Guide to GREEK LIFE 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life 4 Welcome from Georgia Tech Administration 6 Council Presidents 8 Community Stats, Facts, & Benefits 10 Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) 12 Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
14 Interfraternity Council (IFC) 16 National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) 18 Chapter Facility Map 19 Greek Meal Plans 20 Circle of Sisterhood Spotlight 21 Ads President
Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta
Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda Mu Nu
Xi Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau
Upsilon Phi Chi Psi Omega
This book was designed by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (Amanda Fishman) and student leaders from the community. Special thanks to Olympic Printing, Georgia Tech Mail Services, and the Office of the President & Dean of Students.
Office of FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE
Holistic Development: Our advising focuses on a holistic perspective which is concerned with the development of every person's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials. Tradition: We believe in the values each organization's founders determined were the basis for their brotherhood and sisterhood. We challenge each member to hold themselves and their brothers and sisters to these values each day. Collaboration: We believe in the importance of campus and community collaboration and work at establishing strong partnerships with all that have a stake in the success of fraternity and sorority life at Tech.
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life advocates for and facilitates the education and development of our community necessary to achieve a safe, innovative and positive fraternal experience.
Vision The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life will define the fraternal experience for the next generation.
Equity: We approach our work from a fair and impartial standpoint and advocate for the same for every member of our community. Empowerment: We believe the fraternity and sorority experience creates the opportunity for each member to become stronger and more confident in their dealings with everyday life.
Dr. Jamison Keller Assistant Dean & Director
Amanda Fishman Coordinator
Janise McKenzie Coordinator
"Here at Georgia Tech our Greek letter organizations contribute to the campus in many ways and are a very positive influence on our campus. Greeks have a record of consistently higher academic achievement than the overall student body. Through the associated peer support provided, they help to improve our freshman to sophomore retention and our six-year graduation rate. They provide an exceptional opportunity for our students to learn about leadership and are consistently engaged with the Atlanta community through service and outreach activities. Finally, they help our students to develop lifelong relationships with each other and with the Institute that will enhance both their careers and their quality of life."
G.P. "Bud" Peterson
"As we begin another academic year and recruitment season, I write to encourage all of you to uphold the founding values and traditions of each of your Greek organizations. It is everyone’s responsibility to preserve the 130 year tradition of Greek Life at Georgia Tech. As you read through this guide you will be introduced to the many fraternities and sororities that make up Georgia Tech’s Greek Life community. It is important that you do your homework so you can choose the one you believe is the best fit in helping you reach some of the goals you have set for yourself as part of your Tech experience. My advice to you is to ask questions of the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, Greek student leaders and chapter members before making a decision. And don’t forget to attend the session on Greek Life during FASET. I wish you much success here at Georgia Tech.”
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Carrie Arnson Collegiate Panhellenic Council 10 Chapters 31% of GT Women are in CPC
Grace Pak Multicultural Greek Council 5 Chapters 58 Members
Jack Corelli Interfraternity Council 32 Chapters 23% of GT Men are in IFC
Sydnee Henry National Pan-Hellenic Council 7 Chapters 81 Members
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HELLO & Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in Fraternity & Sorority Life at Georgia Institute of Technology! As the community leaders, we proudly serve our brothers and sisters by providing experiences for growth, mentorship, and education. Our close contact with institute administration gives us access to the very best resources for our peers. Our Greek letter organizations are held to high standards by the Tech community, their national staff, chapter and campus advisors, and by one another. During your time at Tech, you will encounter so many exciting things, but nothing compares to being a part of a Greek letter organization. Joining a sorority or fraternity is a lifelong decision, therefore we encourage you to be openminded. Each chapter on this campus has a different personality. You will find yourself entering a community of academic excellence, philanthropy, and friendship. This is a rich opportunity to meet new people and make your impact on Georgia Tech's campus and the greater Atlanta community. There is a chapter within every council for the robotics guru, fashionista, social activist or any other combination of personality types. It is up to YOU to decide which chapter makes you feel even more at home. We are aware of the stigmas, stereotypes, and biases surrounding Greek Life but do not let these cloud your judgment. We urge you to make an informed choice as to whether being a part of a Greek letter organization is for you. Now, we would like to get to know YOU and meet your families at FASET! Be sure to reach out to any of us prior to your visit this summer so we can answer any questions and explain the next steps on how to join!
Carrie Arnson CPC President
Jack Corelli Sydnee Henry
MGC President IFC President YOUR FIRST FEW WEEKS AT TECH... August 16: IFC/CPC Recruitment Kick-Off August 24: MGC Welcome Dinner August 25: Into the Streets August 26: T-Night August 30: NPHC Convocation August 31: Service Fair
COMMUNITY Stats & Facts Georgia Tech Opens 1885
1st IFC Chapter
Greek members make up 26% of the Student Body 87% of our members are involved in at least one other student organization
Women Admitted to Tech 1952
1st CPC Chapter 1954
In the 2017-18 school year, our chapters raised over $400,000 for their philanthropic partners!
1st NPHC Fraternity 1977 1st NPHC Sorority 1979
1st MGC Fraternity 2005 1st MGC Sorority YOU GOT INTO TO TECH! 2018
2007 YOU JOINED A CHAPTER! ???
Famous GT Greek Alums: Former GT President G. Wayne Clough Astronaut Jan Davis US Senator Sam Nunn Golf Legend Bobby Jones 2017 Miss Georgia William Alexander
Based on 2017-2018 data.
Risk Management Student-led initiatives have made risk prevention and management a top priority to ensure best practices are in action here at Tech. Staff members are entrenched with colleagues nationally to drive efforts on these topics forward. We believe that our hands-on approach to all these benefits can help to reduce high-risk behaviors.
Mentors Each new member brings their skills and passions to the chapters. Serving as a Big Brother/Sister and engaging with local alumni/advisors are small examples of the environment that fosters mentorship.
Leadership Our chapters take great pride in having members grasp in leadership roles in a variety of ways. From day one, members have the chance to grow their leadership skills through involvement with committees, event planning, and more. Members will get to attend regional & national workshops to further advance those skills.
Networking Pouring out our efforts on the groups AND the individuals is a common goal to establish the feeling of community. This extends into pools alumni who want to connect and share jobs, internships, and more to help shape you for your future purpose.
Community We cultivate community. Through programs like Greek Allies, QPR, Run for the Roses, Greek Week and more give members ways to connect across councils and celebrate our various passions. Members get to embrace campus vibrancy, carry out spirited traditions, and engage with one another in an authentic way.
COLLEGIATE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
SINCE 1954... BY HERSELF, SHE
SHINES WITH POTENTIAL AND
RADIATES POSSIBILITIES. BUT WHEN SHE PLUGS INTO A NETWORK OF OTHER SUPPORTIVE WOMEN, HER CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH, AND CAPABILITIES ARE
IGNITED. SHE IS A GEORGIA TECH SORORITY WOMAN. SHE ISN’T LIKE WHAT YOU’VE SEEN IN THE MOVIES. SHE ISN’T CONFINED BY ANYONE’S EXPECTATIONS. HER SORORITY EXPERIENCE HAS CATALYZED HER ABILITIES, AND THE SUPPORT OF HER SISTERS CHARGES HER CONFIDENCE FULLY. SHE IS A GEORGIA TECH SORORITY WOMAN.
SHE IS POWERFUL.
Staff Advisor: Amanda Fishman
COLLEGIATE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
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We invite you and your families to learn more about our community of powerful women here at Georgia Tech. Recruitment may seem like an overwhelming option at first, but there are so many resources to guide you through the process! Later this summer, we are releasing our "Ramblin Recruitment Guide" to help answer specific questions you may have about our sororities and how to join.
ruitment Our eight National Panhellenic Conference c e R e t ia c o Ass chapters participate in Primary Recruitment,
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Please visit our website for more information and to access the link to our recruitment guide. In the meantime, we cannot wait to meet you at FASET and connect with you online!
which takes place at the start of the small semester. Our two Associate chapters host recruitment events in early August and again in January. An online registration is required to attend Primary Recruitment events only.
Formal Recruitment Registration Link: https://www.gatechcpc.com/formal-
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL Signature Events: Fall/Spring Welcome Dinners Delta Phi Lambda Night of Diversity MGC Week
"Unity in Diversity"
Cultures Represented: Indian Latino Asian
How to Join: We invite anyone to our Welcome Dinners to meet chapter members and learn more about the intake process!Â
FRATERNITIES Lambda Sigma Xi
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL
Since our inception, MGC has served as an umbrella for culturally based Greek letter organizations on our campus. Established in 2006, our council is the youngest of the four fraternity/sorority councils. We not only help our constituent members express their own diversity but we aim to act as a venue for further understanding and appreciating culture of all individuals.
The purpose of the MGC and each member organization is to then educate the community about diversity and the various cultures represented in today's community. Our council motto is "Unity in Diversity" because we have a spectrum of organizations and we pride ourselves on our ability to respect each individual while seeing one another as members of a larger family.
While these organizations are oriented towards a certain culture, each is open to potential members of any race or ethnicity. Each chapter determines and announces their particular recruitment process. If you have any questions about the process of joining in general, reach out to our executive board!
Staff Advisor: Janise McKenzie
INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for a large portion of the men's fraternities at Georgia Institute of Technology. IFC works with member chapters to coordinate programs and activities that benefit its members, as well as advocates for the needs of the fraternities. Joining an IFC organization is a great way to get involved and continue pursuing high academic performance and service to the community.
Average Active Dues: $1,046.50 Range: $550 - $2000 *Per Semester
August 16: Kickoff August 16-21: Visit Houses Bids can be given at any time during these dates.
Anyone interest in joining an IFC fraternity must be enrolled full time at Georgia Tech. You may know you have always wanted to join a fraternity, this may be your first time thinking about it. That's OK! Potential members should register for recruitment through the IFC portal on Orgsync. There is
no cost and no obligation
to join by participating in recruitment. The week of recruitment is your best chance to meet many of the chapters - with 32 options, there is a lot to choose from!
Where you can see us... Volunteering...outside of our chapter specific philanthropies, our members are heavily involved in FTK, serving with the GT Excel program, and supporting other chapter/council service events. Our council also supports individual chapters philanthropy efforts through the IFC Grants Program.
Theta Kappa Alpha
Excelling in academics...in the most recent semester, we achieved a 3.38 compared to the 3.25 all-male and 3.29 all undergraduate GPAs. This standard has been maintained for multiple semesters.
Being leaders...an average of 85% of chapter members are involved in another student organization with 24% of chapter members hold a leadership role.
Interning...an average of 10% of members are participating in an internship/co-op each semester.Â
Sigma Sigma Tau
Staff Advisor: Dr. Jamison Keller
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
"The purpose of the National Pan-Hellenic Council is to initiate, discuss, coordinate, oversee and maintain programs of mutual interest."
Council President - email@example.com
FRATERNITIES Alpha Iota
Kappa Omega Phi
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
NPHC promotes community events to promote educational enrichment and overall positive social interaction for community members. In addition to these community events that our council hosts, throughout the year each chapter also hosts a week to showcase and highlight the mission and values of their organization. Community service and lifelong membership benefits are central to the foundation of our organizations. We welcome you to our convocation and stepshow in the fall and our various events throughout the spring!Â
For reference, the nine NPHC organizations are often collectively referred to as the "Divine Nine". We are a foundation for students of color and work to create a community for African-American students on campus. With a large NPHC alumni base in the Atlanta area, we are lucky to have an even wider network waiting to connect with you! To consider pursuing membership intake, please know each organization has set of requirements specific to each chapter. Be sure to connect with us at FASET and visit the webpages of our orgs to learn more!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:Â NPHC WEEK | AUGUST 20-24 NPHC CONVOCATION | AUGUST 30 Staff Advisor: Janise McKenzie
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GREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
1 - Pi Kappa Alpha 2 - Pi Kappa Phi 3 - Phi Kappa Theta 4 - Sigma Phi Epsilon 5 - Phi Gamma Delta 6 - Kappa Sigma 7 - Zeta Beta Tau 8 - Theta Chi 9 - Psi Upsilon 10 - Phi Sigma Kappa
11 - Tau Kappa Epsilon 12 - Alpha Sigma Phi 13 - Delta Chi 14 - Delta Upsilon 15 - Kappa Alpha 16 - Lambda Chi Alpha 17 - Phi Kappa Sigma 18 - Theta Xi 19 - Sigma Chi 20 - Delta Sigma Phi
21 - Phi Kappa Tau 22 -Alpha Tau Omega 23 - Sigma Alpha Epsilon 24 - Delta Tau Delta 25 - Beta Theta Pi 26 - Sigma Nu 27 - Phi Delta Theta 28 - Chi Phi 29 - Alpha Epsilon Pi 30 - Chi Psi
31 - Alpha Delta Chi 32 - Alpha Chi Omega 33 - Alpha Delta Pi 34 - Alpha Phi 35 - Phi Mu 36 - Zeta Tau Alpha 37 - Alpha Gamma Delta 38 - Alpha Xi Delta 39 - Kappa Alpha Theta *Future Site*
Over 1,100 students live in chapter owned facilities! Staff Advisor: Amanda Fishman
Average Fraternity Meal Plan = $923.22 Average Sorority Meal Plan = $825.86 COST
*Per semester. Some houses offer different summer packages.
Georgia Tech Dining Services offers an alternative meal plan option for first years who join a chapter with a facility. Shortly after joining a chapter, you can opt for this plan through the New Member Paperwork provided through the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The plan is $1,517 which gives you 120 meal swipes per semester, 300 dining points, and $50 in Buzzcard funds. You cannot join the plan at any other point in the semester so it is important to know your options early!
GREEK MEAL PLANS
"Education is one of the most effective ways to fight poverty. Educated women earn 25% more income and when women earn an income, they reinvest 90% into their families to break the cycle of poverty. The mission of The Circle of Sisterhood is to leverage the collective influence of sorority women to raise financial resources for entities around the world that are removing educational barriers for girls and women facing poverty and oppression."
This spring, 18 sorority women traveled to Sass Mack, Senegal to work with its residents to construct a more suitable educational facility for their village. “I’m so glad that I was able to get to know and have Fatou as a host mom. With such a charismatic personality, she is a great role model for both the women of Sass Mack and beyond...What impressed me most was that she balanced all of her routine commitments with also being at the work-site to help build a school for her community because she believes in the importance of education and leaving the future brighter for the next generation.” —Kathryn Cotton
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