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DE A R W I L D C AT S , On behalf of the fraternity and sorority community, we would like to welcome you to the University of Kentucky! At a university of this size, the number of opportunities for campus involvement can be overwhelming. Our fraternity and sorority community allows members the chance to become involved on- and off-campus through philanthropy, athletics, academics and leadership development all while building intentional relationships. Fraternity men and sorority women have been a long-standing tradition at the University of Kentucky since the first fraternity was established in 1893. Our community was founded on the values of scholarship, leadership, friendship and service and our members strive to live out these values each day.

PARKER ROBINSON

MONICA PETERMAN

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- UGC President -

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You can be a part of this tradition by choosing to join one of our fraternities and sororities! Your time spent at the University of Kentucky will be among the best years of your life and we hope this guide will provide you with a small glimpse into all the ways fraternity and sorority life can enhance your experience. Regardless of how far you will travel to Lexington, your chosen organization will be your home away from home just as your newfound brothers or sisters will become family. For these reasons, joining our fraternity and sorority community has the potential to be one of the best decisions you will make in college.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council & United Greek Council

ANIYA HALL - NPHC President -

KATIE CUSTER - Panhellenic President -


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Susan West | Director Jenna Lowe | Assistant Director emily perrin britt | Assistant Director Will Takewell | Assistant Director

The staff hopes that students find a place to belong in the University of Kentucky fraternity and sorority community, and they look forward to providing students with guidance and support to achieve their goals.

– STATISTICS – FALL 2018 – Fraternity Members 1,690 Sorority Members 3,636 Total Members 5,326

All Fraternity GPA 3.13 All Sorority GPA 3.39 All FSL GPA 3.31

All Male GPA 3.02 All Female GPA 3.30 All University GPA 3.18

19% of male undergraduates 32% of female undergraduates 26% of full-time undergraduates

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Membership Benefits SCHOLARSHIP

UK’s fraternity and sorority community takes great pride in its scholastic achievement. Both the new member and the all FSL grade point average exceeded the all university average. The Fall 2018 all FSL cumulative GPA was a 3.36 compared to the all university cumulative GPA of 3.21. The difference was even greater for new members who achieved a GPA of a 3.26 compared to the all freshman average of 3.01. Chapters place great emphasis on encouraging, developing and maintaining academic progress. All groups have minimum standards for membership that serve to encourage and hold members accountable for academic success. Councils and chapters provide tutors, study programs and other incentives to promote academic improvement. Additionally, time management skills of fraternity and sorority members improve as they work to achieve their academic goals while also meeting chapter expectations.

LEADERSHIP

Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership potential within the chapters as well as on campus. From day one members have the opportunity to grow their leadership skills through involvement with committees, event planning and leadership development programs. UK’s organizations take great pride in having members serve as role models on campus in a variety of ways. Members have served in leadership positions in campus groups including Student Government, Center for Community Outreach, NAACP, DanceBlue, Club Sports, Student Wellness Ambassadors, K Crew Leaders, College Mentors for Kids, Black Student Union, Student Activities Board, Residence Life Association, Latino Student Union and many others.

SERVICE The University of Kentucky was founded on the principle of service, and chapters support a strong tradition of service to our campus and community. Each year, members donate thousands of dollars and, more importantly, thousands of volunteer hours to various charities. While chapters focus on national philanthropies, all support local agencies as well. Each of the councils promotes collective service among its member chapters. All four of the governing councils host council specific service days each semester, as well as at least one joint council service opportunity.

SOCIAL

UK’s fraternity and sorority community provides a diverse selection of social programs to its members. These programs vary from brotherhood and sisterhood events to social functions between different organizations. Friendship is a core value of fraternities and sororities, and groups work to provide events and activities that promote relationships within the chapter and in the entire fraternity and sorority community. Fraternity and sorority members are also members of the Big Blue Nation and fill the stands for Wildcat athletic teams as well as student-life events such as Crunch Brunch and campussponsored concerts. Doing things together helps members bond and develop relationships within their chapter, the larger fraternity and sorority community and UK.

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Requirements These are general requirements. Chapter specific requirements are listed in council publications.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

All participants in the intake/recruitment process must be full-time undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky. Each of the chapters requires a minimum grade point average for joining. The Interfraternity Council is the only council with a minimum academic requirement for participation in recruitment.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS Joining a fraternity or sorority carries a financial commitment. This financial commitment covers the cost of participation in chapter activities, dues and fees to the inter/national organization and housing costs for those groups with chapter facilities. The amount varies by chapter, and each organization will have different options for payment including payment plans and one-time scholarships. New members can expect to pay more for the first semester of membership because of national initiation fees and other one time costs.

HOUSING REQUIREMENT There are currently 29 IFC and Panhellenic Council chapters that have chapter houses. Living in a fraternity or sorority house is a great transition from living in the residence halls because it has many of the same benefits as the residence halls plus the opportunity to live with fraternity brothers or sorority sisters. Chapter house living usually includes sharing a room with at least one chapter member and having meals served Monday through Friday. Residents also have the convenience of living in the hub of many chapter activities. If a chapter has housing, then members are likely to be required to live in the house for at least two semesters. Most fraternity or sorority housing corporations operate much like a landlord and must have all available spots occupied with a signed contract (and possibly a deposit). Most chapters have a house director who lives in an apartment within the house to provide security along with food, maintenance and housekeeping supervision. All chapter housing is different so this is a great topic to discuss with each organization.

SERVICE REQUIREMENTS Being a member of a fraternity or sorority involves giving back to the local community as well as to each chapter’s national philanthropy. Every chapter has its own service requirements for individual members that may range from completing individual service hours to attending chapter philanthropic events. Participating in these service events provides members with opportunities to get involved in the community and to learn the importance of giving back to others.

Did you know? $3,074

Average cost for living in a fraternity house per semester

807

Students live in fraternity and sorority houses

$5,000

Average cost for living in a sorority house per semester

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HAZING STATEMENT

Policies

Fraternities and sororities were founded by students who came together as friends to create a bond and support each other academically. Their goals were intellectual, social and moral growth. Fraternities and sororities at the University of Kentucky expect their members to strive for academic achievement, demonstrate responsible citizenship, show concern for the rights and needs of others and provide leadership by promoting self- respect of others. As such, hazing in any form will not be tolerated. All new members are required to participate in university facilitated hazing prevention education at the beginning of the new member process. The University of Kentucky defines hazing as any action or situation created by a member of the university community against another member of the university community for the purpose of affiliation with a group or organization that: (a) is negligent or reckless in nature; (b) is humiliating or endangers an individual; or (c) unreasonably interferes with scholastic or employment activities. Actions and situations that may constitute hazing include, but are not limited to, the following: forced consumption of food, alcohol or drugs; paddling in any form; creation of unnecessary fatigue; personal servitude; physical and/or psychological shocks; forced wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good

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taste; degrading or humiliating games and activities; sleep or food deprivation; unreasonable exposure to the weather; kidnapping or abandonment; line-ups and berating; undue interference with academic pursuits; or expectation of participation in activities that are illegal, lewd or in violation of University policy. If you feel you are being hazed or know of a hazing incident, report it immediately online at tinyurl.com/reporthazinguk or call the Hazing Hotline at 859-257-8573.

ALCO HO L S TAT EM ENT

The University of Kentucky fraternity and sorority community opposes the misuse of alcohol and maintains that all chapters, all individual members and all guests must abide by state, local and university laws and regulations. Guidelines for social events involving alcohol are established by the University of Kentucky and prohibit students from possessing alcoholic beverages in the houses and on chapter premises. All chapters work to educate and foster a better understanding of social responsibility and alcohol education for their members.

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Frequently Used Terms Advisor: An alumnus member who serves as a resource for the active chapter and liaison between the alumni and collegians.

Expansion/Extension: The process used by inter/national organizations to establish a new chapter of their organization at a university.

New Member Presentation: Presentation show for new members of NPHC or culturally-based organizations. Also called a probate.

Alumni: Members of a fraternity who have graduated. (Singular is alumnus.)

Founders Day: An event celebrated by fraternities and sororities to highlight the founding of their organization and celebrate its history. It’s not necessarily held on the day the organization was founded.

NIC: Stands for North American Interfraternity Conference and is the national governing body of a majority of the men’s fraternities.

Alumnae: Members of a sorority who have graduated. (Singular is alumna.) Badge: Also known as a pin, it is an item of jewelry given to members upon initiation. Bid: An official invitation to join a Panhellenic or IFC organization given to potential new members. Bid Day: The last day of IFC and Panhellenic recruitment where potential new members receive formal invitations to join a fraternity or sorority. Call: A yell used most commonly by NPHC and culturally-based chapters. Used to identify and greet brothers and sisters. Non-members are not permitted to use the call. Chapter: A branch of a national sorority or fraternity, established at a campus. Each will have its own name, usually designated by Greek letters. Chartering: When an establishing chapter receives official recognition from its national office to have a chapter at a campus. Collegian/Collegiate: An initiated member of a fraternity or sorority currently in college. Formerly known as active.

IFC: The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for a large portion of the men’s fraternities. Initiate: A person who has recently learned the ritual of a fraternity or sorority and is a full member. Initiation: A ceremony where a new member becomes a full member of the organization. Initiation ceremonies are private and different for all organizations. Intake: Term for the process by which NPHC and other culturally-based organizations select candidates to become new members. Legacy: The grandchild, son, daughter, brother or sister of an initiated or alumnus/alumna member. Some organizations also include nieces, nephews or stepchildren as legacies. Line: New member class of an NPHC or culturally-based organization. Neophyte: New member of an NPHC or culturally-based organization. Also called a neo.

Culturally-based: Fraternities and sororities that include the celebration or appreciation of a particular culture. Examples include African-American and Latino organizations.

New Member: Term for a person who recently accepted a bid or invitation to membership. Some organizations refer to new members as associate members or neophytes.

Establishing Chapter: A new organization that is awaiting official recognition from its national office to have a chapter at a campus.

New Member Class: A group of new members who join at the same time. Also referred to as a pledge class or line.

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Π pi Ρ rho Σ sigma

Τ tau Υ upsilon Φ phi

NPC: The National Panhellenic Conference is the organization that governs 26 national women’s sororities. NPHC: That National Pan-Hellenic Council is the coordinating body of the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities; also referred to as the Divine Nine. Order of Omega: An honor society for Greek members who demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic achievement. Panhellenic Council: The governing body for the Panhellenic Association sororities. Philanthropy: Service project or charity undertaken by chapters or councils on a campus, community or national level. PNM: A Potential New Member is a student interested in joining an organization. Also called an aspirant by some groups. Recruitment: The process where sororities and fraternities get new members. Potential new members have the opportunity to interact with all participating organizations and learn more about fraternity/sorority life. Special-interest: Fraternities and sororities that focus on a specific common area of interest such as culture, faith or academic major. UGC: The United Greek Council is the organization that governs the national special-interest fraternities and sororities.

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United Greek Council “The United Greek Council shall promote awareness of member organizations through service, scholarship and fellowship.�

The United Greek Council at the University of Kentucky is the governing council for special-interest and culturally-based fraternities and sororities and is the fastest growing council at the University of Kentucky. The main focus of the UGC is to support a diverse community by creating a culture of respect, inclusivity and empowerment for its organizations.

60%

Newest

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How To Join Fraternities and sororities within the United Greek Council individually coordinate their recruitment opportunities by chapter. To provide a centralized location to learn about each of the organizations within UGC, the council hosts an open house event within the first few weeks of school. Traditionally, Beta Upsilon Chi Christian Fraternity, Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority and Sigma Phi Lambda Christian Sorority host weeklong recruitment periods each semester that include different events allowing potential new members to meet and get to know the active members of the group. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.; Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.; and Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. conduct membership intake, or recruitment, individually at different times of the year based upon the needs of the chapter. Each group will typically hold an information session in the semester in which membership intake is conducted so that interested students can learn more about chapter specific membership expectations. @uk_ugc

uk_ugc

University of Kentucky United Greek Council www.kentuckyugc.com

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BUC

Beta Upsilon Chi Beta Upsilon Chi, a national Christian fraternity, exists for the purpose of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. @BYXUKY

byxuky

UK Beta Upsilon Chi - Alpha Mu Chapter betaupsilonchi.org/chapter/university-of-kentucky/

SLB

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

The mission of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is to nurture and further a dynamic, values-based environment which utilizes the historically Latino-based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people. @uk_betas

uk_betas

Sigma Lambda Beta UKY Colony

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KBG

Kappa Beta Gamma Kappa Beta Gamma has been dedicated to improving members morally, socially and intellectually since 1917. kbg_UK

kbg_uk

Kappa Beta Gamma - Alpha Nu Chapter

ΣΦΛ

Sigma Phi Lambda Sigma Phi Lambda is a Christian sorority that strives to glorify God by providing a source of fellowship for college women who sincerely seek to know His person, His will and His ways. ukysigmaphilambda

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ΣΛΓ

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Through excellence in the organization’s five founding principles, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. provides opportunities for lifelong empowerment to its members, thereby positively influencing the global community. uk_gammas

QNX

Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

The mission of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. is to promote leadership, multiculturalism and self-improvement through academic excellence, involvement in and service to the campus and community, as well as being living examples of sisterhood across different races, cultures, religions, backgrounds and lifestyles. @tnxao

tnxao

Alpha Omicron Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. tnxaopublicity.wixsite.com/tnxao

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National Pan-Hellenic Council

“The purpose of the National Pan-Hellenic Council is to initiate, discuss, coordinate, oversee and maintain programs and activities of mutual interest.�

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at the University of Kentucky is the coordinating body of the seven active historically black fraternities and sororities. NPHC organizations were established during a time when African Americans were denied the rights of equal opportunity in society, including at colleges and universities. Today, these organizations continue to embrace the ideals of unity, achievement and service to the community. The chapters strive to empower their members and the larger community socially, economically and politically through education and positive, intentional relationships. The opportunity to experience such a genuinely rich tradition and history, while adopting an excellent legacy, makes NPHC organizations a great fit for prospective members.

How To Join NPHC organizations take new members into their organizations through a process called membership intake. This process is organized by each chapter and includes selection of candidates, education about the organization and initiation and full membership. Students interested in joining any of the NPHC organizations are required to attend NPHC 101. NPHC 101 is an in-person educational program organized by the council each semester to provide interested students with more information about each chapter, membership intake and the expectations of fraternity and sorority life at the University of Kentucky. *This program is mandatory for students prior to their participation in membership intake for any NPHC organization and more information about NPHC 101 is available at www.kentuckynphc.com.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life and to be of “service to all mankind”. @IotaSigmaAKAs

iotasigmaakas

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. @MuEpsilon_DST

MuEpsilon_DST

Mu Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta

ΖΦΒ

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

The purpose of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. @UK_Zetas

UK_Zetas

Iota Mu Zetas

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AFA

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. @UK_Alphas

UK_Alphas

IFQ

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

The purpose of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is the development and perpetuation of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity and brotherhood among men. @ZetaPsilotas

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WYF

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

The purpose of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is to bring about union of college men of similar high ideals of scholarship and manhood in order to stimulate the attainment of ideas and ambitions of its members; occupy a progressive, helpful and constructive place in political life of the community and nation – foster the humanity, freedom and dignity of the individual; and aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher economic and intellectual status. @Rho_LambdaQues

rho_lambdaque

The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. are the Fraternity’s most valuable resource and strength and should effectively embody “culture for service and service for humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service. @UK_Sigmas1914

UK_Sigmas1914

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Interfraternity Council

“The mission of the Interfraternity Council is to unite in the pursuit of scholarship, community service, character and the continued growth of the Greek system.”

The Interfraternity Council is the governing body for a large portion of the men’s fraternities at the University of Kentucky. IFC works with member chapters to coordinate programs and activities that benefit the members, as well as advocates for the needs of fraternities at the University of Kentucky. Joining an IFC organization is a great way to get involved on campus and continue pursuing high academic performance and service to the community.

How To Join All men interested in joining an IFC fraternity must be enrolled full time at the University of Kentucky. The minimum high school GPA for a man to participate in fraternity recruitment is a 2.7 (on a 4.0 unweighted scale, per University of Kentucky’s determination). Returning UK students and transfer students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to participate in recruitment. In order to be eligible for fraternity recruitment, men should register online at www.kentuckyifc.com and pay the recruitment fee at the end of the registration form.

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The primary IFC recruitment process begins August 24 with the annual Main Lawn Mingle during K Week, an information session about all participating chapters and at least one White Hall Night, where fraternities are set up in the White Hall Classroom Building to meet potential new members. This is usually followed by Open House, where potential new members can meet the chapters individually at fraternity houses or at on campus locations. Bid Day, September 7, is the last day of primary recruitment and is when new members are officially invited to join. Some chapters will choose to continue to informally recruit after this structured process and men interested are still required to register through IFC’s website. @KentuckyIFC

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AGR

Alpha Gamma Rho AGR

Alpha Gamma Rho is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success. @UKAlphaGammaRho

UK_AlphaGammaRho

Alpha Gamma Rho - Omicron

ASF

Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Sig

Alpha Sigma Phi is dedicated to better the man, through the creation and perpetuation of brotherhood founded upon the values of character: silence, charity, purity, honor and patriotism. alphasiguk

@alphasiguk

BQP

Beta Theta Pi Beta

The mission of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity is to develop men of principle for a principled life. @Beta_Kentucky

Beta_UKY

Beta Theta Pi - University of Kentucky

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Chi Psi Chi Psi

The mission of the Chi Psi Fraternity is to create and maintain an enduring society which encourages the sharing of traditions and values, respect for oneself and others and responsibility to the university and community. @UKChiPsi

ukchipsi

ChiPsiatUK

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DSF

Delta Sigma Phi Delta Sig The mission of Delta Sigma Phi is to empower and encourage members to become better men – men of courage, men of action and men of excellence. ukdeltasig

@UKDeltaSig

Delta Sigma Phi at the University of Kentucky

DTD

Delta Tau Delta Delt Members of Delta Tau Delta are committed to lives of excellence based in four core values: truth, courage, faith and power. @KentuckyDelts Kentucky Delts

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FarmHouse FarmHouse

The purpose of FarmHouse is to promote good fellowship, to encourage studiousness and to inspire its members in seeking the best in their chosen lines of study as well as in life. kyfarmhouse

@UKFarmHouse

Kentucky Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity kyfarmhousetouchscreen.com

KA

Kappa Alpha Order KA Kappa Alpha Order seeks to create a lifetime experience which centers on reverence to God, duty, honor, character and gentlemanly conduct. @UKKappaAlpha

ukkappalpha

KS

Kappa Sigma Kappa Sig The Fraternity should complement and enhance the educational mission of the host institution, promote the ideal of brotherhood, actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members, promote ethical behavior and decision making and encourage service to others. @KappaSigmaUK

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FDQ

Phi Delta Theta Phi Delt

Phi Delta Theta was built on three pillars: the cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. @UKPhiDeltaTheta

UKPhiDeltaTheta

Phi Delta Theta Kentucky Epsilon

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FIJI

Phi Gamma Delta FIJI

Phi Gamma Delta unites men in enduring friendships, stimulates the pursuit of knowledge and builds courageous leaders who serve the world with the best that is in them. ukphigam.com

FKT

Phi Kappa Tau Phi Tau The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. PhiTau_Kentucky

PhiTau_Kentucky

uky.phikappatau.org Kappa of Phi Kappa Tau – University of Kentucky

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FSK

Phi Sigma Kappa Phi Sig Phi Sigma Kappa is a lifelong brotherhood dedicated to the betterment of the individual, the university community and the world, by giving its members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in service to others, achieve academic excellence, experience cultural diversity and practice personal integrity. PhiSigUKY

PKA

Pi Kappa Alpha Pike Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience. KentuckyPikes

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SAE

Sigma Alpha Epsilon SAE The Fraternity's mission is advancing the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, leadership and service for members throughout life. @UK_SAE

kentuckysae

Kentucky Epsilon of Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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SN

Sigma Nu Sig Nu

The mission of Sigma Nu Fraternity is to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of love, honor and truth; to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character; and to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity. SigmaNu_KY

sigmanu_uk

Sigma Nu at UK

sigmanukentucky.com

SFE

Sigma Phi Epsilon Sig Ep SigEp was founded with the cardinal principles of virtue, diligence and brotherly love. The mission is “building balanced men,” which is achieved through a commitment to sound mind and sound body. KentuckySigEp uksigep.org

Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Kentucky

SP

Sigma Pi Sigma Pi The mission of Sigma Pi Fraternity is to advance man's quest for excellence. @SigmaPi_UK

sigmapi_uk

Sigma Pi Fraternity at University of Kentucky

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TKE

Tau Kappa Epsilon Teke The mission of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life. kentucky_tekes

QC

Theta Chi Theta Chi

Theta Chi Fraternity believes in true friendship, the primacy of alma mater, the promotion of knowledge and the advancement of culture, the virtues of truth, temperance and tolerance and the usefulness of the Fraternity. UKThetaChi

ThetaChiUK

kentuckythetachi.com

Theta Chi - University of Kentucky

Triangle Triangle

The purpose of Triangle shall be to maintain a fraternity of engineers, architects and scientists. It shall carry out its purpose by establishing chapters that develop balanced men who cultivate high moral character, foster lifelong friendships and live their lives with integrity. @UKTriangle

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Triangle Fraternity - Kentucky Chapter

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Panhellenic Council “The Panhellenic Council stands for good scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards and for serving our college community.”

The Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the 14 National Panhellenic Conference sororities and one associate member sorority at the University of Kentucky. Panhellenic’s main goals are to create community-wide standards and relationships through leadership opportunities, educational and social programming and oversee fall primary recruitment. In the past, Panhellenic events include a Women’s Leadership Conference, Month of the Woman and Month of the Scholar. As the largest women’s organization and the second largest student organization, Panhellenic makes a significant impact on UK’s campus with its support for philanthropy, scholarship, leadership and sisterhood. @UK_Panhellenic

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

uksorority@uky.edu

University of Kentucky's Panhellenic Council

Each of the Panhellenic sororities carries a financial commitment. Dues are assessed at the beginning of each semester, meaning that women will be expected to make two payments per year to her sorority. The first semester of membership tends to be the most expensive as there are often one-time initiation fees. At UK, those costs range from approximately $700 to $1,600 per semester, with the average being near $1,200 per semester. Subsequent semesters average approximately $900 per semester. Some of the chapters do offer the opportunity to live in a sorority house. The cost to live in the chapter house ranges from around $3,200 to a little more than $4,750; average inhouse cost is approximately $5,000 per semester. Many Panhellenic women pay for their own dues by working throughout the school year or having a summer job. To help with financial obligations, each organization will have different payment options that may include payment plans and scholarships. Potential new members will receive a financial disclosure document after they register for primary recruitment that outlines the specific financial commitments for each chapter.

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How To Join Panhellenic hosts primary recruitment each fall semester. This is the best opportunity to join because interested women will visit each of the 14 chapters during recruitment. Phi Sigma Rho is an associate member and does not participate in primary recruitment.

PRIMARY RECRUITMENT

The University of Kentucky uses a fully structured recruitment process in order to build relationships between chapter members and potential new members, discover shared interests and values among chapter members and potential new members and display the high standards held by all NPC member organizations. Primary recruitment is a values-based, mutually selective process. Potential new members and chapter members look to find women who share common values, principles and standards. The recruitment process is designed to allow both chapters and potential new members to make choices about their best fit based on shared values. Women interested in participating in primary recruitment should register at www.uksorority.com between May 1 and August 16.

RECRUITMENT DATES

Primary recruitment in 2019 will be hosted over two weekends beginning Saturday, August 17. Open House rounds will be held Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20. The next weekend will include Philanthropy Rounds on August 30 and August 31, Sisterhood Round on September 1 and Preference Round on September 2. Bid Day will be held on Tuesday, September 3 in the evening.

EARLY MOVE IN

Primary recruitment in 2019 will be hosted in two parts beginning Saturday, August 17. In order to accommodate this early move in, women will need to register for recruitment no later than Friday, August 9, 2019.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Participants in primary recruitment must be full-time UK students for the fall 2019 semester. Register for primary recruitment online at uksorority.com and click the “recruitment” tab.

*The cost to register on or before July 15 is $150; after July 15, $175; and after August 1, $225. CONTINUOUS OPEN BIDDING

Continuous Open Bidding (COB) begins after the conclusion of primary recruitment and continues throughout the academic year. COB is recommended for anyone who chooses not to participate in primary recruitment or did not join a chapter during the week. Participating sororities will contact women directly to invite them to attend their membership activities or will post information about their COB events on social media and on Panhellenic’s website. Keep in mind, women will not hear from all the sororities, because some chapters fill their chapter total during primary recruitment. Women interested in COB may register online at www.uksorority.com. Questions regarding COB? Contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office at 859-2573151.

Donated more than

$530,000

3.43

GPA well above the allfemale average of a 3.30

Has won more National Panhellenic Conference Awards than any other Panhellenic Council

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Alpha Chi Omega is devoted to enriching the lives of members through lifetime opportunities of friendship, leadership, learning and service. @UK_AXO

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Alpha Chi Omega UK www.kentuckyalphachiomega.com

Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility. @ukadpi

ukadpi

Alpha Delta Pi - University of Kentucky

Alpha Gamma Delta promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development and above all, a spirit of loving sisterhood. @AlphaGamEpsilon

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Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Kentucky uky.alphagammadelta.org

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Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement. @UKAlphaPhi

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Kentucky Alpha Phi

ukalphaphi.com

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to the founding purposes including friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement and personal and career development. @UK_ChiOmega

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UK Chi Omega

www.uky.chiomega.com

Tri Delta The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life and to assist its members in every possible way. @UKTriDelta

@UKTriDelta

University of Kentucky Tri Delta

uky.tridelta.org

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Delta Gamma is built on a foundation of fostering high ideals of friendship, promoting educational and cultural interests, a true sense of social responsibility and developing the best qualities of character. @ukdeltagamma

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Delta Gamma UK

uky.deltagamma.org

Guided by the organizational purpose, Delta Zeta inspires, promotes and nurtures enduring friendships, personal development, leadership excellence and innovative growth. @UKDeltaZeta

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UK Delta Zeta

www.ukdz.org

ΓΦΒ

Gamma Phi Beta Gamma Phi

Gamma Phi Beta's mission statement is to inspire the highest type of womanhood.

Gamma Phi Beta will be joining Panhellenic in the fall semester. Members of their International Headquarters staff will present during the first round of recruitment and will then continue their process after primary recruitment ends on Bid Day. This process will include tabling, informational sessions, social gatherings, personal meetings and will end with a Preference Ceremony and Bid Day, similar to Panhellenic primary recruitment. Two of their staff will remain onsite for the academic year to help the women who join learn what it means to be a sorority woman at UK and a sister of Gamma Phi Beta. @UKGammaPhiBeta

@UKGammaPhiBeta

University of Kentucky Gamma Phi Beta gammaphibeta.org/universityofkentucky

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Kappa Alpha Theta nurtures each member throughout her lifetime, offering opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. @UKTheta

UKTheta

University of Kentucky Kappa Alpha Theta kentucky.kappaalphatheta.org

Kappa Delta is committed to: encouraging members to live with integrity and honor in the bonds of lifelong friendship; building confidence in members to excel in college and throughout their lives; inspiring members to be active leaders, responsible citizens and engaged members of the community; and providing opportunities and experiences that foster personal and professional growth for a lifetime. @uk_kappadelta

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Kappa Delta - Epsilon Omega Chapter uky.kappadelta.org

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women, which seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles. @kentuckykkg

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Beta Chi Chapter uky.kappa.org

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Phi Mu provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best. @PhiMu_UK

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Phi Mu at the University of Kentucky uky.phimu.org

The mission of Pi Beta Phi is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service. @UKPiPhi

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University of Kentucky Pi Beta Phi uky.pibetaphi.org

Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. Through Phi Sigma Rho, members develop the highest standard of personal integrity, strive for academic excellence and build friendships that will last a lifetime. @UKPhiSigmaRho

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Phi Sigma Rho - University of Kentucky uky.phisigmarho.org

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Frequently Asked Questions Will joining a fraternity or sorority have a negative effect on my grades?

Actually, it’s more likely that membership in a fraternity or sorority will help improve your grades. Last fall, the all new member average at UK was 3.26 while the UK all freshman average was a 3.01. Why the difference? When students join a fraternity/sorority they become part of a larger group of students who have already made it through their first year at UK. Not only does this group understand what a firstyear student is facing, but it can also provide assistance in most of the courses new students will be taking. There are few other places where a student can gain access to the variety of resources that the fraternity and sorority community can offer. Ultimately, succeeding in the classroom is the student’s individual responsibility. With the broad range of resources available within the fraternity and sorority community, however, students are more likely to achieve their full academic potential.

Is hazing a traditional practice in fraternities and sororities?

The University of Kentucky has a very clear policy that hazing is prohibited on campus, and it is not limited to fraternities and sororities but for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Chapter members are educated on the dangers of such practices on an ongoing basis by both the University and the national/international organization. Hazing, or any activity that subjects members to harassment, ridicule, intimidation, physical exhaustion or mental distress, is entirely contrary to the purposes of the fraternity and sorority community and the University of Kentucky and is not tolerated. If anyone ever thinks that they are being asked to participate in inappropriate activities, whether in a fraternity or sorority or any other student organization, the student should contact the Office of Student Conduct immediately.

Are fraternities/sororities primarily social in nature, like in the movies?

That depends on your definition of “social.” The various activities of today’s fraternities and sororities include educational programs, community service events, intramural sports, alumni events, Parents’ Days, Homecoming, formals and date parties. While all of those events are “social” in some ways, there are additional benefits to participation. All fraternity and sorority chapter houses are alcoholfree facilities with exceptions only for registered alumni events. The Kentucky fraternity and sorority community prides itself on being a progressive, welcoming group.

Do I have to identify as a student of color to join a culturally-based fraternity or sorority?

No. Chapters within the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma and Theta Nu Xi are open to students of all ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. These organizations were founded by students who identify with a particular cultural background for the purpose of providing students of color with an opportunity to find support systems and encouragement in higher education. Membership in these organizations is now open to students of any background, but the groups still include an inter/ national focus on initiatives that benefit their particular cultural background.

How much time is required to be a member?

Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires a time investment. The old saying “you get out of it what you’re willing to put into it” could not be more true. Most of the fraternity men and sorority women are successfully balancing academics, a part-time job and a social life alongside chapter membership. While there are definitely some mandatory commitments that are set well in advance (e.g., weekly meetings, community service projects, new member education), a student can be as involved as they choose to be. Time requirements vary from group to group depending upon how ambitious of a programming calendar the chapter has. The students who are most active and involved are usually the ones most satisfied with their decision to join a fraternity or sorority.

Which chapter is the best one?

All fraternities and sororities share the values of scholarship, leadership, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. The University of Kentucky fraternity and sorority community is very strong, and all of the chapters fulfill their duties to achieve excellence in these areas. Each chapter has its own personality, and students will know which chapter is the best fit for them in both values and personality.

What role do families play in the fraternity and sorority community?

Families play an important role in the fraternity and sorority community by being supportive and engaged in their student’s experience. No matter if they were never in a fraternity or sorority or still volunteer regularly with their organization, there are ways for family members to be involved and helpful. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office encourages families to keep an open mind, and encourage their student to do the same, as the membership experience is different for every member. Chapters frequently have events for families, regularly distribute newsletters and some even have parent and family clubs designed to support the chapter. If family members ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office.

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Susan West Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life dean.west@uky.edu emily perrin britt Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life emily.britt@uky.edu Panhellenic Council Advisor Jenna Lowe Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life jenna.lowe@uky.edu National Pan-Hellenic Council and United Greek Council Advisor

Will Takewell Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life will.takewell@uky.edu Interfraternity Council Advisor Rachel Eberhart Administrative Support Associate rachel.eberhart@uky.edu Parker Robinson Interfraternity Council President ukyifcpresident@gmail.com

Aniya Hall National Pan-Hellenic Council President uky.nphcpresident@gmail.com Katie Custer Panhellenic President ukypanhellenicpresident@gmail.com Monica Peterman United Greek Council President uky.ugcpresident@gmail.com

– FALL 2019 IMPORTANT DATES –

AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 3 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment AUGUST 21 - 25 K Week AUGUST 22 K Week FSL Block Party AUGUST 24 IFC Main Lawn Mingle UGC Uni-Tie Dye NPHC Council Minority Student Welcome

AUGUST 26 First Day of Classes SEPTEMBER 3 - 7 Interfraternity Council Recruitment SEPTEMBER 13 - 15 Family Weekend OCTOBER 11 - 13 Homecoming Weekend OCTOBER 11 NPHC Homecoming Step Show

OCTOBER 21 Midterm OCTOBER 21 - 22 Midterm Break NOVEMBER 27 - 30 Thanksgiving Break DECEMBER 16 - 20 Finals Week

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2019 Fraternity & Sorority Life Publication  

2019 Fraternity & Sorority Life Publication