Order of 011O.. i \ I....n
Greek honor society
Council Advisement: IFC, MGC, NPHC, PC, Order of Omega
Strategic Areas: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Community Programs,
Risk Management, Facilities M i i... ii. I.i \ lh.i, and Publications

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Organizational chart

Associate Director

Program Coordinator Program Coordinator

L------------------- Graduate Assistant

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WhyJoliV A sorority Or Fraternity?
Since the founding of the first fraternity in 1776,
sororities and fraternities have helped college
students throughout North America develop strong
networks of support on campus and beyond. Join-
ing a sorority or fraternity will help enhance your
collegiate experience by providing support and
resources to help your academic, leadership and
social development skills.

Research shows that students who develop a sense
of belonging and a connection to their college com-
munity are more likely to graduate from college.
Joining a fraternity or sorority is an excellent way to
make that connection and to find your place at the
University of Florida. Approximately 5,200 students
are members of the 60 fraternities and sororities

The Florida Greek community is diverse and
includes a wide array of i .I. i,,.1111 1,.. to meet the
needs of today's college student. Whether you are
interested in:,i I, ... I ". 111 ii .. with a house, an
.r. ,,, IIi.'II with an emphasis on culture, or an
, .. 1111 ii., that places emphasis on community
service, you will find what you are searching for
within the Florida Greek community.

Maintaining a high level of academic success is a
tradition within the Florida Greek community The
Florida I.. .1 I 11point average has been at or
li.i.i .i ii in the all-UF .iii.i.. .i .. .. f., ,i i.- last
three years.

The Florida Greek community takes pride in this
accomplishment and offer many resources and
programs to maintain this exceptional achievement.
Some of the resources and p"J" i i "'. i i -i.. .-to
enrich the academic experience include:
scholarship chairs, chapter officers who
work with the chapter and University to
create a scholarship plan that is conducive
to its members
major matching, through which members
sharing majors or classes can .i.1,,i i. %....i..
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, in which members are
recognized for academic achievement and
scholastic effort

soholstio ProfUle
Name:Jackie Hizer
Classification: 4BA (Major: Mar-
keting, Minor:
NonProfit Orgs, Women's Studies)
Council Affiliation: Panhellenic
Campus Involvement: Member-
ship Vice President for Panhellenic
Council, Pi Chi 2007 & 2008, Preview Staff 2006, Florida
Cicerones, Mar 3023 TA, First Year Florida Peer Leader,
Florida Leadership Academy, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor
Society, Savant UF, Florida Opportunity Scholars Mentor,
Chapter Risk Management Chair.
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you? For
me, being a part of the Florida Greek community means
opportunity: the chance to meet new people, discover
a hidden talent, give back to the community, develop as
an individual, and most of all, enhance your time at the
University of Florida.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek? Never take the experience for granted!
Your experiences ol I ...,, : ..... I 11 .. I withyoufor
the rest of your life, so make sure to make the most of it.
Four years goes by much faster than you would think...

Did you. kenow?

ee% of the iorvida creele

cotvwtwLi44tyu had a chapter

semester cGPA over 3.2.

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sevuioe Profile
Name: Amar Patel
Classification: Junior
Council Affiliation: MGC
Campus Involvement: Member
of Sigma Beta Rho Multicultural
Fraternity Inc., MGC Service Direc-
tor, member of ISA.
What does it mean to be a
Florida Greek? It means being leaders on and off
campus. I am very proud to be a Florida Greek because
we are positive role models for the student body as well
as ambassadors for the school in the community.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be
a Florida Greek? "Work hard and Play hard." For
example, attending a social one night and then waking up
early that next morning to do community service.

FLorlda Greelk service Day
Every chapter participates in a variety of service/
volunteer projects individually Additionally, the
Florida Greek community comes it.. il. ,, I1 ill;.
for Florida Greek Service Day (FGSD). This event
provides members of the Florida Greek community
the opportunity to give back and provide service
to the Gainesville and Alachua County community
1' ..ll. i on the same day. This Spring more than
1,000 members of the Florida Greek community
completed service projects at more than 35 various
non-profit agencies in the community.

Ghouls, Gobinvs, anud Greeeks
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.

Greelk BLood Dtrive
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 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

Philavthropic Progravwms
Most chapters sponsor a philanthropic event such
as an athletic tournament, dance competition,
pageant, or ball that benefits a local or national
cli 1 it i-i .. ,I ..i. 1 ..i.. In addition, many of these
same chapters participate in 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 Network. In the 13 years of
Dance Marathon at UF's existence, more than $2
million has been donated ini ii I ii..- largest and
most successful student-run philanthropy in the
southeastern United States.

Last semester alo&e,
the Florida Greele
OOMmVuinitt raised mVIOYe
thaln $570,000 for varioLOs
philaKtthropio cases.

4 The Guide to Florida Greeks

he 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
fortheirown i.. i,, ii,.. as well as the larger
fraternity and sorority community. Serving as an of-
ficer or committee chair in a chapter or governing
council will help an individual develop a multitude
of leadership skills not limited to conflict manage-
ment, 1..1.. III. i 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, .". 1111 ii,.i,. and campus honoraries.
Members of the Florida Greek community have
historically held some of the highest leadership po-
sitions and honors on campus. Nationally, numer-
ous chapters provide opportunities for members
to attend regional and national leadership training

Leadership Profile
Name: Kevin Reilly
Classification: Graduate Student
Council Affiliation: IFC
Campus Involvement: Student Body
President, Student Senate President,
Student Senator, Florida Blue Key,
Chapter President
What does being a Florida
Greek mean to you? Being a Florida Greek means
being a part of something bigger then you. The Florida
Greek community offers students a family away from
home. That family provides students with countless
opportunities; academic, service, philanthropic, and
leadership to name a few.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be
a Florida Greek? Join an organization where you
feel comfortable. Once you have found that place, take
advantage of all of the countless opportunities that will be
afforded to you.

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FLorida Greeke Leaodership PrOCYrams

* Greek AdvaniVCe
* Jr. Pancvhelleve
* MNeC CovMeLber
SN~ew mmbeer Smposuvm

* NPHC SLK_1mvIit
* order of ovegac
* PcarhVelLeitic RecruLtmve\,t
COKvn.seLors (Pi Chis)

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Comm~tvwunVitu Profile
Name: Emmanuel Gamor
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation: NPHC
Campus Involvement: Chapter
President, Homecoming Campus In-
volvement Director, Esquire-Minority
Pre-Law Society President, Preview
S Staff, Upward Bound Mentor, Trusler
Leader Scholar Program Peer Mentor.
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you?
Being a Florda Greek means that you are a servant leader
in all your endeavors and you have the opportunity to
make a difference everyday
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek?
My advice is that being a Florida Greek comes with more
responsibility and commitment than meets the eye. Within
and outside our Greek affiliations you need constantly up-
hold the principles the Greek community stands for and it
is important to note that YOU make your organization, do
not let your organization make you.

Brotherhood and Sisterhood are bonds of unity
and enduring friendship. These bonds reach
not only between members within each chapter,
but also among chapters throughout the world,
as each 1 m ii. -11i, shares history and founding
ideals. 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 be in the perfect position
to meet other students with diverse backgrounds,
similar interests, and new '1". i-' i-'I ''- i i, 1 ..
some of the brotherhood and sisterhood activities
such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and
date functions.

6 The Guide to Florida Greeks

Gactor GrowL anud H-omVecomViAg
Each year, thousands of UF Alumni return to their
Alma Mater for homeco,. i. ..I. ii.. .. During
Homecoming week, sororities and fraternities pair
up to build floats and participate in a number of
activities such as date functions, SoulFest, Gator
Growl, the world's largest student-run pep rally, the
Homecoming Parade and the alumni barbecue.

qreelk week
Greek Week is the week where members of
the Florida Greek community come 1t.. ll,. to
celebrate and show the University what it means to
be a Florida Greek. Multiple chapters form teams
participate in service and compete in a number of
other activities to see who will be crowned Greek
Week champion.

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

I ntra VmuraILs
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 competition within the Florida Greek com-
munity is intense, r. i.11.. ., ,f i il.. range of sports
offered, yet competition remains fun and ... 11, .
IFC and Panhellenic have council-sponsored
tournaments as well as awards for the intramural
athletes and teams.

NPH-C 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 Approxi-
mately 1600 students and community members
come from North and Central Florida to participate
in one of UF's fastest growing traditions.

orange BLue Pep RatLLy
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 cheer-
leaders and mascots, and Albert and Alberta

University of Florida 7

Active: A member who has been initiated into
1.....w.i ii ..I Iiv or sorority membership and is
active at the collegiate level.
Alumni/ae: Initiated fraternity or sorority mem-
bers 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 during
their New Member Program.
Call: A vocal sound (sometimes high-pitched)
used by members of NPHC and MGC organizations
to :i ..[ Ill,, ., ... .. i ll. 6. .

Chapter: The local group of: i 1 ,i... ii. ii ii
.i .. 1111 ii. .1 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 mem-
ber class of a MGC or NPHC organization.
Continuous Open Bidding (COB or
Spring Recruitment): An informal recruitment
process that takes places after the conclusion of
Formal Panhellenic 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 history of NPHC groups.

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.
Grip: Secret handshake exchanged by members
House Director/House Mom or House
Parents: A person hired by the housing corpora-
tion board to live in the chapter house and super-
vise the day-to-day activities of live-in members.
IFC Recruitment: A week-long period in which
fraternities and potential new members become

8 The Guide to Florida Greeks

Initiation: The formal ceremony that marks the
beginning of active membership. Each chapter
has a different set of requirements in order to be
Interfraternity Council (IFC): The governing
body of 27 social fraternities at the University of
International/National Headquarters:
The central .". ,,ii,. ii,, of a particular fraternity
or sorority.
Intramurals: Athletic programs administered by
Recreational Sports in which members from differ-
ent chapters form teams and compete in sporting
Lavaliere: A pendant displaying a fraternity's or
sorority's Greek letters.
Legacy: A 1'1 T.1 -. I I.. ,,,,.,,,i D,,h I ...... ,-. 1 i, 1
ent, parent, or ..,ii.i. .. alumnus of, or active
in, a particular fraternity or sorority The exact
definition varies from one chapter to another. Each
chapter or international ,. J. 1iii. ii, I ,; its own
policy regarding legacies. Please note that most
I i. ii ..1. 11: 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 organizations
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 cannot exceed 10 weeks.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC):
The National Panhellenic Conference is the umbrel-
la organization for 26 national and international
women's fraternities and sororities.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
[I I1!-1.lii I ,, ll. i 1 ..11 f' Li 9 Historically-Black so-
rorities and fraternities (5 fraternities, 4 sororities).

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 not been initiated.
New Member Educator/Membership
Intake Coordinator: The individual who is the
liaison between the new members and the Chapter.
This individual is responsible f, ,1 Ipl,....... ,ii,.. and
monitoring the new member program and prepar-
ing the new members for initiation.
New Member Program: A period of educa-
tion when new members learn the history, ideals,
and values of fraternity and sorority life. The time
frame of the New Member program varies for each
chapter but can not exceed 10 weeks.
Philanthropy: A charitable fundraiser spon-
sored by a sorority or fraternity
Pledge: See New Member
Potential New Member (PNM): A college
woman who i, l' "I I,. .Ii ,i 1 1 ormal Panhellenic
recruitment in the Fall.
Prophyte: A seasoned member of a NPHC or
MGC organization. A neophyte becomes a prophyte
after another line is initiated.
Recommendation (Rec Letter): A personal
letter of reference 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 mem-
ber of a sorority or fraternity who is in charge of all
recruitment efforts for the chapter
Recruitment Counselor (Pi Chi): A trained
sorority member who has disaffiliated herself from
her chapter during Formal Panhellenic Recruit-
ment in order to counsel and assist women in
making informed decisions during recruitment.

Social: A get i,, .hil. ,, ili another group for a
party, dinner or fun occasion.
Stroll or party hop: A line dance done by
members of NPHC or MGC organizations (usu-
ally at a party or step show).
The Set: Area on Turlington Plaza where MGC
and NPHC groups table and congregate. Also the
location of several coming out shows.

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what is the InterfrateriAtyu
councIA iL ((PC)?
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University
of Florida is the governing body for twenty-five
men's fraternities on campus. The Interfraternity
Council is responsible for ensuring communica-
tion among the fraternities, as well as coordinating
specific events, including Fall and Spring Recruit-
ment, the IFC New Member Education Speakers
and other Greek activities.

(FC Recrulttvmen.t
Recruitment or "rush" is the process of recruit-
ing new members into the Interfraternity Council
(IFC). IFC holds formal recruitment during the
Spring and Fall. For more information, www.

;RecriitmenAt Tirps
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) as well as the
Sorority & Fraternity Affairs website at www.greeks.
2. Explore your options. There are 25
different IFC chapters that provide a variety of op-
tions. Try to visit and learn about as many of these
chapters as possible.

3. Ask questions. As you proceed ask questions
about the chapter's cost, involvement on campus,
academic success, and new member process. This
will allow you to make an informed decision.
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; after all you will be the one who is in
the chapter for the next four years.

Add the IFC, Recrvitmiitevt
AppLicatiLov ov, Farcebooke at

Retcritmv.evt schedule
SIAudayd, Acugust 31, 2o00
6pm Recruitment Kickoff Forum

MoVUda september 3 through
Thursday, september 4, aoo8
11am 2pm Lunch
5pm 7pm Dinner
8pm 11pm Evening Event
All events are held at chapter locations

Friday, september 5, 2o00
Invite only events

10 The Guide to Florida Greeks


ALpha epsilovu Pi (AEH)
Nickname: AEPi
Chapter Name: Phi Gamma
National website: www.aepi.org
Chapter website: www.aepiuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1913
Year Founded at UF: 1951
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: AEPi Poker
All-Night Long '.... i.. iiC, the Leukemia and Lym-
phoma Society

AEPi has existed on campus since 1951 and has
initiated over 1,700 strong men seeking leadership,
brotherhood and success. We stand firm in our val-
ues 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. Members 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.

ALpha Tar omvega (ATQ)
Nickname: ATO
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha Omega
National website: www.ato.org
Chapter website: www.ufato.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1865
Year Founded at UF: 1884
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Adopt-a-Road,
Golf Tournament

To bind men 1.. *..il.. i a brotherhood based upon
eternal and immutable principles, with a bond as
strong as right itself, and as lasting as humanity;
to know no north, no south, no east, no west, but
to know man as man, to teach that true men the
world over should stand t, ..lil,. and contend for
supremacy of good over evil; to teach not politics,
but morals; to foster not partisanship, but the rec-
ognition of true merit wherever found; to have no
narrower limits within which to wo1 it.. ..il ..I for
the elevation of man than the outlines of the world;
these were the thoughts and hopes uppermost in
the minds of the founders of Alpha Tau Omega

chi Phi (XD)
Nickname: Chi Phi
Chapter Name: Theta Delta
National website: www.chiphi.org
Chapter website: 11iii 11'.'. nil ..in/~-chiphifl
Year Founded Nationally: 1824
Year Founded at UF: 1935
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Boys & Girls Club

The Chi Phi Fraternity is the nation's oldest frater-
nal .i 111 ii. '1 founded in 1824 at Princeton Col-
lege. Locally, the Theta Delta Chapter has existed on
campus at One Fraternity Row since 1935. The Chi
Phi Fraternity is dedicated to molding men into true
S.i i ... ... through the guiding principles of truth,
honor, and personal integrity. Spend four years
in a chapter and a lifetime living among the many
illustrious Chi Phi brothers of past and present.

ALpha Gqa4mmv a Rho (AIP)
Nickname: AGR
Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma
National website: www.alphagammarho.org
Chapter website: www.agruf.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1924
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: AGR Buckoff

Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and professional
fraternity. AGR allows for members to socialize with
other students on campus and people in the com-
munity, along with, providing a strong brotherhood
and a house for members. AGR is also a profes-
sional fraternity. AGR is for young men pursuing
any career related to il. i-,I ..I,,ll. f.od or fiber
industries, and utilizes alumni networking op-
portunities. Alpha Gamma Rho truly is "four years
and a lifetime".

1Beta Theta Pi (BOI )
Nickname: Beta
Chapter Name: Gamma Xi
National website: wwwbetathetapi.com
Chapter website: www.ufbeta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1839
Year Founded at UF: 1930
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Beta Buddies, 34th Street Cleanup, Beta Challenge

Beta Theta Pi was founded August 8, 1839 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 broth-
erhood aids the individual, builds the Fraternity
:,,i in.l.i.. ,In.. 1'the host academic institution
through lifelong devotion to intellectual excellence,
high standards of moral conduct and responsible

Delta chi (AX)
Nickname: D-Chi
Chapter Name: Florida Colony
National website: www.deltachi.org
Chapter website: www.floridadeltachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1890
Year Founded at UF: 1926
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Delta Chi Earthball supporting the
Jimmy V Foundation

Delta Chi was originally founded as a law fraternity
at Cornell University on October 13, 1890. Since
its existence as :,i I i fi I...... i ..i ,. 1 today as a
college social fraternity, Delta Chi still continues to
stand for and promote its classic values; Justice,
Character, Friendship, Education. Delta Chi is also
known for being the first fraternity to abolish hell

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IFC ProfUle
Name: G. Tyler Parramore
Classification: 3L
Council Affiliation: IFC
Campus Involvement: Florida
Blue Key President, Nightlife Naviga-
tors Director, Personal Host to
Lynyrd Skynyrd at Gator Growl
2007, Former IFC Treasurer, Former
Student Government Cabinet Chairperson, Former Florida
Blue Key Treasurer, Sigma Alpha Epsilan Fraternity
Recruitment Chairman
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you?
Being a Florida Greek means being one small piece of a
greater collection of people that makes the University of
Florida a better place. The relationships that you build
through Greek life, both with fellow students and adminis-
trators, enable you to ill.. I . i i.. I... I .. *I ,I ,,
that you would never be able to do alone. I have no doubt
that the relationships I have built, both with my fellow
fraternity members and members of the greater Greek
community outside of my chapter will continue to enrich
my life for a long time to come.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek? Dive right in. Like anything in life, you
will get out what you put in. Being a Florida Greek will
open the door to almost anything that you want to do at
the University. Find something you are passionate about
and emerse yourself in it.

Delta rTaou Deta (ATA)
Nickname: Delt
Chapter Name: Delta Zeta
National website: www.delts.org
Chapter website: www.floridadelts.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1858
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Adopt-a-School and Miss Greek Pageant

Delta Tau Delta is much more than a social orga-
nization, 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
providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their
collegiate and post-collegiate experience. Delt life
provides fantastic opportunities like the Leadership
Academy, conferences and conventions, service-
learning through Adopt-a-School, other community
service opportunities and our new member educa-
tion initiative. This year our philanthropy, Miss
Greek, raised over $20,000 in only its second year.

Delta Mtpsilov (AY)
Nickname: DU
Chapter Name: Delta Upsilon
National website: www.deltau.org
Chapter website: http://duflorida.com/
Year Founded Nationally: 1834
Year Founded at UF: 1957
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Delta U Duck Putt, I... ii... ii.. the Boys and Girls
Club of Alachua County

Delta Upsilon is committed to Building Better Men
through our four founding principles, friendship,
character, culture, and justice, which challenge
our brothers to expect nothing less than excellence
from each other and everyone else. There are no
secrets with Delta Upsilon. No secret rituals. No
secret oaths. No hazing. We are proud of what
DU stands for and proud to be the University of
Florida's only fraternity committed to sharing our
ideals, symbols, and rituals openly.

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Kappa ALpha order (KA)
Nickname: KA
Chapter Name: Beta Zeta
National website: www.kappaalphaorder.org
Chapter website: www.ufka.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1865
Year Founded at UF: 1904
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
MDA; Operation Crimson Gift

Kappa Alpha Order seeks to create a lifetime
experience which centers on reverence to God,
duty, honor, character and I..I. l'.ii I.l ; conduct as
inspired by Robert E. Lee, our spiritual founder.
While the men of Kappa Alpha Order have never
claimed that Robert Edward Lee was an initiated
member of the Order, we do rejoice his noble life.
We are immensely proud and honored that his
ideals are woven into KAs soul.

Lacmvbda chi ALpha (AXA)
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's Visit, Watermelon Bust (benefiting North
American Food Drive)

Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the youngest, yet most
rapidly gro, 'i,. fi ii... iinoi.. in the country. Since its
creation in 1909, Lambda Chi has been a leader in
the Greek world. In 1972, it became the first frater-
nity to ban hazing and replaced the term "pledge"
with "associate member". Lambda Chi Alpha strives
to foster the development of its members, empha-
sizing scholarship, athletics, service and a positive
social experience. This year celebrates our 75th
year at the University of Florida!

Phti GVLammvta Dseta (FII)
Nickname: Fiji or Phi Gam
Chapter Name: Upsilon Phi
National website: www.phigam.org
Chapter website: l1.,iir ti.. il ...in/~fiji
Year Founded Nationally: 1848
Year Founded at UF: 1941
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: FIJI Frolf and
The American Red Cross

The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is dedicated to
fostering the values of Friendship, Knowledge, Mo-
rality, Service, and Excellence. We are an interna-
tional fraternity of the honest caliber, with national
Top 3 rankings in every category when compared
to other fraternities. A Fiji -..l ..... 1. I ,; a man of
character, competence, and drive. Additionally, Phi
Gamma Delta is not for college alone. There are no
"alumni" here; our fraternal bonds last for life.

K-appa sivwLa (K2)
Nickname: Kappa Sig
Chapter Name: Delta-Delta
National website: www.kappasigma.org
Chapter website: www.kappasigmauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1869
Year Founded at UF: 1922
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Kappa Sigma Crescent Cup, Operation Christmas

Kappa Sigma Fraternity was founded on December
10, 1869 at the University of Virginia, and since
then has grown '.p'i.. iii ill coming to the Uni-
versity 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.

Phi DeLta Theta ((AO)
Nickname: Phi Delt
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha
National website: l.... l 1 .1 1ii.i i,..,
Chapter website: .liii """ 1l...1h lill. if ..,
Year Founded Nationally: 1848
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Walk to
Defeat ALS, Ultimate Dodgeball supporting Spinal
Muscular Atrophy

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 cardinal principles
of friendship, sound learning, and moral rectitude.
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 Kcappa Tau (PKT)
Nickname: Phi Tau
Chapter Name: Phi Kappa Tau
National website: . i 1i l ip l 111, iI,
Chapter website: liii.' 1.1.". nil ...in/ phitau/
Year Founded Nationally: 1906
Year Founded at UF: 1926
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Midnight
Madness featuring "Say What" Karaoke

We are ... i.ll..i... committed to the pursuit of
excellence in brotherhood, community, scholar-
ship and service, while still enjoying the full college
experience. For 100 years we have excelled in this
pursuit, and look forward to accomplishing even
more in the future.

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Phi sigv a KcaJppa (0)1K)
Nickname: Phi Sig
Chapter Name: Delta Tetarton
National website: www.phisigmakappa.org
Chapter website: www.phisigflorida.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1873
Year Founded at UF: 1951, 1993
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Phi Sig Spike: Beach Volleyball Tournament; St.
Francis House; Gator Swim Club

Phi Sigma Kappa is : iif. ii ... brotherhood
dedicated to the betterment of the individual, the
university community, and our world, by giving
its members opportunities to develop leadership
skills, participate in service to others, achieve
academic excellence, and practice personal
integrity Our initiatives for leadership development
are a step ahead of many other .. .iin i1111,., and
our creativity and inventiveness keep us on the
forefront of the fraternity philosophy.

sigMva ALphCa epsiovu (XAE)
Nickname: SAE
Chapter Name: Florida Upsilon
National website: www.sae.net
Chapter website: www.uf-sae.com/menu.htm
Year Founded Nationally: 1856
Year Founded at UF: 1884
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Cajun Cookout'.... i.. iiii.. Big Brothers Big Sisters

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 state 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 In addition to a last-
ing presence at Florida, SAE is known for its event-
ful social calendar, campus leadership, community
service, intramural participation, and the largest
fraternity house on campus.

sigwm4a Nu (EN)
Nickname: 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, 2005
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Gainesville City League Baseball, Sigma Nu Educa-
tional Foundation, Sigma Nu Swampball

Sigma Nu is an honor fraternity founded on the
principles of Love, Truth and Honor. We are com-
mitted 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.

Pi LamVtbda Phi (IIAO)
Nickname: Pi Lam
Chapter Name: Florida Delta
National website: ......i p i in.i h pi -..I
Chapter website: www.pilamtodaycom
Year Founded Nationally: 1895
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
March of Dimes Walk America, Pi Lam Rocks
,. ...i ..I. i 1.1 ,i; for Life at UF

Founded in 1895 at Yale by three men, Pi Lambda
Phi was the first non-sectarian and non-discrimi-
natory fraternity established. Our colors are purple
and gold and our mascot is the lion. We are
located at 15 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 created .... ll'..ii... with core values that have
helped them become leaders in their careers and
communities. We pride ourselves on our diversity,
traditions and values.

sigMo.a chi (XX)
Nickname: Sigma Chi
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: www.sigmachi.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmachi.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1855
Year Founded at UF: 1924
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Derby Days featuring Children's Miracle Network

Sigma Chi is a brotherhood with roots in the
collegiate experience that engenders : ii.. i,. .,
commitment to strive to achieve true friendship,
equal justice and the fulfillment of learning as part
of our overall responsibilities to the broader com-
munities in which we live. Sigma Chi Fraternity best
serves its purpose by developing, iiipl.i.. ii...i.. and
monitoring programs that foster leadership, build
character, and promote positive relationship skills
which in turn, enable our members to become
productive and i. op II'. -'I. 1' 111 their families,
colleges and communities.

sigmw a TPhi epsilovn ( E)
Nickname: Sig Ep
Chapter Name: Florida Alpha
Nationalwebsite: til '. *i.'.I ".
Chapter website: www.ufsigep.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1901
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Sti f ii . 1 ; ... il...i ., the Florida Youth
Diabetes Camp

Sigma Phi Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the
United States. Rooted in its cardinal principles of
virtue, diligence and brotherly love. Sig Eps strive to
exemplify the ancient Greek ideal of the balanced
man; one who is a leader, scholar, athlete and
.... .ll.. iII To that end, our members hold a num-
ber of campus leadership positions, boast one of
the highest overall fraternity GPAs, and consistently
place in the President's Cup, an annual award for

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FLoroida qreekz chapters

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
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Panhellenic Council (PC)

Pi Kappa Phi (nKF, PiKapp) is
currently suspended until at least Fall
2010. Pi Kappa Alpha (HKA, Pike) is
suspended through Fall 2011 and Sigma
Alpha Mu (SAM, SAMMY) is NOT

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Since 2005, the Florida Greek GPA has been at or higher than the All UF GPA.
2. Leaders onv camu ps!
Members of the Florida Greek community have historically held some
of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus.
3. LenUd a -telpiLg H-awd!
Last semester members of the Florida Greek community participated in over
6,500 hours of community service and raised approximately $570,000 for
philanthropic causes.
4. we H-ave Connectiovns!
Greek members have networking opportunities through Greek alumni:
for jobs, internships, advice and real world work experience
5. Great Memwories to Last a Lifetitv e!
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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sigvma Pi (II)
Nickname: 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
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
ACE Altruistic Campus Experience project;
Sigma Pi BASEketball

Sigma Pi returned to the University of Florida in
2003. Since then we have been making strides to
become a strong presence on campus. The chapter
has done this by combining :, i i.li 1 mi brother-
hood with a drive to leave a positive legacy at UF
Our service projects have received international
recognition, and last year one of our brothers was
added to UF's Hall of Fame in the J. Wayne Reitz

Tau Kcappa epsilovn (TKE)
Nickname: Teke
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: ... it .. ..
Chapter website: .. .. .i .. ......
Year Founded Nationally: 1899
Year Founded at UF: 1950
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Reagan Research Institute, Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of America

Since 1899, l.iiii..i,..i..1 individuals Ronald
Reagan, Elvis Presley, Conrad Hilton, Charles Wal-
green and many others will recount their success in
life and attribute much of them to their experiences
as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. As the world's
largest fraternity, we are known for producing the
finest i.. lli..,,. n and ..'. iiI i. Ii. ...; that leave
their mark on the world. Florida Greeks are
active in service, athletics, and social activities,
but TKE prides itself on developing a sense of
true brotherhood.

Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT)
Nickname: ZBT
Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta
National website: www.zbt.org
Chapter website: www.zbtuf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: ZBT Get on
the Ball, ZBT Kickball

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

Tar epsilovA Phi (TEQD)
Nickname: Tep
Chapter Name: Tau Alpha
National website: www.tephq.org
Chapter website: http://uftep.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1910
Year Founded at UF: 1925
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: TPhi Hoops,
Habitat for Humanity

Founded at Columbia in 1910, Tau Epsilon Phi
opened its Tau 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: friendship,
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. Eisenhower, Arnold "Red"
Auerbach and Larry King and Jerry Springer. Since
October of 1910, TEP has flourished through its
reputation of tradition, excellence and pride.

Theta chi (OX)
Nickname: Theta Chi
Chapter Name: Tau
Nationalwebsite: ...... li.i n..i
Chapter website: .... i.. Ii. i ..i,,I .. .
Year Founded Nationally: 1856
Year Founded at UF: 1916
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Kyle Schue-
mann Kickball Tournament '...I. i..1llll. e Respon-
sible About Drinking 21 (BRAD 21)

Theta Chi is a Social Fraternity dedicated to uphold-
ing the highest of standards for its members. We
have a rich history at the University of Florida and
pride ourselves on brotherhood, campus leader-
ship, service, athletics, diversity, and academic ex-
cellence. Members graduate from our chapter with
a one of a kind experience and leave as Gentlemen
of Theta Chi

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what is the MultiLcALtucratL Greele
CouncAil (MqC)?
The Multicultural Greek Council, better known as
the MGC is the governing body of the internation-
ally and ii i...11, i, ...'." i. ... ethnically based
fraternity and sorority chapters at the University
of Florida. The council currently has six sororities
and four fraternities.

The primary purpose of the Multicultural Greek
Council is to unite its member i. I..1111 11... in
order to share ideas and a support network for
students. Members of the MGC experience Greek
life in a very unique way Each chapter is relatively
small in size which provides a very strong family
life bond.

How do IjoiVL a MGC- orgawLzatiovu?
Membership intake which is the process of select-
ing, .ill. II..h, and :1,,i h. n .. ,i,1 I ..i I .; part
of the process of joining an MGC organization,
and the process differs for each group. Intake may
include interviews, group activities, and study of
group values/traditions. MGC organizations usually
have member intake once a year at various times
(either Fall or Spring).

To learn more about an .. 1111 111i. potential
members are encouraged to attend informational
sessions as well as speak to current members. Also,
every year the MGC hosts a Recruitment Showcase
which gives potential members an opportunity to
learn more about all of the MGC organizations.

McGC lRecrtlvtment showcase
The MGC Recruitment Showcase is an annual event
held in the Fall where each of the 10 member
I. 1111 . I.. .. ..... I presentation (usually a skit,
stepping, stroll or saluting) to showcase their
SI. ..1111 111.. to potential new members as well as
the UF community. In addition, ,. ..1111 111,.. hold
at l-nii f ili iill. ',,; new students and potential
members the opportunity to ask questions and
learn more information about each 'f iI.... i .1
tions that comprise of the MGC. The 2008 edition
of the MGC Showcase will be held on September 5,
2008 at 7:00pm in the Grand Ballroom. To learn
more information about the MGC please visit

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Friday, september 5, aoos
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ieLta Phii omvleg (A4DQ)
Nickname: DPO
Chapter Name: UF Colony of Delta Phi Omega
Nationalwebsite: l ..ii 'i'.i 1 i.......i.. i .
Chapterwebsite: 1l .i ...' nil ...in/~dpo
Year Founded Nationally: 1998
Year Founded at UF: 2003
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Boys & Girls Club

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 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: Karina Khan
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Gqammoa Eta (MH)
Nickname: Gamma Etas
Chapter Name: Alpha Chapter
National website: www.gammaeta.com
Chapter website: www.ufgammaeta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Cam p F......, % i....1

Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc is a Latin-based Multi-
cultural 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 commu-
nity, by upholding our seven pillars of leadership,
unity, dil, .. .. w .ii ....i.ii service, scholarship and
For more information please contact: Evelyn
Najera ENajera@ufl.edu

MCc Pi>rofile
Name: Maryam Laguna
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation: Multicultural
Greek Council Campus Involve-
ment: Multicultural Greek Council
President, Preview Staff, Resident
Assistant, Hispanic Heritage Month,
Student Government
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you?
Being a Florida Greek means being a role model inside
and outside of the classroom. It is setting the standard
high and working everyday to make the University of
Florida and our Greek community better through scholar-
ship, leadership and service. Being a Florida Greek
means being part of a family in which everyone strives for
excellence. The Florida Greek community has given me
lifelong friendships and experiences that I will cherish
for a lifetime.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek?
When deciding which Greek lettered organization is the
best fit for you it is important to do your research on all
councils and look for an organization where you feel at
home with over 60 chapters in our Greek community
you are sure to find the best fit. The most important thing
is to be yourself! Being Greek is a large responsibility but
an experience like none other. Greek life will bring many
new and exciting opportunities but with these opportun-
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Kjappa Phi LamVbda (KIDA)
Nickname: Kappas
Chapter Name: Renowned Rho Chapter
National website: ...... i'I' ipnhi nil ,i ..
Chapter website: www.ufkpl.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 2004
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Make a
Difference Day, Building Dreams Foundation, and
Children's Miracle Network.

On March 9, 1995 seven extraordinary women
came 1I ...il,. to form the honorable Kappa Phi
Lambda Sorority at Binghamton University To date
we have over 25 chapters with over 1000 sisters
and we are continuously growing. Kappa Phi Lamb-
da is the first Pan-Asian Cultural Sorority to enter
the University of Florida. We are Asian interest, 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: Helen Leung

theta Nu xi (ONE)
Nickname: Theta Women
Chapter Name: Absolutely Astonishing Alpha Alpha
National website: l.. 1.. i i, ,.. .,
Chapter website: www.1225media.com/uftnx
Year Founded Nationally: 1997
Year Founded at UF: 2005
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
National Conference for Community & Justice

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. 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.
For more information please contact: Melissa
Garcia Mely0204@ufl.edu

Lambda Theta ALpha (A8A)
Nickname: LTA
Chapter Name: Chi Chapter
National website: lambdalady.org
Chapterwebsite: ,li11 -'.1... nil ...i/-lta1975
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1996
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: FUTURO

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. was
established in 1975 at Kean University as the first
Latin-based sorority in the nation. Since its found-
ing, l,.. ..I. 1 ii-i. li I ; grown to include over
90 chapters nationwide and continues to grow,
Lambda Theta Alpha is an academic-based sorority
dedicated to scholarly excellence, empowerment
of all women, cultural and political awareness, and
community activism. The sorority was established
as a support system for women of all ethnicities in
higher education.
For more information please contact: Jocelyn Paiz

sigvwa L-aM bda cGammwv (AIr)
Nickname: Gammas
Chapter Name: Resilient Rho Alpha Chapter
National website: www.sigmalambdagamma.com
Chapterwebsite: li1ll, 1".. l.. 11..l .l r. l...
Year Founded Nationally: 1990
Year Founded at UF: 1999
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Federal TRIO Programs

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 .I ,ii I. 'ii, dedicated to pro-
moting our evolving and diverse cultures by sharing
it with others through our five principles
For more information please contact: Danielle
Helena daniellehelena69@yahoo.com

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Lambbda Thetta Phi (A0<4)
Nickname: Lambdas
Chapter Name: Phi Chapter The Fortress of Phire
National website: www.lambdal975.org
Chapterwebsite: 1.1' -'..i.. nil...in/~-lambdatp/
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1995
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
St Francis House

Lambda Theta Pl, i i.. Ii ii i Inc. was
founded on December 1, 1975 at Kean '' 11R..,.
in Union, New Jersey. It was the first nationally
recognized Latino fraternity in the country. Lambda
Theta 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
scholarship, 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: Vladimir
Charles vcharles@ufl.edu

Pi Delta Psi (IIAP)
Nickname: PDPsi
Chapter Name: UF Associate Chapter
National website: www.pideltapsi.com
Chapter website: www.ufpideltapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1994
Year Founded at UF: 2004
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Tutoring @ McGuire' 1 i. .

The UF Associate Chapter of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity,
Inc. was chartered on November 13, 2004 by twen-
ty 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. Moreover, they refuse to be categorized as
I... ...'1 ,' .. il I i I Ii- Rather, these men have
engaged themselves with UF's Asian American com-
munity and UF's campus as a whole.
For more information please contact: Perry Chung

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

Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. is a multicultural
fraternity founded on August 16, 1996 at the
University of Pennsylvania. Over the past ten years
Sigma Beta Rho has grown tremendously across the
nation, with over 30 chapters, associate chapters,
and colonies. As both a service and social frater-
nity, Sigma Beta Rho is pleased to have supported
I ,.... i1I. .1. .. which the chapters are built,
keep the brotherhood bond strong, and to keep the
many diverse cultures alive.
For more information please contact: Edwin James

sigmva L-avtbda Beta (lAB)
Nickname: Betas
Chapter Name: Zeta Beta Chapter
National website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com
Chapter website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com/ze-
Year Founded Nationally: 1986
Year Founded at UF: 1999
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
CPR Awareness Day

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:, i....1..ii l.i 1;, i1 educated
For more information please contact: Ricardo
Cortez Rickycortez@gmail.com

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What is the Natiotual Pan-Hrtelleeic
CouncADCi (NPH-C)?
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated
(NPHC) is composed of nine historically-Black
Greek Letter i .i. i i. 1111 11. that evolved at a time
when Blacks students 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

How do joiVL a NPHC orgaivzatiovu?
NPHC organizations do not use a recruitment pro-
cess similar to the one used by the Interfraternity
Council or the Panhellenic Council. NPHC and MGC
.. 1111 l,, .11. participate in membership intake,
the process of ......i... ...li.. ii. :. and :1ii I, :..
new members at a time deemed by the specific
I.r. Jil ii..,, notbyNPHC.

Aspirants, or interested persons, should note that
individual organizations will hold informational
ii...... ,ii. throughout the school year. These meet-
ings will be advertised throughout various locations
on campus and will provide aspirants with the op-
portunity to learn more about an i .. Ji iii..11 and
perhaps get specific intake questions answered.

Meet the DivivLe NinAe
Each Fall, NPHC hosts its annual Meet the Divine
Nine program which showcases each of the nine
affiliate member fraternities and sororities on
campus. Students in attendance will have the
opportunity to learn more about the UF NPHC, the
process for joining the council, and the diverse
experiences of NPHC members. This unique
event allows for personal interaction, information
sharing, and exposure to Greek Life for interested
students. Mark your calendar for September 3,
2008 at 7pm in HPNP

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ALpha K-appa ALpha (AKA)
Nickname: AKAs
Chapter Name: Iota Lambda
National website: www.akal908.com
Chapter website: ilakal975.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1908
Year Founded at UF: 1975
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Showers of Blessings After School Program, Ronald
McDonald House, Pleasant Place

Founded in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
became America's first Greek-letter i .i. 1111 111. 11
established by Black college women. Today, Alpha
Kappa Alpha thrives as a sisterhood 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. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages
high scholastic and ethical standards and serves all
mankind though a nucleus of more than 180,000
women all over the world.

Delta s[igMva Theta (AeO)
Nickname: Deltas
Chapter Name: Lambda Psi
National website: .. I. i ii.. ii .il,.i i ....
Chapter website: www.lambdapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1913
Year Founded at UF: 1975
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Financial Fortitude Workshops, Delta GEMS

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organiza-
tion of college educated women committed to the
constructive development of its members and to
public service, with a primary focus on the black
community The Lambda Psi chapter imple-
ments service i"- .. i i. ii11 Il..II.'ll with our
national ... i i ,, ii. '. five 1'." i '111111 i : thrust;
economic development, educational development,
international awareness and involvement, physical
and mental health and political awareness and

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sigmta Cammvta TRho (1MP)
Nickname: SGRho
Chapter Name: Lambda Rho
National website: www.sgrho1922.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-sgrho
Year Founded Nationally: 1922
Year Founded at UF: 1990
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Youth Symposium

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 predominantly white university Each
founder showed a tenacious spirit to overcome
racism and sexism. To this day, the ladies of
Si..I i .iill uphold the foundation and beliefs that
this sororitywas founded upon ,ii.. IIIIni. to
grow in the bonds of sisterhood, scholarship
and leadership.

zeta Phi Beta (Z(B)
Nickname: Zetas
Chapter Name: Mu Epsilon
Nationalwebsite: i...... 1hi- !',
Chapter website: www.muepsilonzetas.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1920
Year Founded at UF: 1974
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
March of Dimes, Caring & Sharing Learning Center,
Boys & Girls Club, Williston Road Beautification,
Storks Nest, Z-HOPE

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the
simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing
should not overshadow the real mission for pro-
i. i 1 1..i. "111 i .., to address societal mores,
ills, prejudices, poverty and health concerns of the
day. Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an
idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University
in Washington, DC. These five women, also known
as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the tradi-
tional coalitions for black women.

Meet the DiiV.ie Ninve

Learn more about joininlg
the 8counciL o. september 3,
2002 at -pm iL, tP+NPN

'BattLe of the Gcreezs:

The UF NPH-C stepshow

sat-rday, November 15, 2002

C-rtis& M. Philips center

for the Perorvvinvg Arts

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ALpha Phi ALpha (A4A)
Nickname: The Alphas
Chapter Name: Theta Sigma
National website: www.alphaphialpha.net
Chapter website: l... i.. 1 ,.I .11 11, .
Year Founded Nationally: 1906
Year Founded at UF: 1973
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Project Alpha, March of Dimes, Miss Black and
Gold Scholarship Pageant, Sleep Out for the Home-
less, Alpha Academy

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercol-
1.. .1 .. Ii .... 1 letter fraternity established for black
students was organized at Cornell University in
Ithaca, NY on December 4, 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. It has been integrated since
1945 and has expanded tremendously; there are
now approximately 800 chapters located through-
out the World.

iota Phi Theta (100O)
Nickname: Iotas
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.IotaPhiTheta.org
Chapter website: www.GOCentaurs.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1963
Year Founded at UF: 1998
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: Refurbish UF
Institute of Black Culture and Boys and Girls Club

On September 19, 1963, at the Morgan State Col-
lege, 12 students founded what is now the nation's
fifil i l11 ...i, predominately African-American social
service fraternity; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
The purpose of this organization is the develop-
ment and perpetuation of scholarship, leadership,
citizenship, fidelity and brotherhood among men.
The members of Gamma Omicron know that their
.1 i,'"'-' 'I i only be what they make of it and
continue to work hard at '..i... i... themselves and
their community They continue and will always
continue, "Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon

K-appa ALpha Psi (KAV)
Nickname: Nupes
Chapter Name: Zeta Phi
National website: www.kappaalphapsil91 1.com
Chapter website: www.zetaphinupes.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1911
Year Founded at UF: 1972 (First NPHC organization
founded at UF)
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Guide-Right, St. Jude Children's Research, Special
Olympics, Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded Janu-
ary 5, 1911 in Bloomington, Indiana on the cam-
pus 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 undergraduate chapters and
334 cities of alumni chapters worldwide.

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NPH-C Profile
Name: Andre Stephenson
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation: NPHC
Campus Involvement: NPHC
Executive Vice-President, NPHC
Secretary, Greek Advance Cluster
Facilitator, IDEAL Peer Consultant,
ISOM Combined Degree Program,
Greek Judicial Board Member & Chair
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you?
Being a Florida Greek to me, means being part of a
communityol I.. I.. ..1 .... .. 1 ..11. opportunity
to grow. Being(, ..I i. i11l.. ... I .11 .. ,.1. ,.,., .
you are forced to overcome some kind of adversity. You
learn tlh,,,_ i...il ., 'il 11 ,.II h I .,u ,hh 11. I ii.. T before
and at the end of your tenure here at UF, you look back in
amazement at all of the things you have accomplished.
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek?
Make sure you choose the organization that is the best fit
for YOU and don't forget the person you were before you
became a part of the organization. Also, take every op-
portunity you get to meet new people and take advantage
of the opportunities that being Greek offers.

visit the NPf-C web site
at www.v-ufvphc.oou,

ovvlega Psi Phif (QWV )
Nickname: Omegas
Chapter Name: Omicron Zeta
National website: www.oppf.org
Chapter website: www.ozques.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1911
Year Founded at UF: 1973
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Meals on Wheels

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 upholding the ideals of Omega
through campus and community involvement,
remaining consistent with the noble intentions of
our Fraternity Founders.

Phi Beta sigvt ((DBZ)
Nickname: Sigmas
Chapter Name: Zeta Kappa
National website: '..... !'! i "
Chapter website: www.zksigmas.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1914
Year Founded at UF: 1974
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Blue and White Weekend, I .-li II..- Night, Haber-
chase Nursing Home, Caring and Sharing Learning

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is an .. ii' ,i,,
of college-educated males that devotes its time to
uplifting the community. For 94 years our organiza-
tion 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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what is Panuhelleitc?
The Panhellenic Council serves as the governing
body for sixteen National Panhellenic Conference
chapters on campus, .. II.. a sisterhood of more
than 2,500 women. Through educational, service,
and social activities, the Panhellenic Council
Strives tn develnp its~ mnmhnrs 'ind the university

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Visit the Panhellenic website at
www.ufpacwlhelleno.o.oom to Learn
mwore abovt recr- itmeent, events
anctd oontacot i.nformation,.

OLYr Vision is to promote i
women Leaodership, diversity,
scholstic achieevement, 1and
servnie through relatiloships
within and bewyod the
Panhelleenic commuo ity.

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Recoruitm entm t
Formal Recruitment is the primary way the sixteen Panhellenic chapters
acquire new members. During the four round Recruitment process in the fall,
you will have an opportunity to learn about each of the chapters on campus.
You will meet current chapter members and learn what it means to be a Pan-
hellenic woman in the Florida Greek community.

Please understand that this is a mutual selection process. After each round,
you will preference a certain number of chapters and each sorority will
preference a certain number of women. Participation in Recruitment does
not obligate you to join a sorority nor does it guarantee membership. To assist
you through the Recruitment process, disaffiliated Panhellenic women who are
trained to be Recruitment counselors will be available at all times.

PotewntiLa New Member orievutatiovu
To help you better understand the Recruitment process, there is a MANDA-
TORY orientation on Sunday, August 17th at 5pm in the Reitz Union Grand
Ballroom. \ i I I......I.- you will have a chance to hear more about the
Panhellenic Council, meet your Recruitment counselors, and ask any ques-
tions you may have. No sorority women will be in attendance and casual dress
is suggested.

Parent & FamiVly MemVber in-forMy atiovu Meeting
Parents of Potential New Members are encouraged to attend an informational
i.1.... i1 1.... i ,, following the Potential New Member Orientation. At this meet-
ing, you will receive information about the Recruitment process, the schedule
for the week, and a general overview of sorority life. This is a perfect time to
ask any pertinent questions, as the Panhellenic Executive officers and various
UF administrators will be present.

register for Panhellenic

Registration is 485 cantd
opens own M1a I, Z002.
Late registraltiovn.:
ALgsvst 1i, 2008

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suAnvdayU, August 17, 200'
9am Residence Halls Open
5pm Potential New Member
Orientation (mandatory),
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
5:30pm Parent & Family Member
In11r., 1 11ll 11 I \ .d. 1 i llr..
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Recrvitwment schedule

MovAdaC, August 18 -
Thesdayl AAugust 19, 2002
Round 1- Potential New Members visit
each of the 16 chapters.

Wednesday y, August 20 -
Thucrsday, August 21, 2002'
Round 2 (philanthropy) Potential New
Members visit up to eleven of the
sixteen chapters

Fridola, August 22, aoo00
Round 3 (video) Potential New Members
visit up to seven of the sixteen chapters
satucrdlay, August 23, 200S
Preferentials Potential New Members
visit up to three of the sixteen chapters
SIndayduol August 24, 2002
Monday AKugust 25, 200
First Day of Classes

Round 2 Round 3

This is the most casual round
when Potential New Members
are invited to all sixteen chapter
houses. This round requires a
good deal of walking so comfort-
able shoes are recommended.
Women may choose to wear
simple tank tops or shirts with
paired with shorts, capri pants,
or casual skirts.

This is the philanthropy round
when chapters share their com-
munity service and philanthropic
projects with Potential New Mem-
bers. Women are encouraged to
wear skirts or capri pants with a
simple shirt.

This is the sisterhood round
and is more formal than other
rounds. During this round,
chapters highlight their unique
qualities during videos that they
have created. Sundresses or nice
skirts and tops are suggested.

This is the most formal of all
rounds. This is a time during
which Potential New Members
will see a part of the chapter's
ritual. Women are encouraged
to wear cocktail or semi-formal

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Round I


ALpha chi ov.mega (AXQ)
Nickname: Alpha Chi
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.alphachiomega.org
Chapter website: ufalphachi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1885
Year Founded at UF: 1949
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Peaceful Paths, Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, The
Great Escape

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

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

ALpha Delta Pi (AAII)
Nickname: ADPi
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.alphadeltapi.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-adpi
Year Founded Nationally: 1851
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Lion Share Challenge featuring Rock the Mic ben-
efiting the Ronald McDonald House

Founded at Wesleyan '11. -.: in Macon, i.. ..i
Alpha Delta Pi holds the distinction of being the
first secret society in the world for college women.
As the model of today's sorority system, it is only fit-
ting 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:
Allison Johnson
ATTN: ADPi Recruitment
831 W. Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

ALpha epsilovu, Ph (AED )
Nickname: AEPhi
Chapter Name: Alpha Tau
National website: www.aephi.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-aephi
Year Founded Nationally: 1909
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
AEPhi After D:,i 1-..,.n. l... ,. the Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Phi Hoops '.i... llll.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and
Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer,

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded by seven Jewish
women at Barnard I '.11.. .: in New York on October
24, 1909. These women had a dream of form-
ing 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 it's members

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Sari Joseph
2800 SW Williston Rd Apt. 1522
Gainesville, FL 32608

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ALpha oMLiDcrovA Pi (AOII)
Nickname: AOPi
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.alphaomicronpi.org
Chapter website: www.ufaopi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Arthritis Research and American Juvenile Arthritis

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. 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:
Julie Taube, House Director
819 W. Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

chi omega (XQ)
Nickname: Chi 0
Chapter Name: Eta Delta
National website: www.chiomega.com
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-chiomega
Year Founded Nationally: 1895
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Chi Omega Sandblast Volleyball Tournament ben-
efiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organi-
zation is the world with 300,000 initiates and 171
collegiate chapters. To its members, however, Chi
Omega is more than an I,.. ,, ii. 11 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:
Sarah Davis
610 NW 36th St
Gainesville, FL 32607

Delta Delta >Detat (AAA)
Nickname: Tri Delta
Chapter Name: Alpha Psi
National website: www.tridelta.org
Chapter website: www.uftridelta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1888
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy: St Jude
Children's Research Hospital

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 intel-
lectually. The pride we all share in our sisterhood,
scholarly achievements, leadership, and the service
we provide have helped us to become, 1t. ..il..
the best we can be, i,.i. 1..~ I1II,. our unique and
individual characteristics.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Lauren McTaggart
1134 East Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Name: Kristen E. Lunny
Classification: Senior, Political
Science and History (4LS)
Council Affiliation: Panhellenic
Council, Director of Service Division
Campus Involvement: Panhellenic
Director of Service Division, Editor-
in-Chief University of Florida Inter-
national Review, GatorWalk 2007 Director of Hospitality
What does being a Florida Greek mean to you?
Being a part of the Florida Greek community has opened
up such a wealth of opportunity Florida Greeks promote
a spirit of involvement, togetherness, and community
outreach, which has enriched my college experience
Words of wisdom for someone who wants to be a
Florida Greek?
Just making the decision to "Go Greek" has already
changed you for the better. Enjoy the friendships you will
make and treasure the memories you are about to create
with the unforgettable men and women of the Florida
Greek community

DeLta C avvmmta (A')
Nickname: Dee-Gee
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: deltagamma.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-deltagee
Year Founded Nationally: 1873
Year Founded at UF: 1949
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Anchor Splash'... I,. li.i,.. the Delta Gamma Founda-
tion, Gainesville Lions Club, Mind Sight, Dance
Marathon, Champs, Greek Blood Drive

Delta Gamma's primary purpose is to create an
environment for its members in which lasting
friendships are established. Our li.. i .... Ii...i .
ship provides women with opportunities to grow
intellectually and socially. Each school year we
renew our commitment 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 continues
to provide memories and friendships that last
a lifetime

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Shelley Garris
808 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

DeLta Phi e-psiovu (A4E)
Nickname: DphiE
Chapter Name: Delta Kappa
National website: www.dphie.org
Chapter website: www.ufpanhellenic.com/sororities/
Year Founded Nationally: 1917
Year Founded at UF: 1969
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Deepher Dude ',..... i1 in.. Cystic Fibrosis

Delta Phi Epsilon develops a social consciousness
and a commitment 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 in an ever-
changing world.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Dana Waschitz
115 SW 9th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Delta zeta (AZ)
Nickname: DZ
Chapter Name: Pi Alpha
National website: deltazeta.org
Chapter website: www.esasson.com/DeltaZeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1902
Year Founded at UF: 2002
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Delta Zeta Clay Classic, a Skeet and Trap Shooting
Competition, '..i. il.. ,.. the speech and hearing
impaired; specifically the House Ear Institute and
The Painted Turtle Camp

Delta Zeta continues to snag the campus spotlight
in areas of philanthropy, pageantry, athletics and
scholastic. The Pi Alpha chapter added members
in Cicerones and Student Senate and ranked first
in GPAs for Delta Zetas in the region. On the indi-
vidual level, the sisterhood currently showcases the
former national champion in rhythmic gymnastics,
leadership in the UF Dazzlers and Cheerleading
squad, and the 2007 Miss University of Florida.

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

Kappa ALpha Theta (KAO)
Nickname: Theta
Chapter Name: Delta Theta
National website: ...... \I 'l' i' l.i ..,
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-thetauf
Year Founded Nationally: 1870
Year Founded at UF: 1960
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Ultimate Dodgeball ',.. iib. i .. Court Appointed
Special Advocates (CASA)

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Kappa Alpha Theta
exists to nurture each member throughout her
college and alumnae experience and to offer a
lifelong opportunity for social, intellectual and
moral growth as she meets the higher and broader
demands of mature life. Kappa Alpha Theta is the
first Greek Letter Fraternity known among women.
It was established on January 27, 1870 at Indiana
Asbury (now DePauw University). Today, Kappa Al-
pha Theta has 125 chapters and 170,000 initiates.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Alpha Theta
c/o Rachel Bell
715 SW 10th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Ktappoa ieLta (KA)
Nickname: KD
Chapter Name: Beta Pi
National website: www.kappadelta.org
Chapter website: www.ufkappadelta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1948
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
S Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts of
S the USA, Children's Hospital of Richmond, VA,
SAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Lake
SForest Elementary School of Gainesville, hearing-
impaired wing

Kappa Delta's open motto is "Ta Kala Diokomen"
meaning "Let us strive for that which is honorable,
beautiful and highest". Kappa Delta teaches the
values of altruism, belief inhuman dignity and con-
cern for fellow human beings, principles adopted
by the sorority's founders in 1897. 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
1122 East Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

k-appa k-appa qanmmoa (KKT)
Nickname: Kappa
Chapter Name: Epsilon Phi
National website: www.kkg.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-kkg
Year Founded Nationally: 1870
Year Founded at UF: 1978
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Too Hot to Handle'.. ,.. Cio,,. Reading is

Founded in 1870, Kappa is one of the oldest wom-
en' s fraternities. Kappa has a total membership
of more than 200,000 women, with 134 collegiate
chapters in the United States and Canada and
more than 300 alumnae associations worldwide.
Kappa promotes a broad college experience
through its friendships and is proud of its pro-
grams rooted in a tradition of high standards and
leadership, and is proud of its countless members
whose accomplishments have provided a better
life for others. Kappa Kappa Gamma at its core is
friendship, leadership and scholarship... an op-
portunity and experience for a lifetime.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Attn: Sarah Brundage
401 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Phii MM ($DM)
Nickname: Phi Mu
Chapter Name: Alpha Nu
National website: www.phimu.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-alphanu
Year Founded Nationally: 1852
Year Founded at UF: 1949
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Hom erun Derby:i n.l .' 1...I .i 1 i1i1i..1' ',.,. ll.1i,%.
Children's Miracle Network

Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women's organi-
zation which provides personal and academic
development, service to others, commitment to ex-
cellence, and li,.. i .i fi .i.i.ilp through a shared
tradition. Beginning in college and throughout
our members' lives, Phi Mu provides the support
network and resources necessary to empower
women to imagine, believe, and achieve their goals.
We have a long history of social service and giving
back to others while providing social opportunities
and personal development to our members.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Recruitment Director
1152 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Pi Beta Phi (IIBf I)
Nickname: Pi Phi
Chapter Name: Florida Delta
National website: -'i li-i. I ip ii '..- .
Chapter website: www.ufpibetaphi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1867
Year Founded at UF: 1969
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Dr. Suess' Read Across America, Down 'n Dirty
Football Tournament

Pi Beta Phi's women enjoy much more than just
being a Gator and living on Fraternity Row. They
are actively involved throughout our university and
the Gainesville community, with many elite organi-
zations li r ii1. 1 I I' .,1 i' i..'i....i ii .. Service is a
principal value of the Pi Beta Phi sisterhood, with
active involvement in every fraternity and sorority
philanthropy on campus. Their philanthropy, Down
N Dirty a flag football tournament '...I". i ii Links
to Literacy, had participation from every fraternity
on campus and raised over $17,000 this year.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kaylee Neilson
37 W Fraternity Drive
Gainesville, FL 32603

sigmvta CKappa (1K)
Nickname: Sig Kap
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
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Sigma Shootout Billiards Tournament ',... lilli,,
Alzheimer's Disease research, Adopt-A-Road in
honor of Inherit The Earth, and various projects
'.. ..ii il,.. and promoting gerontology

Sigma Kappa is a social women's 0.. Jii ii. 11
with a worldwide sisterhood of 140,000 strong.
i .... ii.. I \,-.ii Kappa women work toward build-
ing a life-long friendship, enhancing their social,
intellectual and spiritual character 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:
Attn: Recruitment Chair
1108 E. Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

Leta Tau ALpha (ZTA)
Nickname: Zeta
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
National website: www.zetataualpha.org
Chapter website: grove.ufl.edu/-zeta
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1949
Service Project(s) and Philanthropy:
Zeta Linedance '.. i,. Breast Cancer Education
and Awareness

In 1898, Zeta Tau Alpha was founded by nine
women who wanted to intensify friendships in
accordance ,, iiI 1i.. ....I; 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 1. ..... ii. i ,, I.. i.,l .i lJp
scholarship, service and love, "the greatest of all

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

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For many members of the Florida Greek commu-
nity, living in their chapter house has proven to be
a convenient and economical way to enhance their
Greek experience. Currently, 36 of the 61 chapters
at UF have chapter houses. Each house is managed
on a day-to-day basis by a full-time House Direc-
tor, 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.

H-ow Vtmuch does it cost to live iL
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 il. '.f .... 1i1 iii. it cheaper than other
living situations.

Can I (live il the chapter house as
a freshmanvu?
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 il. i...... "-1 iT.. semester.
Members who live "out of house" usually frequent
the chapter house during the day and eat lunch and
dinner at the house.


Fin-anclatl InVformV atiovu
What are the costs associated with joining a frater-
nity or sorority? [in shadow box]
The cost of membership varies from chapter to
chapter. In general, the first semester of member-
ship is the most expensive because of one time
New Member/Membership Intake fees. Several
chapters at UF offer payment plans and scholar-
ships for members who need financial assistance.
Each individual has different financial .i-ir. il,. I.,
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.

it seems liWe a Lot to be creeke! where Interfraternity Council (IFC):

exactly is my money goig?O
It varies from chapter to chapter, however the most
common places your money goes:
*National fees and .i-Ii. iil,,.,
Membership Recruitment
Service projects
Sisterhood/Brotherhood activities
Special events (Homecoming, Family Weekend,
National Conventions)

Additional costs lii. .'iri.:h i il. .... i ill -.-.) to
meal plans, pictures, gifts, social events, T-shirts, etc.

new member and/or the initiation fee
(one-time expense)
chapter dues
national fees
social fees
risk management insurance
room and board fees (for members
who live in the house)
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC):
Expenses paid upon initiation may include:
the new member/initiation fee
national, regional and local dues
Yearly expenses may include:
national, regional, local dues
risk management insurance

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whevu cian joiVL a frateriAty
or sorority?
* Interfraternity Council: first full week of the Fall
or beginning fi il.. \pi i. 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: ww', .i, ... I., li .Iil

Do I &eed to purchase a meal plavu if I
joiVL 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

How mucVch tiVLe does being i& a
sorority or fraternity taee uLp?
Being a member of a sorority or fraternity is a
i...iiifi.. 11 1 ii.. commitment. For most people, the
time requirement would be equivalent to taking
another 3-credit class (3 hours/wk).

How are sororities anvd fratervltles
held accoucnAtable?
\ iii,,i,...,.if .. .. ,,,-., .. J.i. ii, ,ii. each of our in-
dividual chapters are held accountable by multiple
entities. Chapters are responsible f i ....... .il. the
standards that are set forth by their international
. .1111 iii i.' their governing council, as well as the
University of Florida through 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 -IfALd out what
orgaiwzatiovus are iL trouble or
have good grades?
Information (grades, conduct, etc.) on each of
our chapters is available at the ww', .... i .. ,
edu website. Once on the website, click on the Re-
sources tab and then scroll to the Chapter Profiles
section at the bottom of the page.

what is the viaversity's stanoe
oU haziLg?
UF seeks to promote a safe environment in which
students may participate without compromising
their health, safety or welfare. For more informa-
tion, please see the inside front cover.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
Expenses paid upon initiation may include:
the 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 and/or the initiation fee
(one-time expense)
chapter dues
national fees
social fees
risk management insurance
room and board fees (for members who
live in the house)

Average IFC New Member Fee: $977
Average Panhellenic New Member Fee: $366
Please note that overall totals vary greatly

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Average room and board for an IFC Fraternity: $1655
Average room and board for a Panhellenic Sorority: $2481
Average room and board for first-year student living
in the residence hall: (Housing: $1858, Dining: $1447) $3305
Please note that the costs vary from chapter to chapter

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