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#TEXASGREEKS SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE

INFORMATION GUIDE Office of the Dean Of Students Division of Student Affairs


To the Class of 2020, 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 my office 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. Dean of Students and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

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

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.

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 and brotherhood

personal responsibility Our community values an environment that exemplifies positive and appropriate behavior. Members hold each other to high standards to foster experiences that are safe for all.


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 Texas Greeks Interfraternity Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Latino Pan-Hellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Multicultural Greek Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 National Pan-Hellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 University Panhellenic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Affiliates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Terms and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Family Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Safety Education and Hazing Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Chapter Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Map of Houses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32


SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE SELECT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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. We work with all students to create a safer, cooperative, values-focused and inclusive experience on the Forty Acres. 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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fall

each semester

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.

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. This is a state-mandated program and is in compliance with Texas State Statute Section 51.9361.

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.

spring 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 a conversation about planning safer social events. 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. Institute The Institute is a six-day leadership retreat in partnership with LeaderShape® focusing on the concepts of vision, partnerships, integrity, and results. As well as being an opportunity to develop skills to improve organizations, the experience is structured to allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their own strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately The Institute enables students to be more effective leaders in their organizations.

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. 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. 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.


ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY Our 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.

6,704

total members

3%

AFFILIATES

6 organizations 177 members

39%

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

3%

LATINO PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

8 organizations 201 members

MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

1%

3 organizations 42 members

NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

1%

5 organizations 39 members

5%

TEXAS ASIAN PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

29 organizations 2,687 members

7 organizations 260 members

50%

UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

0

30

14 organizations 3,298 members

60

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL MEMBERS

3


WHO WE ARE

6,704

HOW WE GIVE

44% 56% Male

Sorority and Fraternity Members

Female

55,860 Hours of Community Service

WHERE WE'RE FROM

1032%

980

224,013

5,621 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 2 Year

3 Year

4 Year

5+ Years

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Grad Program

13%

23%

26%

39%

>1%

1,542

*

th

1,743

2,614

Class Standing Credit Hours Freshman

0-29 credit hours

Sophomore

30-59 credit hours

Junior 60-89 credit hours Senior 90+ credit hours Graduate student

COLLEGE/SCHOOL of Enrollment

1,274

1,508

Liberal Arts

Business Administration

4.8% 6.0% 10.2% 15.8% 15.9% 19.0% 22.5% Natural Sciences

5

1.4% 2.3%

402

0.8%

321

1,059 1,066

Communication

0.7%

154

684 Engineering

0.5%

94

Education

53

Undergraduate Studies

47 Social Work

33

Geosciences

Retention Rate 6% Higher for Members than Other Students

1 Year

*)

6%

2%

rd

(Credit hour

Architecture

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

24%

871

Grad Program

10%

26%

Students with 2 Degrees

134

27% nd

Fine Arts

466

CLASS STANDING

1,608

21% st

Of Members Above the Average Undergraduate 3.2 GPA

1,407

Nursing

59%

YEAR IN SCHOOL

1,743

1,810


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)


INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

29

MEMBERS:  2,687 FACEBOOK:

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

Many of the chapters in the Interfraternity Council (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. The Longhorn fraternity experience revolves around character, leadership, responsibility, and philanthropy. As a collection of fraternities, IFC represents a large percentage of the total sorority and fraternity population.

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 with IFC. 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

ifc events Movember — Grow a mustache, raise money, and win prizes. IFC’s annual philanthropy event generated $34,545 in 2015 — the most of any IFC organization in the nation! Proceeds support men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer. IFC Open Annual Charity Golf Tournament — The spring is a great time to golf and IFC knows it. That’s why they organize a golf tournament that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Austin. Every year, participants raise more than $10,000.

NORTH-AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE

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www.fraternityinfo.com


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

NICKNAME: Betas

FOUNDED: Miami

FB: fb.me/TexasAEPi

UT: 1886 WEB: utexas.beta.org

NICKNAME: Delt FOUNDED: Bethany

T: @Beta_Texas

College, 1858

UT: 1904 WEB: www.delts.org

FB: fb.me/BetaThetaPiTexas

www.texasdelts.com

IG: @Beta_Texas

Friends From The Heart, Forever

NICKNAME: Deke

FOUNDED: Yale

Committed to Lives of Excellence

University, 1839

ΔΚΕ Delta Kappa Epsilon

WEB: www.aepi.org

www.texasaepi.com

ΔΤΔ Delta Tau Delta

ΚΑ Kappa Alpha Order Dieu et les Dames

University, 1844

UT: 1912 WEB: www.dke.org

www.omegachidke.dekeunited.org FB: fb.me/UTAustinDKE

NICKNAME: K-A FOUNDED: Washington

College, 1865

UT: 1883 WEB: www.kappaalphaorder.org FB: fb.me/TXKappaAlpha T: @TexasKappaAlpha IG:

@ TexasKappaAlpha

T: @TexasAEPi

ΑΣΦ Alpha Sigma Phi

ΔΧ Delta Chi

ΚΣ Kappa Sigma

To Better The Man

Leges (Law)

NICKNAME: Alpha Sig FOUNDED: Yale University, 1845 UT: 2015 WEB: www.alphasigmaphi.org www.alphasigtexas.com FB: fb.me/AlphaSigTexas T: @alphasigtexas IG: @alphasigtexas

ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega

ΔΣΦ Delta Sigma Phi

America’s Leadership Development Fraternity

NICKNAME: A-T-O FOUNDED: Virginia UT: 1897 WEB: www.ato.org

www.utexasato.org FB: fb.me/utexasato T: @Texas_ATO IG: @Texas_ATO

University, 1890

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

Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service

IG: @texasdeltachi

Better Men. Better Lives

Military Institute, 1865

FOUNDED: Cornell

NICKNAME: Delta-Sig FOUNDED: City

College of New York, 1899 UT: 1907 WEB: www.deltasigmaphi.org texasdeltasig.com T: @TexasDSP

NICKNAME:

Kappa Sig

FOUNDED: University

of Virginia, 1869

UT: 1884 WEB: www.kappasigma.org

www.kappasigtauut.org

ΛΧΑ Lambda Chi Alpha Naught Without Labor

NICKNAME: Lambda-Chi FOUNDED: Boston

University, 1909

UT: 1917 WEB: www.lambdachi.org

www.utlxa.org

FB: fb.me/TexasLambdaChiAlpha T: @UTLXA

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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

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

NICKNAME: Phi-Tau

FOUNDED: Miami

College, 1848

UT: 1883 WEB: www.phigam.org

www.texasfiji.com IG: @texasfiji

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

ΦΚΣ Phi Kappa Sigma

NICKNAME: S-A-E FOUNDED: University

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

NICKNAME:

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

ΣΑΜ Sigma Alpha Mu

For Honor, For Passion, For Life

NICKNAME: Sammy FOUNDED: City

College, New York, 1909

UT: 1921 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.texassigmachi.org Texas Sigma Chi T: @TexasSigmaChi

FB:

IG: @phipsitexas

Brotherhood is More than Skin Deep

IG: @texasphitau

Once a Pike, Always a Pike

NICKNAME: Phi-Psi

T: @TexasPhiTau

and Led by Truth, We Live and We Flourish

The True Gentleman

WEB: www.phikappatau.org

United by Friendship, Sustained by Honor,

ΣΑΕ Sigma Alpha Epsilon

www.texasphitau.org

ΦΚΨ Phi Kappa Psi

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ΦΚΤ Phi Kappa Tau

NICKNAME:

Texas Skulls of Pennsylvania, 1850 UT: 1940 WEB: www.becomeaphikap.org http://www.texaspks.com FB: fb.me/texas.skulls T: @TexasSkulls IG: @TexasSkulls

FOUNDED: University

ΠΚΦ Pi Kappa Phi

Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder

ΣΦΕ Sigma Phi Epsilon

Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love

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

NICKNAME:

Sig-Ep

FOUNDED: Richmond

College, 1901

UT: 1930 WEB: www.sigep.org

www.texassigep.org


ΘX Theta Chi

ΣΠ Sigma Pi

A Quest for Excellence

FOUNDED: Vincennes UT: 1965

WEB: www.sigmapi.org

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

ΤΚΕ

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

An Assisting Hand University, 1897

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

ΖΨ Zeta Psi

NICKNAME: Teke FOUNDED: Illinois Wesleyan UT: 1951 WEB: www.tke.org

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

University, 1899

FOUNDED: Norwich

University, 1856

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

ΖΒΤ Zeta Beta Tau

A Powerhouse of Excellence

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

IFC'S WELCOME EVENT Late August Sign-up for more info via recruitment registration link on the IFC website, texasifc.org

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ORGANIZATIONS:

LATINO PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

8 201 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.

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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lphc events 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 first-semester 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 Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Delta Chi

Leading with Integrity, United through Service

NICKNAME: K-D-Chi

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

ΛΘΑ Latina Sorority, Inc.

ΩΔΦ Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Delta Phi

NICKNAME: L-T-A

FOUNDED: Kean

UT: 2004

T: @UTLambdaLadies

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

University, 1992

UT: 2010 WEB: www.sigmalambdaalpha.org FB: fb.me/UTSenoritas T: @TexasSenoritas

ΣΛΒ International Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Lambda Beta

Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture

NICKNAME: Phiota FOUNDED: Rensselaer

FOUNDED: Texas Woman’s

IG: @texassenoritas

Always Prepared, Always Together

WEB: www.lambdalady.org

IG: @Lta_Gammachi

Phi Iota Alpha

NICKNAME: Señoritas

ΦΙΑ Latino Fraternity

University, 1975

FB: UTLambdaLadies

NICKNAME: O-D-Phi

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

www.ltagammachi.org

Latinas Helping Others

One Culture, Any Race

Lambda Theta Alpha

Empowering the Universal Woman

ΣΛΑ Sigma Lambda Alpha

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.

Sigma Delta Lambda

Together We Rise Through Education, Loyalty and Pride 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

LPHC'S GO GREEK Tuesday, September 6th 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Auditorium

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MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

3

MEMBERS:  42

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

Currently with one sorority and two fraternities, 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.

mgc events 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.

Cultural Showcase — It’s a cultural celebration! This annual April event is an opportunity to watch cultural performances, listen to some great music, and eat food from around the world. Meet the Greeks — This is your chance to Meet the Greeks of MGC. This event occurs during the first month of every semester and is a great way to learn more about them.

NATIONAL MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

nationalmgc.org

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ΔΑΩ Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

ΔΑΣ Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Delta Alpha Omega

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

NICKNAME: Dayo

FOUNDED: University of Texas at Arlington, 2001 UT: 2005 WEB: www.utexasdao.org FB: fb.me/DAO.TX T: @Utexas_DAO IG: @texas_DAO

ΣΚΦ Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Alpha Sigma

Friends From the Beginning, Sisters till the End

The P.I.N.K. Ladies FOUNDED: University of Texas at Arlington, 2004 UT: 2011 WEB: www.deltaalphasigmaut.com FB: fb.me/UTDeltaAlphaSigma IG: @ut_deltaalphasigma

NICKNAME:

Sigma Kappa Phi

Brothers of All Races

NICKNAME: S-K-Phi FOUNDED: The University of Texas at Austin, 2007 FB: fb.me/ut.skphi

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NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

5

fb.me/TexasNPHC @TexasNPHC

MEMBERS:  39 FACEBOOK: TWITTER:

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 three 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.

ΚΑΨ Fraternity, 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

ΑΦΑ Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha

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

NICKNAME: Alphas

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

ΖΦΒ Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi

Zeta Phi Beta

Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor

A Community Conscious, Action Oriented Organization

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

NICKNAME: Zetas FOUNDED: Howard

University, 1920

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

@OThetaZetas @OThetaZetas

ΩΨΦ Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi

Friendship is Essential to the Soul

NICKNAME: Ques FOUNDED: Howard

University, 1911

UT: 1969 FB: fb.me/EtaTheta.Ques T: @EtaThetaQues IG: @utomegas

NPHC'S GREEK 101 Monday, September 12th 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Ballroom

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TEXAS ASIAN PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

7 201 FACEBOOK: fb.me/ut.tapc TWITTER: @UT_TAPC INSTAGRAM: @ut_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 Sorority, Inc.

ΓΒ Fraternity

alpha Kappa Delta Phi

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 Sorority, Inc.

NICKNAME: A-S-R FOUNDED: University UT: 2000 WEB: www.asr.uga.edu FB: fb.me/utalphasigmarho

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

NICKNAME:

Sigmas

FOUNDED: University

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

ΚΦΓ Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Phi Gamma

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

T: @UT_ASR IG: @UT_ASR

ΔΚΔ Sorority, Inc.

ΚΦΛ Sorority, Inc.

Delta Kappa Delta

Sisterhood Built Through Service

The Reward is in the Doing

of Georgia, 1998

www.utalphasigmarho.com

Sigma Phi Omega

Making Good Men Better

Alpha Sigma Rho

Strength in Unity

ΣΦΩ Sorority, Inc.

Gamma Beta

NICKNAME: D-K-D

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

Kappa Phi Lambda

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

TAPC'S GREEK SNEAK PEEK Wednesday, September 7th 6:30 p.m. Student Activity Center Auditorium

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UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS:

14 3,298 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

ΑΔΠ Alpha Delta Pi

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. —NPC Creed

ΑΞΔ Alpha Xi Delta

We Live For Each Other

Inspiring Women to Realize Their Potential

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

ΑΕΦ Alpha Epsilon Phi

Many Hearts, One Purpose

NICKNAME: A-E-Phi FOUNDED: Barnard

College, 1909

UT: 1925 WEB: www.aephi.org T: @TexasPhi IG:

@texasphi

ΑΦ Alpha Phi

Union Hand in Hand

ΧΩ Chi Omega

Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals

www.aephitexas.com

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

NICKNAME: A-Phi

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

NICKNAME: Chi-O

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

ΔΔΔ 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

ΔΓ Delta Gamma

Do Good

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

ΚΑΘ Kappa Alpha Theta

Leading Women

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

ΚΔ 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

NICKNAME: Kappa

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

ΠΒΦ Pi Beta Phi

Cultivating Sincere Friendships

NICKNAME: Pi-Phi

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

ΣΔΤ Sigma Delta Tau

One Hope of Many People

NICKNAME: Sig-Delt

FOUNDED: Cornell

University, 1917

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

ΖΤΑ 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 15 Open House Day 1 - Tuesday, August 16 Day 2 - Wednesday, August 17 Philanthropy Day 1 - Thursday, August 18 Day 2 - Friday, August 19 Sisterhood Night Saturday, August 20 Preference Night Sunday, August 21 Bid Day Monday, August 22 at 5 p.m.


AFFILIATES

ORGANIZATIONS:

6

MEMBERS:  177

Affiliates represent two sororities and four fraternities on campus. The members are involved on campus and engage in leadership development, scholarship, risk management, and academic support resources offered across the Forty Acres. The only difference is that they haven’t joined a council yet. This relationship distinguishes Affiliates as unique and connected to Sorority and Fraternity Life.

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BXΘ National Fraternity, Inc.

ΓΦΔ Christian Fraternity, Inc.

Beta Chi Theta

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

ΔΛΦ Fraternity, Inc.

First Class, First Choice

NICKNAME: D

LP

FOUNDED: Washington, D.C., 1986 UT: 2010 WEB: www.dlp.org

www.dlp.org/betarho fb.me/Delta Lambda Phi – Beta Rho T: @dlpBP IG: @dlpbetarho

NICKNAME:

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

ΓΡΛ National Sorority

Delta Lambda Phi

Making Our Presence Make A Difference

ΩΦΓ Omega Phi Gamma

Gamma Phi Delta

Bound by Honor, Rise Above All

FB:

NICKNAME:

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

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

FOUNDED: The

ΣΙΑ Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Gamma Rho Lambda

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

NICKNAME:

Hermandad de

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


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.

HELPFUL 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

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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SAFETY EDUCATION AND HAZING PREVENTION responsibility

RESOURCES

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.

Hazing Prevention

incidents and concerns

hazingprevention.org

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.

A national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing in student organizations.

In Memory of Jack inmemoryofjack.com An interactive resource tackling current problems and the consequences of hazing and binge drinking among fraternities and sororities across the country.

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? 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.

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.

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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

Alpha Epsilon Pi ♦

Hazing

Written warning issued March 5, 2015.

alpha Kappa Delta Phi*

Hazing

Conditional registration is three (3) years (Completed June 10, 2013).

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.

Chi Beta Delta*

Hazing

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

Delta Sigma Phi*

Hazing

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

Gamma Beta*

Hazing

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

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.*

Hazing

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

Lambda Phi Epsilon

Hazing

Penalty issued December 20, 2005 (Cancelled through December 19, 2011; Suspended through May 31, 2014; Probation Completed May 31, 2015).

Omega Phi Gamma*

Hazing

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

Phi Chi Theta-Business*

Hazing

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

Phi Delta Theta*♦

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (September 11, 2016).

Phi Kappa Psi*

Hazing

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

Pi Kappa Alpha*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (May 4,2016).

Pi Kappa Phi*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years(Completed February 27, 2014).

Sigma Alpha Epsilon*

Hazing

Conditional registration is five (5) years (Completed April 7, 2013).

Sigma Alpha Mu*

Hazing

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

Sigma Lambda Gamma

Hazing

Found in violation; penalty pending.

Silver Spurs*

Hazing

Conditional registration is two (2) years (Completed July 13, 2013).

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 (September 4, 2016).

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

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CHAPTER COMPARISON sororities

chapter size (fall 2015)

council

Alpha Chi Omega

ΑΧΩ

Ç

248

UPC

Alpha Delta Pi

ΑΔΠ

Ç

251

UPC

Alpha Epsilon Phi

AΕΦ

Ç

256

UPC

ΑΚΑ

È

9

NPHC

αΚΔΦ

È

67

TAPC

Alpha Phi

ΑΦ

Ç

243

UPC

Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.

ΑΣΡ

È

27

TAPC

Alpha Xi Delta

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.

AΞΔ

Ç

161

UPC

Chi Omega

ΧΩ

Ç

266

UPC

Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

ΔΑΣ

È

12

MGC

Delta Delta Delta

ΔΔΔ

Ç

265

UPC

ΔΓ

Ç

256

UPC

Delta Kappa Delta Sorority, Inc.

ΔΚΔ

È

24

TAPC

Gamma Rho Lambda

ΓΡΔ

È

23

AFF

Delta Gamma

ΣΙΑ

Ç

2

AFF

KAΘ

Ç

258

UPC

Kappa Delta

ΚΔ

Ç

252

UPC

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

KΔΧ

È

50

LPHC

Kappa Kappa Gamma

KKΓ

Ç

274

UPC

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.

KΦΓ

È

22

TAPC

Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

ΚΦΛ

È

51

TAPC

Lambda Theta Alpha Latina Sorority, Inc.

ΛΘΑ

È

11

LPHC

Pi Beta Phi

ΠΒΦ

Ç

261

UPC

Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc.

ΣΔΛ

È

17

LPHC

Sigma Delta Tau

ΣΔΤ

È

59

UPC

Sigma Lambda Alpha

ΣΛΑ

È

14

LPHC

Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.

ΣΦΩ

È

75

TAPC

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

ΖΦΒ

È

6

NPHC

Zeta Tau Alpha

ΖΤΑ

Ç

259

UPC

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. Kappa Alpha Theta

Denotes housing available

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housed

average gpa relative to overall undergraduate women's gpa of 3.24 (fall 2015)


average gpa relative to overall undergraduate men's gpa of 3.15 (fall 2015)

chapter size (fall 2015)

council

Acacia

È

35

IFC

Alpha Epsilon Pi

ΑΕΠ

Ç

68

IFC

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

ΑΦΑ

È

15

NPHC

Alpha Sigma Phi

AΣΦ

NA

49

IFC

Alpha Tau Omega

ATΩ

È

113

IFC

Beta Chi Theta National Fraternity, Inc.

ΒΧΘ

È

35

AFF

Beta Theta Pi

BΘΠ

NA

50

IFC

Delta Alpha Omega Multicultural Fraternity, Inc.

ΔΑΩ

È

26

MGC

25

IFC

fraternities

Acacia

housed

ΔΧ

È

Delta Kappa Epsilon

ΔΚΕ

È

22

IFC

Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity Inc.

ΔΛΦ

È

33

AFF

Delta Sigma Phi

ΔΣΦ

È

42

IFC

Delta Tau Delta

ΔΤΔ

Delta Chi

È

169

IFC

ΓΒ

È

42

TAPC

ΓΦΔ

NA

5

AFF

ΚΑ

Ç

133

IFC

ΚΑΨ

È

4

NPHC

ΚΣ

Ç

176

IFC

ΛΧΑ

Ç

128

IFC

Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc.

ΛΘΦ

È

15

LPHC

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.

ΩΔΦ

È

31

LPHC

Omega Phi Gamma

ΩΦΓ

È

57

AFF

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

ΩΨΦ

È

2

NPHC

Phi Delta Theta

IFC

Gamma Beta Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Order Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Sigma Lambda Chi Alpha

ΦΔΘ

È

124

Phi Gamma Delta

Fiji

Ç

173

IFC

Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity

ΦΙΑ

È

7

LPHC

Phi Kappa Psi

ΦΚΨ

È

96

IFC

Phi Kappa Sigma

ΦΚΣ

Ç

59

IFC

Phi Kappa Tau

ΦΚΤ

È

34

IFC

Phi Kappa Theta

ΦΚΘ

È

27

IFC

Pi Kappa Alpha

ΠΚΑ

È

124

IFC

Pi Kappa Phi

ΠΚΦ

È

81

IFC

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

ΣΑΕ

Ç

162

IFC

Sigma Alpha Mu

ΣΑΜ

Ç

126

IFC

196

IFC

ΣΧ

È

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

ΣΛΒ

È

35

LPHC

Sigma Phi Epsilon

ΣΦΕ

Ç

172

IFC

ΣΠ

È

25

IFC

Tau Kappa Epsilon

ΤΚΕ

È

30

IFC

Theta Chi

ΘΧ

È

55

IFC

Zeta Beta Tau

ΖΒΤ

Ç

165

IFC

Zeta Psi

ΖΨ

È

48

IFC

Sigma Chi

Sigma Pi

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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: 2710 Whitis Boulevard ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega: 2317 Shoal Creek Boulevard ΔΧ Delta Chi: 910 Poplar Street ΔΚΕ Delta Kappa Epsilon: 715 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 ΦΔΘ Phi Delta Theta: 1904 Nueces Street Fiji Phi Gamma Delta: 300 West 27th Street ΦΚΨ Phi Kappa Psi: 2501 Nueces Street ΦΚΣ Phi Kappa Sigma: 2402 Rio Grande ΠΚΑ Pi Kappa Alpha: 2400 Leon Street ΠΚΦ Pi Kappa Phi: 2411 Longview 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: 1801 Nueces 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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