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Greetings Florida Gators!

T he Florida Creek community, welcome es ,ou to the Universit., of Florida. \.'ith more than S,0o0i mem-
bers w'ho represent &i3 Creek organizations, joining a s.orit, o:r fraternit, can be a life-chaning e:,-
perience for e\er, student. Although unique In its origin, history members, and rituals, each Creek
organizationn on campus holds Firml, the ccnmmcn bond of unit) and excellence. \'.e invite 'ou to
lock into- all of the amazing possibilities and experiences our Creek community has to offer.

The four core values of the Creek Commun;t' highlight a serious focus on academia, a high le\ el of student
in\ol ement on campus, and a commitment to our surrounding communlt'.. Scholarship, ser\ ice, leadership
and community, are the tenants b', which h each Creek member str; \es t:, Ii\ e. B' high, encouraging these
four principles to. ever, Creek o-rganizatio-n on campus, the Greek community ~ at the Universit', of Florida
represents an outstanding group of students .vho, achie\ e and succeed on a daily basis.

The Creek community) also fosters unparalleled o:ppo:,rtunities for in\ :h\ ement and leadership. From on-
campus leadership opportunities, positions within n each specific Greek :organization, and positions sen ing
the entiret', .f the Creek community students become rapidly exposed to, a multitude of opportunities that
enhance and de\ elo:p an incomparable college experience. Furthermore, the personal enrichment that ac-
companies the br:otherho:od o-r sisterhood of a Creek organization pro\ es to be one of the most treasured
friendships that last far be',,.nd the four .ears of college.

\.'e belie e the Greek community, has in ariabl', shaped the t',pe :f leaders \ e are, and the t pe o:f leaders
'.e .vill become. In hatet\ er future endea\ ors ma', arise, \\'e \111 all be able to ft:ndl'., look back on our time
spent at the Uni ersit\ of Florida and recognize the vital impact that the Creek community pla ed in that

Co Captors:

Nicole Brakovich Monet Christian
Panhellenic Co.uncil President Natio.nal Pan-Hellenic Co.uncil President

Christian Yates Sean Smith
Multicultural Creek Co-uncil President Interfraternit) Council President

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The Florida Greek community is fortunate to have a professional

staff that consists of three full-time professionals and one

Graduate Assistant. Together the staff provides leadership

development, program planning and advisement for four

governing councils, 63 chapters, the Greek Conduct Committee,

and the Order of Omega National Greek honor society.

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Community At A Glance

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

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

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

IFC Recruitment

MGC presents

NPHC presents

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Important Dates

Classes Begin


Maintaining a hieh le\el of academic success is a tradition ,\ithin the
Florida Creek community.

The Florida Creek community offers man, resources and programs to
maintain high scholastic success. Some of the resources and pro
grams a\ ailable include:

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Scholarship Profile
Name: Raji\ Asnani

Classificntion: Junior
Council Affilition:
Interfraternity Council

Campus Involvement:
Interfraternity Council
Vice President of Operations. Manager
of Student Government Tutor Matching
Service, Gator Student Investment
Fund, Beta Theta Pi

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being a Greek at the University of
Florida means that I am part of one of
the largest support networks in the
nation. Whether it be from the brothers
of my chapter, or an alumni from years
ago, I know that I will have guidance
and encouragement during all of my

Words of Wisdom: From the second
you join a Greek Organization, a door
of opportunities will be opened. From
intramurals, to philanthropy, please
make the most of these opportunities
and do not be afraid to try anything and
everything that interests you.

Did you know...

46% of Florida Greeks had a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher in fall 2009.

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The Florida Greek community raised $421,449 for Dance Marathon 20oo.

Service Profile
Name: Kayla Morse

Classification: Junior

Council Affiliation:
National Panhellenic

Campus Involvement: Vice President
of Black Student Union, Gatorship
Recruitment Chair, IDEAL-Center for
Student Activities and Involvement
Ambassador. Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
What does being Greek mean to
you? Being Greek to me means that I
set a standard for all other students on
University of Florida's campus. Being
Greek does not make me a leader, but
being a leader is what makes me Greek.
Being Greek requires that I embody
high scholastic and ethical standards
at all times and continue to show a
progressive interest in my campus
community and greater society.

Words of Wisdom: Choose an
organization that leaves you with a
deep conviction to grow and thrusts
you to be a greater person morally,
academically, and socially. Being a part
of a Greek-Lettered Organization is
not for the faint at heart, but for those
that will forever be committed to the
purpose on which that organization was
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Leadership Profile
Name: Gretta Granado
Classification: Junior

The Florida Creek community\ is an excellent place
to gain the experience and kno.\ ledge necessarN to
de\ elop strong leadership skills. The community is
self-go\ earning, gi\ ing student leaders the opportunity\
to shape policies and standards for their oN.\n orga-
nizations, as %.\ell as the larger fraternit\ and sorority\
community. Ser\ ing as an officer or committee chair in
a chapter or go\ earning council \. ill help an indi\ idual
de\ elop a multitude of leadership skills not limited to
conflict management, delegation, decision making, and
effective communication skills.

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Council Affiliation:
Panhellenic Council
Campus Involvement:
Chapter President of
Alpha Omicron Pi, Student Government
Production Director of Hospitality,
Student Government Election

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Greek means being part of a
group that shares similar values and
ideals regarding service and academics.
It also means creating a bond with my
sisters that will last a lifetime.

Words of Wisdom: Here is one of my
favorite quotes that I follow: What you
leave behind is not what is engraved in
stone monuments, but what is woven
into the lives of others.

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


Brotherhood and Sisterhood are bonds of unit\ and enduringg friendship. B\ becomingg a member of the Florida Creek
community \ou can experience an easier transition from high school to college and gain a "home a,.\a\ from home."
You \.\ill meet other students %.\ith di\erse backgrounds, similar interests, and ne.\% perspectives duringg some of the
brotherhood and sisterhood acti\ ities such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and date functions.

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14% of the undergraduate student population is part of the Florida Greek Community.

Community Profile
Name: Christian
F. Yates
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation:
Multicultural Greek

Campus Involvement: Florida Drum
Line. Steel Band, Novelty Percussion,
Intramural Softball, Residential College
Advisor, Chapter President, MGC
What does being Greek mean to
you? Being Greek is not something you
do, its a way of life.
Words of Wisdom: To say there is not a
place for you in Greek Life is apocryphal.
You make the letters, the letters do not
make you.

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What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)?
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at the University of Florida is the governing body for 26 men's fra-
ternities on campus. The Interfraternity Council is responsible for ensuring communication among
the fraternities, as well as coordinating specific events, including Fall and Spring Recruitment, the IFC
New Member Education Speakers and other Greek activities.

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

Recruitment Tips
1. Do your research! Joining a fraternity is a big
decision. It is an experience that will be with you
for the rest of your life. In order to make the
best decision, you should do research on the IFC -
website (www.greekgator.com)
2. Explore your options. There are 26 different IFC
chapters that provide a variety of options. Visit
and learn about as many chapters as possible.
3. Ask questions. Ask about the chapter's cost,
involvement on campus, academic success, and
new member process.
4. Make your own decision. Do not miss out on a
chapter because of peer pressure or stereotypes.
You have to make the decision that is best for you.

Council Profile
Name: Clay Mathews
Classification: 7BA
(Masters of Arts
in International
Council: Interfraternity Council
Campus Involvement: Sigma Chi
Fraternity, IFC, Florida Blue Key
What does being Greek mean to
you? Being Greek means that you
have distinguished yourself from
the crowd in many' different aspects
of life. Belonging to values-based
organizations, Greeks live their lives by
a higher set of principles and standards.
Having this paradigm in place because
of my Greek involvement has shaped my
character and will stay with me for the
rest of my life.
Words of Wisdom: My choice to join a
fraternity and become Greek was one
of the most important and valuable
decisions of my life. Joining a Greek
organization is easily one of the best
ways during your college career to lay
the groundwork for a successful future.
Most of my lifelong friends, great
experiences, and success in college is
attributable to my Greek affiliation.
Go Greek.

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Interfraternity Council (IFC)

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

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

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

Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and professional frater-
nity. AGR allows members to socialize with other students on
campus and people in the community, along with, providing
a strong brotherhood and a house for members. AGR is for
young men pursuing any career related to the agriculture,
food or fiber industries, and utilizes alumni networking
opportunities. Alpha Gamma Rho truly is "four years and a

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

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

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

Beta Theta Pi was founded August 8,1839 at Miami Univer-
sity in Oxford, Ohio. Today, Beta has 125 chapters in Canada
and the Unites States. Beta is dedicated to building men of
principle. Our brotherhood aids the individual, builds the
Fraternity and strengthens the host academic institution
through lifelong devotion to intellectual excellence, high
standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship.

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

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

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

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

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

Delta Tau Delta is much more than a social organization, a
place to live or a way to meet people. Our mission "commit-
ted to lives of excellence" drives our actions, programming
and essence. DTD fulfills many purposes from honing its
members' leadership skills, helping them grow personally
and providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their col-
legiate and post-collegiate experience.

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

Delta Upsilon is committed to "Building Better Men"
through our four founding principles of friendship, character,
culture, and justice, which challenge our brothers to expect
nothing less than excellence from each other. At the 200oo9
GreekAwards Banquet, our chapter was awarded the UF
Greek Collaboration Award for our efforts in collaborating
with another Greek or student organization in the brain-
storming, pre-planning, implementation and evaluation of a
program, activity, or stated goal. Delta Upsilon is constantly
recognized for achievements in academics, philanthropic
activity, and has an active social calendar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Delta Tetarton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa is a tightly
knit collection of diverse young men who enjoy being in-
volved in student community, holding leadership positions on
campus, and interacting with other Phi Sig chapters around
the southeast. We live by our cardinal principles of promot-
ing brotherhood, stimulation scholarship, and developing
character. Every year we host Phi Sig Spike, a women's sand
volleyball tournament benefitting the Special Olympics.

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

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

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

Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded at the University of
Alabama on March 9th, 1856 by 8 men looking to establish a
brotherhood of character, honor, & friendship. The Florida
Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was established on
February 11th, 1884 and was the first fraternity at the Univer-
sity of Florida. Florida Upsilon currently boasts the largest
number of initiates of all chapters in the realm of SAE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sigma Pi
Chapter Name: Zeta Zeta
National website: www.sigmapi.org
Chapter website: www.ufsigmapi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1983

Sigma Pi is developing today's leaders. We have one of the
highest GPAs on campus, with some of the lowest dues.
Brothers can get the full fraternity experience while enjoying
social benefits. Brothers are involved in the CLS, IFC, Student
Government, Gator Growl, Order of Omega, and Florida
Blue Key. We are dedicated to service; participating in Relay
for Life, Dance Marathon, hosting our own philanthropy
benefitting the Sam Spady Foundation and giving back to UF
through our ACE Project.

Tau Alpha
Tau Alpha was founded at the University of Florida on
February 22, 1925. It is one of the oldest continuously run-
ning fraternities at UF. The brothers of Tau Alpha currently
hold leadership positions in Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl,
Student Government, Hillel/Chabad and the UF Athletic As-

For more information on Tau Alpha, please visit
www.greekgator.com or contact the Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MGC Recruitment Showcase:
Friday, September 8, 2010
7:oopm -JWRU Grand Ballroom

Campus Involvement: President-Delta
Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., AMSA, Junior
Achievement of Alachua County and
The Family Health Self-Empowerment
What does being Greek mean to
you? Being Greek has provided me with
numerous opportunities to be more
involved in the Gainesville community.
I have gained many skills from the
various positions that I have held since
becoming a member. Most importantly,
it has allowed me to meet truly amazing
people in my organization as well as
Words of Wisdom: Be careful not to
buy into stereotypes of Greek Life that
the media may portray; Greek Life has
so much to offer you. Take your time
to research organizations that interest
you and you will find that joining a
Greek organization is a very rewarding

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MGC Sorority Profiles

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

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

Delta Phi Omega
Chapter Name: UF Colony of Delta Phi Omega
National website: http://deltaphiomega.org
Chapter website: www.deltaphiomegauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1998
Year Founded at UF: 2003

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

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

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

With Asian Awareness in mind, a group of young, beauti-
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Lambda Theta Alpha
Chapter Name: Chi Chapter
National website: www.lambdalady.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edul-ltal975
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1996

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Theta Nu Xi
Chapter Name: Alpha Alpha
National website: www.thetanuxi.org
Chapter website: www.ufthetanuxi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1997
Year Founded at UF: 20oo5

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

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MGC Fraternity Profiles

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

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

Lambda Theta Phi
Chapter Name: Phi
National website: www.lambdal975.org
Chapter website: www.lambdathetaphi.net
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1995

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. was the first nation-
ally recognized Latino fraternity in the country. We are a
service/social fraternity emphasizing Latin unity and the
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Omega Delta Phi
National website: http://vwww.omegadeltaphi.com
Chapter website: vwww.omegadeltaphi.com/-ufodphi
Year Founded Nationally: 1987
Year Founded at UF: 2009

Omega Delta Phi is a service/social fraternity that expanded
to the University of Florida in Spring 2009. Through commu-
nity service and philanthropy, we are dedicated to the needs
and concerns of Gainesville and its surrounding communities.
We are founded on the principles of Unity, Honesty, Integ-
rity, and Leadership, and we believe in giving ANY man the
opportunity to go Greek.

Pi Delta Psi
Chapter Name: UF Associate Chapter
National website: www.pideltapsi.com
Chapter website: www.ufpideltapsi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1994
Year Founded at UF: 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I join a NPHC organization?
NPHC organizations participate in membership intake once a year as needed, but typically e rli-r F ll .-.r Spri-i.
The exact time is determined by the specific organization, not by NPHC.
Individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year on caripu :
They will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization.

Learn More about UF NPHC at Meet the Divine Nine
September 13, 2010 (subject to change)

Council Profile
Name: Sharda Jackson
Classification: 4th
Year Senior
Council Affiliation:
National Pan-Hellenic
Campus Involvement: President of the
Lambda Rho Chapter of Sigma Gamma
Rho Sorority, Inc., Acti\ve Member of
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor
Society of Education, National Society
of Collegiate Scholars and Battle of the
Greeks Committee
What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Greek means many things.
A successful Greek possesses the
qualities of a leader on campus through
scholarship, service, and profound
determination. Being Greek involves
living under a campus microscope, using
all hours, minutes, and seconds of a day,
setting reachable short/long term goals,
and being resilient.
Words of Wisdom: If a person desires
to become Greek, they must have the
focus of the strongest laser beam.
Greek requires us to take on the
responsibilities of our organization.
excel the rest in academia, and maintain
a healthy social life (with friends and/
or family). If someone has the luxury
to become greek, they will find that
acquiring letters is the first and easiest
part of being Greek if they want to

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NPHC Sorority Profiles

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

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

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

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Sigma Gamma Rho
Chapter Name: Lambda Rho
National website: www.sgrhol922.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-sgrho/
Year Founded Nationally: 1922
Year Founded at UF: 1990

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded
women whom had the desire to enlighten a na
only historically black, Greek sorority founded
nantly white university. To this day, the ladies
uphold the foundation and beliefs that this sor
founded upon while aiming to grow in the bon
hood, scholarship, and leadership.

Zeta Phi Beta
Chapter Name: Mu Epsilon
National website: www.zphibl92o.org
Chapter website: www.muepsilonzetas.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1920
Year Founded at UF: 1974

by seven Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on
ition. It is the January 16,1920 on the campus of Howard University, by
at a predomi- five pioneering women. The sorority prides itself on being
of Sigma still a "community conscious, action-oriented organization."
-ority was The mu Epsilon chapter was chartered on April 2,1974 on
ids of sister- the University of Florida campus, being the first African-
American Sorority to be chartered. These ladies uphold their
legacy, and contribute to it through service endeavors and
stirring program.

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NPHC Fraternity Profiles

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

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

Iota Phi Theta
Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron
National website: www.lotaPhiTheta.org
Chapter website: www.GOCentaurs.net
Year Founded Nationally: 1963
Year Founded at UF: 1998

On September 19, 1963, at Morgan State College, 12 students
founded what is now the nation's fifth largest predomi-
nately African-American social service fraternity; lota Phi
Theta Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of this organization is the
development and perpetuation of scholarship, leadership,
citizenship, fidelity and brotherhood among men. The mem-
bers of Gamma Omicron continue to work hard at bettering
themselves and their community.

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

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

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

Omicron Zeta Chapter was chartered at the University of
Florida on Friday, November 5,1973. Since its inception,
Omicron Zeta has been committed to upholding the ideals of
Omega through campus and community involvement and to
exemplifying the Four Cardinal Principles in a manner consis-
tent with the noble intentions of the Fraternity's Founders.

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

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

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

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

To Learn more visit: www.ufpanhellenic.com

Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Morning Residence Halls Open
Evening Potential New Member Orientation

Thursday, August 19-Friday, August 20, 2010
Round 1 Potential New Members visit each of the 16 chapters

Saturday, August 20, 2010
Round 2- Philanthropy Round
Visit up to 11 of the 16 chapters

Sunday, August 22, 2010
Round 3 Sisterhood Round
Visit up to 7 of the 16 chapters

Monday, August 23, 2010
Preferentials Visit up to 3 of the 16 chapters

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Bid Day

Classification: Senior
Council: Panhellenic
Campus Involvement:
My sorority, Recruitment Executive
Board. Dance Marathon, Florida
Alternative Breaks, ACTIONS!, Student
Government Cabinet, Order of Omega,
Omicron Delta Kappa, Panhellenic
What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Greek means being part of a
community that spans this country
and even goes into other parts of the
world. I love how people who are Greek
respect one another, raise awareness
for important causes, and push
themselves to change the college or
university campuses they are on.
Words of Wisdom: Words of wisdom
I would give to someone thinking
about joining a Greek organization is
to enjoy every minute of the process.
Take advantage of every opportunity
you get in the Greek community. Meet
as many different people from all four
councils because everyone can teach
you something.

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Panhellenic Chapter Profiles

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

Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in
Greencastle, Indiana. It was originally founded as a musical
sorority and although we have expanded our membership
beyond music students, we still hold a deep appreciation for
the fine arts and recognize our original founding with our
national symbol of the lyre. Our sisterhood is based on the
values of friendship, leadership, learning, and service.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Chi Omega
Attn: Liz Sanchez, Recruitment Chair
820 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

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

Alpha Epsilon Phi
Chapter Name: Alpha Tau
National website: www.aephi.org
Chapter website: www.ufaephi.com
Year Founded Nationally: 19o9
Year Founded at UF: 1948

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded in 1909 by seven Jewish
women with dreams of forming a sorority where exceptional
women of all backgrounds, religions interests and varying
beliefs would be welcomed with open arms. This sorority
would endeavor to foster lifelong friendships and sisterhood,
academics, social involvement and community service, all the
while providing a home away from home for its members.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Attn: Madi Hager
2360 NW 45th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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

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

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Alpha Omicron Pi
Attn: Linsey Durant, Recruitment Chair
819 W. Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization in
the world with more than 300,000 initiates and 171 collegiate
chapters. To its members, however, Chi Omega is more than
an organization; it is a home providing them with unique
opportunities in leadership, in scholarship, and in life-long
friendship. Chi Omega strives to prepare young women to
achieve their highest possible aspirations.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Chi Omega
Attn: Kelly Chambers, Recruitment Chair
807 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL32601

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

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

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

Delta Gamma
Chapter Name: Gamma Theta
National website: www.deltagamma.org
Chapter website: www.ufdeltagamma.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1873
Year Founded at UF: 1949

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

Please send Letters of Recommendation to:
Delta Gamma
Attn: Rachel Aubuchon, Recruitment Chair
808 W Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

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

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Delta Phi Epsilon
Attn: Jackie Dolinsky, VP Recruitment
115 SW 9th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

Delta Zeta strives to maintain high standards of excellence in
service, scholarship, and unity; standards that all our sisters
exhibit every day. In recent years, our chapter's work ethic
has been recognized with numerous regional and national
awards. Delta Zeta bonds of sisterhood extend beyond the
borders of college to create friendships and memories that
will last a lifetime. At DZ, it's not about who you'll become,
but who you've always been.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Delta Zeta
Attn: Lauren Brinker, Recruitment Chair
903 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
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Kappa Alpha Theta
Chapter Name: Delta Theta
National website: www.kappaalphatheta.org
Chapter website: www.uftheta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1870
Year Founded at UF: 1960

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

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Alpha Theta
Attn: Katie Word, Reference
715 SW loth Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Kappa Delta
Chapter Name: Beta Pi
National website: www.kappadelta.org
Chapter website: www. kappadeltauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1897
Year Founded at UF: 1948

From our Shamrock Paintball Tournament, benefiting Pre-
vent Child Abuse America, to our hearing-impaired pen pals;
from whitewater rafting trips to a day at the spa; and from
study dates to social functions, KD values are realized in the
lives of our sisters. Our chapter at the University of Florida is
proudly among the top ten percent of Kappa Delta chapters
in the nation.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Delta
Attn: Christina Vergo, Recruitment Chair
1122 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women which
seeks for every member, throughout her life, bonds of
friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self growth,
respect for intellectual development, and an understanding
of an allegiance to positive, ethical principles.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Attn: Alexi Strong
2031 Marye Brant Loop South
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Phi Mu
Chapter Name: Alpha Nu
National website: www.phimu.org
Chapter website: www.ufphimu.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1852
Year Founded at UF: 1949

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

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Phi Mu
Attn: Membership Directors
1152 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

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

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Sigma Kappa
Chapter Name: Beta Tau
National website: www.sigmakappa.org
Chapter website: www.sigmakappauf.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1874
Year Founded at UF: 1949

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

Zeta Tau Alpha
Chapter Name: Gamma lota
National website: www.zetataualpha.org
Chapter website: www.ufzta.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1949

Since Gamma lota was founded in 1949, many things about
ZTA have changed, but one thing will always remain the
same-the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha is Love,
the greatest of all things! Our 175 active members enjoy fun,
friendship, sisterhood, and service opportunities. We are
very proud to support our national philanthropy of Breast
Cancer Education and Awareness. Please visit our Web Site
to learn more about our sisterhood.
Please send letters of recommendation to:
Zeta Tau Alpha
Attn: Recruitment Chair
1142 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Financial Information

What are the costs associated with joining a fraternity or sorority?

The cost of membership varies from chapter to chapter. In general, the first
semester of membership is the most expensi\ e because of one time Ne.\ Mnemn-
ber/lnemnbership Intake fees. Se\eral chapters at UF offer pal ment plans and
scholarships for members ho need financial assistance. Each indi\ dual has
different financial obligations associated ,.\ith membership and Potential NeU.\
MIembers are encouraged to ask questions about an\ other fees outside of dues
that you N.,ill be expected to pa\ once initiated.

Where exactly is my money going?
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Housing Information

For many members of the Florida Greek community, living in their chapter
house has proven to be a convenient and economical way to enhance their
Greek experience. Currently, 39 of the 63 chapters at UF have chapter houses.
Each house is managed on a day-to-day basis by a full-time House Director, and Pnhellenic
Panhellenic _6o-O si,,o- -:,5,
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, MCC 26 26o N,'A
TV rooms, computer labs, 10-15 meals per week, and on-site parking.

How much does it cost to live in the house? Unk\ersi', Housing N/A N,'A -4
For most chapters the fees for living in the chapter house are comparable to or in many cases
less-than living in a residence hall or apartment and having an on-campus meal plan. Room
and board, meals, dues, and event costs are included in one lump sum therefore making it
cheaper than other living situations.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Active: A member who has been initiated into lifelong fraternity or sorority membership and
is active at the collegiate level.
Alumni/ae: Initiated fraternity or sorority members who have graduated from college.
Bid: A formal invitation to join a particular sorority or fraternity
Big Brother or Big Sister: An active member who serves as a mentor to a New Member dur-
ing their New Member Program.
Call: A vocal sound (sometimes high-pitched) used by members of NPHC and MGC organiza-
tions to acknowledge one another.
Chapter: The local group of a larger national organization, and designated by a special name,
or Greek letters
Coming Out Show: The introduction of a line to campus. This is usually the first full step
show/exhibition performed by members of the new member class of a MGC or NPHC
Continuous Open Recruitment: An informal recruitment process that takes place after the
conclusion of Formal Panhellenic recruitment.
Formal Panhellenic Recruitment: A series of events given by each sorority that are designed
to introduce sorority life to potential new members. Formal Panhellenic Recruitment is
scheduled by the Panhellenic Council.
House Director: A person hired by the housing corporation board to live in the chapter house
and supervise the day-to-day activities of live-in members.
IFC Recruitment: A week-long period in which fraternities and potential new members
become acquainted.
Initiation/Crossed: The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of active membership.
Each chapter has a different set of requirements to be initiated.
Interfraternity Council (IFC): The governing body of 26 social fraternities at the University of
International/National Headquarters: The central organization of a particular fraternity
or sorority.
Legacy: A prospective member whose grandparent, parent, or sibling is an alumnus of, or
active in, a particular fraternity or sorority. Please note that most organizations are not
obligated to pledge or extend bids to legacies.

Line: Term used to describe the members of a new member class in NPHC and MGC
Membership Intake: The process that NPHC and MGC chapters utilize to recruit, interview,
select, and initiate new members. The period of membership intake varies, but cannot ex-
ceed 10 weeks.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): The National Panhellenic Conference is the umbrella
organization for 26 national and international womenfs fraternities and sororities.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): Umbrella organization for 9 Historically-Black sorori-
ties and fraternities (5 fraternities, 4 sororities). Often referred to as The Divine Nine.
Neophyte: A member of the last line to cross in the local chapter of a NPHC or MGC
New Member: A member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.
New Member Educator/Membership Intake Coordinator: The liaison between new members
and the Chapter and is responsible for implementing and monitoring the new member pro-
gram and preparing the new members for initiation.
New Member Program: A period of education when new members learn the history, ideals,
and values of fraternity and sorority life. The time frame varies, but cannot exceed 10 weeks.
Philanthropy: A charitable fundraiser sponsored by a sorority or fraternity
Potential New Member (PNM): A college student participating in recruitment.
Prophyte: A neophyte becomes a prophyte after another line is initiated.
Recommendation Letter: A letter of reference provided by an alumnus of national sorority or
fraternity to the local chapter at UF.
Recruitment/Rush Chair: An active member of a sorority or fraternity who is in charge of
recruitment efforts for the chapter
Recruitment Counselor (Pi Chi): A trained sorority member who has disassociated herself
from her chapter during Formal Panhellenic Recruitment in order to counsel and assist poten-
tial new members during recruitment.
Social: A get-together with another group for a party, dinner or fun occasion.
Stroll or party hop: A line dance by members of NPHC or MGC organizations.
The Set: Area on Turlington Plaza where MGC and NPHC groups table and congregate.

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Florida Greek Chapters

Interfraternity Council
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Multicultural Greek Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Panhellenic Council

The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Center for Student Activities and Involvement
Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
300 J. Wayne Reitz Union
P. O. Box 118505
Gainesville, FL 32611-8505

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

SFlorida Greeks Make the Grade!
51 percent of the Florida Creek
community\ had a semester CPA abo\ e
3.5 and So percent of the Flo:rida
Creek community had a semester
CPA abo\ e ;.0.

2 Leaders on Campus!
Members of the Florida Creek
community, have historicall\. held
some of the highest leadership
positions and honors on campus.

3 Lend a Helping Hand!
During Florida Creek Service Da',.
members of the Creek community,
completed more than 4,o00 hours of
co:mmunit\ ser ice.

4 We Have Connections!
Creek members ha\ e networking
Opportunities through Creek alum
for lobs, internships, aJ\ ice and real-
,.vorld work experience
5Great Memories to Last a Lifetime!
Florida Creeks kno:, ho.. to have
responsible fun and maintain a
balance bet'.xeen their academics_ and
social e ents. Social, formals, Creek
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