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Alcohol 101 Plus
Making safe and responsible decisions on campus. A program of The Century Council.
Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Network
Facts, figures, newsletter, and programs.
An agency providing issues-based lectures to college campuses.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
A complete education "under one roof," courtesy of the NIC.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
U.S. Department of Education. News, resources, publications, and links.
Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues
A Higher Education Partnership Promoting Education, Prevention and Networking Initiatives for the Elimination of Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse.
Lambda 10 Project
Clearinghouse for educational resources and information pertaining to gay, lesbian, bisexual members of the college fraternity.
Stop the Hate
Campus hate crime prevention for colleges and universities.
"Educating to Eliminate Hazing." Definition, laws, news, myths and facts, and resources.
Training for intervention procedures. Research, training, and resources.
Center for the Study of the College Fraternity
The Center for the Study of the College Fraternity was formed in 1979 to encourage and support research of the highest quality and educational significance on the role of the fraternity and sorority in higher education.
Fraternal Information and Programming Group
A leading resource for risk management education, policy, and resources.
The information provided here includes hazing definitions, examples, state laws, and other resources as part of "StopHazing.com".
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC)
The NPHC is the umbrella organization for the national NPHC chapters.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
The NPC is the umbrella organization for the national Panhellenic sororities.
North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
The NIC is the umbrella organization for the national IFC fraternities.
National Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a Greek honorary organization that recognizes the top 3% of Greeks in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service.
The following resources have been provided for all Greek Organizations convenience. Please utilize this page for your chapter when specific problems arise. Should you require more information or would like additional links, contact the Office of Campus Life at 229-931-2377
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (formerly Black Greek Council) serves as the official coordinating agent of the eight constituent member Greek letter fraternities and sororities in the furtherance of their program unity on the Georgia Southwestern State University campus. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is made up of three sororities and three fraternities. Nationally, these combined organizations have more than 800,000 members. NPHC is an incorporated, non-profit service organization. The National Panhellenic Council's Office is located on the 3rd floor of the SSC, room 3469. For more information on how to get involved, please contact a member of the NPHC or see the Director of Campus Life.
The NPHC consists of 4 male and 3 female Greek Organizations:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Website: http://www.nphchq.org/
Nationally Founded: December 4, 1906 Established at GSW: February 6, 1976 Colors: Black and Old Gold Symbol: Sphinx Flower: Yellow Rose Service Projects: The Alpha Academy, Alpha Head Start Project, Leadership Development and Citizenship Training, National Mentoring Partnership with Boy Scouts of America and Big Brothers/Big
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was founded December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate, Greek letter fraternity established for people of African descent. More than 150,000 men have been initiated into the fraternity since its founding. The fraternity was born out of a desire to promote close association and mutual support among African Americans at the turn of the century. Thanks largely to its seven visionary founders, the fraternity has become one of the most prestigious and influential organizations in the world today. The organization is international with local chapters throughout the United States, District of Columbia, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945. The list of Alpha men who have made a tremendous impact on the world include: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, Paul Robeson, and many, many more. We, the brothers of the Mu Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are constantly striving to carry on the legacy.
National Website: http://www.alphaphialpha.net/
Nationally Founded: January 5, 1911 Established at GSW: April 29, 1983 Colors: Crimson and Cream Symbol: Diamond Flower: Red Carnation Service Project: Mentoring, at local middle schools and the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. Originally charted and incorporated Kappa Alpha Nu on April 15, 1911, the name was officially changed to Kappa Alpha Psi on April 15, 1915. The Black-sponsored Greek letter organization on the Indiana campus might well have begun in 1903, but there were too few registrants to assure continuing organization. In that year, a club was formed called Alpha Kappa Nu with the purpose of strengthening the Blacks' voice at the university and in the city of Bloomington. The reason for choosing the Greek letter name is not known, but it is known that the club expired within a short time. There is no record of any similar organization at Indiana until the chartering of Kappa Alpha Nu in 1911. The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians stimulating them to reach accomplishments higher than they had imagined. With achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. Subsequently, chapters spread in succession to the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa, and Wilberforce University campuses. By 1919, the Kappa Alpha Psi experience had generated serious interest among Black college degree holders to form Alumni Chapters. The Georgia Southwestern State University Lambda Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered and duly adopted on April 29, 1983. The seal of Kappa Alpha Psi was affixed on May 5, 1984. Over the past 20 years, the Lambda Psi Chapter has inducted over 100 men into this historical black fraternity.
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Suspended
National Website: http://www.oppf.org/
Nationally Founded: January 9, 1914 Established at GSW: April 1986 Colors: Royal Blue and White Flower: White Carnation Symbol: Dove Service Projects: Sigmas Attack Teenage Pregnancy (SATAP), Sigmas Against Alcohol and Drugs (SAAD), Habitat for Humanity, NAACP, Sickle Cell, UNCF
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington D.C. on January 9, 1914 by three young black male students. The founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the high ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as “a part of” the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged on his own merits rather than his family background or affluence, without regard or race, nationality, color, skin tone, or texture of hair. They wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as a part of an even greater brotherhood-sisterhood which would be devoted to “exclusive we.” From its inception, the founders also conceived Phi Beta Sigma as a mechanism to deliver services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to be utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, the founders of Phi Beta Sigma held the deep conviction that they should return their newly acquired skills to the communities from which they had come. This deep conviction was mirrored in the fraternity motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” With the force, vigor, power, and energy of its more than 100,000 dedicated men united in more than 700 chapters across the United States, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, Phi Beta Sigma continues to faithfully perpetuate composite growth and progress as the “people’s fraternity” dedicated to providing services to all humanity. The Pi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was established on the campus of Georgia Southwestern in April of 1986. The chapter is involved in all aspects of the University and the community.
President: Currently Inactive
Nationally Founded: January 15, 1908 Established at GSW: February 9, 1980 Colors: Salmon pink and Apple green Symbol: Ivy Leaf Flower: Pink tea rose Service Projects: Juniorette Program, Juniorette workshop, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Fundraising for person’s in need
In 1908, Alpha Kappa alpha Sorority Inc. became America’s first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington D.C., where Ethel Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis, Missouri conceived the ideas for formation. She viewed the Sorority as an instrument for enriching the social and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation through interaction with friends and associates. Through the years, however, Alpha Kappa Alpha’s function has become more complex. After her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually branched out and became the channel though which selected college-trained women improved the socioeconomic conditions in their city, state, nation, and the world. In a world in which materialism is pervasive and technology and competition have decreased the need for collaboration and cooperation, it is critical to have an association that cuts across racial, international, physical, and social barriers to help individuals and communities develop and maintain constructive relationships with others. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is that vital organization. Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind through a nucleus of more that 170,000 women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. To carry out the purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., out National President has devised creative strategies for action. “THE SPIRIT OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA” is the international program theme for 2002-2006. In an attempt to do our part as a service organization, we have targeted five areas of interest: Target I Education, Target II The black Family, Target III Health, Target IV Economics, and Target V The Arts. On February 9, 1980, 12 ladies became the charter members of Nu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Georgia Southwestern State University. The chapter has set high standards both socially and academically at GSW.
Faculty/Staff Advisor: LaManda Jones
Nationally Founded: 1913 Established at GSW: 1972 Colors: Crimson and Cream Flower: African Violet Service Project: Delta Habitat for Humanity, DST-NAACP, RAP (Read Aloud Please)
At the birth of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913 at Howard University, the founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavors and community service. These youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for de-emphasizing the social aspect of sorority life. Their ideals have withstood the test of time. Today, Delta Sigma Theta is a public service organization dedicated to a program of sharing membership skills and organizational services in the public interest. • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 undergraduate women. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has a membership of over 190,000 predominately African-American, college-educated women. The Sorority currently has 900-plus chapters located in the United States, Japan, Germany, Bermuda, Haiti, Liberia, the Bahamas, the Republic of Korea and the Virgin Islands.
Nationally Founded: November 12, 1922 Established at GSW: February of 1992 Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Symbol: French Toy Poodle Flower: Yellow Tea Rose Service Project: Project Reassurance, Project Wee Savers, Big Book Bags, Program for Africa, Africare, Youth Symposium, National Marrow Donor Program and Mwanamugimu Essay Contest
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12th, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by Mary Lou Allison Little and six teachers. The charter members are the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30th, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha Chapter at Butler University. The first three years were devoted to organizing. The first call for a national boule (convention) was held in Indianapolis, December 27-29, 1925
Sigma Gamma Rho's commitment to services is express in its slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress." The sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exist, including Operation Big Book Bag, a program designed to address the needs, challenges and issues that face school-aged children who are educationally at-risk in local homeless shelters and extended care hospitals. The objective is for chapters t provide their local homeless shelters and children's hospitals with education materials, equipment and supplies. Other national projects include Wee Savers, Project Reassurance and The Marrow Donor Program.
The service of Sigma Gamma Rho from a global perspective includes Project Africare and Project Mwanamugimu. Through active participation in programs and through networking with other organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, Urban League and the NAACP, Sigma's legacy of service to improve the quality of life for all mankind continues.
National Website: www.sgrho1922.org
Nationally Founded: January 16, 1920 Established at GSW: July 5, 1983 Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White Symbol: Dove Flower: White Rose Service Project: Z-HOPE, Stork’s Nest, The Project Zip, Community Outreach Services, and March of Dimes.
The Mu Mu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was established on the GSW campus on July 5, 1983. The organization was nationally founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by five African American coeds. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. The trail blazed by the founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority. The Sorority was the first Greek letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes, and Pearlettes; and to be constitutionally bound to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta’s national and local programs include endowment of its National Educational Foundation; community outreach services; and support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and its auxiliary groups have given un-totaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change. A nonprofit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Illinois. The Sorority is supported by the dues and gifts of its members.
National Website: http://www.zphib1920.org/
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Kina Davis
The Panhellenic Association is the representative governing body for two sororities at Georgia Southwestern State University. The Association is made up of delegates from each sorority and the sorority presidents. The purpose of the Panhellenic Association is to facilitate good relations between the sororities and the campus and community; to coordinate events; and to stress the importance of philanthropy, personal growth, and campus involvement. The Panhellenic Council's Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center in Room 3464. For more information on how to get involved, please contact a member of the Panhellenic Council or see the Director of Campus Life.
The Panhellenic Council consists of two female Greek Organizations:
Kappa Delta Sorority
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
National Website: http://www.npcwomen.org/
Panhellenic Council Officers:
Advisor- Jason Wicker
Nationally Founded: October 23, 1897 Established at GSW: October 18, 1969 Colors: Pearl White and Olive Green Symbol: Panda Bear Flower: White Rose Service Project: Prevention of Child Abuse, Children’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia and Girl Scouts of America
Kappa Delta Sorority... to each of us it has a different and special meaning. We all share in it and give of ourselves to it. In return, Kappa Delta gives to us love, sisterhood, and friendships that last a lifetime. To be a Kappa Delta is both a privilege and a challenge. The strength of our sisterhood lies in the women who work closely together while maintaining their own individuality. Kappa Deltas are concerned about the well-being of mankind and we serve others through our national and local philanthropies. Academic excellence as well as campus activities are important to us. We can be found in many honor societies and campus clubs. We love being together and sharing our thoughts - the serious, the silly, the sad and always the glad. Most of all, we love and honor A.O.T, the very thing that binds us all together.
National Website: http://www.kappadelta.org
President: Ansley Jones
Nationally Founded: October 15, 1898 Established at GSW: May 2, 1970 Colors: Turquoise and Steel Gray Symbol: Crown, Angels, and Strawberries Flower: White Violet Service Project: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Zeta Tau Alpha was founded on October 15, 1898 at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. We were charted as a legal corporation by the Virginia State Legislature on March 15, 1902. Not only were we the first women’s fraternity to be charted in the state of Virginia, but we were the only chapter ever granted by a special act of the legislature. Since its founding in 1898, Zeta Tau Alpha has grown to a total of 267 chapters in the United States and Canada. Even though we all have busy schedules, we always find time for each other. Within our chapter, you will find true sisterhood that lasts forever. There is an invisible bond that holds us all together. When you pledge ZTA, a whole new world will open up for you because you will feel it in your heart. ZTA is the very first step in a lifetime relationship.... because ZETA IS FOREVER.
National Website: http://www.zetataualpha.org/
President: Amber Gross
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Jamie Lineberry
he fraternities of Georgia Southwestern State University have a strong tradition of leadership, community service, and brotherhood. In order to uphold fraternity morals and standards, the Inter-Fraternity Council or IFC, was established. IFC serves as the governing board for four fraternities at Georgia Southwestern. IFC endeavors to vanish fraternity barriers, and constitute inter-fraternalism throughout the Greek system. The Inter-Fraternity Council office is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Campus Life or see a member of the IFC for more information.
The IFC consists of 4 male Greek Organizations:
Chi Phi Fraternity
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity
National Website: http://www.nicindy.org/
Nationally Founded: December 24, 1824 Established at GSW: May 27, 1997 Colors: Scarlet and Blue Symbol: Chakett National Service Project: Boys & Girls Club Local Service Project: American Cancer Society
Chi Phi Fraternity is the oldest men's social fraternity. Since 1824, Chi Phi has existed to promote truth, friendship, and personal integrity. During the 1996-97 academic year at GSW, 15 men resided on the second floor of D-wing in Complex III. They became close friends and participated in everything from intramural sports to Relay for Life. These men desired not only to be friends but to be brothers. After careful planning and consideration, these men decided that the Chi Phi Fraternity expressed the same ideals and morals as they. On May 27, 1997, these 15 men were initiated into and became the founding fathers of the Delta Pi Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. The Delta Pi Chapter was established as a new alternative to the Greek life on the GSW campus. Over the course of our existence, our accomplishments have reflected the ideals set forth by our founders. The Chi Phi Fraternity has maintained the highest GPA of any men's social fraternity on campus. Brothers of Chi Phi also participate in such campus activities as The Student Government, Residence Life, C.A.B., Zephyrs, BCM, Concert Choir, and the Orientation Team. Our participation in campus activities have helped us to improve some of the negative stereotypical views of fraternities. Along with academic excellence and campus participation, Chi Phi exists to promote brotherhood and friendship. The experiences we have shared have helped us to become closer as brothers. The bond of brotherhood comes from each of us and can never be compromised.
Local Website: www.chiphideltapi.org
National Website: http://www.chiphi.org
President: Jonathan Fall
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Dr. Brian Smith
Nationally Founded: June 28, 1855 Established at GSW: December 19, 1970 Colors: Blue and Old Gold Symbol: White Cross Flower: White Rose Service Project: Children’s Miracle Network
The brothers of Eta Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity would like welcome you and introduce you to our chapter at Georgia Southwestern. Sigma Chi is a vital part of this campus. The animal house days of fraternity life are over, just ask the brothers who are graduating with honors, receiving scholarships, and holding leadership roles at GSW. Sigma Chi is the second largest social fraternity in the world boasting over 280,000 initiates. There are undergraduate chapters and alumni chapters of Sigma Chi in 49 of the 50 states. If you think you don’t know any Sigma Chi’s, then check out our list of “Significant Sigs” in which you’ll find such names as David Letterman, Brad Pitt, Tom Selleck, Woody Harrelson, and of course, the immortal John Wayne. At GSW, our brothers are involved with The Student Government, Residence Life, Intramural Sports, and many others. The Chapter is a very tight group of about 30 brothers who come from many different backgrounds. The brothers of Eta Theta host several fundraising events during the year and are actively involved with our philanthropy, the Children’s Miracle Network. Finally, we encourage you to first make the decision to go Greek, and after that... to go
National Website: http://sigmachi.org/
President: Aidan Powell
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Dr. John Stovall
Nationally Founded: December 10, 1869 Established at GSW: March 29, 1969 Colors: Scarlet, White and Emerald Green Symbol: Gator Flower: Lily of the Valley Service Project: Military Heroes Campaign, Shave to Save - Breast Cancer Awareness, Fischer House
Kappa Sigma Fraternity is one of the oldest and largest college fraternities. It became the first Greek letter fraternity when it was founded in Bologna, Italy, at the beginning of the 15th century. It was reborn in the New World at the University of Virginia on December 10, 1869. Kappa Sigma is also one of the most prominent collegiate fraternities. Kappa Sigma is basically a college social fraternity. Its goals are many, but all center around the promotion of friendship, loyalty, and brotherhood. Brothers find that working and living together in a fraternity situation can be one of the most educational and rewarding experiences. Striving to be number one in academics, campus leadership, community service, sports, and brotherhood has been the goal of Kappa Sigma since it was founded at Georgia Southwestern in 1969. Kappa Sigma is brotherhood. Membership is not merely a college term endeavor, but a lifetime affiliation of brothers.
National Website: http://www.kappasigma.org/
President: Josh Worth
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Jeff Hall
Rush Recommendation Link for Kappa Sigma Fraternity:
All Panhellenic Recruitment Events will first start off at the Student Success Center Conference Rooms.
6:00pm or 8:00pm Student Success Center 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
Membership Recruitment Orientation – At this meeting you will meet the individuals who will assist you the following week. They are called Recruitment Counselors. These girls will tell you all about each night of Rush week: activities you can expect, what to wear, etc. You will also have a chance to visit each sorority floor in Duncan Hall.
7:00pm - 10:00pm Ice Water Tea - This is an informal party where you will be given specifics about each group.
7:00pm - 10:00pm Theme Night - Sit back and let the sororities entertain you! This is a night you will remember forever.
10:00am - 12:00pm Invitation Pickup - Stop by the Office of Student Life located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center to pick up invitations to Friday night parties. These parties are by invitation only.
7:00pm - 10:00pm Preference Night - These parties are much more serious and the sororities will show you how much their groups mean to them. You might even shed a tear or two!
10:00am Bid Day - Come to the Office of Student Life located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center to pick up your bid!
7:00pm Membership Recruitment Orientation – At this meeting you will meet the individuals who will assist you the following week. They are called Recruitment Counselors or Rho Chi's. These guys will tell you all about each night of Rush week: activities you can expect, what to wear, etc. You will also have a chance to hear all about IFC and its components.
7:00pm Meet the IFC Council Groups- You will meet at the Marshall Student Center Entrance and go to each of the Fraternity locations where you will have a chance to meet the brothers of Chi Phi, Pi Kappa Phi, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi. This event will last approximately 4 hours ending at 11pm.
7:00pm Meet the IFC Council Groups- You will meet at the Marshall Student Center Entrance and go to each of the Fraternity locations where you will have a chance to meet the brothers of Chi Phi, Pi Kappa Phi, Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi. This event will last approximately 3 hours ending at 10pm.
10:00am - 12:00pm Invitation Pickup - Stop by the Office of Student Life (SSC Room 3409) located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center to pick up invitations to Friday night parties. These parties are by invitation only. Meet at designated locations from 7-10pm
10:00am Bid Day - Come to the Office of Student Life located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center to pick up your bid!