Table of Contents 5 Welcome 6
Advice from the Top
Who We Are
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Letter from the Director Greek Council Spotlights
Collegiate Panhellenic Council
Everything you need to know for a successful sorority recruitment experience including rules, attire, FAQs, and chapter information pages.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Learn about the eight NPHC chapters at Georgia Tech through the chapter information pages.
Multicultural Greek Council
An introduction to the seven MGC chapters at Georgia Tech and chapter information pages.
Find out what the fraternities at Tech have to offer and how to become a member. This section includes information on fraternity life and chapter information pages.
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2014 Greek Council Presidents:
From Left to Right: Jonathan Radivoj (IFC President), Tkeyah Anderson (NPHC President), Erin Kelly (CPC President), Robert Barrentine (MGC President)
Congratulations on your decision to come to Georgia Tech. You’ve already made one of the most important decisions of your life, and you’ve chosen one of the best institutions in the country. As leaders of the Greek community, we’re excited about the potential in this year’s incoming freshman class. During your time in college, you will have many exciting learning experiences, but none so complete, well-rounded, and long-remembered as that of being a member of a Greek organization. Even though you may have no intention of joining a Greek organization, it is worth your time and effort to go through the recruitment process in order to meet new people and learn more about the different facets of the Georgia Tech community as a whole. As a potential member, we ask that you keep an open mind and base your decision on your personal opinions and not those of friends, relatives, other potential members, or stereotypes you may have
IFC President Jonathan Radivoj
NPHC President Tkeyah Anderson
heard or formed. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a lifelong decision that will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. There is a chapter for everyone, but what is right for your friends or family members may not be the right choice for you. Additionally, fraternities and sororities today are vastly different from stereotypes you may have seen or heard of in the past. Even from campus to campus, individual chapters carry a personality all their own, and it is up to you to choose the organization that best represents your ideals and values. New members of Greek organizations enter a community of leaders, academic achievers, philanthropists, and a social circle of friends that is unmatched by any other experience. No matter what group you choose, the friendships you form will be lifelong. We encourage you to visit our website for more information about summer events and contact information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us. CPC President Erin Kelly
MGC President Robert Barrentine
Advice From the Top You have already taken the first step to joining a Greek organization by looking through this book. If you aren’t sure Greek Life is for you, or if you don't even know what it is, keep this in mind:
There is a Greek organization for you!
Not everyone thinks of "going Greek" when they come to Tech. It is only once they experience recruitment that they realize Greek Life is for them. You must always keep in mind there are over 50 chapters to choose from, each one unique. There is one chapter out there that will make you feel like you have a home away from home. Find the fit for you, and you will begin the most well-rounded and memorable college experience possible. Greeks are proven to have a happier experience at Tech, and none have regrets of "going Greek."
A Few Notable Georgia Tech Greeks
William A. Alexander, 1912, Kappa Sigma, Head Football Coach 1920-44 ◊ Ivan Allen Jr., 1933, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, President of Ivan Allen Company, Mayor of Atlanta ◊ Ryan Atkins, 1981, Kappa Alpha Psi, Senior VP of IBM ◊ Megan Blake, 1983, Alpha Gamma Delta, Actress, and fomer Miss. Georgia ◊ John Brock, 1970, Phi Sigma Kappa, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises ◊ G. Wayne Clough, 1964, Phi Gamma Delta, President Emeritus of Georgia Tech ◊ Jan Davis, 1975, Alpha Gamma Delta, Astronaut with four successful space missions ◊ Cecil B. Day, 1958, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Founder of Days In Hotels ◊ Mike Duke, 1971, Delta Sigma Phi, CEO of Walmart ◊ Gary Jones, 1971, Sigma Nu, Managing Director Credit Suisse First Boston, Philanthropist ◊ Wonya Lucas, 1983, Alpha Kappa Alpha, CEO and President of TV One and Executive VP of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Weather Channel ◊ Patrick Nettles, 1964, Delta Tau Delta, Chairman and Founder of Ciena Corporation ◊ Mihir Pathak, 2008, Simga Beta Rho, Legislative Affairs Specialist & Presidential Management Fellow at NASA ◊ J. Paul Raines, 1985, Phi Gamma Delta, CEO of GameStop ◊ Christopher Rawlins, 1996, Sigma Phi Epsilon, CEO of Rawlins Design Inc. ◊ James D. Robinson, 1957, Chi Phi, CEO of American Express Co. ◊ Cedric Stallworth, 1999, Omega Psi Phi, Assistant Dean of the College of Computing ◊ George W. Woodruff, 1917, Kappa Alpha Order, Philanthropist
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Who we are...
The Greek Community Academics
The Greek community at Georgia Tech realizes that excelling in academics is the top priority of every student. Each Greek organization has its own unique way of encouraging and rewarding superior academic performance. Chapters, as well as the four Greek governing boards, sponsor various educational programs and awards. Programs may include time management and study skills seminars, scheduled study hours with free tutoring, organized study groups, or advice on courses and professors. Order of Omega, a Greek honor society, also inspires Greeks to reach their highest potential by rewarding academic excellence. We take academics seriously, and it shows through our accomplishments as a community. Retention and graduation rates are higher for Greeks. As members of the Greek community, we stand firm in our dedication to good scholarship and believe that educational success at Georgia Tech prepares men and women for personal and professional success.
The Greek community develops members through the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program established by Georgia Tech. Through the three steps of this program, skills are gained through a variety of servant and leadership experiences. In addition to involvement within their chapters, Greek students learn leadership qualities through on-campus and co-op jobs or internships, varsity athletics, and other student organizations. Being involved in a Greek organization also allows networking to increase involvement, and as a result, many leadership positions on Georgia Techâ€™s campus are held by members of the Greek community.
Quick Facts: Academics
Freshmen Retention Rate Greek : 97.6% Non-Greek: 94.7% Graduation Rate Greek: 87.6% Non-Greek: 80.0%
* As of April 2014 statistics
In addition to academic and leadership opportunities, Greek organizations provide a balance to the academic rigors of Georgia Tech with a full social schedule. Social events include semi-formals, formals, date nights, parentsâ€™ weekends, alumni gatherings, and step shows. Entire fraternities and sororities come together at mixers for a night of socializing, fun, and meeting new people. Mixers are usually themed and increase the sense of community within the Greek system. Each of these events is organized and planned with enjoyment as well as safety in mind; each organization follows a responsible social policy laid out by Georgia Tech, our student governing boards, and national risk management policies.
Athletics are an integral part of Greek life at Tech as nearly every chapter participates in Georgia Techâ€™s intramural sports program. Over 21 different sports are offered throughout the year including flag football, ultimate frisbee, racquetball, dodgeball, billiards, wallyball, and water polo. Fraternities and sororities compete in their own league for the Greek championship, then advance to play other non-Greek teams in the school championship rounds. Last year, nearly half of the school championship teams were Greek. In addition to intramural sports, Greek chapters receive block-seating at all home football games. This guarantees you a seat in the same section of the stadium with others from your chapter, so you never have to worry about standing in line hours before games to get a seat!
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The Greek Community Alumni
Greek organizations have been on Georgia Tech’s campus for 125 years. Since the first fraternity was chartered in 1888, thousands of young men and women have been initiated into Georgia Tech’s numerous fraternities and sororities.
Every national fraternity or sorority has a designated charity or philanthropy that they regularly sponsor. Each local Georgia Tech chapter participates in projects which support their national organization’s cause: everything from Toys for Tots to Multiple Sclerosis. Greeks come together for large scale philanthropy projects throughout the year. Greeks assist with multiple projects during Homecoming and Greek Week that range from painting schools and planting flowers to volunteering at homeless shelters and repairing local parks. In addition, Greeks at Georgia Tech hosted a Habitat for Humanity Build for a family in need in the Atlanta Community. In the spring, Greeks participate in Dance Marathon and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. At Georgia Tech, Greeks feel it is important to contribute their time and efforts to their community, as everyone is able to learn and grow through serving others.
Fraternity and sorority alumni stay active with their respective local and national chapters, as well as the Institute, long after they have completed their degrees at Tech. Although alumni support Georgia Tech and their chapters financially, they also act as mentors and serve as great examples for undergraduate members. Greek alumni demonstrate how fraternity or sorority association can equip its members with the skills to excel personally and professionally.
When you graduate, alumni networks generate valuable resources that can assist you in finding a great job and much more. Alumni networks reach far beyond individual chapters and across various geographies. Imagine how it will feel to be able to go anywhere in the United States (and even beyond) and have automatic connections through a fraternity or sorority!
“It’s Greek to Me”... Greek Terminology
Bid - an invitation to join a fraternity or sorority chapter. Bid policies differ for fraternities and sororities
Chartered - the date an international organiation started a local chapter or colony. Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) - the group that governs nine social sororities on our campus.
Formal Recruitment - the process CPC sororities uses each fall to select new members.
Initiation - a formal ceremony, for some organizations, that signifies transfer from associate or new member status to fully initiated, active membership Interfraternity Council (IFC) - the group that governs 32 social fraternities on campus.
Legacy - a person whose parent, brother/ sister, or grandparent was a member of a fraternity or sorority. Legacy stipulations differ for each sorority and fraternity but generally do not guarantee membership. Membership Intake - the process used by MGC and NPHC chapters to induct new members.
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) - the group that governs seven social fraternities and sororities on campus.
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) the group that governs the historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus (four sororities and four fraternities). New Member - term applied to members that have accepted a bid and are affiliated with a fraternity or sorority but have not yet been initiated. Neo/Neophyte - term used by NPHC and MGC organizations; similar to “New Member.” Pledge - term used by some fraternities and sororites; similar to “New Member.”
Potential New Member (PNM) - a woman participating in CPC Formal Recruitment.
Ritual - the traditions of fraternities and sororities which are usually known only to initiated members. Rush - a period of time set by IFC during the school semester designated for the recruitment of new members. Rushee- an individual person interested in becoming a member of a fraternity.
How You Can Help Georgia Tech is home to 56 fraternities and sororities. Naturally, this can seem a little overwhelming to students when they consider the options as they decide which chapter is right for them. A fraternity/sorority offers a wonderful support system that can help your student with everything from adjusting to the academic rigors of Georgia Tech to finding a “home away from home.”
Upperclassmen in fraternities and sororities have been through many, if not all, of the situations that your student will experience as a student at Georgia Tech; an eager careerseeker, and more generally, a young adult living in the city of Atlanta. Fraternity and sorority members can provide invaluable advice to help your student make good choices that will ensure their future success. However, the active members of a chapter are not the only source of guidance. Most chapters have vast alumni networks that can open many doors to future opportunities. Many famous Tech graduates are alumni of fraternities and sororities at Georgia Tech.
If your student is considering “going Greek,” remember that what you may have seen on television or in movies is very about misleading what being “Greek” really means. In addition, your time in college will be drastically different than what your student
may experience. If you still have reservations with allowing your student to join a fraternity or sorority, contact the Office of Greek Affairs or the Parents Program Office. Families also find great information by reaching out to chapter advisors and other parents of a student in the fraternities/sororities who can tell you about their experiences. The Parents Program Office can connect you with parents of current students who are involved in the Greek Community.
Be a Support System
As a parent or family member, there is a lot you can do for your student during their Georgia Tech fraternity or sorority experience. Deciding which organization to join can certainly produce excitement and a bit of anxiety. You can be there to counsel them through their decision to join. • Check in with your student during the recruitment process. • Talk with your student about all of their options to join, even if those options do not include their friends’ choices. • Help your student understand that the decision to join is theirs to make.
• Discuss reasons for joining the group: opportunity to engage in service/ philanthropy, social support, impact on
academics, etc. • Consider the financial obligations of joining a fraternity/sorority. • If you are an alumnus/a member of a fraternity/sorority, be supportive and understanding if your student chooses an organization other than your own.
If your student decides to join, you are encouraged to be involved in the chapter experience. Many parents and families choose to get involved in a variety of ways:
• Ask your student about their new brothers or sisters. • Be supportive of your student’s choice to join a fraternity/sorority. • Learn about the fraternity/sorority by visiting the chapter’s website and the official website of the fraternity/sorority headquarters. • Review the fraternity/sorority mission, values, and tenants of membership. • Encourage your student to take a leadership role in their chapter. • Know the grade requirements for new and active members. • Attend Family Weekend events for the fraternity/sorority and the Institute. • Join or start a Parents Club. • Encourage your student to take advantage of chapter services, leadership
opportunities, and scholarships. • Encourage your student to attend educational programs in the chapter and on campus. • Know the contact information for the chapter, your student’s big brother/big sister, fraternity/sorority Headquarters, and the Office of Greek Affairs.
At no time should your student’s membership in a fraternity or sorority detract from their academic performance, job or co-op duties, nor their ability to be a successful student at Tech. Unfortunately, there are activities that can be divisive to the growth and development of your student. Alcohol misuse and hazing are issues that plague fraternities and sororities across the United States and Canada. At Georgia Tech, we work diligently to address these issues in the community. However, our institution appreciates your support in reporting these issues. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Greek Affairs, the Parents Program Office or the specific fraternity/sorority headquarters.
IFC Spotlight Jacob Blaeser
Major: Industrial Engineering Hometown: Marietta, GA Year in School: 5th Year
Q. How has your Greek affiliation had a positive impact on your Georgia Tech experience?
As a freshman, it provided me immediate access to a large group of people that had already been through the challenges, choices, and experiences I was going through. I had older members in my fraternity that were engaged and invested in me that genuinely cared about my development. I have been introduced to a dedicated alumni base that takes the time to develop and mentor me. Perhaps most importantly, I have had the privilege of living with a group of friends that has challenged my beliefs, passions, and perspectives. After four years, I am now more open-minded, a deeper thinker, and a better listener. Q. How has your Greek affiliation helped you to become more involved in other activities at Georgia Tech?
As a part of a Greek organization, I feel I am constantly updated with happenings across campus. Georgia Tech has a tremendous amount to offer; so much in fact that it sometimes is easy to miss out! Older brothers in my fraternity have introduced me to organizations they are passionate about and encouraged me to get involved from the start! I would not have heard of Freshman Leadership Organizations (FLOs) had it not been for older brothers in my fraternity, and these jumpstarted my future involvement!
Q:What advice would you give to incoming Freshmen? Try new things! Meet new people! Show up! Explore! There is so much opportunity here. Get out of your room, go around, and attend things. When you’re in your room, leave your door open more than you keep it close. Find several older people on campus you really respect and ask them to have lunch with you, these connections will serve you well and you’ll be surprised at how willing people are to meet with you. Do the same with faculty and staff. Adventure into Atlanta, outside of the Tech “bubble” there is a world-class city! Get involved at Tech. Your appreciation, admiration, respect, and passion for this school will grow tremendously if you are more involved. Don’t be discouraged by people who seem to have their life figured out. An amazing aspect about Tech is that it feels like almost everyone you meet is on their way to changing the world. Use this as inspiration and motivation, not discouragement. Finally, choose to see value in others. Choose to be optimistic when things get difficult. Choose to be respectful, thoughtful, and understanding. Common sense is not always commonplace, but will make you stand out. Live inspired!
NPHC Spotlight Jamal Johnson
Major: Business Hometown: Harlem, NY Year in School: 4th Year
Q: What advice would you give to incoming Freshmen?
Q: How has your Greek affiliation had a positive impact on your Georgia Tech experience? My Greek affiliation has greatly benefited my experience here at Georgia Tech and has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Being a part of he Georgia Tech community has given me unique leadership and service opportunities as well as a strong since of community that is unparalled. When I was a freshman coming into campus I looked up to the members of the Greek community because of the amazing impact they had around campus. They were the leaders that were making a difference and I’m happy that I’ve gotten to provide that same impact through the Greek community. I’ve also had a chance to make some lasting friendships through my fraternity. I can honestly say that these are some of the most outstanding people on campus and they inspire me to be all that I can be. The new experiences, new friendships, and lasting impact I’ve had at Tech has only changed me for the better and I don’t think that could have been possible without my involvement with the Greek community.
My best piece of advice for freshman would be to try to get involved as much as possible. Of course, academics should be your first priority but being involved in the larger Georgia Tech community has made my college experience worthwhile. Georgia Tech has so many diverse people and activities that you can get involved in. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t explore all it has to offer. It is important to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You would be surprised how many interesting things you can do by simply introducing yourself and trying something new. Q: How have you been able to balance your workload with your Greek involvement?
At the end of the day we all came here to get an education from one of the top schools in the country, so naturally scholarship is my first priority. However, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is time management. While it is difficult to juggle all the responsibilities that come with being a student as well as a Greek leader I believe it has only made me a better person. My fraternity brothers are also a huge help to me when it comes to balance. They help me get through some of the hardest times by doing everything from studying with me, giving me advice, or even just giving me a good laugh when I need it. The balance I’ve achieved has just been a matter of trying enough times to succeed.
MGC Spotlight Janice Ma
Major: Biology Hometown: Alpharetta, GA Year in School: 4th Year
Q. How has your Greek affiliation affected your life here at Georgia Tech?
Being Greek played a huge role in my overall Tech experience and will continue to play a huge role in the rest of my life. I’m so glad I decided to go through recruitment in my freshman year because I’ve formed unbelievable bonds with truly fantastic people. I can honestly say that I’ve met many of my closest, life-long friends through my Greek affiliation. Not only was I able to branch out socially, but I also had the opportunity to become a leader and get involved with community service. Being part of the Greek community at Tech opened doors to new experiences and has helped me grow into the person I am today. Q. What inspired you to join a Multicultural Fraternity?
I’ve always had an interest in culture and promoting cultural awareness and was involved with a multicultural society in high school. So, joining a multicultural sorority seemed like a natural next step. Being a part of MGC helped me stay in touch with my heritage, while also promoting cultural awareness and acceptance on campus. It’s a unique dynamic with all the organizations in MGC since we all have the common goal of fostering a community of cultural celebration. It’s amazing to be a part of a large group of people united in this collective purpose.
Q. How were you able to balance schoolwork with your involvement in the Greek community? There’s definitely a delicate balance between academics and social life, and it took trial-anderror to find the right mix for me. It was hard to figure out how to allot my personal time, but my sisters helped me along the way. Getting involved with Greek life is more than just broadening your social group; it’s also gaining a whole other support system. My sisters helped me get through some of my most academically rigorous semesters at Tech and I’m grateful to have a strong support system. Q. What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
The best advice for any first-year student is to get out of your comfort zone and give any interesting clubs or organizations a try. I spent my first semester doing things with a group of people who were familiar and I never considered joining a Greek organization because I thought, “it wasn’t me.” Looking back now, my most memorable experiences actually came after I followed through with recruitment and joined my sorority.
Q. How has your Greek affiliation affected your life here at Tech? Being a member of the Greek community has been one of the most rewarding experiences in college. Despite your chapter affiliation, the entire community is a reliable source of encouragement and positive energy. I have personally received so much love and support from women in every chapter on campus which has been so inspirational. In fact, my senior design team that just won People’s Choice and First Place in the 2014 InVenture Prize Competition is a team compromised of women from three different CPC chapters on campus. I think we can attribute much of our success to the continual love and support of the Greek community. Q. How do you think Greek life reflects your values? My winning senior design project addresses the issue of global sanitation. My passion for improved global sanitation is rooted in my
Major: Industrial Design Hometown: Peachtree City, GA Year in School: 4th Year
heart for women’s empowerment. My senior design project enables women to stay in school and pursue careers in the developing world where the lack of sanitation facilities currently bars women from pursuing their dreams. This is a cause that I have committed my life to and it closely parallels with much of the work that the CPC community promotes on Georgia Tech’s campus. As a school that still is majority male, the CPC and Greek community as a whole really strives to empower women on campus to feel safe, confident, and intelligent. I think that the efforts made by the Greek community to empower women is something that is truly admirable. Q. What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
Invest in people during your time here at Tech. The individuals that make up the Georgia Tech community are what make this place so special. Everyone – from faculty, to alumni, to staff members, to current students – has a story from which we can all learn and grow. This inspiring and uplifting community, especially rooted in the Greek community, has kept me motivated and passionate throughout my academically rigorous years here at Tech. The people are why I have loved my time here so much.
Collegiate Panhellenic Council Bella Young Executive Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Wilson Programming Vice President email@example.com
Ellen Skelton Financial Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianna Nord Recruitment Vice President email@example.com
Jennifer Kurkowski Communication Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Holmes Recruitment Programming VP email@example.com
Tanner Marcantel Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Of Contents
20 About Panhellenic Council 21 Formal Recruitment 21 Why Should I Join? 22 Chapter Finances 23 Recruitment Schedule 24 Round Descriptions 26 FAQs 27 Important Guidelines for PNMs 28 Sorority Info Pages 28 Alpha Chi Omega 29 Alpha Delta Pi 30 Alpha Gamma Delta 31 Alpha Phi 32 Alpha Xi Delta 33 Phi Mu 34 Zeta Tau Alpha 35 Associate Member Recruitment Information 36 Alpha Delta Chi (associate member sorority) 37 Alpha Omega Epsilon (associate member sorority)
Erin Kelly President email@example.com
Panhellenic Council About Us
Collegiate Panhellenic Council
The Panhellenic Creed
Every woman who joins a Panhellenic sorority also becomes a member of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC). CPC is the governing body for the nine sororities on Georgia Techâ€™s campus and unites all of its members regardless of affiliation. CPC and our members work to make the Greek community a positive influence on campus and in the community. Each member sorority has a delegate on the CPC governing board, which is led by seven Executive Board members. CPC is responsible for promoting scholarship, philanthropy, personal growth, safety, and campus involvement among all sorority members. CPC women strive to live by the Panhellenic Creed and embody high ideals in all that they do.
We, as Undergraduate Members of womenâ€™s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live. -From the National Panhellenic Conference
2014 Collegiate Panhellenic Council Executive Board
From Left to Right: Sam Wilson, (Programming VP); Ellen Skelton (Financial VP); Jennifer Kurkowski (Communications VP); Erin Kelly (President); Dianna Nord (Recruitment VP); Bella Young (Executive VP); and Melissa Holmes (Recruitment Programming VP)
Formal Recruitment is the process by which the seven National Panhellenic Conference sororities recruit new members. Every fall, CPC organizes Formal Recruitment by overseeing the invitation and bid matching process, establishing recruitment standards, and selecting Pi Chiâ€™s - your Panhellenic recruitment counselors. In the next few pages we will explain the recruitment process to you and what a fun experience it will be! CPC Formal Recruitment requires interested women to register on the CPC website. All seven National Panhellenic Conference sororities will receive each potential new memberâ€™s application. A non-refundable application fee is charged to all registrants. The registration fee is $75 until August 1st. After that, the registration fee will increase to $85. Registration will remain open until 4:00PM on Thursday, August 14th.
Why should I join a CPC sorority? There are so many benefits that come with joining a CPC chapter. CPC women build friendships while in college that last a lifetime. In addition to gaining an incredible support system, being a member of a CPC chapter enriches your college experience through countless opportunities to serve others and to become a more well-rounded woman.
Our CPC chapters participate in philanthropy events and fundraising projects throughout the year to better our community and our world. CPC supports its own philanthropy, Circle of Sisterhood, which raises money for global education and support for women. All women in the CPC community are dedicated ot helping others and making a positive impact on our Georgia Tech community.
Formal Recruitment Basics
Though financial commitment is necessary, joining a sorority comes with many benefits. Sorority housing generally costs less than on or off campus housing, and several of the initial fees are just one time fees. There are many opportunities within each chapter as well as through Collegiate Panhellenic Council to find ways to help with the costs of being in a sorority. Collegiate Panhellenic Chapters give out approximately $5,000 in scholarships each year. Please be sure to ask each chapter on Day 2 of recruitment about fees as well as check out their websites. NPC Chapter Ranges New Member Fee Initiation Fee Dues per semester Housing Corp Fees Meal Plan per semester House Rent per semester One Time Fees
(Excluding House Rent)
Alpha Alpha Omega Delta Chi Epsilon
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$130 - $225 $150-$450
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Thursday, August 14: Recruitment Kick-off Pep Rally at the Ferst Center for the Arts
6:15PM - 7:00PM 7:00PM - 8:15PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Check-in at the Ferst Center Orientation and Pi Chi Presentation Meeting with your Pi Chi Group
9:00AM - 6:00PM Meet at the Student Center Ballroom. Parties are 35 minutes each. You will visit all seven NPC sororities with lunch provided.
Friday, August 15: Day One, Meet & Greet
Saturday, August 16: Day Two, Philanthropy and Finances Day
8:45AM - 6:00PM Meet at the Student Center Ballroom. Parties are 40 minutes each. You will visit up to six sororities with lunch provided.
Sunday, August 17: Day Three, Skit Day
7:45AM - 3:10PM Meet at Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Auditoriums. Parties are 50 minutes each. You will visit up to four sororities with lunch provided.
5:45PM - 11:00PM Meet at the Student Center Ballroom. Parties are 1 hour and 10 minutes each. You will visit up to two sororities and sign your preference card at the end of the night.
Monday, August 18: Day Four, Preferential Night Tuesday, August 19: BID DAY! 5:30PM 7:00PM
Potential members pick up their bids at the Student Center Ballroom and open them with their Pi Chi Groups. Silencing ends with Pi Chi Revelation Ceremony!
Formal Recruitment v
Meet and Greet
What to expect... During this day you will visit each of the seven chapters for 35 minutes. Conversations will be short and light-hearted. Make sure you tell the sisters about yourself, and feel free to ask questions about the sorority and Greek life in general. Maintain a positive outlook throughout all the parties, and do not set your mind on one chapter before Recruitment or during Round One. Keeping an open mind is the best way to ensure that you go to the house where you are happiest! What to wear... Day one dress is casual and comfortable. We will provide everyone with a recruitment t-shirt to wear on this day. The shirts will be handed out at the kick-off ceremony on Thursday, August 14th. Shorts should be worn with the t-shirt. All of the chapter members will be wearing their jerseys, which are t-shirts with their Greek letters on them. You will be walking to many houses, so comfortable shoes such as sandals are a must. Questions to ask yourself ... Would I like to get to know these women better? Did I feel welcome when I walked through the door? Were the members pleasant and friendly?
What to expect... During this day you will visit up to six chapters. The second day of events is philanthropy day, and each party lasts 45 minutes. You will participate in a project with the sisters of each chapter that will be donated to their national philanthropy. The atmosphere will be very relaxed; ask questions you might have about the philanthropy within the sorority as well as on campus. Since the parties are longer, they allow you and the sisters to get to know each other better. You may get a tour of the house on this day and financial information will be presented. What to wear... Skirts, nice shorts, or summer sundresses are recommended. You will be sitting in chairs doing projects, so be sure to wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in. Comfortable sandals are appropriate footwear for Day Two as well. Questions to ask yourself... Do I feel comfortable with these women? Are they genuine? What can I gain from membership in this group and what can I contribute? Can I afford the financial commitment to this sorority?
Formal Recruitment About Rounds
What to expect... During this day you will visit up to four chapters. The events are longer and more personal. You will see a skit, which is meant to tell you more about the chapter, and you may talk with people you have previously met. The atmosphere is much more personal; ask any questions you might still have about the sorority and its members. Trust your feelings and begin thinking about which chapter you feel you would fit in best. Consider where you feel most comfortable, and do not rely on the opinions of others.
What to wear... Outfits on Day Three are a little nicer than before. Skirts, dresses, or pant outfits that you might wear to a banquet or religious service are recommended. Sandals and flats or comfrotable wedges are appropriate footwear. You will be doing some walking this day, so be sure to be comfortable. Questions to ask yourself... Am I still comfortable with the sisters I have met? Can I call these women my sisters? Do they stress the values that are important to me?
What to expect... This round is called Preferential (Pref) because you will be attending up to two chapters and making the final decision about which sorority you would prefer. Each sorority has a different ritual or ceremony they will present, and the sisters will be telling you what their sorority means to them. This round can get very emotional. Keep an open mind, reflect back over the last few days, and ask any questions you may have. It may be difficult to choose between chapters, but remember to reflect on your values and the values of each chapter. Consider all of your options and go where YOU will be most happy. What to wear... A nice dress that you would wear to a wedding or a similar special event would be appropriate. Semi-formal or formal (prom type) dresses are too dressy. Try to avoid anything low cut or revealing. You will only be visiting 1-2 houses, so you may wear comfortable heels if you want. Questions to ask yourself... What do I want in a sorority and are these qualities and values present in this chapter? Do I want these women to be my sisters?
Frequently Asked Questions If I go through Recruitment, am I obligated to join?
No, many women choose to go through Recruitment to meet people and make new friends. Recruitment is an opportunity for you to visit the sororities, get a glimpse of Greek life, and assess whether or not you would like to join the Greek community. You may choose to stop the process at any point.
What should I talk about during Recruitment events?
It is important to be yourself during Recruitment and let the conversation flow naturally. The sororities are presenting themselves to you just as you are presenting yourself to them. Ask questions so you can make comparisons and decisions. During Round One you will mostly talk about yourself—where you went to high school, what you were involved in, how your summer went and your intended major. The most important thing to remember is to just be yourself. During Round Two, Philanthropy Day, the sisters will be telling you about each chapter’s involvement in service as well as other specific activities in which each house partakes. Remember to keep asking questions during this round since you will have to be narrowing down your choices in the next round.
During Round Three and Four, conversations will become more serious. Sororities want to make sure that you know all about them, and you will want to know as much as you can too. It is in these rounds that you want to make sure sorority women get to know you more. Remember to keep in mind what values are important to you as you are making your selections.
What should I expect my Recruitment days to be like?
Recruitment can be tiring both physically and emotionally. However, you decide how positive a recruitment experience you will have. Remember, a good attitude and an open mind are vital. Although small talk may become repetitive, every chapter is a new chapter and you should approach each with a fresh outlook. Focus on sororities that are inviting you back rather than on any disappointments.
What if I’m shy?
Just be yourself! Every sorority wants members with a variety of personalities. Every member of a sorority contributes her individual talents to the chapter. Just keep in mind that it is up to you to present yourself to each sorority. Smile and feel free to talk. There is no reason to feel insecure; sororities want to impress you as much as you want to impress them.
What if I have trouble choosing sororities?
Difficult decisions are common, but you should not look at this as a problem. Most women would be happy at more than one chapter on campus. Think about what each sorority has to offer you. A sorority should feel like a second home, a place where you feel totally comfortable and welcome. Your experiences at each party and personal beliefs and values should guide you to the groups that are right for you.
What is a bid?
A bid is an invitation to join a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. Bids are given out on the final day of Recruitment: Bid Day! You can only receive one bid and must choose to accept or deny that sorority’s invitation.
What if I turn down a bid I receive?
If you turn down your bid, you will not be able to participate in Recruitment for one calendar year, and you will not be able to participate in Continuous Open Bidding. Think before deciding! Emotions tend to temporarily cloud your thinking and judgement. Give yourself and the sorority a chance before rejecting a bid.
8. Potential New Members and sorority women cannot be friends on Facebook until after Formal Recruitment is over.
9. No PNM’s should visit sorority property except during scheduled Recruitment functions.
Important guidelines for PNMs
1. A PNM must be enrolled as a full-time student at Georgia Tech in good standing.
2. All PNMs must have registered and paid their Recruitment fees by 4:00pm on Thursday, August 14, 2014. 3. Each chapter has minimum GPA requirements for women with already established GPA’s: it is important to maintain your grades if you are participating in summer semester. 4. No women participating in FASET should reveal their affiliation to you during a FASET session.
Georgia Tech Collegiate Panhellenic Council @GTCPC
Georgia Tech CPC Website: panhelenic.gatech.edu
5. It is important for you as a PNM not to try to figure out your FASET Leader’s affiliation during the session.
Georgia Tech CPC Rush Registration: panhellenic.gatech.edu/recruitment/ registration
7. You should not attempt to contact any sorority women you did not know prior to the summer.
National Panhellnic Council: www.npcwomen.org
6. Sorority women you did not know at the beginning of the summer should not attempt to contact you at any point during the summer or Formal Recruitment.
Georgia Tech Greek Life: greek.gatech.edu
Alpha Chi Omega
Epsilon Phi Chapter 1975 Nicknames: Alpha Chi, A.Chi O.
741 Brittain Drive www.alphachiomega.org
“Together Let Us Seek the Heights”
President: Anna Arnau firstname.lastname@example.org
Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green Symbol: Lyre
As Alpha Chi Omegas, we are sisters who stand by each other and are a constant source of encouragement and companionship. We strive for excellence in all that we do both academically and in our community, while still finding time to enjoy our sisters and participate in our full social calendar. Not only do we use our leadership ability to strengthen our sisterhood, but we are also some of the most dedicated and passionate leaders on Tech’s campus. The time we spend together—be it at football games, date nights, study sessions, or just hanging out together during meals at the house—has shaped our chapter into a well-rounded, unified sisterhood. One Alpha
Chi Omega sister explains, “Coming into college I joined a sorority to find friendship. Little did I know that is only a small part of what Alpha Chi would give me. I have developed a new confidence, stronger character, greater respect, and a lifelong sisterhood.” We are friends who relax together, build each other up and strive to become women of character in all that we do. Each woman in our chapter is unique, and we come together to form a lasting bond of respect and appreciation that will last after graduation. This chapter is one of passion, dedication, and love. Each of us has found that Alpha Chi offers the support and sisterhood that cannot be found anywhere else.
Alpha Delta Pi
Zeta Omicron Chapter 1975 Nickname: A.D.Pi
729 Brittain Drive www.alphadeltapi.org President: Julianne Burch email@example.com Colors: Azure Blue and White
“We Live for Each Other”
Membership in Alpha Delta Pi will provide a network of support and a great foundation for years of friendship and success at Georgia Tech and beyond! Sisters fill their social calendars with events such as the Black Diamond Formal, Alpha Semiformal, the Mallard Ball Band Party, Magnolia Ball, date nights, and mixers! Our sisters support the Alpha Delta Pi national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House, and are proud to host a variety of fundraisers to support the cause. Every fall, sisters team up with other chapters across the state to host a golf tournament to benefit RMH. Sisters also host the
Hoops and Hogs basketball tournament every spring to raise money and bring campus together for a day of fun in the sun. Alpha Delta Pi provides a well-rounded experience that attracts women with high aspirations for success and a genuine dedication to sisterhood. We started our college experiences together as friends, and we will leave Georgia Tech as sisters. Our open motto, “We live for each other,” defines the strong bonds created within our sisterhood, from the time of our 1851 founding as the first secret society for women, to our continuing success as one of the finest sororities at Georgia Tech.
Alpha Gamma Delta Gamma Phi Chapter 1972 Nicknames: Alpha Gam
“Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.”
177 Fifth Street NW www.alphagammadelta.org President: Allison Maloney firstname.lastname@example.org Colors: Red, Buff, and Green Symbol: Squirrel
Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is a women’s fraternity full of women that live with purpose. We share an indescribably supporting, loving, and enthusiastic sisterhood. The sisters of Alpha Gam are dedicated to enjoying life’s many adventures together while maintaining high standards of leadership and academic achievement. Our sisters are involved in organizations all over campus and consistently maintain exceptional GPAs. Alpha Gam sisters enjoy a packed social calendar each semester filled with crush parties, our Rosebud Semiformal, fraternity mixers, date nights, sisterhood events, and
our Double Rose Ball. Whether we’re dressing up to cheer on the Jackets or relaxing at our house for a movie night, we love always being surrounded by our best friends. Alpha Gam sisters help the community through our philanthropic endeavors, including our yearly Cut-A-Thon and BBQ Bash. Our philanthropy supports the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Our spirit of sisterhood is the heart of our chapter and we cherish the love and loyalty each of our sisters share. “Fair as a rose, a sweet Southern pearl, she’s Georgia Tech’s finest, she’s an Alpha Gam girl!”
Iota Mu Chapter 2008 Nickname: A.Phi
171 Fifth Street www.alphaphi.org
President: Katie Pokrant email@example.com Colors: Silver and Bordeaux
From Bid Day to Graduation, every Alpha Phi experiences adventure, inspiration and sisterhood that will last beyond her years at Georgia Tech. Alpha Phi is a network of support for all aspects of college life. Members share a common goal of academic success and support one another through every hardship and achievement. Alpha Phi boasts an exciting social calendar filled with a wide variety of events and activities. In addition to countless opportunities
“Union, Hand in Hand”
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
for campus involvement, every member supports the Alpha Phi Foundation and Women’s Heart Health with the Red Dress Gala in the Fall and Cardiac Care Week in the Spring! Between classes, clubs and activities, it is the moments of love and sisterhood that truly define Alpha Phi. A sisterhood that is free from judgment, motivation to become the best version of yourself, and strong enough to last a lifetime. Alpha Phi is genuine, inspiring, and timeless.
Alpha Xi Delta
Gamma Eta Chapter 1954 Nicknames: Alpha Xi
847 Techwood Drive www.alphaxidelta.org President: Kiley Fagan Kfagan6@gatech.edu
“Realize Your Potential”
Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue, and Gold Symbol: Bear
First at Tech, First in Sisterhood! Since Alpha Xi Delta’s founding in 1954 as the first sorority at Tech, our sisters have prided themselves in seeking excellence in scholarship, service, and sisterhood that is rooted in tradition and friendship. We strive for excellence, which is exemplified by our long legacy of awards on campus and nationally. We also like to have fun and have many socials such as mixers, date dashes, and crush parties, as well as our fall semiformal to honor our new members and our Killarney Ball formal in the spring. Alpha Xi Delta has a long history of good sportsmanship and competition, including back-to-back Greek
Week champions. Alpha Xi is especially proud of its national partnership with Autism Speaks. Our various philanthropic events raise money for the annual Walk Now For Autism Speaks event in Atlanta. Academic excellence and leadership are top priorities to ensure that all of our members are well rounded. Our sisters consistently earn Faculty Honors and Deans List and are involved in many organizations across campus. Alpha Xi truly helps sisters realize their potential in all aspects of life. Membership in Alpha Xi Delta means strong sisterhood, lasting friendships, and a lifetime of memories. We are proud to be Alpha Xi Deltas and are excited to meet you in the fall!
Theta Zeta Chapter 1989 240 Ferst Drive www.phimu.org
President: Whitney Goodman Wgoodman3@gatech.edu Colors: Rose and White
“The Faithful Sisters”
Phi Mu is the second oldest women’s fraternity in the country. We pride ourselves on a deep and lasting sisterhood built upon our three ideals—Love, Honor, Truth. We love and cherish our friendships, honor and value one another, and, above all, stay true to ourselves, upholding our individuality. Strong women make strong chapters. Being a Phi Mu means becoming a betterversion of you! By surrounding yourself with diverse women, you will not only learn from your sisters but also grow as a student, friend, and person throughout your college years.
As a chapter, we value our national philanthropy Children’s Miracle Network. Through events like Dance Marathon, hospital visits, and our annual Tea Party fundraiser, Phi Mu not only supports the kids financially but more importantly, with our time, energy, and collective passion. From Recruitment to Bid Day to graduation and beyond, Phi Mu will stay with you for a lifetime. At Georgia Tech, Phi Mu is a home away from home but will find a home in your heart for generations to come. We hope to see you in the fall and look forward to introducing you to our sisterhood!
Zeta Tau Alpha
Iota Theta Chapter 1984 Nicknames: Zeta, Z.T.A.
189 Fifth Street NW www.zetataualpha.org President: Casey Sheahan Csheahan31@gmail.com
Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Symbol: Five Pointed Crown
“Seek the Noblest”
Zeta Tau Alpha presents you with a group of women who will celebrate your victories, share your sorrows, and encourage you to succeed. Consistent with our Founders’ thoughts in 1898, our primary purpose is to create a sisterhood with life long friendships. Our hope is to carry on this tradition of sisterhood as we abide by our motto and “seek the noblest.” Our sisters are dedicated to supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through collecting pink Yoplait lids for the Save Lids to Save Lives campaign. We are proud that our chapter has collected the most lids out of any Zeta chapter nationwide for the past eight years. We also
spread breast cancer awareness by hosting a golf tournament in the fall and poker tournament every spring. Throughout the year, Zeta enjoys a busy social calendar with our annual White Violet Semiformal, Crown Ball Formal, Senior Soirée, crush parties, date nights, and mixers. Zeta can provide you with leadership opportunities, scholastic support, and bonds that will grow beyond your years at Tech. Our sisterhood is a lifetime of commitment, support, and opportunity. It marks the beginning of a relationship that lasts beyond our college years.We are excited about welcoming another fabulous group of women!
Associate Member Chapter Recruitment CPC has two associate member chapters, Alpha Delta Chi and Alpha Omega Epsilon. Associate members are not National Panhellenic Conference groups, but they are recognized by Georgia Tech as sororities governed by CPC. They do not participate in Formal Recruitment, but conduct their own, separate Informal Recruitment. Associate chapter members enjoy similar events, programming, and socials as NPC sororities and participate in many CPC and Greek activities on campus. Each of our associate members represents a different niche on campus. Alpha Delta Chi is a national Christian sorority and Alpha Omega Epsilon is a national social engineering sorority. Alpha Delta Chi and Alpha Omega Epsilon will be participating in Informal Recruitment during the second week of school. Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How is Associate Chapter Recruitment different than Formal Recruitment? Associate Chapter Recruitment is a less-formal recruitment process that involves events and socials where you will be able to meet the members of the Associate Chapters. Examples of recruitment events include info sessions, movie nights, professional nights, and ice cream socials. Just like formal recruitment, the process is about a week long and ends with bid day, but the process itself is much more informal and less-structured. 2. Who can participate in Associate Chapter Recruitment? Alpha Omega Epsilon accepts women who are engineering majors, as well as computational media, computer science, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics majors. Alpha Delta Chi accepts Christian women of any major. 3. Do I have to sign-up for Associate Chapter Recruitment? Nope! We do encourage that anyone who is interested in the Associate Chapter Recruitment process attend the Associate Chapter Recruitment Kick-Off on Sunday, August 23rd at 5:30pm in the Student Center Theatre.
4. When is Associate Chapter Recruitment? Recruitment for both Associate Member Chapters will be held during the second week of school in the fall. Be sure to check the chapter websites for exact dates.
Want to learn more? Attend the Associate Chapter Member Recruitment Kick-Off Event!
Sunday, August 23rd at 5:30pm Location: Student Center Theatre Information, Dinner, & Fun!
Alpha Delta Chi Sigma Chapter 2003 Nickname: A.D.Chi
162 Fourth Street www.alphadeltachi.org President: Nicole Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org Colors: Blue and Flame Symbol: Dragonfly
“As in a Mirror”
Alpha Delta Chi is a sisterhood of Christian women who seek to build a community on campus that mirrors Christ’s love. The organization is built upon spiritual, scholastic, and social pillars. We seek to strengthen the spiritual walk of members through sister-led Bible studies, weekly devotions and accountability. We promote scholasticism within our members, and our sisters take pride in their academic achievements and involvement on campus.
Through an active social calendar, sisters aim to fellowship with students in all walks of life. Members take part in sisterhood events, mixers, date nights, formals, and our annual Black & White party. Alpha Delta Chi encourages active community service within our members, and City of Refuge serve as the chapter’s philanthropy. Whether it’s spending a night hanging out with sisters or spending a day working for the good of others, the love of Christ is evident in all we do as a sisterhood.
Alpha Omega Epsilon Sigma Chapter 2006 Nickname: A.O.E.
Colors: White, Blue, and Silver
Alpha Omega Epsilon, a social and professional engineering and technical sciences sorority. We provide a unique bond of sisterhood that extends to the professionalism of our careers at Tech and beyond. Sorority life with A.O.E. means lifelong friendships, personal growth, and professional support. We offer a home to women who are engineering, computer science, computational media, chemistry, and biochemistry majors who strive to excel academically, be leaders, serve the community, and promote the engineering profession. We hold and participate in many social events a semester including: movie nights, formal, semi-formal, mixers, and date
“Friendship,Leadership, and Professionalism”
President: Veronica Foreman email@example.com
nights. We express our love for the community by volunteering with MedShare, TEAM Buzz, Tech Beautification Day, Relay for Life, and support our national philanthropy, Dress for Success, through our Fashion Show each year. Our professional activities include resume builders and career fair workshops, Take a Professor to Lunch, and high school outreach projects. We also have close relationships with the Tech chapter of Women in Engineering and the Society of Women Engineers. Our sisters are ladies that you can have fun with, who will support you throughout your academic career, and who will always stand by your side.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
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President: Tkeyah Anderson (704) 726- 4513 firstname.lastname@example.org
About NPHC Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Kappa Alpha Psi
Advisor: Tanner Marcantel (404) 894-2002 email@example.com
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Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Phi Beta
The Georgia Tech National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC), is currently composed of eight international Greek letter sororities and fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
The Georgia Tech NPHC sponsors activities and events that promote educational enrichment and positive social interaction for community members. Annually, the council hosts the Homecoming Step Show, and is integral in planning Greek Week events.
The stated purpose and mission of the organization is: â€œUnanimity of though and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.â€?
In addition to council events, each fraternity and sorority hosts an annual week that showcases and highlights the mission and values of the organization. Community service is central to the activities during each week, and allows members to engage the campus and Atlanta communities. Educational programs provide an opportunity to enhance the college experience through a variety of topics such as: alumni networking, career preparation, and life-skills development.
Dates to Know
August 28: NPHC & MGC Convocation September 9: NPHC Informational
Alpha Kappa Alpha Nu Beta Chapter 1979 Nickname: A.K.A.
“By Culture and By Merit”
President: Briana Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became the first Greek lettered organization established by and for black women. Its began with Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, a junior at Howard University, and eight other women who were inspired to organize the sorority. These women, in addition to seven sophomores and four incorporators, are known as the “founders” of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This sisterhood continues to be a channel through which college-trained
women improve the social andeconomic conditions in their community and around the world.The Nu Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha was chartered on April 14, 1979. This spring, Nu Beta will celebrate its 35th anniversary, as it continues with programs such as The Hunger Games, AKARHObics, Kouples Kontest, and Mocktails. Nu Beta has received a number of awards including Highest Chapter GPA (2013). Join the Nu Beta for many exciting events coming this year!
Alpha Phi Alpha
Nu Mu Chapter 1977 Nickname: Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was founded December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. With its inception Alpha Phi Alpha became the first Black, InterCollegiate Greek Letter Fraternity. Founded on the aims of manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind, Alpha Phi Alpha has long been in the forefront of the vision of African Americans with notable members such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall,
“Onwards and Upwards Towards the Light!”
President: Jamal Johnson email@example.com
and W.E.B. Du Bois. The Nu Mu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was founded April 2, 1972 with the same mission – to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our community. The Nu Mu chapter continues to be leaders in the Georgia Tech community with members who have been Mr. Georgia Tech, Marshall Scholars, Student Ambassadors and SGA representatives.
Delta Sigma Theta Xi Alpha Chapter 1978 Nickname: Delta
“Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom”
www.deltasigmatheta.org President: Erin Lightfoot firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1978, the Xi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered as the first predominately-black sorority at Georgia Tech consisting of nine founding members. The Xi Alpha Chapter hosts a variety of programs to enrich the university and participates in community service projects uplifting surrounding communities. Annual programs include DSTea, Hair Care Seminar,
and So You Think You Can Step. In the past year, the chapter hosted the Atlanta City Council and launched a Domestic Violence Awareness Photo-Campaign. The Xi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has a 2013 National Minerva Award for Academic Excellence and is the 2013-2014 Southern Region Collegiate Chapter of the Year. Above all, public service is their mission and they are strengthened by Christian principles as a sisterhood.
Kappa Alpha Psi
Lambda Delta Chapter 1981 Nicknames: Kappa, K.A.Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded January 5, 1911 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The fraternity’s fundamental purpose is “Achievement in every field of human endeavor”The Lambda Delta Chapter was found February 6, 1982 on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in the historic Atlanta community by six great men. The chapter strives on the fraternity’s fundamental purpose of achievement.Lambda Delta’s presence has dynamically influenced
“Achievement In Every Field of Human Endeavor”
President: Marcus Mitchell email@example.com
Georgia Tech and the community for nearly 30 years. The brothers of Lambda Delta continue to fulfill their obligation to the community through such events as assisting the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, American Cancer Society, African American Student Union (three presidents), National Society of Black Engineers (National president, 2 chapter presidents, and three chapter of the year awards led by Brothers), Team Buzz, 2013 Step-Show Winners and many other endeavors.
Omega Psi Phi
Delta Kappa Chapter 1976 Nickname: Omega
“Friendship is Essential to the Soul”
President: Mark Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
On, November 17, 1911, at Thirkield Hall on Howard University, three undergraduate students Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper, Frank Coleman and their faculty adviser Professor Ernest E. Just, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. From the initials of the Greek phrase “friendship is essential to the soul,” the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Delta Kappa Chapter was chartered on Georgia Tech’s campus on
November 20, 1976, making it the first NPHC organization chartered at Georgia Tech. There were eight members on the charter line, “In the Beginning”, since then there have been 26 lines at Delta Kappa. Delta Kappa chapter has been recognized for outstanding scholarship, social action, and numerous “step-show” competitions on the national, state, and district levels. Delta Kappa has won the Greek Alumni Challenge several years, including 2013.
Phi Beta Sigma
Nu Beta Chapter 1981 Nickname: Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated was founded January 9, 1914 on the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service. The founders wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as part of a greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive we”. The Nu Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on May 11, 1981 by 10 undergraduate students. Through embodying the fraternity’s principles and initiatives such as Sigma Wellness, supporting the American Cancer Society, and combating the AIDS/HIV
“Culture For Service and Service For Humanity”
President: Alexander Merriweather email@example.com
Epidemic, we have been a vehicle for positive change at Tech, and in the surrounding communities. Through our principles we focus on leadership development, academic excellence, and community outreach. With the events and programs coordinated, Nu Beta enlightens, enriches, and enhances the lives of all individuals on campus as well as the Metro Atlanta area. We pride ourselves as being a fraternity of leaders, diversified in background, though unified in cause. Our main goal is to spread the light that we gain as Sigmas to all of those around us.
Sigma Gamma Rho Georgia Tech Colony 2003 Nickname: S.G.Rho
“Greater Service, Greater Progress”
Advisor: Ashley Tisdale firstname.lastname@example.org
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded November 12th, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young schoolteachers with dreams of uplifting their communities. Sigma Gamma Rho has spread throughout the world including 90,000+ women from U.S., Germany, Korea, the Bahamas, and Africa with over 500 chapters. The sorority’s motto “Greater Service, Greater Progress” has proven to lead it and its members to great heights, with distinguished women such as Hattie McDaniel (first African-
American woman Academy Award winner) and Kelly Price (gospel recording artist). The Georgia Tech Colony started April 19, 2003. After a “Decade of Progress” the Sigma Upsilon Chapter was chartered April 20, 2013. Since then, Sigma Gamma Rho has upheld only the classiest of reputations on campus. These ladies show passion for serving their communities with their efforts led to earning the Pinnacle Award (Outstanding Chapter of 2012), 5-Star Organization, and Best Philanthropy Program awards.
Zeta Phi Beta
Gamma Rho Chapter 2000 Nickname: Zeta
President: Kierra Johnson email@example.com
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. by five coeds. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, & Finer Womanhood. The trail blazed by the Founders has been transversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority.The Sorority was
“Scholarship, Sisterly Love, Service, Finer Womanhood”
the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa; to form adult & youth auxiliary; to centralize operations with a paid international headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a brother fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. The Glamorous Gamma Rho Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded February 26, 2000 at Georgia Tech by 8 trendsetting ladies. 14 years later, we still exhibit our four principles.
Multicultural Greek Council President: Robert Barrentine (678) 447-8850 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Vice President External: Alyshaz Ali (404) 512-7251 email@example.com
Advisor: Collette Toney (404) 894-2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Unity in Diversity About MGC Alpha Iota Omicron Delta Phi Lambda Lambda Theta Alpha
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Lambda Upsilon Lambda Sigma Beta Rho Sigma Sigma Rho Xi Kappa
2014 Multicultural Greek Council Executive Board
From Left to Right: Alyshaz Ali (VP External); Casey Chan (Director of Progamming); Robert Barrentine (President); Sraeyes Sridhar (VP Finance); Vanessa Prema (VP Communication); and Sarthak Batra (Executive VP)
Since its inception, the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) has served as an umbrella for culturally based Greek organization on Georgia Tech’s campus. Established on December 8, 2006, our council is the youngest of the four Greek Councils on campus and currently comprises of seven unique organizations, which the council supports as they preserve the cultural diversity of the community. Our council not only helps its constituent members by express their own, but also acts as a venue for further understanding and appreciation of the culture of all individuals.
While these organizations are oriented towards a certain culture, each is open to membership from any race or ethnicity. The specific recruitment process for each organization is conducted individually by each of the fraternities and sororities. The specific dates of the process are determined and announced by the individual chapters shortly prior to the start of the school year. Contact information and websites of each organization are shown in the following chapter pages. If you have any questions about our recruitment process or the Greek Community in general, please feel free to contact the recruitment chair of each organization, or member of the executive board of the council.
The purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council, and each member organization, is to educate the community about diversity of and various cultures represented in the modern community today. Our council motto is “Unity in Diversity,” because though our council consists of a spectrum of organizations, we pride ourselves on our ability to respect each individual and see one another as members of a large family.
Dates to Know
August 25th: MGC Greek - Wide Barbeque August 28th: MGC & NPHC Greek Convocation
Alpha Iota Omicron Gamma Chapter 2005 Nickname: A.I.O.
www.alphaiotaomicron.com President: Mahdir Ishmam (404) 740-1938
“The Sky is the Limit”
Recruitment Chair: Dhruv Mehta (267) 424-9298 Established on October 16, 1998, at the University of Michigan, Alpha Iota Omicron was the vision of a group of eighteen motivated young men who came together to begin brainstorming the foundation and ideals of a South Asian interest fraternity. This resulted in the development of our four fundamental principles: Brotherhood, Networking, Promoting South Asian Culture, and Community Service. At Georgia Tech, Alpha Iota Omicron prides itself on being a diverse South-Asian fraternity open to men of all countries and races. The fraternity takes part in several multi-cultural events on campus such as Garba, Diwali/ Holi Show, Vibha Dream
Mile and many more. Alpha Iota Omicron also hosts the annual India Run for Hope to raise awareness of cancer in South East Asia and is the fraternity’s biggest philanthropy. With the help and support of other organizations and the American Cancer Society (ACS), Alpha Iota Omicron has managed to raise $120,000 since the run was founded in 2006. With a strong alumni base, the brothers of Alpha Iota Omicron strongly believe in the four principles and follow it throughout our daily lives, which help us become stronger individuals for the Georgia Tech community.
Delta Phi Lambda
Zeta Chapter 2007
Nicknames: D.Phi L., D.F.L. www.deltaphilambda.org Recruitment Chair: Amy Wang (404) 512-3759 email@example.com
“Let Our Light Shine Forth”
Delta Phi Lambda was nationally founded on December 5, 1998 at the University of Georgia and was established at the Georgia Institute of Technology on March 25, 2007. We have 15 chapters nationwide, including local chapters at University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Emory University. Our mission is to promote multiculturalism with an emphasis on Asian awareness, to reach out to the community as a whole, and to embrace fellow determined collegiate women into
Assistant Recruitment Chair: Briana Corcoran (770) 329-2485 firstname.lastname@example.org
a strong sisterhood. At Georgia Tech, Delta Phi Lambda has carried out many popular campus-wide events including a Night of Diversity showcase, AIDS Walk Fundraising Dinner, and Chopstix Challenge. We place a strong emphasis on a balance of philanthropy, social, and sisterhood events. We offer each other excellent support and help sisters grow to become strong, dedicated female leaders. We hope to see you at our Fall and Spring recruitment events!
Lambda Theta Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter 2005 Nickname: L.T.A.
“Latin by Tradition, Not by Definition”
President: Alyssa Monserrate Alyssa.Monserrate3@gatech.edu
The year 1975 saw the birth of what started as a vision—an idea of an organization, a sisterhood that would cater to the needs of Latinas and the Universal woman. Thanks to the strides made by our founding mothers, this dream was realized, and took the form of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated: the FIRST Latina sorority in the nation. Over 38 years later, Lambda Theta Alpha has contributed to the advancement of our communities by producing educated women of many creeds, races, ethnicities and making contributions through service and
educational programs. Lambda Theta Alpha has upheld its purpose and mission, each day realizing the Founder’s dream—that it may serve as a quintessential trailblazer for all women.
• Undergraduate of the Year - Among Georgia Chapters • Chapter of the Year - Among Georgia Chapters • Campus Involvement and Engagement Award
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Alpha Sigma Chapter 2004 Nickname: L.U.L.
President: David Serna (770) 778-0249 email@example.com
“La Unidad Para Siempre”
Nationally founded on February 19, 1982, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. is a Latino fraternal service organization that promotes academic excellence and engages local Latino communities in service programs. From its creation on the campus of Cornell University, La Unidad Latina remains the only Latino oriented fraternity founded at an Ivy League university, not to mention the only fraternity to have chapters at all 8 Ivy League schools. Throughout the nation, we are composed of a network of proud, dedicated, and focused gentlemen that have contributed, and
Recruitment Chair: Edward Aguilar (770) 310-5582 firstname.lastname@example.org
continue to contribute their time towards enriching the Latino experience in universities as well as uplifting the surrounding Latino communities. Although we are a Latino oriented organization we have Brothers from all over the globe, including Hermanos from Europe, Africa, and Asia. Here at Georgia Tech, the Hermanos of the Alpha Sigma Chapter have dedicated themselves to two major efforts: academic excellence and community service. Our Brothers here are an educated group of young men that strive to continually better themselves academically, professionally and culturally.
Sigma Beta Rho
Sigma Chapter 2005 Nickname: Sig Rho
“Brotherhood Beyond All Barriers”
President: Shakeel Huda (770) 330 - 7365 email@example.com
Rush Chair: Alyshaz Ali (404) 512-7251 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity Inc. (SigRho) was established on April 2, 2005. Sigma Beta Rho was founded on the ideal of multiculturalism and the 3 pillars of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance. In addition to promoting diversity, SigRho is heavily involved in philanthropy across various communities. Every fall we host a large-scale philanthropy event called Be the Change Day to encourage members of the Georgia Tech community to give back to their society. Today Sigma Beta Rho spans across 50 schools and remains the fastest growing organization of its kind.
• Sigma Award 2006 & 2009 – For the chapter’s outstanding commitment to philanthropy. GT SigRho was awarded the Sigma Society Award to award their dedication and hard work • President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Level 2008- By volunteering in 100+ hours of service, the chapter was presented with the award by Ms. Bernice King on her father’s birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Sigma Sigma Rho
GT Colony 2005
Nickname: Sig Sig Rho www.sigmasigmarho.org
President: Vanessa Prema (404) 200-6072 email@example.com
Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority Inc. was founded on September 10th, 2005 at Georgia Tech as the first and only South Asian based sorority on campus. Sisterhood, Society, and Remembrance are the three fundamental principles of our organization. Sisterhood is what we work for, society is to whom we give to, and remembrance is what lies in our hearts. Using these principles we strive to make a difference through service, social, and cultural activities throughout campus and in
our community. Our national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, which we dedicate a whole week to every spring called “Sigma for Society” to raise money for. Our sisters are extremely close knit and have a relationship unlike any other. Sigma Sigma Rho not only celebrates sisterhood among women of South Asian decent, but also the combined unity of sisters from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
“Mann Atman Dharam”
Recruitment Chair: Lavannya Atri (678) 447-3452 firstname.lastname@example.org
Xi Kappa Xi Beta Chapter 2001 www.xikappa.org
“Men of Excellence”
President: Hai Van (404) 933-9068 email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Tomohiro Miyawaki (770) 841-4422 firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1998, Xi Kappa was established as the first Asian-interest fraternity in the Southeast United States. Xi Kappa has grown to represent three collegiate schools in Georgia and is still growing. With chapters at three institutions, Xi Kappa has become an example of how Asian Americans of different ethnicities and backgrounds can unite under
the banner of brotherhood and become a positive force in today’s society. Georgia Tech XK was founded in 2002 and has been giving back to the Georgia Tech community ever since. We strive to give create brothers of excellence that are active in both the community and academia.
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Interfraternity Council About Us President Jonathan Radivoj (770) 365-9607 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Recruitment Corey Wesselink (281) 627-2198 email@example.com
Advisor Kylie Corcoran (404) 894-2002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of Contents 59 About the Interfraternity Council 60 Fraternities today 61 Finances
62 Joining a Fraternity 64 FAQâ€™s
66 Greek Sector Map
Fraternity Information 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 58
Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi Chi Phi Chi Psi Delta Chi Delta Sigma Phi Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon Kappa Alpha
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Kappa Sigma Lambda Chi Alpha Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Sigma Phi Kappa Theta Phi Sigma Kappa Pi Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Phi Psi Upsilon
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Sigma Nu Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Pi Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi Theta Xi Triangle Zeta Beta Tau
2014 IFC Executive Board
Back Row: Chris Mast (Administrative VP), Travis Hanly (Rush Chair), Front Row: Matt Naugle (Communications VP), Corey Wesselink (Recruitment VP; Jonathan Radivoj (President), Dan Walsh (Executive VP), John Hooie (Finance VP), Charlie DeCardenas (Programming VP)
What is IFC?
What is Rush?
If you have visited Georgia Tech, you have most likely seen the many (36 to be exact) houses around East Campus that are adorned with Greek letters. Twenty-eight of these are IFC fraternity houses. We also have four IFC fraternities that do not have a physical oncampus residence. The other eight Greek letter houses on campus are CPC sororities (see pg. 18 for more information).
Rush is a week-long opportunity to learn about the Georgia Tech community and meet many of your fellow Ramblin Wrecks. You might already know you want to join a fraternity. You might have never even considered joining a fraternity at any point in your life. That’s OK.
IFC stands for Interfraternity Council, and as an organization it serves as an advocate and governing board for its 32 chapters at Georgia Tech. You can learn more about the details of this on our website at fraternity.gatech.edu or on our Facebook page by searching for “Interfraternity Council at Georgia Tech.”
The members of these 32 fraternities make up the membership of IFC, and they represent the largest population of students within the Georgia Tech Greek community by a substantial margin. These men are come from all across the country and some from across the globe to study all of the various academic programs GT has to offer. They are united both as Yellow Jackets and as members of IFC.
There is absolutely no commitment involved in Rush Week. It’s very casual, and you can go at your own pace. You just show up to fraternity houses or events (after you have registered, see the next page for more information), eat free food, and talk to people. Of course, with 32 chapters, there is a lot of variety in our Greek community at Georgia Tech, and when you find a fraternity that you like, and that fraternity likes you, a fraternity might give you a bid (which is an invitation to join their chapter).
Download the Guidebook App, scan the QR code and access the rush schedule on your phone!
Interfraternity Council Fraternities Today Why join a fraternity? Values
In general, the crucial difference between a fraternity and any other typical student organization is that fraternities are based on strong values. Whether our organizations are brand new or 125 years old, all of them find success in aligning their actions with their values.
College represents an opportunity to make friends that you will have for the rest of your life. Whether or not you join, the Georgia Tech IFC community offers you an awesome opportunity to make new friends, both freshmen and upperclassmen, through the experience of Rush Week. If you do join, you can look forward to a rewarding social life integrated with the culture and traditions of the Institute.
At Georgia Tech, the Greek community consistently maintains a higher GPA than the non-Greek community. For a breakdown of these statistics in detail, go to greek.gatech.edu and click on â€œReports.â€?
Fraternities offer both internal leadership opportunities because they themselves need strong leaders, but also external leadership opportunities. Greek men and women represent the vast majority of campus leadership positions. As such, Greek Life can sometimes be a springboard for other involvement opportunities on campus.
The fraternal values of our community lead us to many philanthropic and service endeavors within the Georgia Tech and Atlanta community.
Fraternities provide a great outlet to continue or to build a passion for serving others and making a difference in the world.
Fraternities compete against each other in fraternity-only leagues in intramural sports, but also compete against other groups, particularly in the playoffs. Most of the time, the competition is fierce, but more importantly, it is always fun and a great way to relieve stress.
Every fraternity has outlawed hazing in any form, and all have stated that hazing is contrary to the ideals of Fraternity. In the State of Georgia, hazing is a criminal offense. IFC and the Georgia Tech administration are unconditionally opposed to any situation created to produce mental and/or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule.
During the week of rush, all fraternity houses and events are required to be free from any alcohol, and IFC patrols each chapter to ensure compliance with this rule. Every fraternity has also expressly stated that underage or excessive drinking by any of its members is not acceptable. New members participate in a community education seminar after joining to build awareness of this issue. IFC fraternity parties are regulated by clear and reasonable policies that keep our community safe.
New students are often worried about the monetary costs of fraternity. This is something you should discuss with each fraternity individually. Many times it is possible that joining a fraternity can lower costs over the course of your college tenure.
Fraternity Cost Housing (per semester) Meal Plan Meals / week Average cost/ meal Dues Total
Fall Rush: Dates and Time
Fraternity Cost $2157 $848 9 $5.88
Georgia Tech $30411
$15652 10 $9.78 $4606
This table is a breakdown of average Georgia Tech cost versus average fraternity costs for a student in their second-year, and beyond. As you can tell, on average, fraternity members’ costs are on par with Georgia Tech’s while enjoying the additional benefits of fraternity life!
Difference $639 per semester $3834 over 3 years
Please remember that this table shows only averages, and individual chapter prices may be higher or lower than those listed. On average, the first-year cost of joining a fraternity at Tech is higher than the costs listed above. 1 2
Traditional double-occupancy dorm room Georgia Tech “Access 10” plan 10 meals per week
Fraternity Averages accurate as of self-reported info from 2014 Annual Report
Thursday, August 14 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Move-In Help from Greeks
Rush Kickoff at the Ferst Center.
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Events held at each fraternity.
Friday, August 15 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Fresh Friday. Each fraternity will have a table set up to answer any questions you may have.
Saturday-Tuesday, August 16-19 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Events held at each fraternity.
Sunday, August 17 7:00 PM - 11:00PM
Parents Day. Bring your parents by to meet fraternities you’re interested in after Freshman Convocation.
Wednesday, August 20 Greek Peer Education*, evening Thursday, August 21 Run for the Roses*, evening
*Events for those who choose to join a fraternity.
Interfraternity Council Recruitment
Before You Start School Summer Rush
If you are in or near the Atlanta area this summer, you may be invited to rush events by fraternities. This is a great way to get head start on Rush Week and start getting to know some fraternity men. Please note that these events should not involve alcohol in any way, and we encourage all potential new members to meet multiple fraternities before making a final decision about joining.
You are required to register for Rush Week online at fraternity.gatech.edu. It is completely free and it can only help you by giving fraternities a way to learn more about you and potentially contact you. There is no obligation to participate after you have registered, but is a great way to get information and updates about the process.
Registration for Rush is Required
IFC at FASET
You can meet IFC and learn more about us and all of Georgia Tech Greek Life at FASET Orientation. Come to our â€œGreek Life 101â€? breakout session to get background information and helpful statistics. You will hear about GT Greek Life right from the source! Also, please visit our tables at the Opportunities at Tech involvement fair and at Marketplace. This will give you the chance to meet us on a more individual basis, ask us more specific questions, and get a bunch of free stuff!
IFC after FASET
After each freshman FASET session throughout the summer, you will find tables set up on Fifth Street Bridge in between the Greek Sector and Tech Square (see map, pg. 66). You and/or your parents can come meet representatives from many of our IFC chapters in an open and welcoming environment!
Tips for Rush Week
Things to Remember
1) Be yourself. The fraternity wants to get to know the real you.
1) Download the rush mobile app.
2) Ask questions. You should learn as much about the fraternities as they learn about you. 3) Do your homework. Check out greek.gatech.edu, fraternity.gatech.edu, and chapter websites. 4) Take your time. You do not have to make a decision today, this week, or even this semester. 5) Donâ€™t get discouraged. There are 32 chapters. If you havenâ€™t found one you like, keep looking! 6) Use the 12-6-3 method. Start by trying to go to at least 12 fraternities at the start, then narrow to 6, and then 3.
2) Register for rush at fraternity.gatech.edu. It is free, it helps you, and is required! 3) There should be no alcohol present at any rush activities, on campus or off campus. If there is alcohol present, please notify the Office of Greek Affairs (greek.gatech.edu).
4) No fraternity endorses or condones any form of hazing. If you experience hazing, please notify the Office of Greek Affairs (greek.gatech.edu).
5) Not all our IFC fraternities have houses on campus. Rush Week is about meeting and getting to know people, regardless of where they live. 6) There are a lot of stereotypes out there about fraternities. Rush Week is your opportunity to meet Fraternity Men and determine your own opinion.
Interfraternity Council Frequently Asked Questions How does the bid process work?
A bid is an official invitation to join a fraternity as an associate member or pledge. There is no “bid day” or official bidding period — a fraternity can give a bid at any time according to its policy. While it can vary from chapter to chapter, a fraternity will generally give you a bid if they feel you could be a good fit for their chapter. Bids are generally good for the entire semester, but a majority accept their bid soon after receiving it. You may receive bids from many different fraternities and then decide where you fit best. Do not feel pressured into accepting the first bid you receive. You don’t have to accept a bid if you don’t feel a particular fraternity is right for you.
Do I have to become a brother if I accept my bid?
No. The pledge period is a time for you to get to know the fraternity and for the fraternity to get to know you. Both have the option of ending the pledge period with no further obligation at any time if situations arise. 64
Will I get hazed?
No inter/national fraternity pledge program involves hazing, and chapters face serious consequences for hazing pledges or brothers. IFC and Georgia Tech have developed strict guidelines to make the pledge process as safe as possible.
How long is the pledge period, and what is it?
Pledge periods vary in length, but are generally two to three months long. During that time, you will learn the history of the fraternity, get to know the brothers and other pledges, and participate in service projects, intramurals, socials, date nights, mixers, and other aspects of fraternity life.
What if I don’t have time?
While you are expected to become involved and participate in events with the fraternity, they realize that you are also adjusting to college life. You will most likely be expected to attend at least one pledge education meeting a week as well as have the opportunity to go to other events with the chapter. Depending on the chapter, they might require you to eat some of your meals at the house.
If anything, a fraternity will help teach you valuable time management and study skills. Fraternity members can offer you help with your classes and will make sure you are studying to get grades equal to your ability. After investing time and effort into you as a pledge, the fraternity is committed to helping you succeed.
What if I can’t afford it?
It is important for you to make sure you can fulfill the financial obligations of pledgeship and being a member. However, being in a fraternity is usually cheaper than living on campus after your first year (check out the Finances section on the page 61). Chapter presidents and treasurers are also generally willing to work out payment options for members. Talk to the fraternities you are interested in about how their dues work and how it can work into your budget.
What should I wear to rush?
Rush is very informal, so wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Most chapters will be dressed in business casual — a collared shirt and khakis, but you aren’t expected to wear anything special.
Interfraternity Council at Georgia Tech @GT_IFC
Georgia Tech IFC Website: fraternity.gatech.edu
Georgia Tech IFC Rush Registration: fraternity.gatech.edu Georgia Tech Greek Life: greek.gatech.edu Fraternity Info: www.fraternityinfo.com
North American Interfraternity Conference: www.nicindy.org
Interfraternity Council Greek Sector Map
* Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Sigma Pi, and Triangle will recruit from this location or others near the Greek Sector TBD in August
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Zeta Chapter 1920 Nickname: A.E.Pi
President: Eric Eisner email@example.com Recruitment Chair: Mark Rottenberg 443-834-2795 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brothers of AEPi embody success and leadership at Georgia Tech. In just the past couple years, • Number 1 in IFC Best Overall Fraternity Award we’ve had brothers serve as Student Body President, Mr. Georgia Tech, varsity athletes, • Number 1 in IFC Philanthropy presidents of Hillel, Chabad, SHPE, class and • Top 5 in IFC Educational Prgoramming major representatives, and much more. With a brand-new house beginning construction next • Top 5 in IFC Leadership year, you will enjoy the best location on campus • Top 10 in IFC Scholarship – right next to Bobby Dodd Stadium, making for • Top 10 in IFC Intramurals great tailgating and post-victory celebrations. All of this, paired with an incredible social • Top 10 in IFC Greek Week calendar and stellar academics, provides for • Almost every member goes on a completely- hands-down the best experience at Georgia subsidized trip to Israel for two weeks Tech.
“Opportunities for Jewish Men Seeking College Experiences”
714 Techwood Drive www.aepi.org
Alpha Sigma Phi
Zeta Eta Chapter 2012 Nickname: Alpha Sig
President: Rajan Chaudhari email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Doug Walker 404-434-1951 firstname.lastname@example.org
“To Better the Man”
Joining a fraternity is an investment in your future, and Alpha Sigma Phi offers an excellent opportunity to get the most of your investment while enhancing your Georgia Tech experience. Alpha Sigs gain unparalleled leadership experience within the Fraternity and then exemplify it by serving as officers in multiple student organizations, including GT Tour Guides, Student Government, and Residence Hall Association. Brothers enjoy a full social calendar and give back to the community through a multitude of service projects. We are seeking highly motivated, quality gentlemen to continue our legacy of excellence.
• Top 5 in IFC Leadership • Top 5 in IFC Scholarship • Our bowling tournament raised over $600 for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network • 100% of our chapter is involved in at least one other student organization. • A brother is the Founder and President of the GT Speedball Team • A brother is the President of the Professional Material Science Engineering Fraternity
Alpha Tau Omega
Beta Iota Chapter 1888 Nickname: A.T.O.
205 Fourth Street NW www.ato.org
Recruitment Chair: Ryan Hutcheson 404-512-6928 email@example.com
• Top 10 in IFC Intramurals • School and Fraternity champions in indoor soccer • Top 5 in Pledge GPA (Fall 2013) • Partnered with Relay for Life and raised nearly $1500 for our Buzz-Off event • Final four for 5v5 basketball and outdoor soccer
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was established in 1865 by a young Civil War veteran who wanted peace and reconciliation. From there, the fraternity grew across the nation, eventually becoming the first fraternity on Georgia Tech’s campus in 1888. We are literally a living, breathing piece of history of this great institution. Philanthropy, campus involvement, and intramurals are just a few of the areas in which we thrive. Having brothers from across the country, we possess a little bit of everything. ATO develops leaders in the community and instills brotherhood that will last a lifetime.
“To Bind Men Together in a Brotherhood”
President: Chris Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
Beta Theta Pi
Gamma Eta Chapter 1916 Nickname: Beta
764 Fowler Street www.betathetapi.org
President: Trenton Kilbey email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Pat Guiney 678-596-0510 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Learn to Lead”
Beta Theta Pi, founded in 1839, has a tradition Accomplishments of excellence, and the Gamma Eta chapter is no exception. Founded almost a century ago, • Top 10 in IFC Homecmoing the chapter is dedicated to making good men • Winners of Dean Dull Award 30 of the past 36 better. Beta’s former brotherhood returned to years, including 2012 campus last fall and reestablished themselves back on campus and in their chapter house. • Chapter GPA greater than the Georgia Tech All Men’s Average Over the next year, the brothers will continue to strive to reclaim their prominence within the Greek community. Beta is proud of its heritage and seeks new brothers who will live out their values while enjoying everything college life offers.
Omega Chapter 1904 720 Fowler Street www.chiphi.org
President: Andrew Walls email@example.com
Founded on December 24, 1824, Chi Phi is the oldest college social fraternity in the nation. Our brothers make an impact on campus through • Top 10 in IFC Leadership • Alpha Phi King of Hearts Pagent winner: Colin the many organizations such as Ramblin’ Reck Club, GT Cheerleading, Technology & Andrews Management Program, FASET, Navy ROTC, and • 2,500 lbs of canned foods donated to the GT Ambassadors. Academic success is highly Atlanta Food Bank through Halloween for regarded and rewarded through our social Hunger calendar with events such as formals, date nights, band parties, and camping trips. Our brothers strive together for academic, social, philanthropic, and athletic excellence, building friendships for life and a brotherhood unlike any other.
“Once a Chi Phi, Always a Chi Phi”
Recruitment Chair: Oliver Feng 865-368-2156 firstname.lastname@example.org
Iota Delta Chapter 1924
“A Family of Gentlemen in Persuit of Excellence”
150 Fourth Street www.chipsi.org
President: James Leopold email@example.com Recruitment Chair: Tyler Arfman 727-667-6913 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi Psi is a collection of gentlemen seeking advancement in intellectual, moral, and social life. Chi Psi has been an active member of the Georgia Tech community since 1923, most recently placing first in the Wreck Parade this past fall. We had a full social calendar including our Redneck Weekend, rave parties, and tailgates. Our diverse brotherhood is involved in many campus organizations and philanthropies like ROTC, WREK Radio, ORGT, Relay for Life, Trees Atlanta, and more. The Brothers of Chi Psi welcome you to Georgia Tech and look forward to meeting you!
• Placed first in Contraption category of the Wreck Parade • Raised over $1,000 to benefit the National MS Society during the Walk MS 2014 • Raised over $300 to support the Alzheimer’s Association
Georgia Tech Chapter 1991
170/176 Fifth Street NW www.deltachi.org President: Tyler McCrary email@example.com
“Our Bond is Uncommon”
Recruitment Chair: Matt Waples firstname.lastname@example.org
At Delta Chi, we promote “The Brotherhood of a Lifetime” through our four founding principles: academics come first, friends are always • Top 5 in IFC Best Overall Fraternity Award welcome, chivalry is not dead, and no hazing. • Top 5 in IFC Philanthropy In adhering to these principles, we have been • Top 5 in IFC Educational Programming awarded the highest honor of our Nationals, the President’s Cup, for 18 of the past 23 • Number 1 in IFC Leadership years. Upon the foundation of our principles, • Number 1 in IFC Scholarship we have developed a healthy balance of social • Top 10 in IFC Intramurals life, diversity, philanthropy, intramurals, brotherhood, and involvement across campus. • Top 10 in IFC Greek Week Our brothers and associate members are • Each fall, we hold a pig roast to fundraise for always happy to discuss their experiences with the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research Delta Chi in their lives.
Delta Sigma Phi
Alpha Gamma Chapter 1920 Nickname: Delta Sig
165 Fourth Street www.deltasig.org
“Better Men, Better Lives”
President: Alec Hearne email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Nick Nelson 719-661-8195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded at the City College of New York on December 10, 1899, Delta Sigma Phi is a national fraternity that boasts over one hundred chapters across the country, and the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Georgia Tech is a proud representative. As our national fraternity motto states, “Better Men, Better Lives,” Delta Sigma Phi prides itself on cultural diversity, tightly knit brotherhood, and a balanced approach to the collegiate experience. If you are looking to broaden your horizons, we hope you stop by to see what we are all about.
• Top 10 in IFC Educational Programming • Top 5 in IFC Greek Week • Top 5 in IFC Homecoming • We’ve won Homecoming’s Mock Rock competition two years in a row
Delta Tau Delta
Gamma Psi Chapter 1921 Nickname: Delt
227 Fourth Street www.delts.org
President: Jeff McNabb President.GTDelt@gmail.com
• Top 10 in IFC Educational Programming • #1 Greek Organization for Relay for Life • Won Delta Tau Delta national award excellence in chapter growth • Most improved in IFC Greek Week • Every brother went through alcohol sexual violence prevention training
“Committed to Lives of Excellence”
Recruitment Director: Jonathan Lieberman 770-330-6272 email@example.com
The Gamma Psi chapter of Delta Tau Delta was founded in 1921 at Georgia Tech. Since that day, Delt has been dedicated to recruiting men committed to lives of excellence. We strive to be a well-rounded organization that promotes for leadership on this campus. Our organization is a leader in academics, philanthropy, community service and the social scene on and campus. Delt has consistently raised the most money for Relay for Life and the fight against Cancer for the past 3 years, averaging over $15,000 in total donations annually for Relay, JDRF and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Georgia Tech Chapter 1957 Nickname: D.U.
154 Fifth Street NW www.deltau.org
“Building Better Men”
President: Sohan Chatterjee firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Chair: Taylor Willoughby 912-312-4674 email@example.com
Internationally founded in 1834, Delta Upsilon is the only internationally Greek organization that was founded on the principles of Non-Secrecy and Non-Hazing. Our chapter, founded in 1957, prides itself on our commitment to uphold these values. Our brothers are involved on campus through many organizations outside of the fraternity including Investments Committee, IFC, and many more. Delta Upsilon also places high value on academic success.
• Top 10 in IFC Scholarship • Top 5 in IFC Greek Week • Raised over $11,000 dollars for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, bringing our three year total to over $50,000 • Won 1st place in the Greek Week Tug of War
Kappa Alpha Order Alpha Sigma Chapter 1899 Nickname: K.A.
801 Techwood Drive www.kappaalphaorder.org
Recruitment Chair: Spencer Stockton 404-406-8247 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Building Men into Strong Leaders for Tomorrow”
President: Drew Rowland email@example.com
Kappa Alpha Order’s rich tradition is second to none. KA was founded in 1865 in Lexington, • Kappa Alpha Order National Academic Virginia. Our chapter at Georgia Tech was Achievement Award founded in 1899. Since then we have enjoyed • Raised over $1800 for the Muscular Dystrophy a distinguished heritage and look forward to a prosperous future. KA was founded on Biblical Association principles and built on Southern morals. Prominent alumni have journeyed through our doors, and we’re certain that more will follow in their footsteps. Nowhere else on Tech’s campus will you find an establishment with more heritage and circumstance. If tradition interests you, then you’ve come to the right place.
Alpha Tau Chapter 1895
“Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service”
Nickname: Kappa Sig
182 Sixth Street www.kappasigma.org President: John Merlie firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Chair: Marc Hayes email@example.com
Alpha Tau of Kappa Sigma enjoys a rich history, large and active alumni base as well as 118 years worth of tradition and values. These values are based upon the four pillars of Kappa Sigma, Leadership, Fellowship, Scholarship and Service. We have recently been blessed with the honor of moving into the newest fraternity house on campus in October of 2013, and we hope you take the time to pay us a visit during rush!
• Top 10 in IFC Homecoming • 2013 Kappa Sigma Chapter of the Year in the South East • Since January of 2014 and up until April 21st, Kappa Sigma has raised $19,000 for philanthropy, and logged well over 2900 Community Service Hours.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Beta Kappa Zeta Chapter 1942 Nickname: Lambda Chi
792 Techwood Drive www.lamchachi.org
President: Jake Rice firstname.lastname@example.org
• Top 10 in IFC Educational Programming • Top 5 in IFC Intramurals • Top 10 in IFC Greek Week • 2-time champions of St. Baldricks
Lambda Chi Alpha has kept its reputation as one of the largest, most involved, and diverse fraternities on Georgia Tech’s. We take pride in our athletics, competing in numerous intramural and club sports. Although heavily invested in on-campus activities, we take academics seriously and utilize the ABAS program to aid in our members’ studies. Yearly, we support our national philanthropy the North American Food Drive. Our social calendar is also noteworthy, including “Watermelon Bust,” our annual weeklong party “Magic Carpet Ride,” and as well as mixers, semi-formals, formals, date nights, and band/dj parties.
“Every Man a Man”
Recruitment Chair: Oliver “Tuna” Gregory 617-791-8862 email@example.com
Phi Delta Theta
Georgia Delta Chapter 1902 Nickname: Phi Delt
734 Fowler Street www.phideltatheta.org
President: Christopher Maddox firstname.lastname@example.org Recruitment Chair: Quinn Simon 678- 918-6110 email@example.com
“One Man is No Man”
Since 1902, our chapter has been a strong presence on Tech’s campus. We strive to excel in all aspects of college life including academics, athletics, philanthropy, social life, and brotherhood. Phi Delts hold leadership positions in various organizations on campus as well as positions on many intramural, club and Varsity sports teams. Our chapter also has a very strong social calendar including band parties, local date nights, sorority mixers, Fall semi-formal, Rasta Phi, and Spring formal. Phi Delta Theta embodies a well-rounded fraternity, encouraging success in all aspects, and promoting a sound brotherhood on campus.
• Top 10 in IFC Intramurals • Inducted a Brother into the Inagural Class of the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of Fame • Partnered with the MA Jardina Foundation to provide sports equipment to inner-city youth in Atlanta • Hold annual events to benefit the ALS Association, including our annual golf tournament benefit and the annual ALS walk at Centennial Olympic Park
Phi Gamma Delta
Gamma Tau Chapter 1926 Nickname: Fiji, Phi Gam
President: Greg O’Neal firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Chair: Darryn Hutchinson 404-483-9120 DarrynHutch12@gmail.com
“Well-Rounded Gentlemen of Quality, Striving for Excellence”
841 Fowler Street www.phigam.org
The Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, founded in 1926, is based on the values of Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, and • Top 5 in IFC Best Overall Fraternity Award Excellence. The brothers of Phi Gam are held to • Top 5 in IFC Philanthropy the highest of standards and are involved in GT • Top 5 in IFC Educational Programming Student Foundation, Investments Committee and IFC. Along with leadership, Gamma • Top 5 in IFC Leadership Tau maintains an outstanding philanthropy • Top 10 in IFC Scholarship program, highlighted by our annual Fall Break • Top 5 in IFC Intramurals Habitat for Humanity trip and our annual FIJI • Winner of the Best Overall Fraternity award Run For The Kids campaign. The Gamma Tau Chapter occupies the elegant Landon-Nelson the past 3 years Hall, one of the newest and largest chapter • Intramural Trophy 13 out of last 14 years houses on campus.
Phi Kappa Psi
Georgia Beta Chapter 2000 Nicknames: Phi Psi
“The Great Joy of Serving Others”
President: Andrew Schuster email@example.com Recruitment Chair: Arjun Tikku 978-844-3601 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is a private association of educated men who endeavor to live honorably and humanely. Its Brotherhood is open to men of character, but especially those gentlemen who feel an affinity with one another and in the pursuit of excellence. Although Brothers in Phi Kappa Psi may differ in their backgrounds and beliefs, they are united in their dedication to the highest standards of intellectual, emotional, and spiritual integrity. Phi Kappa Psi encourages its Brothers to express the true measure of their abilities through the great joy of serving others.
• Sent half the chapter to nationally sponsored events • Gave $1750 in scholarships to incoming Freshmen • #2 in grades for the Fall 2013 Semester
Phi Kappa Sigma
Alpha Nu Chapter 1904 Nickname: Phi Kapp, Skulls
783 Techwood Drive www.pks.com
President: David Maggs 206-280-0101 email@example.com
• Top 10 in IFC Educational Programming • We raised over $2000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through a mud volleyball tournament. • Over 40% of the active chapter attended an international fraternity leadership conference in New York.
“Stellis Aequus Durando”
Recruitment Chair: Evan Snyder 936-446-8743 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Georgia Tech! You are coming here as a student, but you could be more… so much more. You could be a scholar instead of just a student, or a leader instead of just another guy on campus. Better still, you could be a gentleman that sets an example for others. Maybe you haven’t thought about joining a fraternity yet. Maybe you want something different; a new way to look at brotherhood. Welcome to Phi Kappa Sigma. We don’t just build friends, we build brothers for life.
Phi Kappa Theta
Gamma Tau Chapter 1969 Nickname: Phi Kapp
800 Fowler Street www.phikaps.org
“Fraternity, Not Conformity”
President: Sean Dotson email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Bahman Patel 703-501-1562 firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Kappa Theta was formed on April 29th, 1959, with the merging of two Catholic fraternities: Phi Kappa and Theta Kappa Phi. Since then, we have opened our doors to men of any background or religion, leading to a diverse fraternity that encourages the development of the individual. We Phi Kaps focus on the five developmental pillars of our fraternity: spiritual, fraternal, intellectual, social, and leadership. Overall, Phi Kappa Theta encourages the inherent social nature of man, and develops brothers who are outgoing, giving, and confident.
• Won all of the following national fraternity awards: • Leadership Development Excellence 2012-13 • Alumni Engagement Excellence 2012-13 • Member Development Programming Excellence 2012-13 • Spiritual Development Excellence 201213
Phi Sigma Kappa
Kappa Deuteron Chapter 1923 Nickname: Phi Sig
President: Hunter Smith email@example.com
• Top 10 in IFC Homecoming • Averaged 10+ Philanthropy hours per Brother in 2013-2014 • Recipient of the Fred Schwengel Most Improved Chapter Award presented by the Grand Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa at the 2013 General Convention. • Sponsor of a 2015 Special Olympics’ World Games athlete
Recruitment Chair: Tyler Stepanek 478-319-9802 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You”
825 Techwood Drive www.phisigmakappa.org
Founded in 1923, the Kappa Deuteron chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa is a diverse group of men striving to fulfill their cardinal principles of brotherhood, scholarship, and character. Phi Sigs pride themselves in their ability to work hard while maintaining a busy social calendar with events such as our Moonlight Formal, Spring Thing, and mixers with sororities. Phi Sig has one of the newest houses on campus, completed less than four years ago. The chapter has a strong base of active alumni, including John Brock, current CEO of Coca- Cola Enterprises.
Pi Kappa Alpha
Alpha Delta Chapter 1904 Nickname: Pike
“Scholars. Leaders. Athletes. Gentlemen.”
260 Ferst Drive www.pikes.org
President: Grant Veve email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Matthew Cooper 678-920-2946 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pi Kappa Alpha or PIKE as it’s more commonly known was founded on the pillars of S.L.A.G: Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, and Gentlemen. On campus we strive to represent and develop all of these pillars while still being a social order. Pike is the largest international college Fraternity with a strong alumni presence. Pike is involved on campus by hosting philanthropy events to benefit different organizations. We hold an annual Fireman’s Challenge for the Atlanta Fire Dept., and accept donations for the Atlanta Mission, and also participate in Tech Beautification Day.
• Top 10 in IFC Educational Programming • Top 5 in IFC Intramurals • Top 10 in IFC Greek Week • Raised $2000 for the Atlanta Fire Department through our first annual Firemen’s Challenge
Pi Kappa Phi
Iota Chapter 1913 Nickname: Pi Kapp
220 Ferst Drive www.pikapp.org
President: Bradley Oesch email@example.com
• Top 5 in IFC Intramurals • Top 5 in IFC Homecoming • 2nd Place in Indoor Intramural Soccer • 1st place in the Mini 500 Race at Homecoming 2013 • Celebrated 100 years on campus last year
“Nothing Shall Tear Us Asunder”
Recruitment Chair: Brian Korcsmaros firstname.lastname@example.org
The Iota Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi was founded in 1913 and has enjoyed 100 consecutive years as an active member of the Greek Community. This success can be attributed to the recruitment of enthusiastic young leaders, the pursuit of academic achievement, and the preservation of the bonds of lifelong brotherhood. We are the only Greek organization in the country to operate our own philanthropy, Push America. When you graduate from GT you will join an elite group of alumni - one of whom who has a building at Georgia Tech named after him.
Gamma Tau Chapter 1970 Nickname: Psi U.
“Individual Standards, Not Standard Individuals”
831 Techwood Drive www.psiu.org
President: Evan Srnka email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Hannah Littmann 703-282-6794 firstname.lastname@example.org
Psi U is the only co-ed social fraternity at Tech. We have women, and they’re still called brothers. Most of us never thought we’d go Greek, and it’s easy to see why. Do you like heavy metal, Cthulhu, rock climbing, Street Fighter, longboarding, cooking, painting, or George R.R. Martin? So do we! And even if you don’t, still consider coming by, because Psi U is best described as a unique place where drastically different people coexist under one roof. Rush Psi U! You too may be worthy of joining our fighting force of extraordinary magnitude.
• Adopted a section of the Atlanta beltline, a multi-use trail around the city. • 25% of members are actively involved in academic research or have served as TA’s. • We participate in the InVenture Prize competition, the Global Game Jam, and the Convergence Innovation Competition. • Current members include the President of the College Democrats of Georgia Tech, the PR director of GT Pride, and the CEO of Heritage Foundation Industries, a non-profit railroad.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Georgia Phi Chapter 1890 Nickname: S.A.E.
221 Fourth Street www.sae.net
President: Kevin Muench email@example.com
• Top 5 in IFC Scholarship • All brothers participated in Habitat for Humanity • 33 brothers hold other leadership positions on campus
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded in 1856 at the University of Alabama, and is the second oldest fraternity at Georgia Tech. We believe that being truly successful in college requires balance between social, academics, leadership, athletics and gentlemanly conduct. Socially, we have spring formals in New Orleans, mountain weekends in Helen, and a week long party in honor of a fallen brother, Paddy Murphy. We hold the second highest GPA on campus and have many leaders across campus, all following the True Gentleman, our creed that unites us as the strongest brotherhood on campus.
Recruitment Chair: Alex Krall 770-262-1269 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Cultivate the Ideals of Friendship, Justice, and Learning”
Beta Psi Chapter 1922 770 Techwood Drive www.sigmachi.org
President: Bradley Smith email@example.com Recruitment Chair: Austin Proctor 478-455-3564 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi focuses on recruiting the most outstanding leaders, scholars, athletes, and well-rounded men to continue its long tradition of excellence on Georgia Tech’s campus. For men who meet these standards, Sigma Chi offers them the opportunity to become involved at Georgia Tech and shape campus life. The core values of Sigma Chi are Friendship, Justice, and Learning, and the brothers of Sigma Chi strive to exemplify these values by possessing strong academic records and maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle through weekly social events.
• Top 5 GPA in IFC • Over $10,000 in scholarships per semester are awarded by Beta Psi alumni • Our philanthropy, Derby Days, raised over $9,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network in 2013
Gamma Alpha Chapter 1896
President: Jay Patel email@example.com
• Top 5 in IFC Best Overall Fraternity Award • Top 5 in IFC Philanthropy • Number 1 in IFC Educational Programming • Top 5 in IFC Leadership • Top 10 in IFC Scholarship
Recruitment Chair: Dylan Floyd 404-435-5433 firstname.lastname@example.org
“To Believe in the Life of Love, and to Walk in the Way of Honor”
750 Fowler Street www.sigmanu.org
The Sigma Nu brotherhood inspires members to strive for excellence in a balanced collegiate lifestyle. We prioritize academics and social life, shown by our 3.16 GPA and wide array of sorority mixers, band parties, date nights, alumni networking events, and private pool parties at our new house built in 2007. We are recognized as IFC’s third most philanthropic fraternity; events include: our annual charity band party, Steeplechase volunteer event, and Lake Lanier Poker Run, helping raise over $500,000. If you’re serious about making the best decision of your life, come by and rush Sigma Nu.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Georgia Alpha Chapter 1907 Nickname: Sig Ep
190 Fifth Street NW www.sigep.org
“Sound Mind, Sound Body”
President: Matt Farkas email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Matteo Valles 228-343-8477 MatteoValles@gmail.com
During Rush you constantly hear phrases like “building gentlemen” and “a packed social calendar.” While SigEp embodies these qualities, our goal is not to tell you the similarities of all fraternities, but to illustrate clearly what makes us better – our brothers. SigEp consists of brothers that are D1-Varsity Athletes, Marshall Scholars, Presidents of the Student Body, and much more. The quality of our brothers simply cannot be fully grasped within one paragraph but must be met in person. We challenge you to come meet our brothers during Rush and see for yourself.
• Top 5 in IFC Best Overall Fraternity Award • Top 5 in IFC Philanthropy • Top 5 in IFC Educational Programming • Top 5 in IFC Scholarship • Number 1 in IFC Intramurals • Top 5 in IFC Greek Week • Top 10 in IFC Homecoming • We raised $5,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Iota Mu Chapter 2007 www.sigmapi.org
Recruitment Chair: Louis Salerno firstname.lastname@example.org
“To Advance Man’s Quest For Excellence”
President: Afiq Azaibi email@example.com
Sigma Pi Fraternity International was established in 1897 and has been on Tech’s • Raised an average of $80 per brother for St campus since 2007. We chartered in 2009 with the initiative to instill our ideals of advancing Baldricks for Children with Cancer • Completed a Altruistic Campus Experience truth and justice, promoting scholarship, project with Random Acts of Kindness Week encouraging chivalry, diffusing culture, and developing character in all our members. • Chapter has had a 35% growth rate in Further, we strive to provide training, guidance membership size this past year and innovative opportunities in the areas of leadership, social and personal development, academic achievement, community service and heightened moral awareness. We prepare brothers for life after college by challenging them to excel in the classroom.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Beta Pi Chapter 1948 Nickname: T.K.E. (Teke)
159 Fifth Street NW www.tke.org
“Create Lifelong Relationships”
President: Doug Sigelbaum 914-560-6210
Recruitment Chair: Matthew Wysocki 770-880-5729 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest fraternity nationwide, and the Beta-Pi chapter here has staked its claim as one of the finest branches it has to offer. Not only do members of TKE enjoy perhaps the strongest social calendar on campus (stocked with band parties, date nights, mixers, formals, and more), but they also have a GPA north of a 3.0. Given TKE’s success in intramural sports and the number of leaders it places in organizations throughout campus, it’s easy to see why TKE offers the most well rounded fraternal experience at Georgia Tech.
• Top 10 in IFC Leadership • Top 10 in IFC Intramurals • Top 10 in IFC Greek Week • Top 5 in IFC Homecoming
Alpha Nu Chapter 1923 840 Techwood Drive www.thetachi.org
• Number one in IFC Greek Week • Have won Greek Week 10 out of the last 12 years • Our chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity has been recognized as a top national chapter 2 out of the last 5 years • Our brothers are involved in on-campus clubs and activities including: FASET, Ramblin’ Wreck Club, Freshman Activities Board, ROTC Programs, GT Basketball Managers, and Connect with Tech Hosts
Recruitment Chair: Frank Gibase 912-245-2867 email@example.com
“Alma Mater First. Theta Chi for Alma Mater”
President: John Verrone firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alpha Nu chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity was founded at Tech in 1923. Our motto, “An Assisting Hand”, charges brothers with being leaders in their communities and always lending a helping-hand to those in need. Our philanthropic values tied together with an incredible social experience at Theta Chi make it a great place to call home during college and hereafter. We remain a competitive force in all athletics - both at the club level and intramural level. If a close-knit brotherhood striving for excellence and making the most out of their college experiences is what you are looking for, Rush Theta Chi.
Beta Alpha Chapter 1951 777 Techwood Drive www.thetaxi.org President: Reeves Broussard email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Lee Ayres firstname.lastname@example.org
As Georgia Tech’s only Christian fraternity, Theta Xi presents a unique opportunity for college men. Joining Theta Xi means that you become a part of a brotherhood that emphasizes academic achievement, athletic success, strong social ties, and spiritual growth. We aim to have a broad presence across campus with involvement in organizations like Ramblin’ Reck Club, SGA, and One Voice Atlanta. Our social presence is strong with events such as band parties, date nights, mixers, and bonfires. Furthermore, our involvement in Homecoming and Greek Week is competitive, with wins in both competitions.
• Top 10 in IFC Scholarship • Top 5 in IFC Greek Week • Number 1 in IFC Homecoming • First place in Reck Parade – Fixed Body, 2013 • First place in Greek Sing, 2013
Georgia Tech Colony 2014 www.triangle.org
President: Jay Sills email@example.com
All Triangle Fraternity men strive to be leaders on their campuses, in the local community, and within their chosen fields of
study. Their purpose: to maintain a Fraternity of engineers, architects, and scientists by developing balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships, and live their lives with integrity. Schedule a meeting today with Triangle’s Director of Recruitment to learn more about Triangle and how you can get involved with helping establish the newest fraternity chapter here at Georgia Tech!
“Truth Conquers All”
Triangle Fraternity - the nation’s premiere fraternal organization for men studying engineering, architecture, and the sciences - was founded at the University of Illinois on April 15th, 1907 by 16 civil engineering students. Since then, Triangle has welcomed more than 26,000 men from those technical fields into the organization.
Recruitment Chair: Marc Leber 757-537-3433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Zeta Beta Tau
Beta Alpha Chapter 1951 Xi Chapter 1916 Nickname: Z.B.T.
160 Sixth Street www.zbt.org
“A Powerhouse of Excellence”
President: Andy Park email@example.com
Recruitment Chair: Nashwin Bharwani 404-909-4264 firstname.lastname@example.org
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Xi Chapter truly lives by the motto “A Powerhouse of Excellence.” ZBT nationally eliminated pledging in 1989 placing emphasis on equality among the Brothers and truly setting us apart from the rest of the Greek community. This ensures that every Brother’s voice will be heard equally. As a brotherhood we pride ourselves on our academics, involvement around campus, philanthropic outreach, and a strong support system created through the bond of Brotherhood. Visit us during IFC Recruitment Week to see what we can offer you!
• Our contraption won first place in the Ramblin’ Reck parade • GT For the Kids, and we partnered with them raising over $50,000 for Dance Marathon
Academic Report: Fall 2013 Organization
3.75 3.54 3.48 3.35 3.34 3.33 3.30 3.30 3.29 3.26 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.24 3.22 3.22 3.21 3.21 3.19 3.19 3.16 3.15 3.15 3.15 3.14 3.14 3.13 3.12 3.10 3.10
Sigma Pi All Undergraduate Tau Kappa Epsilon All Fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi All Undergraduate Men Alpha Phi Kappa Alpha Phi Delta Theta Phi Kappa Theta Theta Chi Chi Phi Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Sigma Kappa Delta Sigma Phi Delta Tau Delta Kappa Sigma Psi Upsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha Xi Kappa Alpha Iota Omicron Delta Phi Lambda Sigma Beta Rho Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Beta Tau Chi Psi Kappa Alpha Psi Lambda Upsilon Lambda Sigma Sigma Rho Zeta Phi Beta
Lambda Theta Alpha Phi Beta Sigma Delta Sigma Theta Delta Chi Alpha Delta Pi Phi Kappa Psi Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Chi Phi Gamma Delta Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Xi Delta Delta Upsilon Omega Psi Phi Beta Theta Pi Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Chi Phi Mu Theta Xi Alpha Epsilon Pi Sigma Phi Epsilon All Sorority Alpha Tau Omega Phi Kappa Sigma Sigma Nu Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Tau Alpha All Undergraduate Women Alpha Omega Epsilon All Greek Members Pi Kappa Phi
Overall GPA 3.09 3.07 3.07 3.06 3.06 3.05 3.04 3.03 3.03 3.03 3.02 2.99 2.99 2.98 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.97 2.96 2.94 2.92 2.89 2.84 2.84 2.80 2.77 2.70 2.68 2.58 2.50 2.06
Academic Report: Spring 2014 Organization
3.52 3.46 3.45 3.43 3.43 3.41 3.36 3.33 3.33 3.32 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.29 3.29 3.29 3.28 3.27 3.23 3.20 3.20 3.18 3.18 3.17 3.17 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.15 3.14
All Fraternity All Undergraduate Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Phi Phi Delta Theta Delta Sigma Phi Delta Sigma Theta Psi Upsilon All Undergraduate Men Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Sigma Kappa Sigma Nu Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Pi Kappa Alpha Phi Kappa Sigma Kappa Sigma Chi Phi Delta Phi Lambda Zeta Beta Tau Phi Kappa Theta Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Tau Delta Xi Kappa Alpha Iota Omicron Alpha Phi Alpha Sigma Sigma Rho Sigma Beta Rho Kappa Alpha Psi Zeta Phi Beta Sigma Gamma Rho
3.13 3.13 3.13 3.12 3.12 3.11 3.11 3.10 3.09 3.09 3.06 3.06 3.05 3.05 3.03 3.03 3.02 3.01 3.01 3.01 2.96 2.88 2.88 2.83 2.79 2.76 2.65 2.62 2.49 2.21 -
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Lambda Theta Alpha Delta Chi Alpha Delta Pi Lambda Upsilon Lambda Phi Kappa Psi Delta Upsilon Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Xi Delta Sigma Chi Alpha Delta Chi Alpha Epsilon Pi Phi Gamma Delta Tau Kappa Epsilon Alpha Omega Epsilon Phi Mu Zeta Tau Alpha Beta Theta Pi Alpha Chi Omega All Sorority All Undergraduate Women Triangle Alpha Tau Omega Sigma Phi Epsilon All Greek Members Alpha Sigma Phi Chi Psi Theta Chi Theta Xi Omega Psi Phi Phi Beta Sigma
Georgia Tech Women’s Recruitment Team
Open to all female undergrads, WRT is a student organization that works with the Office of Undergraduate Admission to recruit and enroll more women at Georgia Tech.
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