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Title: Improving your Greek IQ

Improving your Greek IQ
  • Orientation Training
  • 2007

Why do we exist?
  • To foster life-long friendships
  • To provide a home away from home
  • To promote and act upon values, principles, and
  • To give back to our campus and the community

Why go Greek?
Leadership Is Emphasized! Many of the greatest
leaders of our nation and on our campus are
members of Greek organizations. The skills
learned in Greek life are applicable to real life
Why go Greek?
  • Social Interaction Is Fostered! Greek life
    promotes social events, communication, and
    personal interaction. Between meeting new members
    at mixers, to team-building experiences,
    relationships are formed every day.

Why go Greek?
  • Connections Are Made!
  • Greek organizations offer unmatched networking
    opportunities. Life-long friendships are
    developed with peers and alumni members.

Why go Greek?
  • Lives Are Changed!
  • Personal growth is expected with the experience
    Greek life can offer. Each member is encouraged
    to reach the potential from the support and
    guidance of brotherhood or sisterhood.

Why go Greek?
  • College Is More Fun!
  • It is great to come to such a large school and
    instantly become a part of a community such as
    Greek life. There is always something to do
    whether it is an educational program or a
    socials. Greeks are never bored!

Look at the Stats
  • Since 1910, 85 of Supreme Court Justices are
  • 85 of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek
  • Generally, 70 of Greeks graduate, while only
    50 of non-
  • Greeks graduate. The Greek GPA is also higher
    that the
  • UCF average GPA
  • 76 of US Senators are Greek
  • All but two Presidents and two Vice Presidents
    born after 1825
  • have been Greek
  • 43 of the 50 largest North American Corporations
    are headed
  • by Greek men and women
  • Greeks raise more than 7 million each year for
    many different
  • charities

Were kind of a big deal
  • Presidents Leadership Council
  • Order of Pegasus
  • Student Government Vice-President
  • Council Executive Boards
  • Resident Assistants
  • O-Team
  • LEAD Scholars
  • Forever Knights
  • Student Ambassadors
  • SGA agency leaders (I.e. Homecoming, CAB, KoRT)
  • And more.

  • UCF Greeks raise money and donations for over 40
    non-profit organizations through service and
    philanthropic events. UCF Greeks raise thousands
    of dollars. Some philanthropy events include,
    dance competitions, sporting events, concerts,
    and showcases, to name a few.

FSL Mission Statement
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life will be a premier
    Greek community that fosters an inclusive
    environment committed to academic excellence,
    community engagement, personal and leadership
    development in a safe and supportive environment
    while utilizing university and local community

Structure of our Greek Community
Diversified Greek Council (DGC)
  • Supports five (5) sororities and one (1)
  • Founded in Spring 99
  • The Diversified Greek Council shall be a place
    for all fraternal organizations focused on
    diversity with the common goals of community
    involvement, academic excellence and leadership,
    to expand and understand each others cultures to
    further the Greek experience through respect and

DGC Chapters
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority,
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority ,Inc. (Mus)
  • Delta Phi Lambda Asian-Intrest Sorority,
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

DGC Questions Answers
  • Why dont we RUSH?
  • DGC prides itself in having a different type of
    orientation. We believe that this is a lifetime
    commitment and need the proper amount of time to
    choose an organization that best suits you. We
    strongly believe that we need to get to know our
    future members inside and out as well as them to
    know us on a personal level.
  • Why do we have less members?
  • Due to our young age, our recruitment is hindered
    by the lack of recognition on a national level.
    We are also very selective on choosing our
    potential members since it is a life time
  • Do you have to be multicultural or Latin to join?
  • No, we believe that if you respect and are open
    to learning more about different cultures you
    are welcomed.

Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Supports 16 organizations
  • The mission of the Interfraternity Council at the
    University of Central Florida is to provide a
    governing body to the undergraduate fraternity
    chapters and their members. We are there to
    provide service opportunities and leadership and
    development programming to all undergraduate
    fraternity men. We are focused on communicating
    all prevalent information and ideas to our
    chapter while making qualified suggestions for
    the better of fraternities at our institution. We
    inspire positive change to promote the betterment
    of our Greek community and of Greek life as a
  • The average length of new member education is
    eight weeks and hazing is strictly prohibited.

IFC Chapters
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latin Fraternity Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc.
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
  • Supports nine (9) organizations
  • The purpose of the UCF NPHC is to promote unity
    and purposeful action by effectively
    coordinating, monitoring, and governing member
    organizations on the UCF campus and to facilitate
    the personal and leadership development of its
    members on and off campus, and to provide
    programming and service to the minority students
    on campus and to the surrounding communities.
  • The NPHC promotes interaction through forums,
    meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of
    information and engages in cooperative
    programming and initiatives through various
    activities and functions.The stated purpose and
    mission of the organization in 1930 was Unamity
    of thought and action as far as possible in the
    conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities
    and sororities, and to consider problems of
    mutual to its member organizations.

NPHC Chapters
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Alphas)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Kappas)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Omegas)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Sigmas)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Deltas)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Zetas)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (SGRho)
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Iotas)

Panhellenic Council (PAN)
  • Ten (10) of UCFs sororities are under the
    Panhellenic Council, which is nationally
    affiliated with the National Panhellenic
    Conference (NPC). The Panhellenic council is run
    by an executive board of nine (9) members from
    various organizations that meets weekly to
    discuss new business and upcoming council-wide
    events. A delegate from each of the ten (10)
    sororities is present at all Panhellenic Council

PAN Chapters
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Greek Glossary
  • Glossary in packet
  • Know all terms

Myths about Greek Life
  • DGC and NPHC only takes Minorities and Latin
  • All organizations haze
  • You have to have a lot of money to be part of
    Greek life
  • For IFC, bids can only be given and accepted
    during formal recruitment

Recruitment / Intake
  • DGC- Although there is no formal process, contact
    the organizations directly and attend Meet the
    Greeks in both fall and spring semesters
  • IFC- Although a few chose to only participate
    annually, participants must register for formal
    recruitment, which is the second week of the
    semester in both fall and spring semesters. There
    is not cost but you must have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • NPHC- Due to the variation in membership intake
    processes, the NPHC hosts Greek Expo, where you
    can receive information about the organization of
    your choice
  • PAN- Formal recruitment occurs the week before
    classes only in the fall. All participants must
    register and there is a fee involved. All PAN
    sororities participate in formal recruitment

So, do all organizations haze?
  • Unfortunately, some organizations have engaged in
    hazing activities, however, they are no longer a
    part of our Greek community.
  • Physical and mental hazing is prohibited by UCF,
    Greek Organizations, and the laws of the state of
    Florida. Fortunately, most Greeks recognize that
    hazing has no place in their organizations. UCF
    has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy program toward all

How much should I expect to pay?
  • Students and alumni set the dues for each Greek
    organization, while incorporating national fees,
    and liability insurance. Dues vary by chapter and
    council, but range from, 100 to 1500 per
  • What the dues payment includes all varies by
    chapter, but may cover social activities,
    intramural sports, philanthropic endeavors,
    operational expenses, and more.

So, all Greeks do is Party, right?
  • While fraternities and sororities do party, we
    spend most of our time building friendships,
    improving our academics, giving back through
    service, and leading our campus community.

By joining a Greek organization, Im just buying
my friends
  • Friendship can never be bought. Belonging to any
    organization generally requires fees for