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INFORMATION GUIDE


To the Class of 2021, Congratulations and welcome to The University of Texas at Austin. This life-changing adventure is filled with opportunities to grow and succeed in academics, leadership, involvement and service. Our sorority and fraternity community is a great place for you to cultivate your Longhorn state of mind and get in touch with the university’s core values of individual opportunity, responsibility, learning, discovery, freedom and leadership. The principles that guide each group in service and leadership all tie back to what it means to be a Longhorn. As a member of a sorority myself, I encourage you to explore the sorority and fraternity community and get to know members of different organizations. I challenge you to seek out opportunities to explore the diversity of our campus and the incredible opportunities to expand both your network and your worldview. This guide is a great first step to getting involved in a sorority or fraternity! The talented staff in the Office of the Dean of Students can also provide information and support to help you explore membership. I can’t wait to see your positive impact on the Forty Acres. Hook ’em!

Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

OUR COMMUNITY’S FOUNDATION

academic excellence

leadership development

Every sorority and fraternity wants its members to excel academically. Many promote academic excellence through supervised study halls, incentive programs, study skills workshops, professor dinners, and tutoring. All organizations have GPA expectations for their members to stay in good standing.

What Starts Here Changes the World! The sorority and fraternity community consistently provides opportunities to develop skills, enhance communication, navigate group dynamics, and understand teamwork. Leadership is at the heart of the sorority and fraternity experience.

service and philanthropy Giving back is a cornerstone of the sorority and fraternity experience. Whether through direct service, philanthropy, or a combination of both, each organization gives back in its own unique way.

sisterhood, brotherhood, and siblinghood One of the most celebrated aspects of the sorority and fraternity community is the people you meet and friends you keep. As a member of a sorority or fraternity, friendships make a large campus feel smaller and offer a home away from home.

personal responsibility Our community values an environment that fosters a culturally conscious, safe, and responsible community.


GETTING INVOLVED ON THE FORTY ACRES Welcome to campus! Now that you’re here, it’s time to get involved. There’s no shortage of student organizations to choose from, and each has its own benefits. To help you navigate our community, Sorority and Fraternity Life created this Sorority and Fraternity Information Guide. So take a moment, flip through it, and check out our community. Sororities and fraternities represent a broad spectrum of diversity, philanthropy, service, scholarship, and leadership. We’ve grown considerably since the first fraternity (1883) and sorority (1904) to more than 70 Greek-letter organizations. We hope you’ll explore our community and choose to positively contribute to the legacy that is Texas Greeks.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Sorority and Fraternity Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 About Our Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chapter Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Texas Greeks Affiliate Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Interfraternity Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Latino Pan-Hellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Multicultural Greek Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 National Pan-Hellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 University Panhellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Terms and Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Family Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hazing Prevention and Risk Reduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Map of Houses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32


SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE SELECT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Catalyst As a one-day program for sorority and fraternity members, Catalyst focuses on leading authentically, identifying a cause to connect with, and creating connections for extraordinary results. The curriculum is designed for emerging and rising leaders.

Thank you for exploring the Texas Greeks sorority and fraternity community. There are numerous opportunities for you to take advantage of on the Forty Acres. Getting involved in a sorority or fraternity is one experience that can benefit you and enhance your experience at The University of Texas at Austin.

sorority and fraternity life Each year, Sorority and Fraternity Life in The Office of the Dean of Students welcomes new members and supports aspiring and current leaders of the sorority and fraternity community. Our mission is to shape a values-based sorority and fraternity experience. We cultivate educational and leadership development, in collaboration with individuals and organizations, to foster a culturally conscious, safe, and responsible community contributing to a positive sisterhood, brotherhood, and siblinghood. A few opportunities that members can participate in include leadershipdevelopment initiatives, risk-management trainings, chapter/council retreat and workshops, and support of events and programs.

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IMPACT® Retreat IMPACT® is a three-day sorority and fraternity retreat emphasizing problem solving, leadership development, values-based decision making, effective communication, and community development. Participants develop personal strategies to create positive change and elevate the community. Institute The Institute is a six-day leadership retreat in partnership with LeaderShape® focusing on the concepts of vision, partnerships, integrity, and results. The Institute enables students to be more effective leaders in their organizations by focusing on Leading with Integrity and having a healthy disregard for the impossible.

New Member Orientation A program for the newest members of the sorority and fraternity community, the New Member Orientation focuses on addressing expectations, behavior, and community values. Roster Day This event is an opportunity to connect presidents of each chapter with resources on campus, including Legal Services for Students, Leadership and Ethics Institute, University Unions, Voices Against Violence, Student Emergency Services, and Student Judicial Services. It is also an opportunity to provide chapter updates, goals, and rosters to Sorority and Fraternity Life. Safety Education Program Sorority and fraternity leaders complete an in-person workshop on bystander intervention and safety topics, such as: Hazing, Drug Use & Abuse, Alcohol Use & Abuse, Sexual Assault & Harassment, Behavior at Organization Events, Safety & Security, Student Organization Travel, Mentoring & Interactions with Minors, and Disability Advocacy.

Internship Opportunities Sorority and Fraternity Life regularly creates unique internship experiences based on skills and interests. Past opportunities have focused on graphic design, social media, leadership development, peer-to-peer facilitation, and student affairs. Internships may also be eligible for course credit.

Sorority & Fraternity Leadership Awards Sorority and Fraternity Life encourages the entire community to participate in our awards process. It’s a great way to receive recognition for the outstanding service, philanthropy, scholarship and leadership of individual members and chapters.

Ladder of Risk Ladder of Risk is a four-hour workshop that trains chapter leaders on the FIPG Risk Management Policy, allows them to work through case studies to relate to real situations, and creates conversations about planning safer social events.

Order of Omega Order of Omega is a national honor society for members of sororities and fraternities. To be eligible, a sorority or fraternity member must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 60 credit hours. Applications are available at the beginning of each semester.


ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY Our sorority and fraternity community grows every semester and is one of the largest in the nation. It is organized into Affiliates, Councils, Chapters, and the Order of Omega Honor Society. The following pages will introduce you to the sororities and fraternities that call the Forty Acres their home.

6,705

total members

1%

AFFILIATE CIRCLE

8 organizations 98 members

40%

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

2%

LATINO PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

9 organizations 157 members

MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

>1%

2 organizations 30 members

NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

>1%

4 organizations 41 members

6%

TEXAS ASIAN PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

30 organizations 2,701 members

8 organizations 395 members

49%

UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

0

25

50

14 organizations 3,283 members

75

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL MEMBERS

3


WHO WE ARE

6,705

HOW WE GIVE

45% 55% Male

Sorority and Fraternity Members

Female

55,860 Hours of Community Service

WHERE WE'RE FROM

67 1%

1,005

224,013

5,632 84%

777,859

15%

Out of State

Scholarship Dollars Awarded

Out of Country

In State

4

Dollars Given to Philanthropies Last Year


HOW WE SUCCEED WHAT WE STUDY

59%

YEAR IN SCHOOL

750

COLLEGE/SCHOOL

of Members Above the Average Undergraduate 3.26 GPA

Students with Two Degrees

10%

Four-year Graduation Rate 10% Higher for Members than Other Students

1,542

Retention Rate 6% Higher for Members than Other Students

1,743

1,408

201

23%

27%

26%

21%

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

3% 5+ Years

of Enrollment

Architecture

Social Work

0.6% 38 members 0.6% 40 members 0.6% 40 members 1.4% 94 members 2.4% 163 members 3.3% 224 members 5.2% 352 members 10.3% 689 members 15.4% 1,032 members 15.6% 1,047 members 19.5% 1,305 members 23.7% 1,586 members

Geosciences Nursing

Fine Arts

Undergraduate Studies

Education Engineering Communication

6%

1,810

Natural Sciences

Business Administration

Liberal Arts

0

25

50

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL MEMBERS

5


CHAPTER COMPARISON sororities

chapter size (fall 2016)

council

Alpha Chi Omega

ΑΧΩ

Ç

259

UPC

Alpha Delta Pi

ΑΔΠ

Ç

264

UPC

Alpha Epsilon Phi

AΕΦ

Ç

257

UPC

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

ΑΚΑ

Ç

11

NPHC TAPC

αΚΔΦ

È

67

Alpha Phi

ΑΦ

Ç

254

UPC

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.

ΑΣΡ

È

28

TAPC

Alpha Xi Delta

AΞΔ

Ç

145

UPC

ΧΩ

Ç

254

UPC

Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.

ΧΥΣ

NA

4

AFF

Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

ΔΑΣ

È

11

MGC

Delta Delta Delta

ΔΔΔ

Ç

255

UPC

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Chi Omega

ΔΓ

Ç

257

UPC

Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.

ΔΚΔ

È

24

TAPC

Gamma Rho Lambda

ΓΡΛ

Ç

29

AFF

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

ΣΙΑ

Ç

2

AFF

KAΘ

Ç

258

UPC

Delta Gamma

Kappa Alpha Theta

ΚΔ

Ç

254

UPC

KΔΧ

È

49

LPHC

Kappa Kappa Gamma

KKΓ

Ç

263

UPC

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.

KΦΓ

È

20

TAPC

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

ΚΦΛ

È

56

TAPC

Lambda Theta Alpha Latina Sorority, Inc.

ΛΘΑ

Ç

10

LPHC

Pi Beta Phi

ΠΒΦ

Ç

261

UPC

Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.

ΠΛX

NA

7

AFF

Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.

ΣΔΛ

È

19

LPHC

Sigma Delta Tau

ΣΔΤ

È

62

UPC

Sigma Lambda Alpha

ΣΛΑ

È

15

LPHC

Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.

ΣΦΩ

È

77

TAPC

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

ΖΦΒ

Ç

4

NPHC

Zeta Tau Alpha

ΖΤΑ

Ç

268

UPC

Kappa Delta Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Denotes housing available

6

housed

average gpa relative to overall undergraduate women's gpa of 3.29 (fall 2016)


average gpa relative to overall undergraduate men's gpa of 3.21 (fall 2016)

chapter size (fall 2016)

council

Acacia

È

24

IFC

Alpha Epsilon Pi

ΑΕΠ

Ç

74

IFC

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

ΑΦΑ

È

17

NPHC

Alpha Sigma Phi

AΣΦ

È

44

IFC

Alpha Tau Omega

ATΩ

È

113

IFC

Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc.

ΒΧΘ

È

45

AFF

Beta Theta Pi

BΘΠ

Ç

85

IFC

Delta Alpha Omega Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

ΔΑΩ

È

20

MGC

fraternities

Acacia

housed

ΔΧ

È

18

IFC

Delta Kappa Epsilon

ΔΚΕ

È

12

IFC

Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity Inc.

ΔΛΦ

Ç

24

AFF

Delta Sigma Phi

ΔΣΦ

È

54

IFC

Delta Tau Delta

ΔΤΔ

Ç

178

IFC

Delta Upsilon

ΔΥ

È

47

IFC

Gamma Beta

ΓΒ

È

59

TAPC

ΓΦΔ

È

5

AFF

Delta Chi

Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

ΚΑ

È

149

IFC

ΚΑΨ

È

6

NPHC

ΚΣ

Ç

173

IFC

Lambda Chi Alpha

ΛΧΑ

Ç

95

IFC

Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.

ΛΦE

È

35

AFF

Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc.

ΛΘΦ

È

5

LPHC

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

ΩΔΦ

È

33

LPHC

Omega Phi Gamma

ΩΦΓ

È

62

TAPC

Phi Delta Theta

ΦΔΘ

È

130

IFC

Fiji

Ç

179

IFC

Phi Kappa Psi

ΦΚΨ

Ç

52

IFC

Phi Kappa Sigma

ΦΚΣ

È

35

IFC

Phi Kappa Tau

ΦΚΤ

Ç

29

IFC

Phi Kappa Theta

ΦΚΘ

È

24

IFC

Pi Kappa Alpha

ΠΚΑ

È

123

IFC

Pi Kappa Phi

ΠΚΦ

È

61

IFC

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

ΣΑΕ

È

182

IFC

Sigma Alpha Mu

ΣΑΜ

Ç

124

IFC

ΣΧ

È

180

IFC

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

ΣΛΒ

È

26

LPHC

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Kappa Sigma

Phi Gamma Delta

Sigma Chi

ΣΦΕ

Ç

171

IFC

Sigma Pi

ΣΠ

È

13

IFC

Tau Kappa Epsilon

ΤΚΕ

Ç

7

IFC

Theta Chi

ΘΧ

È

55

IFC

Zeta Beta Tau

ΖΒΤ

Ç

192

IFC

Zeta Psi

ΖΨ

È

40

IFC

7


Α

Alpha

(al-fah)

Β

Beta

(bay-tah)

Γ

Gamma

(gam-ah)

Δ

Delta

(del-tah)

Ε

Epsilon

(ep-si-lon)

Ζ

Η

(zay-tah)

(ay-tah)

Zeta

Eta

Θ

Theta

(thay-tah)

Ι

Iota

(eye-o-tah)

Κ

Kappa

(cap-pah)

Λ

Μ

(lamb-dah)

(mew)

Lambda

Mu


Ν

Ξ

(new)

(zie)

Nu

Xi

Ο

Π

Ρ

(om-e-cron)

(pie)

(roe)

Omicron

Pi

Rho

Σ

Τ

(sig-mah)

(taw)

Sigma

Tau

Υ

Φ

Χ

Ψ

(up-si-lon)

(fie)

(kai)

(sigh)

Upsilon

Phi

Chi

Psi

Ω

Omega

(o-may-gah)


AFFILIATE CIRCLE The Affiliate Circle represents eight organizations on campus who work together to support their chapters' unique visions, but shared enthusiasm for enriching a value-based greek community at UT. The members are involved on campus and engage in leadership development, scholarship, risk management, and academic support resources offered across the Forth Acres. Leadership meets monthly as they work towards joining a Council.

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ORGANIZATIONS:

MEMBERS:

8 98


BXΘ

Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc.

Above All Else, Brotherhood

NICKNAME:

Beta Chi

FOUNDED: University

of California, Los Angeles, 1999 UT: 2003 WEB: www.betachitheta.com FB: fb.me/BetaChiThetaUT T: @TexasBetaChi

XΥΣ

Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority, Inc.

Wisdom Through Education

NICKNAME: CUS FOUNDED: Rutgers

University, 1980

UT: 2008 WEB: www.justbecus.org FB: @cusbetaalpha

ΓΦΔ

First Class, First Choice

Making Our Presence Make A Difference

NICKNAME: D

LP FOUNDED: Washington, D.C., 1986 UT: 2010 WEB: www.dlp.org www.dlp.org/betarho FB: fb.me/Delta Lambda Phi – Beta Rho T: @dlpBP IG: @dlpbetarho

G Phi D University of Texas at Austin, 1988 WEB: www.gphid1988.org FB: fb.me/AlphaGenesis.Gammas T: @UT_GphiD IG: @ag_gphid

FOUNDED: The

ΠΛX Sorority, Inc.

Pi Lambda Chi Latina

Preserving Latina Culture

NICKNAME: PLC FOUNDED: University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994 UT: 2017 WEB: www.pilambdachisorority.org

Hermandad de

ΣΙΑ Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority

Truth in Tolerance, Knowledge through Diversity, Bonds of Unity, Strength in Trust

Delta Lambda Phi

NICKNAME:

ΓΡΛ

IG: @cus_betaalpha

ΔΛΦ Fraternity, Inc.

Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc.

NICKNAME:

GRL FOUNDED: Arizona State University, 2003 UT: 2015 WEB: gammarholambda.org gammarholambda.org/utexas FB: fb.me/ GRLTexas T: @GRLTexas IG: @grltexas

ΛΦΕ

Always One and Inseparable

NICKNAME: Sia FOUNDED: New York, 1990 UT: 2008 WEB: www.hermandad-sia.org

www.utasia.chapterspot.com

FB: fb.me/UTaustinSIA T: @texas_sias IG: @texas_sias

Lambda Phi Epsilon

To Be Leaders Among Men

NICKNAME: Lambdas FOUNDED: Los Angeles, CA, 1981 UT: 1989 WEB: www.LambdaPhiEpsilon.com

www.AustinLambdas.com

FB: fb.me/AustinLambdas.com IG: @TexasLambdas

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INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

30

MEMBERS:  2,701 FACEBOOK:

fb.me/TexasIFC @TexasIFC INSTAGRAM: @TexasIFC TWITTER:

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) experience revolves around character, leadership, responsibility, and philanthropy. As a collection of fraternities, IFC's vision is to create a unified community of fraternity men who are leaders in academics and service. Many of the chapters in the IFC have long histories, and each offers a unique experience. Some fraternities and traditions date back to 1883, when UT Austin first opened its doors.

ifc events

faq Who is eligible? Only University of Texas at Austin students are eligible to join an IFC fraternity. Every fraternity has other minimum requirements that are set by their national organizations. How do I join? The recruitment process is important to every fraternity. Many IFC chapters begin recruitment during the summer. If you’re interested in joining, register for recruitment information on IFC's website. Each fraternity conducts its own recruitment and establishes its own selection process.

Is there an IFC formal recruitment? No. The IFC does not organize a formal recruitment for students interested in a fraternity. However, each chapter does have access to contact information supplied by students who register for IFC recruitment. Registration link: www.texasifc.com Additionally, interested students can review organizations on IFC's website and reach out to chapters in which they are interested.

Movember — Grow a mustache, raise money, and spread awareness about men's health issues like prostate and testicular cancer. In 2016, IFC raised $38,241! Check out Movember events throughout November including Shave the Date and the Open Annual Charity Golf Tournament. B+ Foundation — IFC is proud to collaborate with the B+ Foundation, supporting families of children with cancer and critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research. The Council supports a community-wide effort to build awareness of childhood cancer, raise funds, and provide fun experiences for the IFC and chapters' B+ Heroes.

NORTH-AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE

www.fraternityinfo.com

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Acacia Acacia

ΒΘΠ Beta Theta Pi

Human Service

FOUNDED: University

Men of Principle of Michigan, 1904

UT: 1916 WEB: texasacacia.org FB: fb.me/texasacacia IG: @texasacacia

ΑΕΠ Alpha Epsilon Pi eveloping Leadership for D the Jewish Community

NICKNAME: A-E-Pi FOUNDED: New York

University, 1913

UT: 1939 WEB: www.aepi.org

www.texasaepi.com FB: fb.me/TexasAEPi T: @TexasAEPi

NICKNAME: Betas

FOUNDED: Miami

ΔΤΔ Delta Tau Delta

Committed to Lives of Excellence

University, 1839

UT: 1886 WEB: utexas.beta.org

NICKNAME: Delt FOUNDED: Bethany

College, 1858

UT: 1904 WEB: www.delts.org

www.texasdelts.com

FB: fb.me/BetaThetaPiTexas T: @Beta_Texas IG: @Beta_Texas

ΔΧ

Delta Chi

ΔΥ

Delta Upsilon

Building Better Men

Leges (Law)

FOUNDED: Cornell

University, 1890

UT: 1907 WEB: www.deltachi.com FB: fb.me/TexasDeltaChi T: @TexasDeltaChi IG: @texasdeltachi

NICKNAME: DU FOUNDED: Williams

College, 1834

UT: 2016 WEB: www.deltau.org

www. deltaupsilontx.org

FB: fb.me/DeltaUspilonTx T: @DeltaUpsilonTx IG: @DeltaUpsilonTx

ΑΣΦ Alpha Sigma Phi

To Better The Man

NICKNAME: Alpha Sig FOUNDED: Yale University, 1845 UT: 2014 WEB: www.alphasigmaphi.org www.alphasigtexas.com FB: fb.me/AlphaSigTexas IG: @texasalphasig

ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega

America’s Leadership Development Fraternity

NICKNAME: A-T-O FOUNDED: Virginia

Military Institute, 1865

UT: 1897 WEB: www.ato.org

www.utexasato.org

FB: fb.me/utexasato T: @Texas_ATO

ΔΚΕ Delta Kappa Epsilon Friends From The Heart, Forever

NICKNAME: Deke

FOUNDED: Yale

University, 1844

UT: 1912 WEB: www.dke.org

www.omegachidke.dekeunited.org

FB: fb.me/UTAustinDKE

ΔΣΦ Delta Sigma Phi Better Men. Better Lives

NICKNAME: Delta-Sig FOUNDED: City

College of New York, 1899

UT: 1907 WEB: www.deltasigmaphi.org

texasdeltasig.com

T: @TexasDSP

ΚΑ Kappa Alpha Order Dieu et les Dames

NICKNAME: K-A FOUNDED: Washington College, 1865 UT: 1883 WEB: www.kappaalphaorder.org www.TexasKA.com FB: fb.me/TXKappaAlpha T: @TexasKappaAlpha IG: @ TexasKappaAlpha

ΚΣ Kappa Sigma

Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service

NICKNAME:

Kappa Sig

FOUNDED: University

of Virginia, 1869

UT: 1884 WEB: www.kappasigma.org

www.kappasigtauut.org

IG: @Texas_ATO

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ΛΧΑ Lambda Chi Alpha Naught Without Labor

NICKNAME: Lambda-Chi FOUNDED: Boston

University, 1909

UT: 1917 WEB: www.lambdachi.org

texaslxa.com FB: fb.me/TexasLambdaChiAlpha T: @UTLXA

ΦΔΘ Phi Delta Theta One Man is No Man NICKNAME: Phi-Delt

FOUNDED: Miami

University (OH), 1848

UT: 1883 WEB: www.phideltatheta.org

texasphidelt.org FB: fb.me/TexasPhiDelt T: @TexasPhiDelt IG: @texasphidelt

Fiji

Phi Gamma Delta

Friendship, the Sweetest Influence

NICKNAME: Fiji FOUNDED: Jefferson

Brotherhood is More than Skin Deep NICKNAME:

College, 1848

UT: 1883 WEB: www.phigam.org

www.texasfiji.com IG: @texasfiji

Phi Kaps or Skulls FOUNDED: University of Pennsylvania, 1850 UT: 1940 WEB: www.becomeaphikap.org www.texasskulls.org FB: fb.me/texas.skulls T: @TexasSkulls IG: @TexasSkulls

ΦΚΤ Phi Kappa Tau

Champion a Lifelong Commitment to Brotherhood, Learning, Ethical Leadership and Exemplary Character

NICKNAME: Phi-Tau

FOUNDED: Miami

University (OH), 1906

UT: 1943

ΦΚΘ Phi Kappa Theta

Give Expecting Nothing Thereof NICKNAME:

Phi-Kap FOUNDED: Brown University, 1889 UT: 1959 WEB: www.phikaps.org FB: fb.me/ut.phikaps T: @UTPhiKaps IG: @txphikaps

ΠΚΑ Pi Kappa Alpha

FOUNDED: Jefferson

College, 1852

UT: 1904 WEB: www.phikappapsi.org

www.PhiPsiTexas.com FB: fb.me/phipsitexas T: @phipsitexas IG: @phipsitexas

NICKNAME: Pi-Kapp

FOUNDED: College

of Charleston, 1904

UT: 1988 WEB: www.pikapp.org

www.texaspikapp.com

FB: fb.me/TexasPiKapp T: @TxPiKapp IG: @texaspikapp

ΣΑΕ Sigma Alpha Epsilon The True Gentleman

NICKNAME: S-A-E FOUNDED: University

of Alabama, 1856 1882 WEB: www.sae.org UT:

IG: @texasphitau

and Led by Truth, We Live and We Flourish

T: @TexasPhiTau

Scholars, Leaders, Athletes, Gentlemen

NICKNAME: Phi-Psi

Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder

WEB: www.phikappatau.org

United by Friendship, Sustained by Honor,

ΠΚΦ Pi Kappa Phi

www.texasphitau.org

ΦΚΨ Phi Kappa Psi

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ΦΚΣ Phi Kappa Sigma

NICKNAME:

Pike FOUNDED: University of Virginia, 1868 UT: 1920 WEB: www.pikes.com www.texaspikes.com FB: fb.me/TexasPikes T: @UTAustinPikes

ΣΑΜ Sigma Alpha Mu

For Honor, For Passion, For Life

NICKNAME: Sammy FOUNDED: City

College, New York, 1909

UT: 1922 WEB: www.sam.org

www.texassammy.org

FB: fb.me/TexasSigmaAlphaMu T: @TX_Sammy

ΣΧ Sigma Chi In Hoc Signo Vinces

FOUNDED: Miami University (OH), 1855 UT: 1884 WEB: www.sigmachi.org www.txsigmachi.org FB: Texas Sigma Chi T: @TexasSigmaChi


ΣΦΕ Sigma Phi Epsilon

Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love

NICKNAME:

Sig-Ep FOUNDED: Richmond College, 1901 UT: 1930 WEB: www.sigep.org www.texassigep.org

FOUNDED: Vincennes

FOUNDED: Illinois Wesleyan

University, 1899

UT: 1951 WEB: www.tke.org

www.txtke.org FB: fb.me/TexasTke T: @Texas_TKE

UT: 1965 WEB: www.sigmapi.org

studentorgs.utexas.edu/sigmapi FB: Sigma Pi-Gamma Theta T: @TexasSigmaPi IG: @Texassigmapi

FOUNDED: Norwich

NICKNAME: Z-B-T

FOUNDED: City

College of New York, 1898

UT: 1920 WEB: www.zbt.org

www.zbttexas.com

FB: fb.me/TexasZBT IG: @texaszbt

ΖΨ Zeta Psi

An Assisting Hand University, 1897

A Powerhouse of Excellence

NICKNAME: Teke

ΘX Theta Chi

A Quest for Excellence

Not for Wealth, Rank, or Honor, but for Personal Worth and Character

ΣΠ Sigma Pi

ΖΒΤ Zeta Beta Tau

ΤΚΕ Tau Kappa Epsilon

University, 1856

UT: 1951 WEB: www.texasthetachi.org FB: fb.me/TexasThetaChi T: @TxThetaChi

Tau Kappa Phi NICKNAME: Zetes FOUNDED: New York University, 1847 UT: 1979 WEB: www.zetapsi.org www.texaszetapsi.com FB: fb.me/TXZetaPsi T: @ZetaPsiTexas IG: @ZetaPsiTexas

FALL WELCOME EVENT Join IFC Council to learn more about joining the community. Hang out with active fraternity members and enjoy ATX food trucks. Sign up on texasifc.org.

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LATINO PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

9 157 FACEBOOK: fb.me/tx.lphc TWITTER: @txlphc INSTAGRAM: @texas_lphc MEMBERS:

The Latino Pan-Hellenic Council (LPHC) experience focuses on celebrating and sharing Latino culture. The council combines leadership, community service, cultural understanding, and academics to maximize the success of members. Each sorority and fraternity that makes up LPHC has a unique place on the Forty Acres. The members work independently and collaboratively to fulfill their values and interests.

lphc events faq How do I join? The first three weeks of the semester are important. During this time, many of the chapters host events, social activities, and information sessions to give students an opportunity to get to know each chapter. What are the new member requirements? Each of the chapters in LPHC has specific eligibility requirements. To become a member, you must be enrolled at UT Austin and meet the minimum grade point average specific to the chapter you are interested in joining.

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Are first-year, first-semester students eligible to join a LPHC organization? First-year students in their first semester are not eligible to join. LPHC encourages firstsemester students to focus on academics, acclimate to campus, and get to know the chapters in LPHC to make an informed decision when joining in the second semester. Is it a requirement to identify as Latino/Hispanic to join? No. Each organization welcomes every race and ethnicity. Although some organizations are Latino-based, they are not Latino-exclusive. All pride themselves for being inclusive and offering a multicultural experience to members.

Go Greek Showcase — Enjoy the stepping, strolling, skits, and saluting at this event. Hosted each semester, the event is designed to provide information about each organization to those interested in learning more about LPHC. Anyone, and everyone, is invited to attend. Somos Latinos: Latino Heritage Week — There’s no better way to kick off the fall semester than with this annual event. It celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and focuses on culture, leadership, activism, identity, and art. Semester Service Initiatives — This bi-annual event is an opportunity to give back to the Austin community and increase our awareness of issues outside the Forty Acres.

LATINO PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

www.utlphc.org


ΚΔΧ

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Leading with Integrity, United through Service

NICKNAME: K-D-Chi

ΩΔΦ Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Delta Phi

ΣΛΑ Sigma Lambda Alpha Latinas Helping Others

One Culture, Any Race

NICKNAME: O-D-Phi

NICKNAME: Señoritas

FOUNDED: Texas Tech, 1987 UT: 1998 WEB: www.kappadeltachi.org www.kdchipi.org FB: fb.me/kdchi.pi T: @KDChi__Pi IG: kdchipi

FOUNDED: Texas Tech, 1987 UT: 1998 WEB: www.omegadeltaphi.com www.scarletknights.org FB: fb.me/UT.Odphi T: @UTODPhi IG: @texasodphi

ΛΘΑ Latina Sorority, Inc.

ΦΙΑ

ΣΛΒ International Fraternity, Inc.

Lambda Theta Alpha

Empowering the Universal Woman

NICKNAME: L-T-A

FOUNDED: Kean

University, 1975

WEB: www.lambdalady.org

UT: 2004

www.ltagammachi.org

FB: UTLambdaLadies T: @UTLambdaLadies IG: @Lta_Gammachi

ΛΘΦ Latin Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Theta Phi

En La Union Esta La Fuerza

NICKNAME: Lambdas FOUNDED: Kean College, 1975 UT: Alpha Eta chapter, 1997 WEB: www.lambda1975.org www.texaslambdas.org FB: fb.me/UTLambdas T: @TexasLambdas IG: @UTLambdas

FB: fb.me/UTSenoritas T: @TexasSenoritas

Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture

NICKNAME: Phiota

NICKNAME: Betas FOUNDED: University of Iowa, 1986 UT: 1996 WEB: www.sigmalambdabeta.com www.texasbetas.org FB: fb.me/TexasBetas T: @TexasBetas IG: @texasbetas

Polytechnic Institute,

1931 Fall 2006 WEB: www.phiota.org FB: fb.me/phiotas.ut T: @Texas_Phiotas IG: @texas_phiotas UT:

ΣΔΛ Sorority, Inc.

ΣΛΓ

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Delta Lambda

Culture is Pride, Pride is Success

Together We Rise Through Education, Loyalty and Pride

WEB: www.sigmalambdaalpha.org

Sigma Lambda Beta

Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity

FOUNDED: Rensselaer

University, 1992

UT: 2010

IG: @texassenoritas

Always Prepared, Always Together

FOUNDED: Texas Woman’s

NICKNAME: Gammas FOUNDED: University of Iowa, 1990 UT: 1995 WEB: www.sigmalambdagamma.com www.texasgammas.org FB: fb.me/texasgammas T: @Texas_Gammas

NICKNAME: S-D-L

FOUNDED: Texas State University, 1996 UT: 1999 WEB: www.sigmadeltalambda.com studentorgs.utexas.edu/sdl FB: fb.me/UT.sdl T: @UT_SDL IG: @utsdl

GO GREEK Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Auditorium

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MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), works to create an inclusive and diverse sorority and fraternity experience. The organizations are multicultural by mission and utilize diversity initiatives to positively influence the campus. Multicultural sororities and fraternities are the newest addition to our diverse community at UT Austin. By focusing on academic success, multicultural awareness, and philanthropic activities, each chapter is developing leaders that want to change the world.

faq How do I join? The beginning of each semester is focused on recruitment. Every organization will have rush activities and tabling events, which will give you an opportunity to explore the various organizations. Typically, each organization will outline the basic requirements to join. How do I find out about events? The best way to connect with a MGC organization is either in person, to grab an event flyer, or through social media. Check out MGC’s event calendar on its website to learn more.

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What are the benefits? Like other sororities and fraternities, they provide great opportunities to develop leadership skills and interact with the community. They are distinct because of their desire to explore and celebrate the diversity on the Forty Acres.

NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

nationalmgc.org

2 30 FACEBOOK: fb.me/MGC.TX TWITTER: @MGCTexas INSTAGRAM: @mgctexas

ORGANIZATIONS:

MEMBERS:


ΔΑΩ Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

ΔΑΣ

NICKNAME: Dayo FOUNDED: University of Texas at Arlington, 2001 UT: 2005 WEB: texasdao.org FB: fb.me/DAO.TX T: @TexasDAO IG: @TexasDAO

Delta Alpha Omega

The Harder You Work in the Beginning, the More Fruitful You Will Be in the End

Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Friends From the Beginning, Sisters till the End NICKNAME: The P.I.N.K. Ladies FOUNDED: University of Texas at Arlington, 2004 UT: 2011 WEB: www.deltaalphasigmaut.com FB: fb.me/UTDeltaAlphaSigma IG: @texas_das

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NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

4

fb.me/TexasNPHC

MEMBERS:  41 FACEBOOK:

The organizations within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) are connected to a rich history and purpose within the black community. The Forty Acres is currently home to two sororities and two fraternities. NPHC is the umbrella organization for the historically Black sororities and fraternities at UT Austin. They have a collective interest and duty to uplift and unite the African-American community.

faq How do I join? NPHC organizations have expectations for those exploring membership. Each organization holds events and activities that encourage participation in the community. If interested, you should attend appropriate events and communicate with a member of the organization directly. What are the requirements to join? All NPHC organizations have set national membership requirements that chapters must adhere to. For example, many of the organizations require a minimum UT Austin GPA, involvement on campus, recommendation letters, and community service. Specific

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nphc events requirements are available from the chapter or in some cases via their national websites. What are the benefits? The NPHC experience focuses on leadership, academics, community service, and involvement within the African-American community. Becoming involved in a NPHC organization allows you to make a large campus smaller, connect with the community, and celebrate shared values.

NPHC 101 — Explore Black Greek Life on the Forty Acres. An annual fall event, NPHC organizes a series of presentations by all organizations and concludes with a panel discussion. If you attend, you will get a chance to meet the community and walk away more informed. Plus, there’s always food.

NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

nphchq.org


ΑΚΑ Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha

By Culture and By Merit

NICKNAME: A-K-As FOUNDED: Howard University, 1908 UT: 1959 WEB: www.aka1908.com www.texas-akas.com FB: fb.me/delta.x.chapter T: @Texas_AKAs IG: @Texas_AKAs

ΚΑΨ

Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor NICKNAME: Kappas FOUNDED: Indiana University, 1911 UT: 1977 WEB: www.kappaalphapsi1911.com www.utnupes.com FB: fb.me/NUPEs T: @id_nupes IG: @id_nupes

ΑΦΑ Fraternity, Inc.

ΖΦΒ

NICKNAME: Alphas FOUNDED: Cornell University, 1906 UT: 1960 WEB: www.alphaphialpha.net www.utalphas.net FB: fb.me/TheEIAlphas IG: @eialphas

Alpha Phi Alpha

First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

A Community Conscious, Action Oriented Organization

NICKNAME: Zetas FOUNDED: Howard

University, 1920

UT: 1976 WEB: www.zphib1920.org FB: fb.me/OThetaZetas T: IG:

@OThetaZetas @OThetaZetas

GREEK 101 Sunday, September 3 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Ballroom

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TEXAS ASIAN PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

8 395 FACEBOOK: fb.me/ut.tapc INSTAGRAM: @TEXAS_TAPC MEMBERS:

A thriving community focused on leadership, scholarship, and service, the Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council (TAPC) promotes Asian-American awareness. With six sororities and one fraternity, this community of leaders has established itself as a pillar of involvement and strong values. The TAPC community is not only a support system, but it also provides Asian Americans with opportunities to develop themselves while serving the community. Each organization is unique and offers a distinct vision, so get involved and join TAPC.

faq How do I join? Recruitment for TAPC takes place during both the fall and spring semesters. During the first two weeks of each semester, TAPC organizations hand out fliers on the West Mall and in the Jester Residence Hall to advertise their recruitment events. The recruitment period lasts the entire week and is intended to simulate the experience of being a member. The events may include a service project, a mixer, and a sisterhood or brotherhood event. Why join? Joining an Asian interest organization allows Asian-American students and those interested in

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tapc events the community an opportunity to build strong relationships with each other through sisterhood and brotherhood. Each organization is committed to supporting and empowering Asian Americans. No matter which organization you choose, you will definitely feel like you have a family away from home in TAPC. Who is eligible? Each sorority and fraternity has specific eligibility requirements. All members must be UT Austin students. Additional requirements such as a minimum GPA, an application, and an interview should be expected to receive a bid.

Greek Sneak Peek — As the name implies, it’s a little peek into TAPC sororities and fraternities. It occurs every semester and is designed to help you learn about the community. So grab a seat and check it out! “ACE” or Asian Cultural Expo — This is TAPC’s signature event. It centers on a variety of activities and cultural celebrations. ACE carves out time to educate all communities about important topics and Asian-American culture.

NATIONAL APIA PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION

napa-online.org


αΚΔΦ

alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Timeless Friendship Through Sisterhood

NICKNAME: K-D-Phi FOUNDED: University

of California Berkeley,

1990 UT: 1993 WEB: www.akdphi.org www.texasakdphi.com FB: fb.me/utakdphi T: @TexasKDPhi IG: @texasakdphi

AΣΡ

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Strength in Unity

UT: 2000 WEB: www.asr.uga.edu FB: fb.me/utalphasigmarho T: @UT_ASR

Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.

Sisterhood Built Through Service NICKNAME: D-K-D

FOUNDED: Texas A&M, 1999 UT: 2003 WEB: www.deltakappadelta.com www.dkdaustin.com T: @DKDgamma IG: @TexasDKD

Omega Phi Gamma

Bound by Honor, Rise Above All

NICKNAME: G-B

FOUNDED: The

University of Texas at Austin, 2000 WEB: www.gammabeta.com www.texasgammabeta.com FB: fb.me/texasgamma.beta T: @UTGammaBeta IG: @texasgammabeta

ΚΦΓ

ΣΦΩ Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.

O Phi G University of Texas at Austin, 1995 WEB: www.omegaphigamma.com T: @UTOmegas IG: @texasomegas

FOUNDED: The

The Reward is in the Doing

NICKNAME: K-Phi-G FOUNDED: University of Texas, 1998 WEB: www.kappaphigamma.org studentorgs.utexas.edu/ phigamma T: @KPhiGFounding IG: @texaskphig

ΚΦΛ

NICKNAME:

Sigma Phi Omega

NICKNAME:

Sigmas

of Southern California, 1949 UT: 1991 WEB: www.sigmaphiomega.com www.texassigmas.com FB: fb.me/utsigmas T: @TexasSigmas IG: @texassigmas

IG: @UT_ASR

ΔΚΔ

ΩΦΓ

Making Good Men Better

of Georgia, 1998

www.utalphasigmarho.com

Gamma Beta Fraternity

Individually Unique, Together Complete

NICKNAME: A-S-R FOUNDED: University

ΓΒ

FOUNDED: University

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Sisterhood, Service, Cultural Diversity NICKNAME: K-P-L FOUNDED: Binghamton University, 1995 UT: 2009 WEB: www.kappaphilambda.org www.kpltexas.com FB: fb.me/kpltexas T: @KPLTexas IG: @kpltexas

GREEK SNEAK PEEK Wednesday, September 13 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Auditorium

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UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

14 3,283 FACEBOOK: fb.me/texaspanhellenic TWITTER: @TXPanhellenic INSTAGRAM: @texaspanhellenic MEMBERS:

Since 1904, the University Panhellenic Council (UPC) has been at the center of women’s leadership at UT Austin. The Council promotes involvement through leadership, academic achievement, and philanthropic and community service initiatives, as well as lasting sisterhood. There are 14 sororities that make up the University Panhellenic Council, and each has incredible opportunities to get involved. All UPC chapters have something to offer you.

faq How do I join? Panhellenic formal recruitment is a very structured process. After registering online in the summer and working on your recommendation letters, you’ll have the opportunity to attend several events during formal recruitment at each chapter house. Throughout the week, by a process of mutual selection, both chapters and potential new members will narrow their choices. At UT Austin, a majority of women obtain membership through this process, however qualifying chapters may also have opportunities to join outside of this time period and throughout the year. What are the deadlines for UPC recruitment? UPC formal recruitment registration will be available online beginning Monday, May 23, and will conclude Thursday, August 4, at 11:59 p.m.

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upc events To learn more about UPC recruitment, visit: deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sfl/join_upc_ recruit.php What are the benefits of membership? There are numerous benefits to joining a UPC sorority. Not only are there fantastic leadership opportunities within both the chapter and council, but the members also have the highest GPAs in the sorority and fraternity community. In fall, 85.4% of Panhellenic women had a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Who is eligible for recruitment? A woman is eligible to participate in recruitment and join a sorority if she is a regularly matriculated student at UT Austin. Any student who is enrolled and has been granted full-time status may participate, however each UPC organization has specific eligibility requirements.

UPC supports The Circle of Sisterhood — The Circle of Sisterhood mission is to lift girls and women out of poverty and oppression through education worldwide. This new partnership has allowed all Panhellenic women to engage in this important topic by raising awareness and money for the organization. Greek Grub — Letters, Lunch, and Friends. Every spring, UPC rallies sororities and fraternities from all councils at UT Austin to wear their Greek letters, enjoy good company, and grab a bite to eat. It’s all in the name of building community.

UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

www.texaspanhellenic.com


ΑΧΩ Alpha Chi Omega

Together Let Us Seek the Heights NICKNAME: A-Chi-O FOUNDED: De Pauw University, 1885 UT: 1924 WEB: www.alphachiomega.org www.TexasAXO.com FB: fb.me/TexasAXO T: @TexasAXO IG: @texasaxo

We, as undergraduate members of women’s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live. — National Panhellenic Conference Creed

ΑΔΠ Alpha Delta Pi

ΑΞΔ

NICKNAME: A-D-Pi FOUNDED: Wesleyan Female College, 1851 UT: 1906 WEB: www.alphadeltapi.org www.texasadpi.com FB: fb.me/TexasADPi T: @TexasADPi IG: @texasadpi

NICKNAME: A-Xi-D FOUNDED: Lombard College, 1893 UT: 1929 WEB: www.alphaxidelta.org www.texasalphaxidelta.com FB: fb.me/utaxid T: @texasalphaxi IG: @texasalphaxi

ΑΕΦ

ΧΩ

ΚΑΘ Kappa Alpha Theta

We Live For Each Other

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Many Hearts, One Purpose

NICKNAME: A-E-Phi FOUNDED: Barnard UT: 1925 WEB: www.aephi.org

www.aephitexas.com

T: @TexasPhi IG:

ΑΦ

@texasphi

Alpha Phi

Union Hand in Hand

NICKNAME: A-Phi

FOUNDED: Syracuse University, 1872 UT: 1920 WEB: www.alphaphi.org www.texasalphaphi.com FB: fb.me/TexasAlphaPhi T: @TexasAlphaPhi IG: @texasalphaphi

Chi Omega

Cultivating a Lifetime of Purpose NICKNAME: Chi-O

ΔΓ

Delta Gamma

Do Good

NICKNAME: D-G FOUNDED: Lewis School for Girls, 1873 UT: 1939 WEB: www.deltagamma.org www.texasdeltagamma.com T: @TexasDeltaGamma IG: @texasdeltagamma

Leading Women

FOUNDED: University of Arkansas, 1895 UT: 1904 WEB: www.chiomega.org www.texaschiomega.com T: @TXChiOmega IG: @txchiomega

NICKNAME: Theta FOUNDED: DePauw University, 1870 UT: 1904 WEB: www.kappaalphatheta.org utaustin.kappaalphatheta.org T: @TexasTheta IG: @texastheta

ΔΔΔ

ΚΔ

College, 1909

Alpha Xi Delta

Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential

Delta Delta Delta

Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another

NICKNAME: Tri-Delt

FOUNDED: Boston University, 1888 UT: 1912 WEB: www.tridelta.org www.utexas.tridelta.org T: @Texas_TriDelta IG: @texas_tridelta

Kappa Delta

Let Us Strive for That Which is Honorable, Beautiful and Highest NICKNAME: K-D FOUNDED: State Female Normal School, 1897 UT: 1921 WEB: www.kappadelta.org texas.kappadelta.org FB: Texas Kappa Delta T: @txkappadelta IG: @txkappadelta

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ΚΚΓ

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Aspire to Be

Sigma Delta Tau

One Hope of Many People

NICKNAME: Sig-Delt

FOUNDED: Monmouth College, 1870 UT: 1902 WEB: www.kappakappagamma.org utexas.kappa.org T: @TXKappa IG: @texaskappakappagamma

FOUNDED: Cornell

ΠΒΦ Pi Beta Phi

ΖΤΑ

NICKNAME: Kappa

ΣΔΤ

Cultivating Sincere Friendships

NICKNAME: Pi-Phi

FOUNDED: Monmouth College, 1867 UT: 1902 WEB: www.pibetaphi.org www.pibetaphi.org/utexas T: @TexasPiPhi IG: @texaspibetaphi

University, 1917

UT: 1939 WEB: www.sigmadeltatau.org FB: fb.me/SDTatTexas T: @SDTatTexas IG: @texassigdelts

Zeta Tau Alpha

Seek the Noblest NICKNAME: Zeta FOUNDED: State Female Normal School, 1898 UT: 1906 WEB: www.zetataualpha.org texaszetataualpha.com FB: fb.me/TexasZTA T: @TexasZTA IG: @texaszta

UPC’S RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE Opening Convocation Monday, August 21 Open House Day 1 - Tuesday, August 22 Day 2 - Wednesday, August 23 Philanthropy Day 1 - Thursday, August 24 Day 2 - Friday, August 25 Sisterhood Night Saturday, August 26 Preference Night Sunday, August 27 Bid Day Monday, August 28 at 5 p.m.

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TERMS AND DEFINITIONS active: A fully initiated member of a chapter

legacy: A woman whose mother, sister, or

pin: A new member or associate pin is simpler

who is in good standing.

in some cases, grandmother is an initiated member of a sorority. A man whose father, brother, or in some cases, grandfather is an initiated member of a fraternity. Legacy stipulations differ for each sorority and fraternity.

in design and identifies a new or associate member of a particular sorority or fraternity. potential new member (pnm): A term used to describe an individual seeking membership and/or participating in a recruitment process.

alumna or alumnus: Any initiated member of a sorority or fraternity who has graduated from college.

badge: The active pin, worn on the chest, designates an initiated member of a certain sorority or fraternity.

bid: A formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity.

big sister/brother: A new member typically receives or selects an initiated member to be his/her big sister or brother. This older member serves as a role model and resource to the new member. chapter: The local group of a national sorority or fraternity.

culturally based greek-letter organization: A sorority or fraternity that incorporates a specific culture(s) into its ritual, purpose, activities and ceremonies. Member organizations of Affiliate groups, as well as the Latino Pan-Hellenic, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic and Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Councils are all culturally based. formal recruitment: A designated membership period during which each NPC sorority holds a series of organized events. Formal Recruitment is implemented and organized by the University Panhellenic Council.

fraternity: Often, a men’s organization characterized by high ideals and leadership, scholastic achievement, fellowship, oaths of fidelity, and a ritual; however, the term “fraternity” may apply to a female sorority.

informal or open recruitment:

Recruitment period conducted at various times during the year including the summer.

initiation: A ritual or ceremony during which a new member receives lifelong membership in the organization.

line sisters (ls) or line brothers (lb): Individuals who are members of the same intake class and organization. membership intake: The process by which one becomes a new member of a sorority or fraternity. Typically used to reference culturally based Greek-letter organization practices of acquiring membership. new member: A member of a Greek-letter organization who has not yet been initiated.

new member class/line: A group of individuals who are selected to become inducted/initiated into a particular sorority or fraternity.

new member educator: The chapter officer who coordinates the education of the organization’s new members. new member meetings: Special meetings that may be held each week for the new members. In addition to learning the history of the organization, new members may hear presentations on study skills, leadership development, risk management, and other important issues. oral bidding: Any statement by an individual member indicating that a sorority or fraternity intends or wishes to have a potential new member join their organization. Some examples of oral bidding are: “I want you for my little sister/brother,” “You belong here,” “We have a place for you,” and “You can wear my badge.” It falsely implies an invitation to membership. No individual member has the authority to issue invitations or guarantee membership.

probate/presents: A show often organized by culturally based organizations to introduce their new members to the campus community. quota: The specific number of potential new members each University Panhellenic Council sorority chapter can accept during fall formal recruitment. recruitment counselors: Sorority women who are carefully selected and trained to guide potential new members through the formal recruitment process for the University Panhellenic Council. silence: Period of time when conversation and contact between potential new members and sorority active members, new members, and alumnae is strictly limited by the University Panhellenic Council Recruitment Rules.

sisters/brothers: Members of the same sorority or fraternity.

sorority: An individual women’s organization characterized by high ideals and leadership, scholastic achievement, fellowship, oaths of fidelity, ritual, and typically designated by Greek letters. stepping: A series of complex, synchronous and precise rhythmic movements performed to songs, stomps or chants and created by organization members. Typically performed by culturally based Greek-letter organizations.

strolling: Performed by culturally based sororities and fraternities, a stroll is usually performed in unison to a song with precise and synchronized movements, possibly in a line. It may also be referred to as a party walk or strut.

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FAMILY GUIDE Not only is this guide an important resource for students exploring sororities and fraternities, it’s also a great tool for parents, guardians, and family members. We hope the following pages will answer your questions and provide information. The sorority and fraternity experience promotes individual, organizational, and community development. It also has a lot of tradition. Many sororities and fraternities designate their organization by using letters from the Greek alphabet, which actually have special meaning to members. Every sorority and fraternity has a unique motto, Ritual, and creed that unite the members in sisterhood or brotherhood, growth, achievement, service to the community, responsibility, and leadership. All sororities and fraternities are based on values, ethics, and standards. We know that students and families often have questions about sororities and fraternities. Below, we’ve provided some answers to frequently asked questions.

support or assistance Whether it’s stress, illness, or roommate issues, college students may need assistance from someone on campus during their time at The University of Texas at Austin. The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students can provide support and assistance. We encourage you to reach out and contact us. We can connect students to the appropriate resources. Call 512-471-5017, visit the 4th floor of Student Services Building, or visit us online at deanofstudents.utexas.edu.

helpful hints • Take the time to find out about the organization(s) your student is interested in. Check out their local and national website. • Be supportive of your student’s choice to join a sorority or fraternity. If you have questions, call Sorority and Fraternity Life. • Encourage your student to attend leadership programs sponsored by Office of the Dean of Students. • Know the financial costs. Determine who will pay and what limitations these expenses may impose. For many organizations, one-time national or international dues are paid during the first year, so expect the first year to be the most expensive. • Know names and phone numbers of the organization president, new member educator, big sister/big brother, organization adviser, and house director, if there is one. • Expect to see many new t-shirts, photos and sorority/fraternity paraphernalia. • Encourage your student to get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities and resources on campus. If you should have additional questions, flip to the back page to get in touch with our staff.

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frequently asked questions What is recruitment? Rush? Intake? Recruitment/rush/intake is defined as any sorority or fraternity activity that seeks to add new members to a chapter. Some Greek-letter organizations host recruitment throughout the year, while others recruit during a specified time period each semester or year. Regardless of when it occurs, any chapter activity that serves the purpose of adding new members to the chapter constitutes recruitment and must be in compliance with organizational policies, institutional rules and state laws. What are the benefits of joining? The benefits include building leadership skills, support with academics, and endless opportunities to engage in service. The sorority and fraternity experience is an excellent training ground for aspiring leaders. Many chapters organize tutoring programs, host study hours, and offer a variety of educational resources. Some offer scholarships and awards to celebrate members’ and non-members’ academic success. When do students typically join? 90 percent of the students that join a sorority or fraternity do so during their first semester in college. Alternatively, some organizations require that students have a UT Austin minimum GPA and credit hours before joining. Students, including transfers, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, also have the opportunity to join the sorority and fraternity community. How will joining a sorority or fraternity affect my student academically? Academic success is important to each sorority and fraternity. They organize study hours, schedule study skills workshops, and encourage the use of faculty office hours. All organizations have a GPA requirement to remain a member in good standing. Which sorority or fraternity is the best one to join? There are more than 70 Greek-letter organizations on campus. Each organization provides unique experiences, emphasizes values, service, philanthropy, and leadership within the community. Who is the “best” is a personal choice and it should be based on where a student feels most comfortable.

CAMPUS RESOURCES Counseling and Mental Health Center 512-471-3515 cmhc.utexas.edu Leadership and Ethics Institute 512-232-5163 deanofstudents.utexas.edu/lei Legal Services for Students 512-471-7796 deanofstudents.utexas.edu/lss Student Emergency Services 512-471-5017 deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency Student Conduct and Academic Integrity 512-471-2841 deanofstudents.utexas.edu/conduct Voices Against Violence cmhc.utexas.edu/vav.html A campus program offering counseling, advocacy, and peer education for issues of relationship violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

What does it mean to be a new member? The new member period is a time for students to bond with other new members and active members and learn about the organization’s history and goals. Some new member classes elect officers, hold weekly meetings, organize study halls, and plan activities.

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HAZING PREVENTION AND RISK REDUCTION SAFETY RESOURCES Hazing Prevention hazingprevention.org A national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing in student organizations. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism collegedrinkingprevention.gov A one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students. Safety Education deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sfl/ safetyed/resources.phpl The Office of the Dean of Students provides the Safety Education Program for all student organizations. Additional resources on risk management, prevention, and safety topics are available. BeVocal: The Bystander Intervention Initiative of The University of Texas at Austin www.wellnessnetwork.utexas.edu/ BeVocal/index.html BeVocal is a university-wide initiative to promote the idea that individual Longhorns have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm.

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responsibility Sororities and fraternities are held to high standards by the national organization, their advisers, and the institution. There are online modules, workshops, and national training sessions that prepare members to be responsible and behave in a manner that reflects their values. In addition to national organizations' educational requirements, SFL holds required trainings, and advises chapters one-on-one on a myriad of topics.

incidents and concerns The safety and wellness of students is our priority. If you hear of incidents of hazing, sexual assault, alcohol abuse, injury, or bias, please report them to the Office of the Dean of Students. A report can be filed anonymously through a variety of channels. Office of the Dean of Students 512-471-5017 deanofstudents.utexas.edu Behavior Concern Advice Line 512-232-5050 Campus Climate Response Team www.utexas.edu/diversity/ccrt

what is hazing? Hazing is commonly defined as any action taken or situation created to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. The State of Texas and The University of Texas at Austin have adopted anti-hazing legislation and policies. The fact that a person consented or acquiesced in a hazing activity is not a defense under the law. If you are hazed you must, according to state law, report it to the Office of the Dean of Students. Organizations that haze are not worth your consideration and are dangerous. In addition, Chapter 14 of The University of Texas at Austin’s Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities and Texas Education Code, Section 37.156 and 51.936 provide complete details regarding the prohibition of hazing and state law. All activities must be consistent with the university’s policies as indicated in the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities. The following student organizations are currently or have been under university discipline for policy violations in the past three years. The complete list of disciplined registered student organizations can be found online at deanofstudents.utexas.edu/doscentral/ hazing_memorandum.php.


organization

violation

duration

disciplined organizations Alpha Sigma Phi

Hazing

Written warning issued March 30, 2016.

Alpha Sigma Rho*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (August 29, 2018).

Beta Upsilon Chi

Hazing

Written warning issued February 27, 2015.

Chi Beta Delta*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (December 8, 2017).

Gamma Beta*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (December 8, 2017).

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Hazing

Probation is one (1) year (December 14, 2017).

Lambda Phi Epsilon ♦

Hazing

Probation is two (2) years (December 12, 2018).

Phi Delta Theta*♦

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (administrative extension to March 31, 2017).

Pi Kappa Phi* ♦

Hazing

Probation is one (1) year (December 6, 2017).

Sigma Lambda Gamma

Hazing

Penalty issued May 18, 2016 (Suspended by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. through May 31, 2017; conditional registration two (2) years (May 31, 2019)).

organizations with resolved discipline Alpha Epsilon Pi ♦

Hazing

Written warning issued March 5, 2015.

Alpha Kappa Psi-Business*

Hazing

Conditional registration is one (1) year (Completed February 21, 2015).

Alpha Rho Chi-Architecture*

Hazing

Conditional registration is three (3) years (Completed May 29, 2015).

Alpha Tau Omega*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed August 15, 2014).

Beta Upsilon Chi

Hazing

Written warning issued February 27, 2015.

Delta Sigma Phi*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed September 3, 2015).

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed April 30, 2014).

Omega Phi Gamma*

Hazing

Conditional registration is three (3) years (Completed July 12, 2014).

Phi Chi Theta-Business*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed July 7, 2014).

Phi Kappa Psi*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed December 12, 2015).

Pi Kappa Alpha* ♦

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed October 31, 2016).

Sigma Alpha Mu*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed April 20, 2014).

Texas Iron Spikes*

Hazing

Conditional registration is three (3) years (Completed March 7, 2014).

Kappa Alpha Order (formerly known as Texas Omicron)*

Hazing

Conditional registration is three (3) years (Completed April 11, 2015).

Zeta Beta Tau*♦

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (administrative extension to December 31, 2016).

* Resolved via Mutual Agreement ♦ More than one disciplinary sanction for hazing violations in the past three (3) years

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MAP OF HOUSES

sororities ΑΧΩ Alpha Chi Omega: 2420 Nueces Street ΑΔΠ Alpha Delta Pi: 2620 Rio Grande Street ΑΕΦ Alpha Epsilon Phi: 2500 Rio Grande Street ΑΦ Alpha Phi: 2005 University Avenue ΑΞΔ Alpha Xi Delta: 2508 Rio Grande Street ΧΩ Chi Omega: 2711 Rio Grande Street ΔΔΔ Delta Delta Delta: 503 West 27th Street ΔΓ Delta Gamma: 2419 Rio Grande Street ΚΑΘ Kappa Alpha Theta: 2401 Pearl Street ΚΔ Kappa Delta: 2315 Nueces Street ΚΚΓ Kappa Kappa Gamma: 2001 University Avenue ΠΒΦ Pi Beta Phi: 2300 San Antonio Street ΣΔΤ Sigma Delta Tau: 405 West 22nd Street ΖΤΑ Zeta Tau Alpha: 2711 Nueces Street

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fraternities Acacia Acacia: 2614 Rio Grande Street ΑΕΠ Alpha Epsilon Pi: 2807 Rio Grande Street ΑΣΦ Alpha Sigma Phi: 2813 Salado Street ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega: 2317 Shoal Creek Boulevard ΔΚΕ Delta Kappa Epsilon: 713 Graham Place ΔΣΦ Delta Sigma Phi: 706 West 26th Street ΔΤΔ Delta Tau Delta: 2801 San Jacinto Boulevard ΚΑ Kappa Alpha Order: 2515 Leon Street ΚΣ Kappa Sigma: 1002 West 26th Street ΛΧΑ Lambda Chi Alpha: 2806 San Pedro Street ΦΔΘ Phi Delta Theta: 1904 Nueces Street Fiji Phi Gamma Delta: 300 West 27th Street ΦΚΨ Phi Kappa Psi: 2500 San Antonio Street ΦΚΣ Phi Kappa Sigma: 2402 Rio Grande Street ΠΚΑ Pi Kappa Alpha: 2400 Leon Street ΠΚΦ Pi Kappa Phi: 2411 Longview Street ΣΑΕ Sigma Alpha Epsilon: 2414 Pearl Street ΣΑΜ Sigma Alpha Mu: 2501 Leon Street ΣΧ Sigma Chi: 2701 Nueces Street

ΣΦΕ Sigma Phi Epsilon: 2500 Pearl Street ΣΠ Sigma Pi: 2802 San Pedro Street ΘΧ Theta Chi: 909 W. 22nd Street ΖΒΤ Zeta Beta Tau: 710 West 28th Street ΖΨ Zeta Psi: 2806 Nueces Street

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