The Fraternity Way - 2012
A yearly publication of the Interfraternity Council and it's 26 chapters focused on our individual chapters, recruitment processes, and regulatory procedures.
THE FRATERNITY WAY IFC | INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL "The Order of the Greek Horsemen was founded in 1955 by students: Frank "Sonny" Seiler, John Wilkins, Donald Joel, with John Cox, Director of Student Activities, serving as the first advisor.The organization honors outstanding greek men for their contributions to the fraternity system. This involvement may be through IFC, their own fraternity or being active in other forms of campus life." UGA Fraternity Recruitment Guide 2012 Dear University of Georgia Student: Welcome to The University of Georgia! As a member of one of UGAâ€™s fraternities, you will have the opportunity to continue a strong legacy of leadership, scholarship, and philanthropic stewardship. Students who have participated in Greek life at UGA have traditionally been among our most involved and successful students. Those students have taken what they have learned from their UGA experiences and distinguished themselves as governors, senators, corporate CEOâ€™s, entertainment moguls, professional athletes, scientists, authors, artists, movie stars and teachers. Fraternities produce student leaders and scholars who excel both in and out of the classroom, who impact the lives of others through charitable and community service, and who help young men form friendships that often last a lifetime. These opportunities, however, come with an awesome responsibility - the responsibility to conduct yourself in a manner befitting a UGA student and a good citizen of this entire University community. Your fellow students, your alumni, the faculty, staff and the administration will expect you to serve as a role model, a leader, and a catalyst for positive growth in everything that you do. You will be counted on to help shape a culture that fosters ownership and accountability for your actions and holds peers accountable for their behavior, as well. I applaud you for taking full advantage of this opportunity for personal, intellectual, social, and scholastic development. Participation in Greek Life will surely be one of the many ways in which you will enrich your collegiate experience. I wish you continued success in all your endeavors, and I look forward to celebrating with you your successes at the University of Georgia. Sincerely, Michael F. Adams President Pictured on the cover are the 2012 initiates of the Order of the Greek Horsemen. The Greek Horsemen are fraternity men who have made significant contributions to their individual chapters and to the UGA greek community photo courtesy of Picture Man 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 3 Recruitment Week & Registration Tuesday, August 7, 2012 All Day Early 4:00pm-5:00pm 5:30pm-6:30pm 7:00pm-8:30pm 8:30pm-Midnight Move-in into Residence Halls Parent Orientation: So Your Son is Joining a Fraternity? Now What? (Tate Theatre) Mandatory Orientation for those men that have already accepted a bid and joined a fraternity (Tate Theatre) Mandatory Orientation for those men that have NOT accepted a bid and will be participating in house tours (Tate Theatre) Registration for fraternity recruitment closes Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below) Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:45pm-1:20pm 1:20pm-7:15pm 7:30pm-Midnight Potential new members meet with recruitment groups (Tate Theatre) Please eat beforehand Fraternity House Tours Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below) Sunday, August 12, 2012 Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation *) 6:00pm-7:00pm Bid Card Signing Ceremony All potential new members who intend to join a fraternity in the fall of 2012 who have did not sign an official IFC Bid Card at the Tuesday, August 9th 5:30pm Orientation must do so at this time. *Unstructured Recruitment Events Chapters may host any recruitment functions, provided they are alcohol free and follow all recruitment rules. Potential new members may attend any of these events they choose. Chapters will provide invitations informally to students about their events. Events on Tuesday, August 9th-Saturday, August 13th should conclude by midnight. Events on Sunday, August 14th should conclude by 5:45pm. The schedule is subject to change. Times are approximate. Please check www.uga.edu/ifc for updates regarding fraternity recruitment. HOW TO REGISTER FOR FRATERNITY RECRUITMENT Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:45pm-1:20pm 1:20pm-7:15pm 7:30pm-Midnight Potential new members meet with recruitment groups (Tate Theatre) Please eat beforehand Fraternity House Tours Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation below) All registration, including payment, for IFC Fraternity recruitment is done online. Simply visit www.uga.edu/ifc to register. All registrants are required to pay a registration fee to join a fraternity: Early Registration (Before June 15th ) $60 Regular Registration (After June 15th ) $100 Friday, August 10, 2012 - Saturday, August 11, 2012 Even those students who have accepted a bid MUST register for recruitment. Unstructured Recruitment Events (see explanation *) 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 1 Interfraternity Council 2012 IFC Executive Board (Left to Right) The Interfraternity Council is a self-governing body representing the twenty-six member fraternities at the University of Georgia. Consisting of two members and the president of each fraternity, the IFC strives to promote excellence in all aspects of fraternity life and academic pursuits. The internal committees of the IFCâ€ˆare responsible for community service, public relations, recruitment, scholarship, judicial and chapter program development. The IFC requires all new members to attend educational seminars covering topics such as hazing, drugs and alcohol, sexual assault prevention, diversity, and character development. The IFC awards approximately $5,000 in scholarships annually to outstanding Greek men. In addition, the IFC requires its fraternities to achieve a 2.9 chapter grade point average in order to have social privileges. Each fraternity has one vote on issues and proposals brought before the Council. Each member of the IFC is offered the opportunity to serve on a committee, and he assumes the responsibility of being the primary communication link between the Council and his chapter. The IFC is guided by the Advisor to the Interfraternity Council, who is an experienced full-time administrator in the Greek Life Office. Interfraternity Council C/O Greek Life Office 153 Tate Student Center Athens, GA 30602-3401 706 542-4612 Phone 706 542-4611 Fax Visit us on the web: ifc.uga.edu greeklife.uga.edu or @ uga_ifc @UGAGreekLife Matt LoParco CF Secretary/Treasurer Franklin Perlis TEF Vice President for Judicial and Risk Management Fisher Law LCA President Will McCorkle SN Vice President for Administration Bob Satcher SC Vice President for Recruitment Bill Gow FIJI Vice President for Public Relations The IFC awards approximately $5,000 in scholarships annually to outstanding Greek men follow us on facebook search: UGA IFC or UGA Greek Life 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 2 IFC President’s Welcome Dear fellow University of Georgia student, On behalf of the Interfraternity Council, I would like to personally congratulate you on being accepted to one of the South’s finest institutions of higher learning. At over 225 years old, UGA has a tradition of excellence, as well as many excellent traditions. You will find that the Greek community is one of the finest and most well respected of these traditions. Welcome to the process of fraternity recruitment! During this process you will have the opportunity to participate in many events with numerous fraternities and many different people. With 25 chapters, we know that there is a fraternity here for you! Use this recruitment process as a resource to meet many different people, explore the Greek system and to, ultimately, find the fraternity that is the best fit for you. There are thousands of active brothers and alumni that will attest to the fact that you are in an outstanding position at UGA. These fraternity men will tell you that deciding to take part in the recruitment process was one of the greatest decisions that they have ever made. So, thank you for taking the initial step in the process of learning about the Greek community and joining a fraternity. The Greek system at the University of Georgia has consistently developed men of character and men who are leaders in our state and country. In closing, I would like to again congratulate you on your acceptance to the state’s most storied university, and I hope that you take advantage of this amazing opportunity called fraternity recruitment. If you choose to follow through with this process and join a fraternity, then you are undoubtedly joining the ranks of prestigious men who have learned and striven to live the values of their fraternity. Sincerely, Fisher Law IFC President 2012 • fraternity way 3 Nationally, Greek men make up 70% of the people listed in Who’s Who, 86% of the CEO’s in the country’s top fifty corporations, 75% of the United States Congressmen, and 85% of Supreme Court Justices since 1910. The UGA Greek Community Members of Panhellenic: The Interfraternity Council constitutes only a fourth of the Greek community at UGA. Included in the community are the Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils and their member organizations. The Panhellenic Council, made up of 17 sororities, is responsible for making policies, planning recruitment, promoting academic excellence, and planning other activities involving sororities. Panhellenic has its own executive board comprised of members from various organizations. Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Zeta Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi Sigma Delta Tau Sigma Kappa Zeta Tau Alpha Members of National Pan-Hellenic: The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of four sororities and four fraternities. The NPHC provides unity among the traditionally African-American sororities and fraternities on the UGA campus. Like Panhellenic and IFC, the NPHC has its own executive board and is responsible for implementing policies, procedures and events concerning its member groups. The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) is made up of six sororities and five fraternities. The MGC is made up of Asianinterest and Latin(o/a)-interest groups. MGC works to increase awareness of their respective cultures, serves the Athens community, and maintains high academic standards. If you would like additional information about these councils, please contact the Greek Life Office at 706-542-4612 or visit www.uga.edu/greeklife. Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Phi Beta Sigma Omega Psi Phi Members of Multicutural Greek Council: Sororites: Alpha Sigma Rho Delta Phi Lambda Delta Phi Omega Gamma Eta Lambda Theta Alpha Sigma Sigma Rho Fraternities: Delta Epsilon Psi Lambda Phi Epsilon Lambda Sigma Upsilon Lambda Theta Phi Sigma Beta Rho 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 4 Greek Terminology & FAQs ACTIVE: a fully initiated member of the fraternity BID: an invitation to join a fraternity BROTHER: a term used when referring to each other CHAPTER: the local group of a fraternal organization COLONY: a newly organized group working to become a chartered chapter GREEK: a member of a fraternity or sorority IFC (INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL): self governing body representing 25 member fraternities INITIATION: ritual which brings a new member to full membership LEGACY: a potential new member who is related to a member of a fraternity INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: the governing organization of that fraternity MGC (MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL): the governing body for Asian-interest and Latin(o/a)-interest Greek letter organizations NPHC (NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL): the governing body of the historically, predominately African-American Greek letter organizations PANHELLENIC: governing body of the women’s sororities PHILANTHROPY: a charitable event or project PLEDGE/ASSOCIATE MEMBER: a new member of a fraternity working towards full membership PLEDGE PIN: a pin worn on the chest to show commitment to learning fraternity ideals (worn by new members only) POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER: a person interested in becoming a member of a fraternity RECRUITMENT: the activity by which fraternities seek new members RUSH: see “recruitment” RUSHEE: see “potential new member” SORORITY: a fraternity for women A B G ALPHA BETA GAMMA D DELTA E EPSILON What is a fraternity? A fraternity is a group of men working together toward common goals and issues. Fraternities strive to develop their members’ individual talents and skills to better prepare them for life after graduation. What is Fraternity Recruitment? Recruitment, also known as “Rush,” is the activity by which fraternities seek new members. Fall recruitment consists of three structured days that include an orientation meeting and visitation to each chapter house to meet members and learn more about fraternity life. After visiting each chapter, potential new members are free to visit any of the chapters for the next two days. Invitations (bids) to join a fraternity can be given out any time during the recruitment period. What is a bid? A bid is an invitation to join a fraternity. Bids may be extended to a potential new member after the fraternity has gotten to know him. Potential new members should not feel pressured or obligated to accept a bid. Potential new members may receive numerous bids from different fraternities but can only accept one. Potential new members are encouraged to meet as many fraternity men as possible and should not concentrate on obtaining a bid from a single fraternity. Rushing more than one fraternity allows a potential new member to meet many new people during the recruitment process, even if he does not receive or accept a bid from a group. Z H Q ZETA ETA THETA I IOTA K L M KAPPA LAMBDA MU If I go through recruitment, do I have to join a fraternity? Although approximately 86% of potential new members will join a fraternity during the fall semester, it is not required. Many fraternities will be a part of another round of recruitment in January, and you may have the opportunity to join then as well. What type of clothing should I wear during recruitment? Individuals going through recruitment generally wear casual, khaki-type pants or shorts and a polo-type shirt. No suits or ties are required during recruitment. Should I attend a summer recruitment event? Individuals going through recruitment are not required to attend any events prior to Tuesday, August 7, 2012. All summer recruitment events must be registered with the Greek Life Office and follow social event policies and recruitment rules. Overnight summer recruitment events (ex: beach weekends, lake weekends, etc) are not permitted by the Interfraternity Council or the Greek Life Office. What if you are participating in the Freshman College Summer Experience or have other academic commitments? Academic commitments and the Freshman Collegeâ€™s Summer Experience requirements may conflict with some summer recruitment events. Fraternities stress academic achievement and therefore, it is very important that potential new members honor all academic commitments. It is imperative that potential new members not miss any academic requirement or Freshman College Summer Experience commitment in order to attend a recruitment event. Please contact Greek Life (706-542-4612) with any questions related to academic conflicts associated with recruitment. N X O P R NU XI OMICRON PI RHO S SIGMA Do I need a recommendation to join a fraternity? Fraternities generally do not require any recommendations. However, if recommendations are solicited, they should be sent to the chapter house or the Greek Life Office How much does a fraternity cost? The cost of fraternity dues and fees vary from chapter to chapter. Chapter dues are used to help maintain the chapter house, pay yearly insurance, for national fees and services, assist with philanthropy/community service projects, fraternity leadership schools, go toward academic scholarships, and help in defraying the costs of alumni, parent, and social events. For Spring 2012, average costs are as follows: $1251 $1169 $1804 $2881 $3997 for first semester per semester not living in the house, no meal plan included per semester not living in the house, but with a meal plan included per semester living in the house, no meal plan included per semester living in the house, and with a meal plan included These are average numbers. Each fraternity will have its exact costs that can be provided upon request. If you have any other questions or are in need of disability service, please call the Greek Life Office at (706) 542-4612 T U F C Y W TAU UPSILON PHI CHI PSI OMEGA Academic Statistics & Standards - Fall 2011 3.32 average gpa for the entire Greek community 3.20 average gpa for all University undergrads 3.14 average gpa for new members 3.40 average gpa for all sorority women 3.29 average gpa for all undergrad women 2,223 men 11,104 men 6,115 students 26,191 students 619 men 3,892 women 15,087 women 23% of UGA undergrads are in a fraternity or sorority 76 percent of IFC men have a gpa over 3.0 (1,392 men) 10 percent of IFC men made the Dean’s List (180 men) 2 percent of IFC men made the Presidents List (32 men) 2012 • fraternity way 7 is 84 me size n r te rage ifc cha pt ave 20% of male undergrads are in a fraternity rage ifc cha p ave average gpa of IFC men (2,107 men) 3.08 average gpa for all undergrad men is 84 me size n er 3.21 3.18 average gpa for all fraternity men Dean’s List : Achieved a 3.50-3.99 gpa President’s List : Achieved a 4.00 gpa Why a fraternity? Academics Leadership Community Service Intramurals Fraternities at the University of Georgia realize that excelling in academics is the top priority for all students. The grade point average of each fraternity is ranked, published, and available to anyone who seeks it. Fraternity life offers a wide variety of academic advantages including tutoring programs, peer advisement, and inhouse study hours. Fraternity members also have the opportunity to receive approximately $5,000 in IFC scholarships, a multitude of chapter scholarships, individual and chapter academic awards, and numerous scholarships and awards from their international organizations. The University of Georgia fraternity system is dedicated to building future leaders by providing numerous leadership opportunities. Campus leaders include men involved in Tate Society, Arch Society, Student Government, Varsity Athletics, and Student Judiciary. Greek men are also recognized in honor societies such as Order of Omega, Gridiron, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of the Greek Horsemen, and Sphinx. One of the founding principles of every fraternity is giving of yourself in service to the community. Thousands of dollars are raised and over 25,000 hours of service are performed by fraternity men each year in such activities as ugaMiracle, UGA HERO, Relay for Life, Adopt-a-Highway, tutoring Athens area students, volunteering at the homeless shelter, local Boyâ€™s and Girlâ€™s Club, and two local hospitals. Intramurals are a very exciting aspect of fraternity life. Although open to all students, the strongest competition is among Greek organizations. Apart from UGA intramurals, fraternity men also participate in philanthropic and interfraternity sporting events. Athletics prove to be important physical and mental outlets for students and help improve self-confidence and develop teamwork. Through competition, intramurals continue to help build brotherhood and school spirit at UGA. Brotherhood Social Life Alumni Greek fraternities were founded as a network of support for men who were going through similar experiences. The fraternity is a great way to enhance the general college experience through brotherhood and friendship. Brotherhood means building bonds between members of the Greek community and working towards the shared goal of a better campus for all. Some of the best friends one will ever make are fellow fraternity brothers and other members of the Greek community. Social life is a visible portion of Greek life that is excellent for acclimating students to the University. Fraternities are very busy with homecoming, alumni weekends, parents weekends, formals, and date nights. Fraternities also host band parties, thematic weekends, socials and dinners. Social events give the fraternity man an opportunity to meet new and exciting people while building life-long friendships. Brotherhood continues throughout life as one enters into alumni status. Fraternity alumni are considerably the most loyal of all Bulldogs, both to the University and to their Greek peers. Alumni enjoy returning to Athens and visiting the University and their chapter house. Through alumni, the fraternity network extends across the world and is helpful in gaining employment or when relocating to a new area. 22 consecutive number of years fraternities finished with an over-all higher gpa than the University male average 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 8 Social Responsibility Fraternities offer a wide range of social activities and programs for their members. Fraternities have also taken responsibility by utilizing risk management procedures to decrease the possibility of accidents at their events. Each chapter follows a social policy developed by its national organization in addition to the policies of the Interfraternity Council and the University. The IFC is committed to helping the fraternities maintain a safe and responsible environment that contributes to the life-long friendships unique to the Greek community. Dry Recruitment No one in any way connected to the fraternity may serve or partake of alcohol or other illegal substances in the presence of a potential new member. No potential new member may be in possession of alcohol at any time during the recruitment period. Any potential new member violating the recruitment rules is subject to suspension from rush and will not be allowed to join a fraternity. Alcohol Each chapter maintains a responsible social policy that promotes enjoyable social activities in a safe environment. The University also has a closed party policy that opposes the misuse of alcohol and maintains that all chapters, individual members, and guests must abide by state and local laws and University regulations. All chapters work to educate and foster a better understanding of social responsibility and alcohol education for their members. The IFC is committed to helping organizations maintain balanced social programs that contribute to personal development and do not detract from the Universityâ€™s educational mission. Diversity The Greek Community at the University of Georgia is comprised of a diverse group of individuals coming together to work for a common goal. The IFC is committed to educating its members about the value of living in a multicultural society. The Greek community sponsors a variety programs to educate their members on diversity issues. 2012 â€˘ fraternity way 9 UGA Hazing Policy Hazing is defined as any intentional, negligent or reckless action, or situation-which causes another pain, embarrassment, ridicule or harassment, regardless of the willingness of the participant. Such actions and situations include, but are not limited to the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. forcing or requiring the drinking of alcohol or any other substance; Forcing or requiring the eating of food or anything an individual refuses to eat; calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, jogging, runs, etc.); “treeings” (tying someone up and throwing food or other substances on/at them); paddle swats; line-ups (yelling at people in any formation or harassing them); forcing or requiring the theft of any property; road trips (dropping someone off to find his/her own way back); scavenger hunts; permitting less then six (6) continuous, uninterrupted hours of sleep per night; conducting activities, which do not allow adequate time for study (not allowing to go to class, missing group projects, etc.); nudity at any time; 13. running personal errands of the members (driving to class, cleaning their individual rooms, serving meals, picking up laundry, washing cars, etc.); 14. requiring the violation of University, Federal, State or local law. Hazing in any manner is prohibited. Fraternities at UGA expect their members to strive for academic achievement, demonstrate responsible citizenship, show concern for the rights and needs of others, and provide leadership. Hazing has no place in fraternity life and is completely contrary to the ideals on which fraternities were founded. All members of the University community share the responsibility to challenge and make known to the University or the Interfraternity Council any acts that appear to be hazing. There are a number of ways to report incidents of possible hazing. You may report such activity to the IFC, the Greek Life Office at (706) 542-4612, or the Hazing Hotline at (706) 207-0779. You do not have to identify yourself at any time. HAZING IS AGAINST STATE, FEDERAL, AND LOCAL LAW. HAZING HOT-LINE PHONE NUMBER: 706-207-0779 2012 • fraternity way 10 1882-1886: UGA Chi Phi Alum Henry Grady leads effort to found the Georgia Institute of Technology 1785: UGA becomes first statechartered institution in the U.S. 1865: Sigma Alpha Epsilon first fraternity founded at UGA 1850’s 1886: Eight fraternities work together to form UGA’s first yearbook, The Pandora 1870’s 1860’s 1890’s 1880’s 1846-1856: Mystic Seven acts as the first secret fraternal group at UGA 1874: Board of Trustees pass vote banning fraternities’ existence on campus 1929: Vernon “Catfish” Smith (ΣΧ) catches touchdown pass from Spurgeon Chandler (ΑΓΡ) during the first football game played at Sanford Stadium as underdogs UGA defeatYale 15-0. 1910’s 1900’s 1920’s 1892: Kappa Alpha Alum & UGA Professor Charles Herty serves as the school’s first football coach 1878: Patrick Hues Mell elected Chancellor, Board of Trustees rescinds ban on college fraternities 1915: Men’s Pan-Hellenic Council, now known as the Interfraternity Council, founded by ten charter fraternities 1942: Pi Kappa Alpha member Frank Sinkwich becomes first UGA football player to win the Heisman Trophy 1930’s 1961: DeanWilliam Tate, a Delta Tau Delta Alum, plays instrumental role in the peaceful i n t e g rat i o n UGA’s campus 1950’s 1940’s 1980: The Gamma Pi Chapter of Order of Omega Greek Honor Society founded at UGA 1970’s 1960’s 1956: Sigma Chi member Frank “Sonny” Seiler’s pet bulldog tapped by CoachWally Butts to become official football mascot, Uga I 2009: UGA opens four new fraternity houses at the Greek Park site off of East Campus Road 1990’s 1980’s 1990: Phi Delta Theta Alum Billy Payne chairs committee responsible for securing bid for the 1996 Summer Olympics to be held in Atlanta 2000’s 1995: Inaugural Dance Marathon put on by Fraternity & Sorority Members to raise funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta A BRIEF TIMELINE OF SIGNIFICANT UGA FRATERNITY EVENTS AND MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS Recruitment Rules 1. Only UGA students may participate in recruitment and/or join a fraternity. 2. No one in any way connected to the fraternity may serve or partake of alcohol or other illegal substances in the presence of a potential new member or recently signed new member. 3. No potential new member may be in possession of alcohol at any time during the recruitment period. Any potential new member violating the recruitment rules is subject to suspension from rush and will not be allowed to join a fraternity. 4. All recruitment functions must be submitted to and approved by IFC/ Greek Life prior to the beginning of rush. Event registration forms will need to be turned in at the Greek 2012 • fraternity way 13 Life Office by Monday, August 6th at 5:00pm. Event registration forms for any activities held the weekend of Friday, August 10th – Sunday, August 12th must also be turned into the Greek Life Office by Monday, August 6 at 5:00pm, and MUST include an advisor’s signature. 5. No overnight summer recruitment events (ex: beach weekends, lake weekends, etc) are permitted by IFC or the Greek Life Office. 6. All recruitment functions that occur during formal recruitment (August 7th-12th) must remain within Athens city limits. All recruitment events that take place on the days of house tours (Wednesday, August 8th and Thursday, August 9th) must be held at chapter houses, unless approved by the IFC/Greek Life Office. 7. There will be no social functions held from Tuesday, August 7, 2012 through Monday, August 13, 2012 (5:00pm). 8. Entertainment is allowed during recruitment, with the exception of strippers, exotic dancers, and bands (this does not include one man acoustic). 9. Fraternities will refrain from portraying any other fraternities, sororities, or members of the UGA community in a negative manner. 10. Potential new members that have not accepted a bid by Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 at 11:00 pm must visit every fraternity during the structured house tour period in order to be eligible to join a fraternity. 11. Fraternities that pledge individuals that did not fully participate in formal recruitment will be sanctioned by the IFC. 12. All potential new members who choose to accept a bid must attend the IFC New Member Education Retreat on Sunday, August 19th. 13. All chapters and individuals that do not abide by these rules will be sanctioned by the IFC Judicial Board. CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Protect the virtues of southern gentlemen Josh Kirschner firstname.lastname@example.org • Constantly ranked among top fraternities academically RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Adam Kaye email@example.com • Traditionally Jewish • Heavily involved in philanthropy events on campus Ben Davis firstname.lastname@example.org Jake Seltman email@example.com • Busy social calendar, including our main spring event Wild West NATIONAL FOUNDING November 7, 1913 LOCAL FOUNDING 1926 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 102 AEP ALPHA EPSILON PI | "A E Pi" 170 River Road | aepi.uga.edu AVERAGE GPA 3.42 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 1 86% have 3.00 or greater gpa 11% on dean’s list 2% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • The only professional & social fraternity at the University of Georgia. John Torell firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Full social calendar including datenights, formal, and socials. Chase Cowart email@example.com • The majority of our members come from a rural background. • New member scholarships up to $500 based on academic performance. • Won IFC chapter house appearance award 2006, 2008, 2010, & 2011. NATIONAL FOUNDING April 4, 1908 LOCAL FOUNDING 1927 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 75 AGR ALPHA GAMMA RHO | "A G R" 785 S. Milledge Avenue | www.georgiaagr.com AVERAGE GPA 3.12 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 17 70% have 3.00 or greater gpa 6% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Strong brotherhood composed of exceptional leaders Ross Snell firstname.lastname@example.org • Honor Societies including Order of Omega and Blue Key Society. RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Matt Thomas email@example.com • Strong presence on campus including Orientation Leaders, Arch Society Members, and SGA leaders. • Annual White Tea Rose Formal in Savannah and Viking Week celebration in Spring. NATIONAL FOUNDING • Heavily involved with philanthropy fundraising events 1865 LOCAL FOUNDING 1878 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 111 ATO ALPHA TAU OMEGA | "A T O" 846 S. Milledge Avenue | www.atouga.com AVERAGE GPA 3.25 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 10 74% have 3.00 or greater gpa 13% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • 4 consecutive John Riley Knox Awards for outstanding Beta Theta Pi Chapter Zack Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Roots running to oldest secret society on campus Austin West email@example.com • Winter Dragon’s Bacchanalia formal & Ski Lodge date night John Hurt firstname.lastname@example.org • Annual Spring Beta Lei Sam Ward • General John Brown Gordon alumni banquet each April NATIONAL FOUNDING August 8, 1839 LOCAL FOUNDING 1984 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 115 BQP BETA THETA PI | "Beta" AVERAGE GPA 3.21 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 10 78% have 3.00 or greater gpa 6% on dean’s list 1% on president’s list 224 S. Milledge Avenue | sites.google.com/site/ugabtp/ CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Second fraternity founded on campus Matt LoParco email@example.com • Has produced more Governors of the State of Georgia, more presidents of the university, and more captains of the football team than any other RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Brier King bmking93.BK@gmail.com fraternity • Holds an annual philanthropy concert Ryan Brenner firstname.lastname@example.org and golf tournament dedicated to the Shepard Spinal Center and the Emory ALS Research Center • Currently in the process of moving to a brand new chapter house on Milledge Avenue NATIONAL FOUNDING December 24, 1824 • Consistently have a social calender packed with game day tailgates, socials, band parties, a fraternity wide LOCAL FOUNDING 1867 formal, and Lost Weekend ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 101 CF CHI PHI | "Chi Phi " AVERAGE GPA 3.07 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 20 70% have 3.00 or greater gpa 8% on dean’s list 925 S. Milledge Avenue | www.chiphiuga.com 1% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Re-Founded in spring of 2012 • Hosted first annual Chi Psi Golf tournament benefiting Wounded Warriors Damian Way email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Andrew Rabanal firstname.lastname@example.org • With a rich history we boast the support of one of the largest Alumni bases in Chi Psi with over 1500 living Alumni from UGA • Our goal is to continue growing in numbers, while simultaneously making positive change in the local community NATIONAL FOUNDING 1841 LOCAL FOUNDING 1890 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 20 CY CHI PSI | "Chi Psi" Academic Data Unavailable 1120 S. Milledge Avenue | http://www.chipsiuga.com/ CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Awarded Pyramid of Excellence, the highest honor awarded nationally by Delta Sigma Phi • Host annual events such as the Sailors Ball semiformal every fall and Carnation Ball formal every spring • Participate in numerous philanthropic events such as ugaMiracle and Relay for Life as well as host the Miss Sorority Row Pageant benefitting the American Red Cross • Heavily involved in intramural sports and maintain a busy social calendar Corbin Norton email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Mike Rettker firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL FOUNDING 1899 LOCAL FOUNDING 2001 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 118 DSF DELTA SIGMA PHI | "Delta Sig" AVERAGE GPA 3.26 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 7 74% have 3.00 or greater gpa 12% on dean’s list 285 S. Milledge Avenue | www.ugadeltasig.org 2% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Teaming with Delt Nationals to expand our reach on campus Tyler Agee email@example.com • Kicked off two new annual Delt philanthropy events RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Erik Meade Erikmeade09@gmail.com • Involved with Order of Omega, The Dean Tate Society, The Arch Society, and varsity athletics • Full social calendar including Beach Weekend in PC, Mountain Weekend in Dillard and Formal in Ashville, NC NATIONAL FOUNDING 1858 LOCAL FOUNDING 1882 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 58 DTD DELTA TAU DELTA | "Delt" 1084 Prince Avenue | georgiadelts.uga.edu AVERAGE GPA 3.18 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 13 73% have 3.00 or greater gpa 13% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Longest standing KA chapter in the nation • Convivium: Formal held in Savannah every year Jack Quaritius firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Hamilton Harbin email@example.com • Founder’s Day Parade in which members pick up their dates at their respective sorority followed by a weekend mountain trip • Raised the 3rd most money nationally for the Muscular Dystrophy Association NATIONAL FOUNDING 1865 LOCAL FOUNDING 1868 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 128 KA KAPPA ALPHA | "K A" 755 Hancock Avenue | www.kauga.com AVERAGE GPA 3.11 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 18 72% have 3.00 or greater gpa 7% on dean’s list 1% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Based on the core values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage • A full social calendar including, White Rose Winter Formal in Savannah and Gator Weekend in the Spring Davis Clifford firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Bo Chambliss email@example.com • Active in the Leonard Leader’s Program, IFC, UGA Hero, ugaMiracle, Ducks Unlimited, UGA Honors Program, Intramural Sports NATIONAL FOUNDING • Alumni include Charlie Trippi, Governor Joe Frank Harris, United States Representative Jack Kingston, Rasing Cane’s Founder Todd Graves, UGA Alumni Association past President Trey Paris LCA AVERAGE GPA 3.06 LAMBDA CHI ALPHA | "Lambda Chi" 990 S. Milledge Avenue | www.ugalxa.com IFC ACADEMIC RANK 21 65% have 3.00 or greater gpa 9% on dean’s list 1% on president’s list November 2, 1909 LOCAL FOUNDING 1915 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 84 RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Founded over 140 years ago, One of the oldest fraternities on campus Steven Fleming firstname.lastname@example.org • Well known alumni include late Governors Vandiver and Busbee and Chairman of Augusta National Billy Payne • Host philanthropic events that benefit ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” Research, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. • Phi Delta Theta is currently in the process of recruiting a refounding class and is seeking young leaders interested in starting their own fraternity and leaving a legacy at UGA. FDQ PHI DELTA THETA | "Phi Delt" 130 Greek Park Circle | uga.phidelt.org Academic Data Unavailable NATIONAL FOUNDING December 26, 1848 LOCAL FOUNDING January 6, 1871 CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Full Social Calender including formals, datenights, and tailgates Pearson Cunningham email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Campus leadership in numerous University programs • Over $25,000 raised through various philanthropic efforts • Tremendous networking opportunities Parker Tuggle firstname.lastname@example.org James Hanna email@example.com Burns Proctor NATIONAL FOUNDING April 22, 1848 LOCAL FOUNDING 1871 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 117 FIJI PHI GAMMA DELTA | "FIJI" 3 Cloverhurst Court | fijiuga.com AVERAGE GPA 3.41 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 2 96% have 3.00 or greater gpa 16% on dean’s list 4% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Over $250,000 available though National scholarships • Annual weeklong alumni-sponsored leadership training course for Phi Psi brothers across the country in Cabo John McKechnie firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Ben Daniel email@example.com San Lucas, Mexico • Many brothers actively involved in IFC, Cody Rewis Rewis10@uga.edu Greek Family Feud benefitting UGA Hero, and Relay for Life. • Full social schedule including our formal, The Jacqueminot Rose Ball, Arabian Nights event, all-day football tailgates with our fully functional NATIONAL FOUNDING cannon, and numerous date nights & February 19, 1852 socials. LOCAL FOUNDING • A reputation of gentlemen of true November 20, 1968 integrity and leadership. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 32 FKY PHI KAPPA PSI | "Phi Psi" AVERAGE GPA 2.90 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 25 54% have 3.00 or greater gpa 8% on dean’s list 398 S. Milledge Avenue | www.phikappapsi.com CHAPTER PRESIDENT • The Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau chartered this past October Eric Lindberg firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Actively have members involved in IFC, The Boys & Girls Club volunteer program, and Hole-in-the-Wall youth camps Alan Gluck Alan824@uga.edu • Encourages the fellowship of brotherhood and character growth • Currently in the process of developing a new chapter house property in close proximity to Downtown Athens NATIONAL FOUNDING March 17, 1906 LOCAL FOUNDING 1950 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 49 FKT PHI KAPPA TAU | "Phi Tau" 558 West Broad Street | uga.phikappatau.org AVERAGE GPA 3.14 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 16 72% have 3.00 or greater gpa 16% on dean’s list 2% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Manages annual benefit concerts benefiting Children’s Miracle Network and Darius Goes West. • Annual “Greenhouse” event after Spring Break celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. John Murphy email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS JC Mattson firstname.lastname@example.org • Annual Consolidation celebrating the two fraternities that created ours on April 29th, 1959 every last Saturday in April. NATIONAL FOUNDING April 29, 1959 LOCAL FOUNDING 1965 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 34 FKQ PHI KAPPA THETA | "Phi Kaps" 677 S. Milledge Avenue | ugaphikap.org AVERAGE GPA 3.16 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 15 72% have 3.00 or greater gpa 17% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Largest National Fraternity with 220 active chapters and over 250,000 initiates Daniel Lemaux email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Winner of the 2011 International Pi Kappa Alpha House of the Quarter Brian West Bwest3709@gmail.com • Best tailgating on campus, thanks to our great location, live entertainment, and annual pig roast Jared Stapleton firstname.lastname@example.org • Epicurean Ball in New Orleans, Pike’s Peak, Spike for Life, Dawgs for Dogs, Beach Weekend, Carolina Cup, Falcons/Braves Date nights, and Socials NATIONAL FOUNDING March 1, 1868 • Represented in IFC, Club Sports, UGA Honors Program, SGA, ugaMiracle, Order of Omega, Relay for Life, Greetings from the Greeks, and Global Zero LOCAL FOUNDING 1908 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 86 PKA PI KAPPA ALPHA | "Pike" 145 Greek Park Circle | www.georgiapikes.com AVERAGE GPA 3.03 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 23 69% have 3.00 or greater gpa 2% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Only national fraternity to establish and maintain its own national philanthropy, Push America, which aids and assists the disabled and handicapped throughout America Brian Jungles email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Charlie Ferrel firstname.lastname@example.org • A full social calendar, including date nights, socials, band parties, tailgates, formals, semi-formals, annual Parents and Alumni weekends, and philanthropy events • Actively participate in intramural sports and are involved in many clubs and societies on campus • Stresses the principles of fraternity, scholarship, service, and leadership NATIONAL FOUNDING December 10, 1904 LOCAL FOUNDING 1915 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 72 PKF PI KAPPA PHI | "Pi Kapp" AVERAGE GPA 3.22 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 9 78% have 3.00 or greater gpa 7% on dean’s list 930 South Milledge Avenue | www.ugapikapp.org 2% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • First Greek letter society founded on campus in 1865 Wally Davis email@example.com • Oldest SAE chapter in continual existence anywhere RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Initiated more SAE’s than any other chapter in the nation. • Located in the heart of downtown Athens, a short walk from many of Athens’ fine establishments • Annually host “Showercap” in the Spring, an SAE tradition started in the 1980s Henry Terrell firstname.lastname@example.org Hart Wilson Will Linginfelter Davis Moore NATIONAL FOUNDING March 9, 1856 LOCAL FOUNDING 1865 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 113 SAE SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON | "S A E" 247 Pulaski Street | www.georgiabeta.org AVERAGE GPA 3.18 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 13 78% have 3.00 or greater gpa 8% on dean’s list 1% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Awesome Game-day tailgates provided by our alumni and award winning Mother’s Club Robert Lovett email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Large Philanthropy Involvement with Habitat, Boys and Girls Club, Red Cross Blood Drives and more. George Walker firstname.lastname@example.org Garrette Cole email@example.com • One of the largest and oldest chapters in the nation • Host Derby Days, our big philanthropy/party week in the spring that started here at UGA in 1935. NATIONAL FOUNDING 1855 LOCAL FOUNDING 1872 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 123 SC SIGMA CHI | "Sigma Chi" 590 S. Lumpkin Street | www.ugasig.com AVERAGE GPA 3.27 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 6 77% have 3.00 or greater gpa 9% on dean’s list 1% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Has initiated over 2,500 men including multiple Georgia governors; U.S. senators; CEOs of CNN and Aflac; and the captain of UGA’s first football team • Received the 2012 Award of Distinction from the NorthAmerican Interfraternity Conference • Enjoy a full social calendar including tailgates, socials, date nights, White Rose Formal, White Star Beach Weekend, and Shakedown • Involved in IFC, SGA, Leonard Leadership Scholars, honor societies, philanthropies, intramural sports, and many other organizations SN SIGMA NU | "Sigma Nu" 115 Greek Park Circle | www.ugasigmanu.com AVERAGE GPA 3.25 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 8 76% have 3.00 or greater gpa 13% on dean’s list Wells Ellenberg firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Cody Maudlin email@example.com Reynolds Broker firstname.lastname@example.org NATIONAL FOUNDING 1869 LOCAL FOUNDING 1873 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 124 CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Nationally founded in 1901 with the words “this Fraternity will be different” Patrick Chancy email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Top fraternity donor to ugaMiracle, raising over $16,000 in 2010 John Austin Vance firstname.lastname@example.org • Emphasize campus involvement and service, with leaders in a wide array of student organizations • Purpose is to build men of character, challenging each other to be leaders, scholars, athletes, and gentlemen NATIONAL FOUNDING • Balanced Man Program: four-year intensive member development program focused on personal growth and fraternal involvement throughout college November 1, 1901 LOCAL FOUNDING 1963 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 126 SFE SIGMA PHI EPSILON | "Sig Ep" 327 S. Milledge Avenue | www.sigepuga.com AVERAGE GPA 3.39 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 4 90% have 3.00 or greater gpa 18% on dean’s list 6% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Composed of a select group of Southern Gentlemen. Jesse Thompson email@example.com • Rewards excellent academic performance with a Brotherhood Scholarship. RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Jeremy Smith firstname.lastname@example.org • Active, year-round social calendar with annual events like Winterfest and Toga. • Gives back to the community with philanthropic outreach programs like Fireman’s Challenge and Trick or Treat with the Greeks. NATIONAL FOUNDING 1897 • Very strong alumni support in chapter operations and postcollegian careers. LOCAL FOUNDING 1966 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 64 SP SIGMA PI | "Sigma Pi" AVERAGE GPA 3.01 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 22 65% have 3.00 or greater gpa 10% on dean’s list 247 S. Milledge Avenue | www.ugasigmapi.com 2% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • One of only three predominantly Jewish fraternities on campus Matt Rosenthal email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Strong sense of fraternal brotherhood • Consistently ranked among the top 5 fraternities for Highest GPA on campus Brian Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org Victor Miltiades email@example.com • Heavily involved in campus organizations, including numerous leadership positions • Full social calendar, including a 3 day formal in New Orleans and Shipwreck NATIONAL FOUNDING October 10, 1910 LOCAL FOUNDING 1919 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 74 TEF TAU EPSILON PHI | "Tep" 125 Greek Park Circle | www.tep.org AVERAGE GPA 3.41 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 2 85% have 3.00 or greater gpa 11% on dean’s list 4% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Newest chapter of the largest international fraternity with almost 300 chapters worldwide • Diverse and growing fraternity membership body • Members involved with dozens of other campus organizations Greg Stephans firstname.lastname@example.org RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Nelson Liu email@example.com Blake Turner firstname.lastname@example.org • Junior and senior leadership Opportunities for all new members NATIONAL FOUNDING • Recently moved into a new house within walking distance of Sanford Stadium January 10, 1899 LOCAL FOUNDING 1972 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 41 TKE TAU KAPPA EPSILON | "Teke" 160 River Road | ugatke.com AVERAGE GPA 2.94 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 24 47% have 3.00 or greater gpa 8% on dean’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Brothers from 9 different states Britt Willingham email@example.com • Full social calender with yearly formal in Savannah, Charleston, or Nashville RECRUITMENT CHAIRS Stephen Spitler firstname.lastname@example.org • One of the oldest and most classic houses of the IFC fraternities • Full participation in campus intramural athletics • Grades are above the University average NATIONAL FOUNDING November, 1856 LOCAL FOUNDING November, 1949 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 83 QC THETA CHI | "Theta Chi" AVERAGE GPA 3.10 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 19 69% have 3.00 or greater gpa 6% on dean’s list 645 S. Milledge Avenue | www.ugathetachi.org 4% on president’s list CHAPTER PRESIDENT • Get on the Ball philanthropy event benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Grant Bickwit email@example.com RECRUITMENT CHAIRS • Multiple leadership opportunities for Brothers at all levels Adam Holt firstname.lastname@example.org • Brothers actively participate in various organizations around campus • Grades are among the best of any fraternity • Involved with the UGA Redcoats, UGA Honors, and Hillel at UGA NATIONAL FOUNDING 1898 LOCAL FOUNDING 1915 ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS 23 ZBT ZETA BETA TAU | "Z B T" 1175 S. Milledge Avenue | www.zbtuga.com AVERAGE GPA 3.32 IFC ACADEMIC RANK 5 78% have 3.00 or greater gpa 22% on dean’s list 11% on president’s list ΣΝ VE R G E K PA R K C I R C RE L ΦΔΘ E AT H Π EN SP ER Ε RI Τ ΕΦ ΑΕ ΠΚΑ ΤΚ RO AD Fraternity Location Map E CA MPU S RD BALDWIN DOWNTOWN ATHENS ON RLT CA SANFORD STADIUM GREEK LIFE OFFICE TATE STUDENT CENTER E CA MPU S RD STEGEMAN COLISEUM E M LUMPKIN FI JI ΣΧ I CH Τ ΖΒ E REES K COC HAN CE ΚΑ PRIN CHUR ER AD BRO XT BA ΣΑΕ ΦΚΤ PULASK ΣΠ ΔΣΦ ΣΦΕ ΔΤΔ MILLEDGE HEE OOC NAC ΒΘΠ ΦΚΨ ΘΧ ΦΚ Θ ΑΓΡ ΧΦ E EDG MILL ΑΤΩ ΠΚ Χ Φ Λ ΧΑ S NT OI EP FIV Ψ DG LE IL IM ET ER ALPHA EPSILON PI ALPHA GAMMA RHO ALPHA TAU OMEGA BETA THETA PI CHI PHI CHI PSI DELTA SIGMA PHI DELTA TAU DELTA KAPPA ALPHA LAMBDA CHI ALPHA PHI DELTA THETA PHI GAMMA DELTA PHI KAPPA PSI PHI KAPPA TAU PHI KAPPA THETA PI KAPPA ALPHA PI KAPPA PHI SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON SIGMA CHI SIGMA NU SIGMA PHI EPSILON SIGMA PI TAU EPSILON PHI TAU KAPPA EPSILON THETA CHI ZETA BETA TAU w w w. uga . edu / i f c