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The UGA Greek Community........................................................................................ 5 2012 Council President................................................................................................... 6 The National Pan-Hellenic Council.......................................................................... 7 The National Pan-Hellenic Council at UGA......................................................... 8 National Pan-Hellenic Council Advisor................................................................. 10 Greek Speak........................................................................................................................... 11 Frequently Asked Questions........................................................................................ 12 Greek to Me: A Parents’ Guide to Fraternities and Sororities.................... 14 Membership Information.............................................................................................. 16 The NPHC Advisory Team.............................................................................................. 18 Hazing Policy......................................................................................................................... 20 Greek Alphabet.................................................................................................................... 21 Fraternity and Sorority Listings Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.......................................................................... 22 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc...................................................................... 24 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.......................................................................... 26 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.............................................................................. 28 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc......................................................................... 30 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc............................................................................ 32 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.................................................................................... 34 Sigma Gamma Rho.................................................................................................. 36 NPHC FaceOff 2012........................................................................................................... 38

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Welcome to the University of Georgia.................................................................. 4 President’s Welcome Letter.......................................................................................... 5 The Multicultural Greek Council................................................................................ 6 The Multicultural Greek Council Advisors........................................................... 8 Greek Speak and Greek Alphabet............................................................................ 9 Greek to Me: A Parents’ Guide to Fraternities and Sororities.................... 10 Hazing Policy......................................................................................................................... 12 Multicultural Greek Council Lingo........................................................................... 13 Delta Phi Lambda............................................................................................................... 14 Lambda Phi Epsilon........................................................................................................... 16 Sigma Beta Rho .................................................................................................................. 18 Lambda Theta Alpha........................................................................................................ 20 Sigma Sigma Rho............................................................................................................... 22 Lambda Sigma Upsilon.................................................................................................. 24 Lambda Theta Phi.............................................................................................................. 26 Gamma Eta............................................................................................................................. 28 Delta Phi Omega................................................................................................................. 30 Delta Epsilon Psi.................................................................................................................. 32 Alpha Sigma Rho................................................................................................................ 34

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Welcome

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President’s Welcome Letter

Welcome, to the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) The Cultural Exchange at the University of Georgia. We are a council comprised of 12 diverse organizations founded in the fall of 2004 by three organizations: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity Inc., and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity Inc. Our motto is “unity through diversity” because even though we have a spectrum of organizations, we pride ourselves in the fact that we treat one another as family. Sincerely, Jason Reyes, 2014 President Multicultural Greek Council

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The Multicultural Greek Council

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he Multicultural Greek Council was founded on October 4, 2004 at the University of Georgia. The 3 founding Greek organizations of the council are Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., an Asian-interest sorority; Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc., an Asian-interest fraternity; and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc., a Multicultural fraternity. Today we are comprised of our founding members in addition to Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., a Latina-interest sorority, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc., a South-Asian Interest Sorority; Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.; Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc., a multicultural sorority; Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., a South Asian-interest sorority; Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc., a South Asian-interest fraternity; Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc., an Asian interest sorority, and Xi Kappa Fraternity, Inc., an Asian-interest fraternity. Given that the Multicultural Greek Council is relatively young, the goal of our council is to assist in marketing these organizations to help spread the word and knowledge about the benefits of cultural based fraternities and sororities.

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The purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council is:

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To increase awareness of our respective cultures

To unify organizations involved in MGC

To maintain high academic standards

To serve the Athens Community.

To provide leadership opportunities and improve the college experience for its members.


The Multicultural Greek Council Advisors Multicultural Greek Council Advisors

Travis L. Martin

Alison Templeman

tlmartin@uga.edu agtemp@uga.edu

Phone: (706) 542-4612

Phone: (706) 542-4612

The twelve member organizations are: Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. Xi Kappa Fraternity, Inc.

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Greek Speak and Greek Alphabet A Alpha (al-fah) Β Beta (bay-tah) Γ Gamma (gam-ah) ∆ Delta (del-tah) E Epsilon (ep-si-lon) Ζ Zeta (zay-tah) Η Eta (ay-tah) Θ Theta (thay-tah) Ι Iota (eye-o-tah) Κ Kappa (kap-pah) Λ Lambda (lamb-da) Μ Mu (mew)

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Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ C Ψ Ω

Nu (new) Xi (zie) Omicron (om-i-cron) Pi (pie) Rho (roe) Sigma (sig-mah) Tau (taw) Upsilon (oop-si-lon) Phi (fie) Chi (kie) Psi (sie) Omega (o-may-gah)


Greek to Me: A Parents’ Guide to Fraternities and Sororities

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his information is to help give you more insight as to what fraternities and sororities stand for so you can help your son or daughter make an informed decision.

Academics Academics are our members’ top priority. Thus, most Greek organizations require a minimum GPA in order to remain an active member. Usually, each individual chapter has an elected official who is responsible for keeping track of members and their academic performance. Furthermore, many fraternities and sororities have educational programs, such as tutoring and study sessions, which can assist the entire chapters in excelling academically. Most chapters also offer member scholarships. Since we highly value our education, it is important to maintain academic excellence.

Financial Responsibility Your child will have financial responsibilities when it comes to joining a fraternity or sorority. At most institutions, there is a one time new member/initiation fee as well as semester membership dues. Depending on which organization your student wants to join will determine the amount of dues he/she will pay each semester. We advise you to plan a college budget with your student to incorporate these member dues.

Hazing In the past, fraternities and sororities have received a bad rap for participating in hazing, which is any action taken that produces bodily harm or danger, mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, fright, or ridicule. Today, all fraternity and sorority policies strictly prohibit any type of hazing activity. In fact, the organizations have taken on a zero-tolerance stance on this issue. Some states even have legislation that makes hazing a thirddegree felony. If you feel that your student may be participating in inappropriate activities associated with hazing, you should contact the Hazing hotline at 706-207-0779 IMMEDIATLY.

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Time Commitment On average, your student should expect to contribute two to four hours per week for meetings and mandatory activities. If your student has the time, he can also choose to participate in optional activities, such as holding an office, attending social events, helping out with various projects, etc. Some organizations require more time than others. Advise your child to ask questions regarding time commitments during recruitment.

Activities Fraternities and sororities participate in many different activities. The kind of activities your student may participate in will vary depending on which chapter he/she joins. Possible activities may include:

• Fundraising for charities • Tutoring elementary school students • Conducting environmental and neighborhood cleanups • Organizing clothing and book collections • Volunteering at shelters • Attending social mixers

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If your student decides that joining an organization is the right decision, please be sure to thoroughly research the different councils and chapters located on UGA’s campus.

Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment All chapters work to educate and foster a strong commitment to a fair and respectful environment for living, work, and study. The University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment (“NDAH”) Policy prohibits any member of the UGA community from engaging in harassment, including sexual misconduct, and discrimination against others within the University community, and includes instructions for making a complaint. The full NDAH Policy is available at: http://eoo.uga.edu/policies/ non-discrimination-anti-harassment-policy


Hazing Policy

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azing is defined as any intentional, negligent or reckless action, activity, or situation which causes another pain, embarrassment, ridicule or harassment, regardless of the willingness of the participant. Such actions and situations include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Forcing or requiring the drinking of alcohol or any substance;

2. Forcing or requiring the eating of food or anything an individual refuses to eat;

8. Road Trips (dropping someone off to find their own way back);

9. Scavenger hunts;

10. Permitting less than six (6) continuous, uninterrupted hours of sleep per night;

11. Conducting activities which do not allow adequate time for study (not allowing to go to class, missing group projects, etc.);

12. Nudity at any time;

13. Running personal errands of the members (driving to class, cleaning their individual rooms, serving meals, picking up dry cleaning, etc.);

14. Requiring the violation of the University, federal, state, or local law.

3. Calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, jogging, runs, etc.);

4. “Treeings� (tying someone up and throwing food or other substances on them);

5. Paddle swats;

6. Line-ups (yelling at people in any formation or harassing them);

Hazing is against State, Federal, and Local Law.

7. Forcing or requiring the theft of any property;

hours 706-207-0779. You do not have to identify yourself at any time.

Hazing Hotline Number is 706-542-4612 or after

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Multicultural Greek Council Lingo The University of Georgia has four Greek councils on campus: Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National PanHellenic Council, and the Multicultural Greek Council. Each council has its own traditions and customs that members partake in. The following are some of our own traditions: l Probate/ Coming Out Show/ Unveiling/ New Member Showcase – For the duration of their educational process, their identity is kept a secret from the general student body. After they have successfully completed their new member education process – they are able to show case it (Usually at Tate Plaza). l Crossing – The act of completing a new member educational process. (e.g. “I crossed in the Spring of 2009”) l Strolling – Coordinated dancing performed in a line by members of a Greek organization. l Stepping – “Stepping is an expressive dance form that was created by African American fraternities in the 1970s. Multiple participants congregate in a decided formation and participants then clap, stomp, and slap body parts in unison to create a unified sound.”

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l Saluting – A series of rigid movements and words done in line formation and in unison. l Interest Group – A selected group of individuals working towards the ability to partake in an organizations new member education process. Responsibilities, requirements, and discretion varies among organizations. l Rush – A period where potential new members acquaint themselves through social activities with a respective organization in which they seek membership. l Line Brother (LB)/ Line Sister (LS) – referred to members of the same organization who completed the new member education process the same semester. l Hand Signs – A hand sign created by, and exclusive to, a particular Greek Organization. Not every organization has hand signs. l The Call – A short call-and-answer chant created by, and exclusive to, a particular Greek Organization.


Delta Phi Lambda sorority, inc.

Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization that advocates Asian awareness and empowers women to lead through valuesbased programs and everlasting sisterhood. Delta Phi Lambda’s national philanthropy is osteoporosis education and prevention, emphasizing the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles and behavior in young women. Founded in 1998, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. has grown to 12 undergraduate chapters in six states spanning the Southeast and the Midwest. Delta Phi Lambda will be the sorority that is recognized by universities and among the greater fraternal community for its progressive initiatives that aim to develop women into strong, independent leaders

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DFL National Founding: December 5, 1998 University of Georgia Local Founding: December 5, 1998 Virtues: Loyalty, Honesty, Respect, Dedication, Integrity, Discipline & Academic Excellence Symbol: Butterfly Philanthropy: Osteoporosis Education & Research Website: http://www.ugadeltaphilambda.org/ Motto: “Let Our Light Shine Forth�

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Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity, inc.

The mission of the organization is to promote Lambda Phi Epsilon and its brothers by: •

Developing active members to become leaders through training and hands-on experience, to advance personal growth, and to achieve academic excellence.

Perpetuating leadership of our alumni members in the community, creating opportunities, and encouraging the spirit of fellowship.

Promoting positive Asian American awareness and providing the highest level of philanthropy in the community.

Lambda Phi Epsilon’s vision is to become the preeminent international Asian interest fraternal organization, providing outstanding leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy in the community.

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LFE National Founding: February 25, 1981 University of California, Los Angelos Local Founding: June 10, 2001 Goals: Academic Performance, Social Experience, Service to the Community, & Brotherhood Symbol: Dragon Philanthropy: Asian American Donor Program (AADP) Website: http://uga.lambdaphiepsilon.com/ Motto: “To Become Leaders Among Men�

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Sigma Beta Rho fraternity, inc.

All brothers strive to uphold the ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance because we believe that by doing so, our future may become a more promising one. Through their leadership, our brothers serve as role models and mentors in their communities and break down barriers between different ethnic groups, thus contributing their time and effort to attaining a better and brighter future for all. It is to this end that the brothers of Sigma Beta Rho速 work so diligently. Modern day Sigma Beta Rho has grown considerably since its inception. It has expanded from its roots in the East Coast with 40 recognized chapters and colonies that span the breadth of the nation. Through the efforts of our brothers and the reputation that precedes them, we have become the largest and most expansive fraternity of our kind in less than 15 years

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SBR National Founding: August 16, 1996 University of Pennsylvania Local Founding: May 9, 2004 Pillars: Society, Brotherhood, Remembrance Symbol: King Cobra Philanthropy: SOS Children’s Village & Children International Website: http://ugasigrho.org/ Motto: “Brotherhood Beyond All Barriers”

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Lambda Theta Alpha latin sorority, inc.

The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on unity, love, and respect. To develop strong leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. Promote unity through charitable and educational programs. Maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students. The primary focus of our Undergraduate Chapters is to effectively carry out the purpose of the organization through campus and community projects, activities, and events. The sisters within these chapters strive to uphold the Sorority’s commitment to community service and academics. Each chapter coordinates events related to community service, educational/cultural programs, scholarship, social planning, sisterhood, and promotion of Greek life.

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LQA National Founding: December, 1975 Kean University Local Founding: April 10, 2005 Principles: Unity, Love, Respect Symbols: La Palma (the Palm), la Perla (the Pearl), la Concha (the Seashell) & la Luna (the Moon) Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Website: http://www.wix.com/uga-da/lta Motto: “Latin By Tradition, Not By Definition”

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Sigma Sigma Rho sorority, inc.

Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. provides service within the South Asian community on campus, while promoting and enriching the appreciation of the morals and pillars that the organization is founded on. We develop women of strength and leadership through active participation within our respective communities, and through it, strengthen those traits of conduct, thought, and idealism which characterize the responsible members of this organization. Our goal is to provide a meaningful and worthwhile academic and social experience for all engaged in collegiate work, and to cooperate with other organizations and societies in every manner consistent with our mutual purposes and those of the institutions at which chapters are located.

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SSR National Founding: December 19, 1998 St. John’s University Local Founding: January 27, 2007 Pillars: Sisterhood, Society, Remembrance Symbol: Black Mare Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Website: http://sigmasigmarhouga.com/ Motto: “Mann, Atman, Dharam, together they are one…We will not fall, forever we are one.”

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Lambda Sigma Upsilon latino fraternity, inc.

We, the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., strongly believe that many individual and collective successes can be achieved through the efforts of a culturally diverse brotherhood of college and university men who, through close association with each other, maintain honesty, commitment, respect, and trust. The maintenance of these qualities is nurtured in large part through the diversity of culture and through self-awareness and self-respect. Among the results of actions taken in these states of being are the promotion of friendship and Brotherhood, the development of individual character, the advancement of justice and opportunity, and the acquisition of soundness and excellence in education.Â

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LSU National Founding: April 5, 1979 Rutgers University Local Founding: April 1, 2006 Goals: Academic Excellence, Cultural Awareness & Diversity, Brotherhood, & Being A Role Model To The Community Symbols: The Taino Indian Philanthropy: HIV & AIDS Research Website: http://www.lsu79.org Motto: “Latinos Siempre Unidos�

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Lambda Theta Phi

latin fraternity, inc.

The ideals of this brotherhood are the following: Academic Excellence; Brotherhood; Leadership; Latino Unity; Service. On a daily basis, our brothers live up to these ideals, as set forth by fourteen young Latino men decades ago. At the undergraduate level, our brothers are active within the Fraternity and in other student organizations. Our brothers perform community service, promote our culture by sponsoring events which highlight and celebrate our heritage, participate in educational workshops, and enjoy many social programs. As a result of their active participation in every aspect of college life, our undergraduates are developing their organizational, communication, and leadership skills, all while pursuing the coveted diploma. Our younger Lambdas are receiving the training and competence to serve as the future leaders of our brotherhood, community, and nation.Â

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LQF National Founding: December 1, 1975 Kean University Local Founding: June 24, 2007 Principles: Unity, Love, Respect Symbol: Conquistador Philanthropy: American Heart Association Website: http://lambdas1975.uga.edu/ Motto: “Chivalry Above Self”

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Gamma Eta sorority,inc.

From inception, Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. has been history in the making! Gamma Eta Sorority, Inc. was the first social sorority to be founded in the State of Florida. Our emphasis is directed towards promoting multicultural awareness and building stronger women leaders through our seven pillars of leadership, unity, sisterhood, service, scholarship, strength and diversity. We pride ourselves in that 97.3% of our sisters have graduated from a four year institution. We are women of distinction, class, vision and integrity. We are also strong and believe in persevering no matter how difficult the challenge may be.

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GH National Founding: October 1995 University of Florida Local Founding: March 17, 2009 Pillars: Leadership, Unity, Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, Strength, & Diversity Symbol: Sun & Fleur de lis Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness & Research Website: http://gammaetauga.weebly.com/ Motto: “Hoy y Siempre� (Today & Always)

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Delta Phi Omega sorority, inc.

The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to foster unity among South Asian women, build community awareness, and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The sorority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel in all academic endeavors, to encourage an active relationship between the sorority and its respective university, and shall do so with the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude. The women of Delta Phi Omega understand that only through hard work, optimism, and a pure vision will the notion of sisterhood among South Asians prevail. Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. also encourages sisters to spread volunteerism to numerous causes and non-profit organizations.

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DFW National Founding: December 6, 1998 University o Houston Local Founding: July 14, 2009 Pillars: Sisterhood, Honesty, Loyalty, Respect, & Friendship Symbol: Bengal Tiger Philanthropy: Children’s Education & Literacy Website: http://www.wix.com/dpouga/09 Motto: “We Dreamt, We Saw, We Conquered”

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Delta Epsilon Psi fraternity, inc.

Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Inc. is a fraternal organization devoted to establishing a positive impact on society by being passionate philanthropists. As the largest South Asian fraternity in the nation, our common goal has always been to strengthen and establish a strong presence in our local communities while developing a strong national image as dedicated servants to our community. We are men of action and by exposing ourselves to various aspects of community life and service, we have come to encompass the ideology of service through leadership and excellence. Through our proactive approach to service we have spread the idea that every action we take not only affects ourselves, but also those around us.

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DEY National Founding: October 1, 1998 University of Texas at Austin Local Founding: Spring 2010 Pillars: Brotherhood, Discipline, & Commitment Symbol: Asiatic Lion Philanthropy: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) National Marrow Donor Program Website: http://www.wix.com/depsieros/enter Motto: “In Brotherhood Lies Our Strength”

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Alpha Sigma Rho sorority, inc.

We, the Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, recognize the necessity of promoting sisterhood and Asian Awareness within the University campus and the community while in the process of pursuing academic excellence as well as interpersonal growth, moral development, and strength in unity. It has been an important tradition of Alpha Sigma Rho to actively participate in both small and wide-scale service projects, and long-term, committed projects as well. Giving back to the community has been an excellent and rewarding experience for us sisters. We realize how little gestures can make a big difference, and just a little can go a long way.

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ASR National Founding: April 2, 1998 University of Georgia Local Founding: April 2, 1998 Pillars: Justice, Academic Excellence, Purity, & Historic Beginnings Symbol: Swan Philanthropy: Relay For Life Website: http://www.asr.uga.edu/ Motto: “Strength In Unity�

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Xi Kappa

fraternity, inc.

Xi Kappa was founded in 1998 by nine men who challenged themselves to come together and form a brotherhood for students with the same Asian heritage and interest to bond and share their common cultural backgrounds. Today, the Alpha Chapter at the University of Georgia seeks to continue the goal of our founders and spread Asian awareness through philanthropy and brotherhood.

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XK National Founding: February 28, 1998 University of Georgia Local Founding: February 28, 1998 Pillars: Honor, Loyalty, Respect, Philanthropy Philanthropy: National Asian-American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association Website: http://xikappa.com/

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The Greek Life Office

153 Tate Student Center • Athens, Georgia 30602 Phone (706) 542-4612 • Fax (706) 542-4611 Email: tlmartin@uga.edu Website: http://mgcouncil.uga.edu

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