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The National Panhellenic Conference at The Georgia Institute of Technology is the governing body for all sororities on campus. A large part of Greek Life at Georgia Tech, the NPHC has a total of nine sororities which include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Mu, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Delta Chi, and Alpha Omega Epsilon. Each member to join a Panhellenic sorority also becomes a member of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC). Regardless of affiliation, this correlation intends to unite its members. Each sorority delegates a member to serve on an Executive Board that help promote scholarship, philanthropy, personal growth, safety, and campus involvement. [1]

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Sororities

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on October 15, 1885. [2] With over 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide, the women's Fraternity must serve over 200,000 members.


The Epsilon Phi Chapter at The Georgia Institute of Technology was founded in 1975. [3] The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega are involved with many clubs and organizations on campus, including Ambassadors, Connect with Tech, Executive Round Table, FASET Cabinet, Freshman Council, Freshman Activities Board, MOVE, President's Scholarship Program, SGA, and Women's Recruitment Board. [4]

Alpha Delta Pi

Alpha Delta Pi, formerly The Adelphean Society, began in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia with the help of Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald. Known as the first secret society for college women, Alpha Delta Pi has guided over 215,000 women throughout the nation. The sorority includes over 140 active collegiate chapters and more than 150 alumnae associations. [5]

Established in 1975, The Zeta Omicron chapter at The Georgia Institute of Technology supports many particular charities. Many events involve Alpha Delta Pi's national philanthropy, The Ronald McDonald House. These philanthropic events include visits to Atlanta area houses, the annual RHM Christmas Party, and Race for Ronald. The Zeta Omicron chapter won the 2007 Panhellenic Scholarship for retaining the highest GPA of all Georgia Tech sororities. The sorority also hosts socials events such as Black Diamond Formal, Alpha Semiformal, and the Mallard Ball band party. [6]

Alpha Gamma Delta

Alpha Gamma Delta was founded at the home of Dr. Wellesley Perry Coddington on May 30, 1904. The Fraternity has established collegiate chapters at 184 colleges and universities nationwide and has more than 155,000 sisters.[7]


The Gamma Phi chapter was founded at The Gerogia Institute of Technology in 1972. The sisters are dedicated to maintaining high standards in involvement and academic excellence. Philanthropy events include an anual road race, Run for Roses, a yearly golf tournament, and a Valentine's Day Rose Sale. The events often help raise money for causes such as Juvenile Diabetes research. Alpha Gamma Delta's social events include Crush Parties, Rosebud Semiformal, fraternity mixers, date nights, sisterhood events, and the Double Rose Ball. [8]

Alpha Phi

Alpha Phi Iota Mu

Since 1872, Alpha Phi has stretched their campus across the nation and into 151 collegiate campuses. The sisterhood has over 200,000 members and promote values of sisterhood, service, scholarship, love, loyalty, and character development. [9]


Founded in 2008, the Iota Mu chapter of Alpha Phi considers themselves achievement-oriented, confident and fun-loving. The priority of Alpha Phi's philanthropic efforts is to fight heart disease, the number one killer of women in North America. The first Red Dress Gala will be hosted by Alpha Phi and donations will be given to the Alpha Phi Foundation. Date parties, socials, dinner exchanges, formals, and sisterhood events fill up the social calander of the Iota Mu chapter[10]

Alpha Xi Delta

Alpha Xi Delta began in 1893 when ten young women at Lambard College in Galesburg, Illinois started one of the oldest fraternities in the United states. Since the founding 117 years ago, Alpha Xi Delta now has over 150,000 initiated members.[11]


Alpha Xi Delta became the first sorority at The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1954 and has achieved goals such as the Panhellenic Chapter of Excellence in 2007 and 2008, Tug Champions in 2007, and Flag Football Champions for the past three years. Social events include mixers, date dashes, and crush parties. Alpha Xi Delta hosts a semiformal in the fall and the Killarny ball in the spring. Autism Speaks became partners this year with Alpha Xi Delta as its new national philanthropy. [12]

Phi Mu

Phi Mu has chartered over 228 chapters since it was established at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in 1852. As the second oldest sorority in the nation, Phi Mu has seen over 175,000 members. [13] The three founding ideals of the Phi Mu sisterhood are love, honor and truth. [14]


The Theta Zeta Chapter was founded at the Georgia Institute of Technology in January 1989. TBA, the group to select a new sorority deemed by Dean Moore, extended an invitation to Phi Mu to become a new sorority on campus. Since Theta Zeta's creation, the Phi Mu chapter has become the largest women's organization on campus. [15]

Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha

The Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity was established on October 15, 1898 at Longwood University, formerly Virginia State Female Normal School, in Farmville, Virginia. Zeta Tau Alpha is the third largest of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference members with 206,000 initiated members. The Fraternity's current active collegiate chapters include 151 chapters and two colonies, as well as 235 active alumni chapters. [16]


The Iota Theta chapter was created in 1984. They are known for supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Fraternity participates in the Save Lids to Save Lives campaign by collecting pink Yoplait lids and has obtained the most lids of any Zeta chapter nationwide for the last three years. Zeta Tau Alpha also hosts an annual golf tournament in the fall and a Barbeque in the spring to help spread Breast Cancer Awareness. Social functions include a White Violet Semiformal, Whirly Ball and Ice Skating Date Nights, Tacky Holiday Senior Soirée, and multiple mixers. [17]

Associate Members

Alpha Delta Chi

Alpha Delta Chi is a Nationally Christian Sisterhood based on principles that mirror Christs. The sorority was founded at the University of California, Las Angelas in 1925. [18] The Sigma chapter was established in 2003 at The Georgia Institute of Technology and has obtained the ranking of a five star organization. The sisters are involved with many organizations such as Campus Christian Fellowship, GT Housing, GT Music Programs, the Catholic Center, Women's Rugby, Wesley Foundation, and other volunteering groups. [19]

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social engineering sorority and became a chapter at The Georgia Institute of Technology on February 4, 2006. The chapter extends the bond of the sisterhood into professional engineering careers. The community efforts of Alpha Omega Epsilon include volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society, TEAM Buzz, Tech Beautification Day, Relay for Life, and making stockings for troops overseas. The Sigma chapter promotes many professional activities including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Resume Builders, Take a Professor to Lunch, and high school outreach projects. [20]

References

  1. Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  2. Alpha Chi Omega. (2010). In ‘Alpha Chi Omega’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.alphachiomega.org/
  3. Alpha Chi Omega. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  4. Alpha Chi Omega Georgia Tech. (2009). In ‘Leadership’. October 3, 2010 from http://gtaxo.com/leadership.php
  5. Alpha Delta Pi. (2010). In ‘Alpha Delta Pi’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.alphadeltapi.org/
  6. Alpha Delta Pi. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  7. Alpha Gamma Delta. (2010). In ‘Alpha Gamma Delta’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.alphagammadelta.org/
  8. Alpha Gamma Delta. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  9. Alpha Phi. (2010). In ‘Alpha Phi’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.alphaphi.org/Home
  10. Alpha Phi. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  11. Alpha Xi Delta. (2010). In ‘Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.alphaxidelta.org/
  12. Alpha Xi Delta. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  13. Phi Mu. (2010). In ‘Phi Mu Headquarters’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.phimu.org/Home
  14. Phi Mu. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  15. Phi Mu Georgia Tech. (2009). In ‘Chapter History’. October 4, 2010 from http://sites2.theginsystem.com/phimugatech/index.php?page_name=chapter_history
  16. Zeta Tau Alpha. (2010). In ‘Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.zetataualpha.org/cms400min/
  17. Zeta Tau Alpha. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 3, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  18. Alpha Delta Chi. (2009). In ‘Alpha Delta Chi Sigma Chapter’. October 4, 2010 from http://www.gtadx.org/index.html
  19. Alpha Delta Chi. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 4, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
  20. Alpha Omega Epsilon. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. October 4, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
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