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nau creating lifelong friendships

Welcome to Northern Arizona University! I invite you to

explore the many opportunities NAU offers for our students to get involved. Joining a fraternity or sorority is a wonderful way to meet new friends, gain valuable leadership skills, make connections on campus, and provide service to the NAU and Flagstaff community. Greek students are seen as true leaders on our campus with many becoming involved in NAU’s student government as well as becoming Orientation Leaders, Resident Assistants, and leaders in various other student organizations on campus. Our Greek students pride themselves on raising thousands of dollars annually for local and national charities as well as providing thousands of hours of community service each year.

“Joining a fraternity or

sorority is a wonderful way to meet new friends, gain valuable leadership skills, make connections on campus, and provide service to the NAU and Flagstaff community.”

Please take a few moments to look through this booklet and familiarize yourself with all that NAU Greek Life has to offer. If you are still not sure that Greek Life is right for you, I encourage you to learn more about our fraternities and sororities by talking with the Greek Life staff and participating in the fall recruitment processes. Once again, welcome to Northern Arizona University. I offer you my best wishes for every success during your time here. Go Lumberjacks! Sincerely,

~Dr. Rich Payne Dr. Rich Payne, Director Office of Residence Life Northern Arizona University

the four pillars of greek life service

Service is a way of life for the NAU Greek community. Each year, NAU fraternities and sororities participate in community service and philanthropy events that impact individuals in the Flagstaff community and beyond. On average, NAU fraternities and sororities raise nearly $50,000 per year for various philanthropies and commit to over 15,000 hours of community service. Organizations that currently benefit from NAU Greek Life’s philanthropic and service endeavors include, but are not limited to: žž Habitat for Humanity žž The American Cancer Society žž Kinsey Elementary School of Flagstaff žž The City of Sedona žž St. Mary’s Food Bank žž The Flagstaff Unified School District žž St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital žž Hope Cottage žž NAU Welcome Jacks

“I have so many friends that are in all different fraternities and sororities. It makes campus life so much fun!” ~ Kylie Rose Suter, Delta Delta Delta

scholarship Fraternity and sorority chapters strive for the development of scholastic excellence among their entire membership. Many chapters require a minimum grade point average for potential members to be considered for membership. Initiated members must also continue to meet the minimum GPA requirements for his or her chapter in order to remain an active member. In order to assure that members are academically successful, chapters provide study halls, educational programs, tutoring, awards and scholarships. Studies show that students who are members of a fraternity or sorority graduate at higher rates than non members. Above all else, a student’s reason for being at Northern Arizona University is to receive a degree and Greek Life wants to help all our members reach that goal. Membership offers many options to help new members transition academically: žž Study Hours žž Greek Honor Organizations žž Chapter/national scholarships žž Study partnerships with other chapter members žž Mentorship – big/little relationships žž Chapter Accountability žž Council Recognition

“Greek Life has helped me strive for excellence in my academics by asking me to lead by example and show hard work in and out of the classroom. This is how someone succeeds in college.” ~Michael Teasdale, UGC President

social Fraternities and sororities build a bond of brotherhood/sisterhood unmatched by any other student organization on campus. Each chapter has its own social events, which typically includes formals, date parties, brotherhood/sisterhood events, parent’s weekend, Founder’s Day, and a variety of other events. Each chapter follows a risk management policy from their national headquarters, their governing council, as well as all of the policies of NAU. The spirit of our Greek Life community makes our campus feel like a home away from home. Regardless of the chapter you join, the friendships that are formed are lifelong. It is with these friends that members participate in memorable chapter activities, philanthropies, study groups, and social events. Greek Life at NAU is filled with limitless opportunities for friendship. There are also Greek Life events, which include: žž Greek Week žž Leadership workshops žž Alcohol awareness žž Speakers žž Family Weekend žž Homecoming žž Barbecues

“Being a part of a fraternity means you will meet many people and this is one of the best parts of being Greek. You will make lifelong connections, not only with people in your chapter, but also with many people in Greek Life and other campus organizations. Joining my fraternity was a great decision, but making the one to go Greek was the best decision I have made.” ~Bryan Jew, IFC President

4 leadership Fraternity and sorority life offers men and women a variety of leadership opportunities. Chapter members can be found in the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU), on the Homecoming Committee, and receiving academic and leadership awards. For members to achieve a well-rounded education, fraternities and sororities encourage active participation in a variety of leadership experiences. NAU offers opportunities for participation in over 200 student organizations. Members can also participate in their chapters as an officer or on one of the committees each chapter maintains. There are a wide array of positions available exclusively to fraternity and sorority members to help them learn, grow, and excel. Opportunities within the Greek community include: žž Chapter Executive Boards žž Governing Council Executive Board (IFC, CPC, UGC) žž Residence Hall Association Representative Positions (RHA) žž Greek Honor Society Executive Council (Order of Omega) žž Up ‘Til Dawn Executive Programming Board žž Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol Programming Board

“Being in Greek Life has helped me grow into my best possible self. I’ve had the opportunity to lead great women and help the College Panhellenic Council prosper into a strong organization. In Greek Life we are able to bring big groups of people together to help clean up the community and help volunteer at events like Senior Prom at the Flagstaff Senior Center. Greek life has helped me find some of my best friends that I will know for years to come. The encouragement and help I have received from my Greek peers has helped me stay strong in my schoolwork through study groups and classes with one another.” ~Frances Monroy, CPC President

interfraternity council IFC

The Northern Arizona University Interfraternity Council (IFC) serves as the governing body to the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) chapters on NAU’s campus. IFC seeks to promote the common interests of fraternity life while encouraging its members to excel in civic engagement, scholastic achievement, and character development. IFC collaborates with the College Panhellenic Council (CPC) and the United Greek Council (UGC) for various programs to enrich the Greek Life experience at NAU. Equally as important is IFC’s goal to coordinate programming that positively impacts the entire NAU community as well as the City of Flagstaff.

IFC Rush will be September 9th-15th. Fraternity Rushfest will take place Sunday, September 9 at the Wall Aquatic Center Field. This will be the first IFC Rush event and will allow you to meet all 11 fraternities while enjoying food and games. Each fraternity plans individual rush events throughout Rush Week. A schedule of these events will be available at Rushfest. These events include: žž Barbecues žž Monday Night Football žž Video games in their chapter rooms žž Pizza and wing nights žž Basketball, volleyball, and flag football

“I never thought I would be so involved with my school by contributing to community service, donating to charities, and helping other organizations. It is an unbelievable feeling to be a part of something so huge.” ~ Kenton Minoru, Kong Delta Chi



Nickname: D-Chi Year Founded: 1890 Colors: Red and Buff Philanthropy: The Jimmy V Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: Delts Year Founded: 1858 Colors: Purple and Gold Philanthropy: Susan G Komen Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 2.75

delta chi

delta tau delta



Nickname: KA Year Founded: 1865 Colors: Crimson and Old Gold Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: Kappa Sig Year Founded: 1869 Colors: Scarlet, White and Emerald Green Philanthropy: Fallen Heros Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

kappa alpha order

kappa sigma



Nickname: Phi Delt Year Founded: 1848 Colors: Blue and White Philanthropy: ALS Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: Phi Sig Year Founded: 1881 Colors: Red and Silver Philanthropy: Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

phi delta theta

phi sigma kappa



Nickname: Pi Kapp Year Founded: 1904 Colors: White, Gold, and Blue Philanthropy: Push America Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: Sigs Year Founded: 1855 Colors: Blue and Old Gold Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network and

pi kappa phi

sigma chi

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Website: Minimum GPA: 3.0



Nickname: Sig Nu Year Founded: 1869 Colors: Black, Gold, and White Philanthropy: American Heart Association Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: TEKE Year Founded: 1899 Colors: Cherry Red and Grey Philanthropy: Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer’s Foundations

sigma nu

tau kappa epsilon

and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5


theta chi

Nickname: None Year Founded: 1856 Colors: Military Red and White Philanthropy: MD Anderson Cancer Center Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

IFC Presidents / Representatives 2012-2013

united greek council UGC

The United Greek Council (UGC) is the governing body to NAU’s multicultural service/social fraternities and sororities. The UGC strives to promote diversity, multicultural, and gender awareness to the students and faculty of NAU by actively participating in philanthropies, community service, and leadership roles in both the NAU and Flagstaff communities. During the third week of the fall semester, the UGC puts on its annual UGC Showcase. This event gives potential new members the opportunity to meet all of the UGC chapters in a fun, collaborative atmosphere. Each chapter displays its core values, goals, and unique flavor through a variety of activities and performances. In addition, each chapter comes together for one united performance symbolizing the strong bond between all of the chapters under the UGC banner. Formal Recruitment will take place September 10th-15th. UGC Showcase will take place Monday, September 10 at the University Union Amphitheater. This will be the first UGC Recruitment event and a chance for you to get to meet all of our UGC chapters. Each chapter plans individual recruitment events throughout Recruitment Week. Schedule of events will be available at the Showcase. These events include: žž Barbecues žž Monday Night Football žž Video games in their chapter rooms žž Pizza and wing nights žž Basketball, volleyball, and flag football,

“Greek Life has given me a home away from home” ~ AnnMarie Gomez, Kappa Delta Chi



delta chi lambda

gamma alpha omega



Nickname: GRL Year Founded: 2003 Colors: Purple and Black Philanthropy: No Specific Philanthropy Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: KDChi Year Founded: 1887 Colors: Pink and Maroon Philanthropy: National Alliance of Mental Illness Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

Nickname: DChiL Year Founded: 2000 Colors: Royal Blue and Pearl Philanthropy: Freerice Website: Minimum GPA: 2.5

gamma rho lambda

Nickname: GAO Year Founded: 2002 Colors: Navy Blue, Forest Green, and White Philanthropy: Big Brothers Big Sisters Website: Minimum GPA: 2.4

kappa delta chi

ΩΔΦ omega delta phi

Nickname: ODPhi Year Founded: 1987 Colors: Scarlet, Silver and Black Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates Website: Minimum GPA: 2.3

UCG Presidents / Representatives 2012-2013

college panhellenic council CPC

The College Panhellenic Council (CPC) serves as the governing body for the seven National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities. The Panhellenic women work to create an inclusive environment for Greek women to cultivate leadership and relationships. The CPC unites sororities to focus on common goals and create a network of support for chapters and individual members. The CPC annually works with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the United Greek Council (UGC) to sponsor many educational, philanthropic, and social events, including Greek Week, Greek Leadership Summit, Sisterhood Week, and Homecoming. Every sorority woman is a member of the CPC immediately upon joining any NPC chapter. Formal Recruitment will take place during Labor Day Weekend (August 30th – September 4th). Recruitment Registration opens June 1st and closes August 29th at 5:00 pm; the cost of recruitment is $45. This fee covers recruitment materials, shuttle buses to and from recruitment events and food/drinks. žž Information Night: Thursday, August 30th žž Meet the Chapters: Friday, August 31st žž Philanthropy Round: Saturday, September 1st žž Sisterhood Round: Sunday, September 2nd žž Preference Round: Monday, September 3rd žž Bid Day: Tuesday, September 4th

“My favorite part of Greek Life is our involvement as a community and the bonds we create with one another.” ~ Isabella Lam, Alpha Omricon Pi



Nickname: ADPi Year Founded: 1851 Colors: Azure Blue and White Philanthropy: The Ronald McDonald House Charities Website: Minimum GPA: 2.8

Nickname: AOPi Year Founded: 1897 Colors: Cardinal Red Philanthropy: Arthritis Research and

alpha delta pi


alpha phi

Nickname: APhi Year Founded: 1872 Colors: Silver and Bordeaux Philanthropy: The Alpha Phi Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 3.0

alpha omicron pi

The American Juvenile Arthritis Organization

Website: Minimum GPA: 2.75


chi omega

Nickname: Chi O Year Founded: 1895 Colors: Cardinal and Straw Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation Website: Minimum GPA: 3.0



Nickname: Tri Delta Year Founded: 1888 Colors: Silver, Gold and Cerulean Blue Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Website: Minimum GPA: 3.0

Nickname: GammaPhi Year Founded: 1874 Colors: Brown and Pink Philanthropy: Campfire USA Website: Minimum GPA: 2.6

delta delta delta

gamma phi beta


pi beta phi

Nickname: Pi Phi Year Founded: 1867 Colors: Wine and Silver Blue Philanthropy: Literacy Website: Minimum GPA: 3.0

CPC Presidents / Representatives 2012-2013

Mountain View Hall is home to 570 Greek students. Four

students live in each suite, sharing two bedrooms and a bathroom. Mountain View is part of Residence Life and is staffed by a full-time Residence Hall Director, a Graduate Assistant Hall Director, and twelve Resident Assistants.

fraternity and sorority involvement opportunities

Order of Omega is the national Greek leadership honor society. It recognizes

outstanding academic achievement and encourages a high standard of leadership in inter-fraternity activities, collegiate scholarship, and Greek endeavors. Membership is based upon academics, service to the community, leadership within the chapter and Greek community, and participation in University activities, clubs, and organizations. Our annual events include adopting a family for the holidays, providing academic programming and professional development opportunities to Order of Omega members. The Order of Omega also supports the larger Greek community through Mr. Greek, philanthropy, chapter events, and the Annual Greek awards banquet. This banquet is held every spring to celebrate the work and achievements accomplished throughout the year.

The Greek Accountability Board (GAB) is the peer-judicial system

of the Greek Life community at NAU. The GAB’s purpose is to maintain an orderly and stable Greek community where the freedoms of all chapters are protected. Fairness, justice, and accountability are the founding principles of the GAB. Each of the GAB’s student justices abide by these principles to ensure that the Greek community takes responsibility for its actions and recognizes the value of respecting one’s community.

Greek Leadership Summit Each spring semester, the Office of Greek

Life puts on a leadership conference for the newly-elected chapter executive boards. Breakout sessions are offered for each executive officer position and additional sessions address a variety of special interest topics. The event also includes keynote speakers and a hazing symposium.

“Greek Life has helped me create friendships that will last a lifetime.” ~ Erik McCaughan, Phi Delta Theat

Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) is a

programming group comprised of selected members from various fraternities and sororities. This group is responsible for creating and implementing Greek and campus-wide programs around risk management issues such as hazing prevention, alcohol awareness, safe spring break, and sex education. Additionally, GAMMA holds chapters accountable to the GAMMA by-laws in regards to party registration and party checking to promote risk reduction for Greek Life socials. GAMMA exists to meet the educational needs of our Greek Life students with regards to critical risk reduction and social issues. The GAMMA programming board is also an affiliate member of the BACCHUS Network. GAMMA is composed of twelve Greek students who are selected through an application and interview process to serve on the GAMMA Programming Committee. The committee is led by one Greek student Programming Coordinator and is advised by a Greek Life staff member. Alleged violations of GAMMA policies may be directed to the Greek Accountability Board for investigation.

Up ‘til Dawn is an annual letter writing campaign to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s

Research Hospital. The event, coordinated by Greek students, is held at night on the NAU campus and attracts hundreds of participants from both the Greek and NAU communities.

National Hazing Prevention Week In 2011, Greek students went into the NAU community

to spread awareness about the physical and psychological effects of hazing on college campuses across the U.S. as part of National Hazing Prevention Week. Throughout the week, Greek students and members of Residence Hall Association (RHA) and GAMMA encouraged student and faculty contributions to a community art project entitled “Stop The Haze.” By tabling at the University Union and Dubois Center, Greek and RHA members had students cover their hands with paint and place their handprints on a large canvas. Each handprint symbolized the commitment to living an anti-hazing lifestyle. As a closing moment for the week, the Office of Greek Life, members of the Greek Community, and RHA presented the final piece as a gift to the entire student body. The canvas serves as a constant reminder for the community that hazing is not, nor will it ever be, tolerated on the NAU campus.

financial responsibilities

Financial responsibility is important for all college students. Every member of a fraternity or sorority agrees to be fiscally responsible as a student and as a chapter member. Fees may include membership dues, housing fund, badge fee, parlor dues, and initiation expenses. The chart below is an estimated cost per semester. The costs differ between chapters based on their needs. CPC Financial Responsibilities

IFC Financial Responsibilities Chapter

New Member

Active Member

Delta Chi



Delta Tau Delta



Kappa Alpha Order



Kappa Sigma



Phi Delta Theta





Pi Kappa Phi



Sigma Chi



Sigma Nu



Tau Kappa Epsilon



Theta Chi



Phi Sigma Kappa


New Member

Active Member

Alpha Delta Pi



Alpha Omicron Pi



Alpha Phi



Chi Omega



Delta Delta Delta



Gamma Phi Beta



Pi Beta Phi



UCG Financial Responsibilities Chapter

New Member

Active Member

Delta Chi Lambda











Gamma Alpha Omega Gamma Rho Lambda

Kappa Delta Chi Omega Delta Phi

“The rituals that make each sorority unique is something I especially cherish. My rituals mean more to me than the social aspects.� ~ Avery Cavallo, Gamma Phi Beta

greek terminology

Alumnus/ae An individual who graduated from college as a member of a fraternity or sorority. Bid A formal invitation to join a fraternity or sorority. Bid Day Final day of recruitment when the Potential New Member (PNM) receives an invitation

to join a chapter. Chapter A local group of a national organization. A fraternity or sorority on a college campus. Crossing A term used by UGC groups to indicate that a new member has been fully initiated into a group. Initiation Ceremony during which new members become active, lifelong members of their organization. Legacy A person whose parent, grandparent, or sibling was an active member of a sorority or fraternity. Philanthropy A charitable service project or fundraiser sponsored by fraternities and sororities. Ritual Private ceremony of a Greek organization. The formal document that contains the secret principles and ideals upon which the organization was founded. Only initiated members are privy to the ritual; learning the ritual is usually a part of the initiation ceremony.

anti hazing policy

The University and Greek system will not tolerate hazing in any form. Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off University premises, by a student organization, group or a member of that organization or group to produce, or which has the effect of producing, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, fright, humiliation or ridicule. Please refer to the University hazing statement found in Appendix K of the Northern Arizona University Student Handbook found here: This policy is strictly enforced and educational seminars are provided to our members in both the fall and spring semesters.

mountain view hall

The majority of NAU Greek students are housed in Mountain View Hall, a 574 bed suite-style living facility that encompasses 18 of the 23 social Greek organizations on campus. Chapters unite under one roof to better the Greek community as a whole and work together to accomplish a shared vision. Mountain View’s central location and proximity to the Health and Learning Center are benefits enjoyed by residents. Mountain View rooms are all set up suite style. Each suite includes: žž two students per room žž two rooms per suite (four students per suite) žž four loft beds žž four desks žž four wardrobes žž one shower žž one bathroom žž two bookshelves žž two 3.9 cubic ft. refrigerators with freezers


“Greek Life at NAU has a diverse group of organizations, which helps everyone feel included.” ~ Joshua Seda, Omega Delta Phi

council executive boards

Interfraternity Council

United Greek Council

College Panhellenic Council

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