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Interfraternal Council

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The fraternities that compose the Interfraternity Council of Georgia Southwestern State University have a strong tradition of leadership, community service, and brotherhood. The Interfraternity Council was established to uphold the 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 interfraternalism throughout the fraternity and sorority community.

The Interfraternity Council recruitment has a 5 day official recruitment period in the Fall beginning on Tuesday and ending on Saturday.

Department Contact

Office of Greek Life

Chris Avery, Greek Life & Leadership Coordinator
Student Success Center

229-931-5004
chris.avery@gsw.edu

Chi Phi Fraternity

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 Association, Zephyrs, BCM, Concert Choir, and Storm Spotters. 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.

Nationally Founded: December 24, 1824
Established at GSW: May 27, 1997
National Service Project: Boys & Girls Club
Local Service Project: American Cancer Society
Colors: Scarlet and Blue
Symbol: Chakett

President: Nathan Gibson

 

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Sigma Chi Fraternity

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 Student Government Association, Intramural Sports, and many other items. The Chapter is a very tight-knit 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.

Nationally Founded: June 28, 1855
Established at GSW: December 19, 1970
National Service Project: Children's Miracle Network
Colors: Blue and Old Gold
Symbol: White Cross
Flower: White Rose

President: Bradley Kitchens

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Kappa Sigma Fraternity

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.

Nationally Founded: December 10, 1869
Established at GSW: March 29, 1969
National Service Project: Military Heroes Campaign, Shave to Save - Breast Cancer Awareness, Fischer House
Colors: Scarlet, White & Emerald Green
Symbol: Gator
Flower: Lily of the Valley

President: Ben Cook

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