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GrREEKSGuide to Florida2011

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Greetings Florida Gators!The Florida Greek community welcomes you to the University of Florida. With more than 5,000 mem bers who represent 64 Greek organizations, joining a sorority or fraternity can be a life-changing ex perience for every student. Although unique in its origin, history, members, and rituals, each Greek The four core values of the Greek community highlight a serious focus on academia, a high level of student involvement on campus, and a commitment to our surrounding community. Scholarship, service, leadership and community are the tenets by which each Greek member strives to live. By highly encouraging these four principles to every Greek organization on campus, the Greek community at the University of Florida represents an outstanding group of students who achieve and succeed on a daily basis. The Greek community also fosters unparalleled opportunities for involvement and leadership. From onthe entirety of the Greek community, students become rapidly exposed to a multitude of opportunities that enhance and develop an incomparable college experience. Furthermore, the personal enrichment that ac companies the brotherhood or sisterhood of a Greek organization proves to be one of the most treasured friendships that last far beyond the four years of college. We believe the Greek community has invariably shaped the type of leaders we are, and the type of leaders we will become. In whatever future endeavors may arise, we will all be able to fondly look back on our time spent at the University of Florida and recognize the vital impact that the Greek community played in that experience. Go Gators! Margaret Dantzler Contessa Middleton (not pictured) Panhellenic Council President National Pan-Hellenic Council PresidentIsamara Berrios Rajiv Asnani Multicultural Greek Council President Interfraternity Council President

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Table of Contents Welcome ........................................................................................................................... 2 Scholarship ............................................................................................................................ 4 Service & Philanthropy .......................................................................................................... 5 Leadership ............................................................................................................................. 6 Community ............................................................................................................................. 7 Financial Information .......................................................................................................... 28 Housing Information ........................................................................................................... 29 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .................................................................................. 30 ............................................................................................................................ 31 Campus Map ......................................................................................................................... 32Interfraternity Council (IFC)Overview ................................................................................................................................ 9 Recruitment Information ...................................................................................................... 9 .................................................................................................................... 10Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)Overview ............................................................................................................................... 15 ............................................................................................. 16 .......................................................................................... 17National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)Overview ............................................................................................................................... 19 .......................................................................................... 20 ........................................................................................ 21Panhellenic Council (PC)Overview ............................................................................................................................... 23 Recruitment Information ..................................................................................................... 23 ................................................................................................................... 24GREEKSGuide to Florida2011

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The Florida Greek community is fortunate to have a professional leadership development, program planning and advisement for four governing councils, 64 chapters, the Greek Conduct Committee, and the Order of Omega National Greek honor society.Welcome! Jack Causseaux Associate Director Carey Mays Program Coordinator J. Wayne Reitz Union Center for Student Activities and Involvement Greetings! Student life outside the classroom is an integral component of the college experience. Involvement not only makes a large campus feel smaller, it also helps promote academic and personal success. Sororities and fraternities are just one way to get involved at the University of Florida. The Florida Greek community strives to be values-based with commitments to our four pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and community. Joining a sorority or fraternity is a decision not to be taken lightly. of the chapter and the community each day. In doing so, it is one way to enhance your experience at the University of Florida and create friendships that will last a lifetime. At the University of Florida, our Greek community aims to complement and expound on the educational experience. Please consider taking more time to learn about our 64 chapters as well as the entire Florida attending any recruitment or interest meeting of the organizations. Go Gators! Sorority and Fraternity Affairs The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution 2 | The Guide to Florida Greeks

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Statement on HazingThe 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. at (352) 392-1671. For more information on the UF Anti-Hazing University of Florida | 3Center for Student Activities and Involvement 310 J. Wayne Reitz Union (352) 392-1671 Important DatesPanhellenic Recruitment www.ufpanhellenic.com Classes Begin IFC Recruitment MGC presents Recruitment Showcase NPHC presents Meet the Divine Nine (Date subject to change) Community At A GlanceFlorida Greek Community Prole Florida Greek Philanthropic Beneciaries Council IFC MGC NPHC PC Total Number of Chapters 26 13 9 16 64 Number of Chapters with Houses 24 0 0 16 40 New Members (SP11) 259 36 17 47 359* Active Members (SP11) 2062 219 142 2597 5020 Total Number of Members (SP11) 2321 255 159 2644 5379 Average Chapter Size 81 16 10 165 N/A*Number will be higher for fall semester.

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4 | The Guide to Florida Greeks Scholarship Did you know ... 51% of Florida Greeks had a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher in fall 2010. Maintaining a high level of academic success is a tradition within the Florida Greek community. and programs to maintain high scholastic success. Some of the resources and programs available include: chapter and University to create a scholarship plan for its members major matching: allows members sharing majors or classes to study together or tutor each other incentive programs: members are recognized for Tutoring Zone and access to their various tutoring programs All UF Undergrad GP AA ll Sorority and Fraternity GPA 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 Comparison of Greek vs. non-Greek Semester GPAs (Fall 2010) Student ProleName: Casey Stamps Sophomore Interfraternity Council The OConnell Society, Student Government Cabinet, Technology Fee Committee As a member of the Greek community at UF, I represent the values of not only my own Fraternity but those of the entire Interfraternity Council. Because of this, Fraternity men, including myself, strive to excel in academics and service to the university and the community. Most importantly, being Greek gave me the opportunity to meet many incredible friends and peers at UF that share this same outlook. Try it out. See if its for you. Deciding to join a Fraternity was the most important and best decision I have made thus far at the University of Florida. Becoming a Fraternity man opens many doors for new students to meet friends and get involved on campus. Most importantly, it helped me during my time at UF.

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University of Florida | 5 Florida Greek Service DayAn annual event providing the Florida Greek community the opportunity to give back and provide service to the greater Gainesville com munity. Ghouls, Goblins, and GreeksAn annual service project sponsored by the sion. Panhellenic Chapters decorate their house and yard to provide a night of entertainment for more than 600 children and their families.Greek Blood DriveA week-long competition to see which frater nity and sorority can make the most donations. Philanthropic ProgramsMost chapters sponsor a philanthropic event organization annually. Dance Marathon Service and Philanthropy Did you know The Florida Greek community raised $596,000 for Dance Marathon 2011. University of Florida | 5Student ProleName: Jessica Anderson Senior NPHC Campus Involvement: Chaplain of the Lambda Psi Chapter of What does being Greek mean to you? acknowledging the high precedent Greek individuals have set historically and positioning yourself to take the to your organization but a pledge to yourself to stay committed to upward movement using the tools set forth by our founders. Words of Wisdom: an unwavering commitment to deny and a passion for the principles of our organizations. They say a true test of love is when you will work with no reward. Desire for membership should transcend the need for outward praise through letters and popularity and should reveal a true commitment to the principles and character that have shouldered the missions of Greek life thus far.

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6 | The Guide to Florida Greeks op strong leadership skills. The community is self-gov well as the larger fraternity and sorority community. Leadership Greek Advance Jr. Panhellenic MGC Conclave New Member Symposium IFC Directors NPHC Summit Order of Omega Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors Florida Greek AmbassadorsSome Florida Greek Leadership opportunitiesDid you know ... Florida Greeks have held some of the most prestigious leadership positions on campus. or governing council will help an individual develop a munication skills. serves as a gateway to involvement in other areas of Greek community have historically held some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus. for members to attend regional and national leadership training conferences. Student ProleName: Samantha Hockenberry : Panhellenic Council Alpha Delta Pi Campus Involvement: Gator Growl Student Government Students Taking Action Against Racism Director of Administrative Assistant to the Community Service Committee What does being Greek mean to you? Having grown up with only one brother 180 women was overwhelming to me. have met some of the most incredible women. Whether it is going to a Game I have formed within the Panhellenic Community have helped to create my home away from home. Words of Wisdom: Destiny is not it is a thing to be achieved.

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University of Florida | 7 Did you know 15% of the undergraduate student population is part of the Florida Greek community. University of Florida | 7 Community Community Events Gator Growl and Homecoming Greek Week Intramurals NPHC Stepshow MGC Field DayStudent ProleName: : Senior Campus Involvement: 2010-2011 Student What does being Greek mean to you? movement that allows me within Greek life to make the world a better place. It and use my organization as a vehicle to instill change on this campus and within the community. Words of Wisdom: Greek life is a lifetime become friends with those in the have no problem being Greek for the

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8 | The Guide to Florida Greeks A UF Tradition Since 1884.

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9 University of Florida | 9 What is the Interfraternity Council (IFC)? ternities on campus. The Interfraternity Council is responsible for ensuring communication among IFC Recruitment recruitment during the Spring and Fall.Interfraternity CouncilRecruitment Tips1. Do your research! Joining a fraternity is a big for the rest of your life. In order to make the and learn about as many chapters as possible. new member process. 4. Make your own decision. Do not miss out on a chapter because of peer pressure or stereotypes. Interfraternity Council ProleName: Rajiv Asnani Graduate Student Council: Interfraternity Council Campus Involvement: What does being Greek mean to you? had a limited understanding of what it meant to be Greek. I simply thought of the letters that I could wear around campus and the social events that are generally associated with Greek life. Going Greek has provided me so much and interconnected network of people who all share similar values and strive to new opportunities and always supported by my fellow brothers along the way. I am held to a higher standard and enjoy the challenge of being viewed every aspect of my life and greatly Words of Wisdom: There are millions of Greek alumni who have graduated and found success in the world. many you have and how helpful they can be.

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10 | The Guide to Florida Greeks Interfraternity Council (IFC)Alpha Tau Omega Chapter Name: Alpha Omega National website: www.ato.org Chapter website: www.ufato.com Year Founded Nationally: 1865 Year Founded at UF: 1884 help heal the wounds of the North and South caused by the national fraternity. Alpha Tau Omega was founded at the University of Florida in 1884. The organization now has more Chi Phi Chapter Name: Theta Delta National website: www.chiphi.org Chapter website: www.ufchiphi.org Year Founded Nationally: 1824 Year Founded at UF: 1935 founded in 1824 at Princeton College. We are dedicated to molding men into true gentlemen through the guiding prin where leaders are made and life-long bonds of brotherhood are formed. Delta Chi Chapter Name: Florida Chapter 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 Alpha Epsilon Pi Chapter Name: Phi Gamma National website: www.aepi.org Chapter website: www.ufaepi.com Year Founded Nationally: 1913 Year Founded at UF: 1951 graduate as well-rounded individuals who gained invaluable social skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. 10 | The Guide to Florida GreeksBeta Theta Pi Chapter Name: Gamma Xi National website: www.betathetapi.org Year Founded Nationally: 1839 Year Founded at UF: 1930 Fraternity and strengthens the host academic institution standards of moral conduct and responsible citizenship. individual long after his collegiate days have ended. We strive to make perfect. 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 the only Social/Professional Fraternity at the University of Florida. Founded as an agricultural alumni network. AGR is for men who wish to belong to a themselves as successful leaders. We are truly four years and a lifetime.

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University of Florida | 11 Delta Tau Delta Chapter Name: Delta Zeta National website: www.delts.org Chapter website: www.dtduf.com Year Founded Nationally: 1858 Year Founded at UF: 1925 place to live or a way to meet people. Our mission commit and providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their col Kappa Alpha Order Chapter Name: Beta Zeta National website: www.kappaalphaorder.org Year Founded Nationally: 1865 Year Founded at UF: 1904 since coming to campus in 1904. We pride ourselves on hold Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter Name: Epsilon-Mu Zeta National website: www.lambdachi.org Year Founded Nationally: 1909 Year Founded at UF: 1933 with associate member. Lambda Chi Alpha strives to foster Interested in joining an IFC Fraternity? Visit www.ufc.orgUniversity of Florida | 11Kappa Sigma Chapter Name: Delta-Delta National website: www.kappasigma.org Chapter website: www.kappasigmauf.com Year Founded Nationally: 1869 Year Founded at UF: 1922 Pi Lambda PhiChapter Name: FL Delta National website: www.pilambdaphi.org Year Founded Nationally: 1895 Year Founded at UF: 1925 men with core values that have helped them become leaders in their careers and communities. We pride ourselves on our Delta Upsilon Chapter Name: Delta Upsilon National website: www.deltau.org Year Founded Nationally: 1834 Year Founded at UF: 1957 with another Greek or student organization in the brain

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12 | The Guide to Florida Greeks 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 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 Gamma Delta Chapter Name: Upsilon Phi National website: www.phigam.org Chapter website: http://groupspaces.com/phigammadelta 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 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 Year Founded Nationally: 1906 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.Pi Kappa AlphaChapter Name: Alpha Eta National website: www.pikes.org Chapter website: www.ufpikes.com Year Founded Nationally: 1868 Year Founded at UF: 1904 Pi Kappa Alpha was established at the University of Florida in 1904, bearing the mission of developing men of integrity, intellect, high moral character, and achievement. By integrating our founding principles of scholarship, leadership, academic attainment, and gentlemanly manners the Alpha Boasting one of the largest chapter sizes at the University of Florida, Pike continues to grow and excel within the Greek and Gainesville communities. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chapter Name: Florida Upsilon National website: www.sae.net Chapter website: www.ufsae.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 sity of Florida. Florida Upsilon currently boasts the largest number of initiates of all chapters in the realm of SAE. Phi Sigma Kappa Chapter Name: Delta Tetarton National website: www.phisigmakappa.org 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 involved 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 promoting brotherhood, stimulating scholarship, and developing character. Every year we host Phi Sig Spike, a womens sand

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University of Florida | 13 Sigma Chi Chapter Name: Gamma Theta National website: www.sigmachi.org Chapter website: http://ufsigmachi.blogspot.com 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 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 monitoring 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, 2005 Founded on the Principles of Love, Honor and Truth, Sigma Nu is dedicated to the betterment of every man. Through the Sigma Nu aims to enrich the college experience at the University of Florida. Sigma Nu has developed the award-wining Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, Development program (abour university, our community, and our world by fostering the growth of ethical leaders. 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 todays 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 dedicated to service; participating in Relay for Life, Dance American Cancer Society and giving back to UF through our ACE Project.Tau Epsilon PhiChapter Name: Tau Alpha Tau Alpha chapter was founded at the University of Florida running fraternities at UF. The brothers of TEP currently hold leadership positions in Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl, Student Government, Hillel/Chabad and the UF Athletic Association. For more information on TEP, please visit or 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 oth ers 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. TKE placed 1st overall in Dance Marathon 2010, taking home the Miracle Cup and placed 2nd overall in 2011.Theta Chi Chapter Name: Tau National website: www.thetachi.org Chapter website: www.ufthetachi.org 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 brotherhood, 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 ChiZeta Beta Tau Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta National website: www.zbt.org Chapter website: www.ufzbt.com Year Founded Nationally: 1898 Year Founded at UF: 1921 The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898. The Zeta Beta Tau brothers at the University of Florida strive to commitment to excellence are what makes ZBT one of the oldest and most distinguished fraternities.

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14 | The Guide to Florida Greeks No Matter the Letter, Were all Greek Together.

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15 University of Florida | 15 No Matter the Letter, Were all Greek Together. 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 Interested in joining?MGC organizations usually have member intake once or twice a year at various times (either Fall or Spring). Attend the MGC Recruitment Showcase to learn more about all of the MGC organizations.MGC Recruitment Showcase: Multicultural Greek Council Multicultural Greek Council ProleName: Junior Multicultural Greek Council Campus Involvement: Dance Marathon What does being Greek mean to you? It is about becoming part of a community rounded! Words of Wisdom: The best advice I can at UF. Joining a Greek organization is a because every Greek organization is a

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16 | The Guide to Florida Greeks MGC Sorority Prolesalpha Kappa Delta PhiNational website: www.akdphi.org Chapter website: www.ufakdphi.com Year Founded Nationally: 1990 Year Founded at UF: 2009 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 Chapter website: www.deltaphiomegauf.com Year Founded Nationally: 1998 Year Founded at UF: 2003 The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to foster unity and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The the sorority and its respective university and shall do so with Gamma Eta Chapter Name: Alpha National website: www.gammaetasorority.org Chapter website: www.ufgammaeta.org Year Founded Nationally: 1995 Year Founded at UF: 1995 cated to the development of strong female leaders. Since Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter Name: Rho National website: www.kappaphilambda.org Year Founded Nationally: 1995 Year Founded at UF: 2004 cultural diversity.Lambda Theta Alpha Chapter Name: Chi National website: www.lambdalady.org Year Founded Nationally: 1975 Year Founded at UF: 1996 nation. Lambda Theta Alpha is an academic-based soror activism. The sorority was established as a support system for women of all ethnicities in higher education. Theta Nu Xi Chapter Name: Alpha Alpha Year Founded Nationally: 1997 Year Founded at UF: 2005 Theta Nu Xi Multicul at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The sisters of Theta Nu Xi live by the tenets of Scholar Leadership and Multicul turalism. Theta Nu Xi was based sorority at UF and is currently the fastest growing sorority in the nation. 16 | The Guide to Florida Greeks

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University of Florida | 17 MGC Fraternity ProlesBeta Chi ThetaChapter Name: Mu Colony National Website: www.betachitheta.com Chapter website: www.mu.betachitheta.com Year Founded Nationally: 1999 Year Founded at UF: 2009 the University of Florida in the Spring of 2009. Our frater Delta Epsilon PsiChapter Name: Rho Colony National Website: www.depsi.org Chapter Website: www.depsirho.org Year Founded Nationally: 1998 Year Founded at UF: 2009 commitment throughout the many service and social events they host. These pillars are not only upheld in events hosted brother as well. Lambda Theta Phi Chapter Name: Phi National website: www.lambda1975.org Chapter website: www.lambdathetaphi.net Year Founded Nationally: 1975 Year Founded at UF: 1995 ally recognized Latino fraternity in the country. We are a service/social fraternity emphasizing Latin unity and the celebration of the Latin culture. Our goals are to promote hood. We hope to enhance the image of Latin culture and be positive role models in the Latino community. Omega Delta Phi Year Founded Nationally: 1987 Year Founded at UF: 2009 to the University of Florida in Spring 2009. Through commu and concerns of Gainesville and its surrounding communities. opportunity to go Greek. Pi Delta Psi Chapter Name: UF Sigma National website: www.pideltapsi.com Chapter website: www.ufpideltapsi.com Year Founded Nationally: 1994 Year Founded at UF: 2004 Sigma Beta Rho Chapter Name: Pi National website: www.sigmabetarho.com Year Founded Nationally: 1996 Year Founded at UF: 2002 cultures alive.Sigma Lambda Beta Chapter Name: Zeta Beta National website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com Year Founded Nationally: 1986 Year Founded at UF: 1999 est Latino-based Fraternity in the nation with Multicultural membership. We believe in the principles of fairness and ciples and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion. To learn more information about the MGC please visit www.ufmgc.orgUniversity of Florida | 17

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19 University of Florida | 19 The Divine NineThe National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of nine historically-black Greek-letter organi zations that evolved at a time when black students were denied the essential rights and services af change in the black community. How do I join a NPHC organization? Individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year on campus. They will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization.Learn More about UF NPHC at Meet the Divine NineNational Pan-Hellenic Council National Pan-Hellenic Council ProleName: Marissa Mullins Junior National Pan-Hellenic Council Campus Involvement: President of the Scholars. What does being Greek mean to you? something that is bigger than myself. but what I can do for my community. The work of a Greek organization is never done and continues for a lifetime! Words of Wisdom: When choosing remember that being Greek is not all about the social life. Only decide to become Greek if you are ready to put in the work and make an impact on your community while still maintaining an above average GPA. Make sure that the organization you hope to join does not grow as an individual.

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20 | The Guide to Florida Greeks NPHC Sorority ProlesAlpha Kappa Alpha Chapter Name: Iota Lambda National website: www.aka1908.com Year Founded Nationally: 1908 Year Founded at UF: 1975 Sigma Gamma Rho Chapter Name: Lambda Rho National website: www.sgrho1922.org Chapter website: www.lambda.rhosgrho.com Year Founded Nationally: 1922 Year Founded at UF: 1990 women who had the desire to enlighten a nation. It is the only historically black Greek sorority founded at a predomi uphold the foundation and beliefs that this sorority was founded upon while aiming to grow in the bonds of sister 20 | The Guide to Florida GreeksDelta Sigma Theta Chapter Name: Lambda Psi National website: www.deltasigmatheta.org Chapter website: www.lambdapsi.com Year Founded Nationally: 1913 Year Founded at UF: 1975 educated women committed to the constructive develop focus on the black community. The Lambda Psi chapter implements service programs that are aligned with our na health and political awareness and involvement. Zeta Phi Beta Chapter Name: Mu Epsilon National website: www.zphib1920.org Chapter website: www.muepsilonzetas.com Year Founded Nationally: 1920 Year Founded at UF: 1974 ing women. The sorority prides itself on being a community be chartered. These ladies uphold their legacy and contrib ute to it through service endeavors and stirring program.

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University of Florida | 21 NPHC Fraternity ProlesAlpha Phi Alpha Chapter Name: Theta Sigma National website: www.alphaphialpha.net Chapter website: www.thetasigma1906.net Year Founded Nationally: 1906 Year Founded at UF: 1973 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 out the world.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 seen in many of the leadership positions held by men of the 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 Omega through campus and community involvement and to 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 educated males that devotes its time to uplifting the com University of Florida | 21Iota Phi Theta Chapter Name: Gamma Omicron National website: www.IotaPhiTheta.org Chapter website: www.GOCentaurs.net Year Founded Nationally: 1963 Year Founded at UF: 1998 bers of Gamma Omicron continue to work hard at bettering themselves and their community.

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22 | The Guide to Florida Greeks She Sets the Standard. Shes a Panhellenic Woman.

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23 University of Florida | 23 Panhellenic CouncilThe Panhellenic Council serves as the governing body for 16 National Panhellenic Conference chap student body. relationships within and beyond the Panhellenic community. To Learn more visit: www.ufpanhellenic.comPanhellenic Recruitment ScheduleWednesday, August 17, 2011 Morning Residence Halls Open Thursday, August 18-Friday, August 19, 2011 Round 1 Potential New Members visit each of the 16 chapters Saturday, August 20, 2011 Round 2 Philanthropy Round Sunday, August 21, 2011 Round 3 Sisterhood Round Monday, August 22, 2011 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Panhellenic ProleName: Margaret Dantzler Senior Council: Panhellenic Council Campus Involvement: Panhellenic Former: Administrative Assistant for Assistant Director What does being Greek mean to you? To to have something on this campus that will always be mine. When I bring my family to the University of Florida for a to show them the Chapter House where Greek means that I will be a part of a for years to come. Words of Wisdom: Do as much as you but I am so glad that I got involved on this campus as quickly as I did. My chapter helped to make UF smaller advantage of this entire campus and whichever chapter you choose; make organizations.

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24 | The Guide to Florida Greeks Panhellenic Chapter ProlesWhile letters of recommendation are not required, you may still send letters to the addresses listed below. Letters should be written by an alumna of the sorority.Alpha Chi Omega Chapter Name: Gamma Iota 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 national symbol of the lyre. Our sisterhood is based on the Please send letters of recommendation to: Alpha Chi Omega 820 W Panhellenic Drive Alpha Delta Pi Chapter Name: Gamma Iota National website: www.alphadeltapi.org Chapter website: www.adpiuf.com Year Founded Nationally: 1851 Year Founded at UF: 1948 Please send letters of recommendation to: Alpha Delta Pi 831 W Panhellenic Drive Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter Name: Alpha Tau National website: www.aephi.org Chapter website: www.ufaephi.com Year Founded Nationally: 1909 Year Founded at UF: 1948 beliefs would be welcomed with open arms. This sorority while providing a home away from home for its members. Please send letters of recommendation to: Attn: Rachel Dubow 832 West Panhellenic Drive

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University of Florida | 25 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 ship skills through service to the fraternity and community. Please send letters of recommendation to: Alpha Omicron Pi 819 W. Panhellenic Drive 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 Tri Delta has been building life-long friendships at the Univer an environment where its members can grow socially and Please send letters of recommendation to: Delta Delta Delta Delta Phi Epsilon Chapter Name: Delta Kappa National website: www.dphie.org Year Founded Nationally: 1917 Year Founded at UF: 1969 mitment to think and act for the greater good. We assure continuous development and achievement for women by 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: 115 SW 9th Avenue Chi Omega Chapter Name: Eta Delta National website: www.chiomega.com Year Founded Nationally: 1895 Year Founded at UF: 1948 an organization; it is a home providing them with unique friendship. Chi Omega strives to prepare young women to achieve their highest possible aspirations. Please send letters of recommendation to: Chi Omega 807 W Panhellenic Drive Delta Zeta Chapter Name: Pi Alpha National website: www.deltazeta.org Chapter website: ufdeltazeta.com Year Founded Nationally: 1902 Year Founded at UF: 2002 has been recognized with numerous regional and national borders of college to create friendships and memories that Please send letters of recommendation to: 903 SW 13th Street 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 Please send letters of recommendation to: Delta Gamma 808 W Panhellenic Drive

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26 | The Guide to Florida Greeks 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 by UF Panhellenic! With award-winning service and philan time to have fun together. Please send letters of recommendation to: 715 SW 10th Street 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 lives of our sisters. Our chapter at the University of Florida is in the nation. Please send letters of recommendation to: 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 network and resources necessary to empower women to Please send letters of recommendation to: Phi Mu Attn: Membership Directors 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 cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through com lifelong friendships and highly value education. The Florida Delta chapter has a long-standing tradition of involvement and service to the University of Florida community. Please send letters of recommendation to: 37 W. Fraternity Drive Kappa Kappa Gamma Chapter Name: Epsilon Phi National website: www.kkg.org Year Founded Nationally: 1870 Year Founded at UF: 1978 Please send letters of recommendation to:

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University of Florida | 27 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 volunteers at local nursing homes and cleans our Adopt-aRoad. Please send letters of recommendation to: Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter Name: Gamma Iota National website: www.zetataualpha.org Chapter website: www.ufzta.com Year Founded Nationally: 1898 Year Founded at UF: 1949 learn more about our sisterhood. Please send letters of recommendation to: Attn: Recruitment Chair

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28 | The Guide to Florida Greeks Financial InformationWhat are the costs associated with joining a fraternity or sorority? Members are encouraged to ask questions about any other fees outside of dues Where exactly is my money going? National fees and obligations Membership Recruitment Service projects Special events Interfraternity Council (IFC): new member/initiation fee chapter dues national fees social fees risk management insurance room and board fees (in-house members)Multicultural Greek Council (MGC): new member/initiation fee risk management insuranceNational Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): new member/initiation fee risk management insurancePanhellenic Council (PC): new member/initiation fee chapter dues national fees social fees risk management insurance room and board fees (in-house members)

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University of Florida | 29 Housing Information house has proven to be a convenient and economical way to enhance their and remodeling of the facilities. Many chapter houses provide you with study How much does it cost to live in the house?For most chapters the fees for living in the chapter house are comparable to or in many cases less than living in a residence hall or apartment and having an on-campus meal plan. Room 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). 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 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. University of Florida | 29 Average Annual Costs for Membership New Member Chapter Room & Fees Dues Board Costs per chapter vary greatly. These numbers represent a basic average and are meant to show a general idea of costs.

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30 | The Guide to Florida Greeks How much time does being in a sorority and fraternity take up? How are sororities and fraternities held accountable? Chapters are responsible for meeting the standards that are set forth by their inter/national that is designed to hold members accountable for their actions.How can I nd out specic information about organizations? What is the Universitys stance on hazing?UF seeks to promote a safe environment in which students may participate without compro FAQsWhen can I join a fraternity or sorority? Multicultural Greek Council: varies by chapter National Pan-Hellenic Council: varies by chapter Informal recruitment beginning of Spring semester (not all chapters participate) 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 on UF meal plans please visit www.gatordining.com.

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University of Florida | 31 Denitions 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 during their New Member program. Call: A vocal sound used by members of NPHC and MGC organizations to acknowledge one another. Chapter: or Greek letters. 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 sched uled 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: Interfraternity Council (IFC): The governing body of 26 social fraternities at the University of Florida. International/National Headquarters: The central organization of a particular fraternity or sorority. Legacy: Line: Term used to describe the members of a new member class in NPHC and MGC organizations. Membership Intake: 10 weeks. Multicultural Greek Council: The governing body of the 13 culturally based social fraternities and sororities at the University of Florida. National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): The governing body for the historically black fraterni ties and sororities at the University of Florida. This is also the name of the national governing body and is sometimes referred to as the Divine Nine. Neophyte: A member of the last line to cross in the local chapter of a NPHC or MGC organization. New Member/Pledge: A member of a fraternity or sorority going through the new member education/pledging process. 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 Education Program: weeks. Order of Omega: Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations.Panhellenic Council: The governing body for the 16 National Panhellenic Conference sororiPhilanthropy: A charitable fundraiser sponsored by a sorority or fraternity. Potential New Member (PNM): A college student participating in recruitment. Presentation Show: organization. Prophyte: A neophyte becomes a prophyte after another line is initiated. Recruitment/Rush Chair: An active member of a sorority or fraternity who is in charge of Recruitment Counselor (Pi Chi): A trained Panhellenic sorority member who has disassociated herself from her chapter during Formal Panhellenic Recruitment in order to counsel and as sist potential new members during recruitment. Social: 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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Campus Map32 | The Guide to Florida Greeks Special thanks to John Parady for assistance with photographs.

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Florida Greek ChaptersInterfraternity Council FIJI Multicultural Greek Council National Pan-Hellenic Council Panhellenic Council

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Center for Student Activities and Involvement 310 J. Wayne Reitz Union P. O. Box 118505 Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 1 2 3 4 5 TOP 5 REASONS Why You Should Consider Joining the Florida Greek Community Florida Greeks Make the Grade! 51 percent of the Florida Greek community had a semester GPA above 3.4 and 80 per cent of the Florida Greek community had a cumulative GPA above 3.0. Leaders on Campus! Members of the Florida Greek community have historically held some of the highest leadership positions and honors on campus. Lend a Helping Hand! Each semester, members of the Greek community complete thousands of hours of community service and raise thousands of dollars for charity.We Have Connections! Greek members may have networking opportunities through Greek alums for jobs, internships, advice and realworld work experience.Great Memories to Last a Lifetime! Florida Greeks know how to have responsible fun and maintain a balance between their academics and social events. Socials, formals, Greek Week and family for great times at The University of Florida!


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Greetings Florida Gators!

he Florida Greek community, welcomes \ou to the Universit', of Florida. \'Vith more than ,c,'Co mem-
bers ,\'ho represent 64 Creek organizations, joining a sororit\l or fraternit', can be a life-changing ex-
perience for e% er', student. Although unique in its origin, history, members, and rituals, each Greek
organization on campus holds firml,., the common bond of unit'., and excellence. \'e invite \,ou to
look into all of the amazing possibilities and experiences our Creek community has to offer.

The four core \ alues of the Creek community highlight a serious focus on academia, a high level of student
in\ olvement on campus, and a commitment to our surrounding community. Scholarship, service, leadership
and community are the tenets b\ ..vhich each Creek member stri\ es to live. By highly encouraging these
four principles to every Greek organization on campus, the Greek community at the University of Florida
represents an outstanding group of students .\vho achieve and succeed on a daily basis.

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

\\'e belie\ e the Creek community has in\ ariably shaped the type of leaders w'e are, and the type of leaders
\ve %\ill become. In whatever future endeavors ma',' arise, ',\e will all be able to fondly, look back on our time
spent at the Uni ersity of Florida and recognize the vital impact that the Creek community played in that
experience.

Go Gators!

Margaret Dantzler Contessa Middleton (not pictured)
Panhellenic Council President National Pan-Hellenic Council President

Isamara Berrios Rajiv Asnani
Multicultural Creek Council President Interfraternity Council President









Table of Contents


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Welcome!



The Florida Greek community is fortunate
to have a professional staff that provides
leadership development, program planning
and advisement for four governing councils,
64 chapters, the Greek Conduct Committee,
and the Order of Omega National Greek
honor society.


Jack Causseaux
Associate Director


Carey Mays
Program Coordinator


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Community At A Glance

Florida Greek Community Profile

Council IFC MGC NPHC PC Total
Number ot diapters- 2'o C) 10 1 -4
Number of Chapters with Houses 24 o o 16 40
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Active Members (SP11) 2062 219 142 2597 5020
T..tal Numbn -r ,'f M.lmbersSPiI 3-2 TV,. 'o44 ..-
Average Chapter Size 81 16 10 165 N/A

*Number will be higher for fall semester.

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.








Scholarship


Comparison of Greek vs. non-Greek
Semester GPAs (Fall 2010)


Maintaining a high le\ el of academic success is a
tradition v.%ithin the Florida Greek community.


The Florida Greek community offers man, resources
and programs to maintain high scholastic success.
Some of the resources and programs a\ ailable
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Student Profile
Name: Case,, Stamps

Classification:
Sophomore
Council Affiliation:
Interfraternit,, Council

Campus Involvement:
The O'Connell Societ,', StLudent
GoFernment Cabinet, Technology Fee
Committee

What does being Greek mean to youi? As
a member of the Creek community, at
I'F, I represent the ,.alLies of not only m ,
ov.n Fraternit,, but those of the entire
Interfraternitx Council. Because of this,
Fraternity men, including myself, stri\ e
to eicel in academics and ser. ice to the
unik ersity and the commuLnity Most
importantly, being Creek ea. e me the
opportunity to meet many incredible
friends and peers at UF that share this
same outlook.

Words of Wisdom: Try it out. See if it's
for you. Deciding to join a Fraternity w.as
the most important and best decision
I ha,. e made thus far at the Uni. ersit'
of Florida. Becoming a Fraternit', man
opens man', doors for ne.. students
to meet friends and get in\ ol.ed on
campus. Most importantl\ it helped me
find out .. hat I '..anted to accomplish
during m, time at UF.


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Student Profile
Name: Jessica
Anderson
Classification: Senior
Council Affiliation:
NPHC
Campus
Involvement: '.'ice President of the Gator
Chapter of the NAACP, E%.ents manager
and founder of the UI-F Respect, Check
and Respect 'ourself lMo. ement,
Florida Cicerone, Social Action Chair and
Chaplain of the Lambda Psi Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sororit', inc.
What does being Greek mean to
you? Being Creek to me means
acknov.ledging the hich precedent
Creek indi iduals ha'.e set historically
and positioning yourself to take the
baton. Being Creek is not onl a pledge
to VOIur organization but a pledge to
\ourself to sta, committed to up.. ard
mo\ ement using the tools set forth by
our founders.
Words of Wisdom: Being Creek requires
an un..a% ering commitment to deny,
yourself the comfort of excuses.
Creekdom requires unselfish dedication
and a passion for the principles of our
organizations. The', sa'\ a true test of
lo\e is '..hen ',ou '..ill %.ork '..ith no
re.,,, ard. Desire for membership should
transcend the need for outv.ard praise
through letters and popularity and
should re,.eal a true commitment to
the principles and character that ha,. e
shouldered the missions of Greek life
thus far.

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Leadership


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The Florida Greek community\ is an excellent place to
gain the experience and kno. ledge necessary\ to de\el-
op strong leadership skills. The community\ is self -o\-
erning, i\ ing student leaders the opportunity\ to shape
policies and standards for their oN.%n organizations, as
\%ell as the larger fraternity\ and sororit\ community .
Ser\ ing as an officer or committee chair in a chapter


or go\ erning council N, ill help an indi\ dual de\ elop a
multitude of leadership skills including conflict manage-
ment, delegation, decision making, and effective comn
munication skills.

Being a member of the Florida Greek community\ often
series as a ",ateN.%a\ to in\ol\ement" in other areas of
campus such as Student Co\ eminent, clubs, organiza-
tions, and campus honoraries. members of the Florida
Greek community\ ha\e historical\ held some of the
highest leadership positions and honors on campus.
Nationall, numerous chapters pro\ ide opportunities
for members to attend regional and national leadership
training conferences.

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Student Profile
Name: Samantha
Hockenberry,
Classification:
.4EG industriall and
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Council Affiliation:
Panhellenic Council -
Alpha Delta Pi
Campus Involvement: Gator Gro.h I
and Homecoming AP of Sales,
Dual Director of Tickets and Staffi
Student Co n ernment Students Taking
Section Aofainst Racism Director of
Public Relations, Student Senator
Bro%..ard area, Allocation Committee,
Administration e Assistant to the
President of the Unite Part,,, Florida
Blue Ke, Acti e AM ember, Alpha
Delta Pi President and ice President
Membership, Dance Mlarathon dancer,
Institute of Industrial Engineers
CommLInit,, Ser,. ice Committee
What does being Greek mean to you?
Ha'. ing gro,. n Lip %. ith onl one brother
and no sisters, joining a sorority, .ith
1So women .as o,. er%..helmin.e to me.
But through the past three sears, I
ha,.e met some of the most incredible
..omen. whetherhe r it is going to a Game
Daay BBQ or ha% ing a mo,. ie night '.,.ith
m, sisters, these lifelong friendships
I ha,.e formed ..ithin the Panhellenic
Community ha,. e helped to create my
home a'.%a. from home.
Words of Wisdom: "Destin' is not
a matter of chance, it is a matter of.
choice; it is not a thing to be ,..aited for,
it is a thin. to be achie'.ed."
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Community

Brotherhood and Sisterhood are bonds of unit\ and enduring friendship. B\ becoming a member of the Florida Greek
community \ou can experience an easier transition from high school to college and Pain a "home a., a\ from home."
You \.\ill meet other students N.\ith diverse backgrounds, similar interests, and neN.\ perspectives during some of the
brotherhood and sisterhood acti\ ities such as chapter retreats, intramurals, socials and date functions.


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Name: \'irlan, Taboada

Classification:: Senior
Council Affiliation:
Campus Involvement:
2010 -2011 StLudent
Body, TreasLirer &
Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary,

What does being Greek mean to you?
Being Creek is more than the letters
'..orn across m, chest. It's a lifest',le, a
mo'. ement that allo., .s me %. within Creek
life to make the %. world a better place. it
is an opportunity\ to express m% passions
and use my organization as a vehicle e to
instill change on this campus and '..ithin
the community.

Words of Wisdom: Creek life is a lifetime
commitment. So do \ouLIr research,
become friends %..ith those in the
organization, and if \ou belie'.e do'.,n to
your core that this is for you, then you'll
ha% e no problem being Creek for the
rest of \our life. Also, al'..ays remember
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Interfraternity


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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 I FC
website (www.ufifc.org)
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. I
You have to make the decision that is best for you. ...


Interfraternity
Council Profile
Name: Raji. Asnani
Classification:
GradLiate Student
Council:
Interfraternit', CouLincil k
Campus Involvement:
Interfraternitt Council, Florida Blue Key,
Student Co, ernment, Cator Student
In\ estment Fund, Beta Alpha Psi
What does being Greek mean to you.?
Before actuall,- joining a fraternit',, I
had a limited understanding of L. hat
it meant to be Creek. I simple\ thought
of the letters that I could .-.ear around
campus and the social e'.ents that are
general, associated '.'ith Creek life.
Going Creelk has pro,. ided me so much
more. I am no,.. part of an e:..tensi\ e
and interconnected netv.ork of people
%.-ho all share similar alues and strike
for e'-.cellence. I am constantly exposed
to net. opportunities and al..a', s
supported b\' mi, fello'.. brothers along
the '..a. I am held to a higher standard
and enjoy the challenge of being \ ie,.. ed
this '. ay. Being Greek has impro\ ed
e\ery aspect of mi lite and greatly
enhanced rnm college experience.
Words of Wisdom: There are millions
of Creek alumni '*vho ha\ e graduated
and fouLnd success in the .orld.
Before looking for a job, applying to
prad school or taking the ne't step in
.our life, al'.I.as consult .our Creek
connections. ''ou '.. ill be surprised ho'..
man', ',00 ha,.e and ho.. helpful the\
can be.


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Interfraternity Council (IFC)

Alpha Epsilon Pi
Chapter Name: Phi Gamma
National website: www.aepi.org
Chapter website: www.ufaepi.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. We are very
active socially, 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 the only Social/Professional Fraternity
at the University of Florida. Founded as an agricultural
fraternity, AGR strives to Make Better Men through the per-
sonal, social, and professional development of our brothers
by utilizing our strong ties to the college and our extensive
alumni network. AGR is for men who wish to belong to a
strong brotherhood, enjoy their time at UF, and also prepare
themselves as successful leaders. We are truly four years and
a lifetime.


Alpha Tau Omega
Chapter Name: 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,ooo 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.
The beliefs and standards of Beta Theta Pi benefit the
individual long after his collegiate days have ended.
"We strive to make perfect."


Chi Phi
Chapter Name: Theta Delta
National website: www.chiphi.org
Chapter website: www.ufchiphi.org
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 Chapter
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
1,4oo alumni initiates from UF. Recently, we renovated
our house at 6 Fraternity Row, and made it one of the best
houses on campus. Every spring, we raise money for the "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.dtduf.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. Delt 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 2009
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 lo0, 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, Blacktop Beach, benefits March of Dimes.


Lambda Chi Alpha
Chapter Name: Epsilon-Mu Zeta
National website: www.lambdachi.org
Chapter website: www.floridalxa.com
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.


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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://groupspaces.com/phigammadelta
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://ufl.phikappatau.org
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 o100 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, stimulating 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: www.ufpikes.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1868
Year Founded at UF: 1904

Pi Kappa Alpha was established at the University of Florida
in 1904, bearing the mission of developing men of integrity,
intellect, high moral character, and achievement. By inte-
grating our founding principles of scholarship, leadership,
academic attainment, and gentlemanly manners the Alpha
Eta chapter continues to flourish in all of our endeavors.
Boasting one of the largest chapter sizes at the University of
Florida, Pike continues to grow and excel within the Greek
and Gainesville communities.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Chapter Name: Florida Upsilon
National website: www.sae.net
Chapter website: www.ufsae.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://ufsigmachi.blogspot.com
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, 2005

Founded on the Principles of Love, Honor and Truth, Sigma
Nu is dedicated to the betterment of every man. Through the
ties of brotherhood, fidelity, service and ethical leadership,
Sigma Nu aims to enrich the college experience at the Uni-
versity of Florida. Sigma Nu has developed the award-wining
Leadership, Ethics, Achievement, Development program (ab-
breviated LEAD) to fulfill its mission to better our members,
our university, our community, and our world by fostering
the growth of ethical leaders.

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, I FC, Student
Government, 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
American Cancer Society and giving back to UF through our
ACE Project.

Tau Epsilon Phi
Chapter Name: Tau Alpha

Tau Alpha chapter was founded at the University of Florida
on February 22,1925. It is one of the oldest continuously
running fraternities at U F. The brothers of TEP currently
hold leadership positions in Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl,
Student Government, Hillel/Chabad and the UF Athletic
Association.
For more information on TEP, please visit www.ufifc.org 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 oth-
ers 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.
TKE placed 1st overall in Dance Marathon 2010, taking home
the Miracle Cup and placed 2nd overall in 2011.

Theta Chi
Chapter Name: Tau
National website: www.thetachi.org
Chapter website: www.ufthetachi.org
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.ufzbt.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1898
Year Founded at UF: 1921

The Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898. The
Zeta Beta Tau brothers at the University of Florida strive to
reflect their core principles of Intellectual Awareness, Social
Responsibility, Integrity, and Brotherly Love. Tradition and
commitment to excellence are what makes ZBT one of the
oldest and most distinguished fraternities.


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Multicultural


Greek Council


Multicultural Greek
Council Profile
Name: Isamara Berrios
Classification: JuLnior
Council Affiliation:
MuIticuItural Greek
COLIncil


The Multicultural Greek Council, better known as the MGC, is the governing bod\ of the 1;
internationally and nationally recognized culturally-based fraternity anc' sororit\ 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 Greek life in a unique
way. Each chapter is relatively small in size which provides a very strong family\ life bond.

Interested in joining?
MGC organizations usually have member intake once or twice a year at various time ii_ tl-r F il .r Sprirg 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 organizi-:ri

MGC Recruitment Showcase:
Friday, September 9, 2011
7:oopm -JWRU Grand Ballroom


Campus Involvement: Gamma Eta
Sororit', Inc., MGC President, First- ear
Florida Peer Leader, Pre. ie'.: Staff 2011,
Dance Marathon
What does being Greek mean to you! it
is about becoming part ot a commLinit,'
that v.'ill shape .,'your college experience
and change your life fore\ er. Being
Creek means support, opportunities,
netv..orkin., fun and being v.'ell
rounded!
Words of Wisdom: The best ad\ ice I can
ei\e anyone is to ma-'.imize your time
at UF. Joining a Creek organization is a
great v.'a, to start. Ho'..e,. er. before .,'ou
make ,your decision, make sure you do
.,our research and explore your options
because e'. er,,- Greek organization is a
different .'.orld.


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MGC Sorority Profiles

alpha Kappa Delta Phi
National website: www.akdphi.org
Chapter website: www.ufakdphi.com
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

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


Gamma Eta 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
National website: www.kappaphilambda.org
Chapter website: www.ufkpl.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1995
Year Founded at UF: 2004

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


Lambda Theta Alpha
Chapter Name: Chi
National website: www.lambdalady.org
Chapter website: http://grove.ufl.edu/-Itai975
Year Founded Nationally: 1975
Year Founded at UF: 1996

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc was established in
1975 at Kean University as the first Latin-based sorority in the
nation. Lambda Theta Alpha is an academic-based soror-
ity dedicated to scholarly excellence, empowerment of all
women, cultural and political awareness, and community
activism. The sorority was established as a support system
for women of all ethnicities in higher education.

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: 2005








MGC Fraternity Profiles

Beta Chi Theta
Chapter Name: Mu Colony
National Website: www.betachitheta.com
Chapter website: www.mu.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 frater-
nity is built upon the primary principle of Brotherhood. The
tenets of fraternity include; Tradition, Service to Humanity,
promoting South Asian Awareness, striving for Academic
Excellence, and creating a unified Nationwide Network.


Delta Epsilon Psi
Chapter Name: Rho Colony
National Website: www.depsi.org
Chapter Website: www.depsirho.org
Year Founded Nationally: 1998
Year Founded at UF: 2009

Delta Epsilon Psi is a service based South Asian Fraternity and
the largest South Asian Fraternity nationally. Delta Epsilon
Psi reflects the three pillars of brotherhood, discipline and
commitment throughout the many service and social events
they host. These pillars are not only upheld in events hosted
locally, regionally and nationally, but also in every single
brother as well.


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
celebration of the Latin culture. Our goals are to promote
scholarship, Latin unity, respect for all cultures and brother-
hood. We hope to enhance the image of Latin culture and be
positive role models in the Latino community.

Omega Delta Phi
National website: http://www.omegadeltaphi.com
Chapter website: www.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 Sigma
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: Pi
National website: www.sigmabetarho.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1996
Year Founded at UF: 2002

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

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

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


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National

Pan-Hellenic Council


The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of nine historical -black Creek-letter oreani-
zations that evolved at a time when black students were denied the essential rights and ser\ ices af-
forded to others. Each of the nine NPHC organizations was designed to foster brotherhood or sister-
hood 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 typ.: :dil, itli-r F ill ..r Sprir
The exact time is determined by the specific organization, not by NPHC.
Individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year .:. .: npu-
They will provide aspirants with the opportunity to learn more about an organization

Learn More about UF NPHC at Meet the Divine Nine
September 9, 2011 (subject to change)


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National
Pan-Hellenic
Council Profile
Namre: Malriss.a A .LIIllns


Clnssificntion: Junior i
Council Affiliation:
National Pan-Hellenic
Council
Campus Involvement: President of the
Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., Uni'.ersit', of Florida
Senator, National Society of Collegiate
Scholars.
What does being Greek mean to you.'
Being Creek means that I am a part of
something that is bigger than myself.
It's not just about '.'hat I can do for me,
but v..hat I can do for my community.
The .ork of a Greek organization is
ne. er done and continLes for a lifetime!
Words of Wisdom: \V'hen choosing
...hich organization is best for ouLI,
remember that being Greek is not all
about the social life. Onl', decide to
become Creek if \ ou are ready to put in
the ..ork and make an impact on o, ur
commLinit\y ..hile still maintaining an
abo'. e a erage CP-A. Make sure that the
organization ',ou hope to join does not
compromise \our morals, but helps you
Proo. as an individual.


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NPHC Sorority Profiles


Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chapter Name: Iota 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.


Sigma Gamma Rho
Chapter Name: Lambda Rho
National website: www.sgrhol922.org
Chapter website: www.lambda.rhosgrho.com
Year Founded Nationally: 1922
Year Founded at UF: 1990

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded by seven
women who had the desire to enlighten a nation. It is the
only historically black Greek sorority founded at a predomi-
nantly white university. To this day, the ladies of Sigma still
uphold the foundation and beliefs that this sorority was
founded upon while aiming to grow in the bonds of sister-
hood, scholarship, and leadership.


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

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January
16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University by five pioneer-
ing women. The sorority prides itself on being a "community
conscious, action-oriented organization." The Mu Epsilon
chapter was chartered on April 2,1974 on the University of
Florida campus, being the first African-American Sorority to
be chartered. These ladies uphold their legacy and contrib-
ute to it through service endeavors and stirring program.








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 frater-
nity has grown steadily in influence throughout the years and
there are now approximately 800 chapters located through-
out the world.


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.


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."


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, Iota 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.


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.









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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 17, 2011
Morning- Residence Halls Open
Evening Potential New Member Orientation

Thursday, August 18-Friday, August 19, 2011
Round 1 Potential New Members visit each of the 16 chapters

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Round 2- Philanthropy Round
Visit up to 11 of the 16 chapters


Sunday, August 21, 2011
Round 3 Sisterhood Round
Visit up to 7 of the 16 chapters

Monday, August 22, 2011
Preferentials Visit up to 3 of the 16 chapters

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Bid Day


Panhellenic Profile
Namrne: Margaret
DantzIer
Classification: Senior
Council: Panhellenic
Council
Campus Involvement:
Panhellenic
COLncil President, Pi Chi 2010,
Former: d\dministrati'.e Assistant for
Homecoming 2010, Dance Marathon
Morale Captain, Greek Ambassador,
Junior Panhellenic Director, Panhellenic
Assistant Director
What does being Greek mean to you? To
me, beinc Creek means that I am going
to ha,. e something on this campus that
...ill al,'. a, s be mine. V 'hen I bring m',
family to the Uni\ersitv of Florida for a
football eame in the future, I v.'ill v.'ant
to sho'., them the Chapter House v.-here
I li'.ed, the dining room '..here I shared
countless meals -,. ith mN sisters, and
the room in .. which I '..'as initiated. Being
Creek means that I %. ill be a part of a
netv.ork that extends beyond the Cator
Nation that I can enjoy and benefit from
for years to come.
Words of Wisdom: Do as much as y'Ou
can during ', our time at IUF. 'Iour first
fe,.,..'eeks may, be a bit o\ ern.. helming,
but I am so glad that I got in\ ol. ed
on this campus as quickly\ as I did. My,
chapter helped to make UF smaller
and to na,. igate througLh applications,
inter\ ie,.. s, and academics. Take
ad\ antage of this entire campus and
don't limit 1,oursel es to the ,.. alls of
%..hiche\er chapter you choose: make
friendships in different chapters and
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Panhellenic Chapter Profiles
While letters of recommendation are not required, you may still send
letters to the addresses listed below. Letters should be written by an
alumna of the sorority.

Alpha Chi Omega
Chapter Name: Gamma Iota
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 Iota
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: Jessica Lanning and Le Anna Himred, 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: Rachel Dubow
832 West Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


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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, FL 32601


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: Natalie Cerabino, 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: Angela Diamantakos, 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

The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women is to pro-
mote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity,
cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through com-
munity service. Founded in 1867, Pi Beta Phi is one of the first
Greek women's organizations. Their women strive to build
lifelong friendships and highly value education. The Florida
Delta chapter has a long-standing tradition of involvement
and service to the University of Florida community.

Please send letters of recommendation to:
Pi Beta Phi
Attn: Eden Joyner, President
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
Alzheimer's disease research through Sigma Shootout, a
pool tournament for sororities and fraternities. 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
11o8 E Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601


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

Since Gamma Iota 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 website 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 \ aries from chapter to chapter. In general, the first
semester of membership is the most expensi\ e because of one time NeN. l\lem-
ber/lmembership Intake fees. Se\eral chapters at UF offer pan ment plans and
scholarships for members ho need financial assistance. Each indi\ dual has
different financial obligations associated N.\ith membership and Potential NeN.\
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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, 40 of the 64 chapters at UF have chapter houses.
Each house is managed on a day-to-day basis by a full-time House Director, and
is overseen by a local or national house corporation board, a group of alumni
who oversee the house director, chapter finances, and advises on the upkeep
and remodeling of the facilities. Many chapter houses provide you with study
areas, TV rooms, computer labs, 10-15 meals per week, and on-site parking.

How much does it cost to live in the house?
For most chapters the fees for living in the chapter house are comparable to or in many cases
less than living in a residence hall or apartment and having an on-campus meal plan. Room
and board, meals, dues, and event costs may be 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.








FAQs


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

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

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


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

How are sororities and fraternities held accountable?
While self-governing, each of our individual chapters is held accountable by multiple entities.
Chapters are responsible for meeting the standards that are set forth by their international
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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Definitions

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 during
their New Member program.
Call: A vocal sound used by members of NPHC and MGC organizations to acknowledge one
another.
Chapter: The local group of a larger national organization, and designated by a special name,
or Greek letters.
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 sched-
uled 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: 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
Florida.
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
organizations.
Membership Intake: The process that NPHC and MGC chapters utilize to recruit, interview, se-
lect, and initiate new members. The period of membership intake varies, but cannot exceed
lo weeks.


Multicultural Greek Council: The governing body of the 13 "culturally" based social fraternities
and sororities at the University of Florida.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): The governing body for the historically blackfraterni-
ties and sororities at the University of Florida. This is also the name of the national governing
body and is sometimes referred to as the Divine Nine.
Neophyte: A member of the last line to cross in the local chapter of a NPHC or MGC
organization.
New Member/Pledge: A member of a fraternity or sorority going through the new member
education/pledging process.
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 Education 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.
Order of Omega: Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations.
Panhellenic Council: The governing body for the 16 National Panhellenic Conference sorori-
ties/women's fraternities at the University of Florida.
Philanthropy: A charitable fundraiser sponsored by a sorority or fraternity.
Potential New Member (PNM): A college student participating in recruitment.
Presentation 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
organization.
Prophyte: A neophyte becomes a prophyte after another line is initiated.
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 Panhellenic sorority member who has disassociated
herself from her chapter during Formal Panhellenic Recruitment in order to counsel and as-
sist potential 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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The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Center for Student Activities and Involvement
Sorority & Fraternity Affairs
310 J. Wayne Reitz Union
P. O. Box 118505
Gainesville, FL 32611-8505
www.greeks.ufl.edu


Why You Should Consider Joining the Florida Greek Community


Florida Greeks Make the Grade!
51 percent of the Florida Creek community\
had a semester GPA abo\ e 3.4 and So per-
cent of the Florida Greek community had a
cumulati e GPA abo.-e 3.0.

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

Lend a Helping Hand!
Each semester, members of the Creek
community complete thousands of hours of
community service and raise thousands of
dollars for chart'.,.


We Have Connections!
Greek members ma'., have net.vorking
opportunities through Greek alums for
jobs, internships, advice and real- world
\ ork experience.

Great Memories to Last a Lifetime!
Florida Creeks kno%\ how% to have
responsible fun and maintain a balance
between their academics and social events.
Socials, formals, Creek W\'eek and family,
weekends are just a few,. acti\ cities offered
for great times at The University of Florida!




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