The fraternities of Georgia Southwestern State University have a strong tradition of leadership, community service, and brotherhood. The Inter-Fraternal Council was established to uphold those moral values of each fraternity and to use the different foundations as a method of successful collaboration. IFC serves as the governing board for three fraternities at Georgia Southwestern. IFC commits to expunge 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 3 male Greek Organizations:
Chi Phi Fraternity
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity
National Website: http://www.nicindy.org/
Chi Phi Fraternity
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.
National Website: http://www.chiphi.org
President: Carson Fields
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Jonathan Scott
Sigma Chi Fraternity
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 Sigma Chi!
National Website: http://sigmachi.org/
President: Beau Millwood
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Dr. John Stovall
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
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 is the oldest and largest social fraternity in the world. It became the first Greek letter fraternity when it was founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1400. The first founding in the United States was located at the University of Virginia on December 10, 1869. Kappa Sigma has 230,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 Chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. We are also the most valued with the lowest fee cost of any fraternity. Our three main initiatives as the leader of the fraternal world is Brothers in Action, Champion’s Quest, and A Greater Cause. Brothers in Action refers to living the ritual our founders established to instill the values of a gentleman. Champion Quest is an initiative to motivate and educate our active brothers in continuing to dominate the competition by initiating the best men on each campus. A Greater Cause is Kappa Sigma’s bold initiative to promote volunteerism, citizenship and service to the community. During the 2011-2013 biennium, Kappa Sigma members raised more than $3.6 million for charity and volunteered nearly 1.1 million hours of community service as part of the initiative. We are founded on four pillars: Fellowship, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. Because these pillars support the foundation of each individual chapter, the Kappa Kappa chapter here at Georgia Southwestern focuses on brotherhood, academics, and giving back. Our chapter is recognized nationally every two years as being in the top 20% best chapters in the nation. We are a strong group of committed brothers with a desire to win. Please be sure to check our national and local website out for further information, or refer to the social media usernames below. Rush Kappa Sigma!
Local Website: http://kappasigmakk.com/
National Website: http://www.kappasigma.org/
Facebook: Kappa Kappa Chapter of Kappa Sigma
President: Bryce Benton
Faculty/Staff Advisor: Jeff Hall
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