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Alpha Chi Omega (ACHiO or Alpha Chi)
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Founded in Indiana at DePauw University in 1885 by seven women, Alpha Chi Omega has from its beginning had a special interest in the fine arts. Today, although some members still support the arts, most members are busy pursuing their own individual interests and goals. Alpha Chi Omega was the first collegiate fraternity to require a certain scholastic performance by new members before initiation. In 1966, Alpha Chi Omega began at UCSB.
Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi)
The fraternity, the first secret society for college women, was established at the oldest women's college in the world, Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, in 1851. Women who could "commend themselves for their intellectual and moral worth, dignity of character, and propriety of deportment" were sought for membership. The chapter at UCSB was one of the original seven sororities that began here in 1950.
Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi)
Alpha Epsilon Phi's motto, "Multa Corda, Una Causa- Many Hearts, One Purpose" defines the principles of the chapter at UCSB. They provide a sisterhood that embraces women valuing friendship, service to the community, and academic achievement. The founders establshed a sisterhood that welcomes women based on their character. The UCSB chapter of AEPhi is dedicated to openness and acceptance, making the chapter a home away from home for all of its members.
Founded at Syracuse University in 1872 when the institution first opened its doors to women, Alpha Phi owes its existence to women who questioned, "Why can't we have a society like the men?" It was the first women's fraternity to establish a chapter house for its members. At UCSB, the chapter began in 1950, and its members are dedicated to the founding principles of scholarship, service, sisterhood, and kindness.
Delta Delta Delta (TriDelta or TriDelt)
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Thanksgiving Eve 1888 saw the establishment of Delta Delta Delta at Boston University by two seniors who came up with the idea, created the ritual, designed the structure, and strategized for growth across the nation for the newly created women's fraternity. Since 1891, Tri Delta has been active in the all-sorority movement, encouraging the steady growth and development of women's fraternities. Tri Delta established a chapter at UCSB in 1987.
Delta Gamma (DG)
Founded in 1873 at the Lewis School for girls in Oxford, Mississippi, Delta Gamma credits its existence to happenstance. Three women formed the fraternity, established a name, wrote the ritual and constitution, and when classes began again in January, added new members. UCSB added a chapter of Delta Gamma in 1950.
Gamma Phi Beta (GPhi or Gamma Phi)
Established at Syracuse University in 1874, Gamma Phi Beta's objective is "to develop the highest type of womanhood through education, social life, and service to country and humanity." The UCSB chapter members see love, labor, learning, and loyalty as ideals. The sorority takes pride in emphasizing leadership; members are academically, athletically, and socially involved.
Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)
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Founded at DePauw University in 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter society for women that was organized with principles and methods like those of fraternities. The Theta women were true pioneers and champions for women and women's issues. Kappa Alpha Theta established a chapter at UCSB in 1950.
Kappa Kappa Gamma (kappa)
The essence of Kappa Kappa Gamma is based on friendship, love, acceptance, and understanding. Kappa was founded in 1870 at Monmoth College, and the UCSB chapter began in 1978. The sorority has established many goals to unite its members in a close bond of friendship, seeking to instill in members a spirit of mutual love and helpfulness in obtaining philanthropic, academic, social, and moral excellence.
Pi Beta Phi (pi phi)
Founded as the I.C. Sorosis in 1867, the organization is considered to be the first national college fraternity for women. The UCSB chapter was established in 1950, and today remains the largest of the UCSB sororities. Past experience has shown that the chapter is fully spirited, excited, and committed toward the attainment of the individuals' personal best.
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL (NPHC)
alpha kappa alpha (aka)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1908 at Howard University. It became the first Greek-lettered organization established by and for Black collegiate women. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship amongst college women, and to be of service to all mankind. This chapter strives to uplift the campus and community through a plethora of programs, community service and philanthropies.
Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA)
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Lambda Theta Alpha is an affiliate chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and has full council privileges. As the first Latina sorority created, Lambda Theta Alpha recognizes the importance of reaching out to others and forming a united coalition of professional, diverse, culturally and politically aware women. Lambda Theta Alpha stresses the fundamentals of academics, social awareness, community invovlement, and fosters eternal sisterhood. The sorority upholds its purpose and mission, each day realizing the Founder's dreams that it may serve as a quintessential trailblazer for all women.
Sigma gamma rho (sgrho)
The aim of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development, and education of youth are the hallmark of the organizations programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded November 12, 1922 and the Nu Xi chapter at UCSB was chartered on September 26, 1993.
sIGMA LAMBDA GAMMA (slg)
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The foundation of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. was commenced by collegiate women who recognized the need to form an organization that provided empowerment to women of all cultural backgrounds. Sigma Lambda Gamma is a sisterhood of women who have chosen this affiliation as a manner to achieve personal development and awareness to the responsibility of community involvement for the betterment of our local, regional, national, and global communities.
Zeta Phi Beta (zeta)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by five 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.
UNITED FRATERNITY & SORORITY COUNCIL (UFSC)
alpha delta chi (adchi)
Alpha Delta Chi was established at UCSB in 2005 and is the only Christian-based sorority on campus. Their goal is to create a place where Christian women can participate in Greek life without compromising their beliefs, build strong friendships, and mirror Christ's love by serving the community. Alpha Delta Chi seeks to provide spiritual, social and scholastic support for young women on campuses nationwide.
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
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The purpose of this Asian-American interest sorority is to promote sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and Asian-American awareness at the University and in the community, while encouraging the expression of the individual. The sorority is composed of highly motivated women with diverse backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. Each woman shares a strong bond of love, friendship, and sisterhood. With a supportive network of sisters, each woman can strive to fulfill her personal, academic, and career goals.
Chi Delta Theta (chi delts)
The sorority was established on October 13, 1989, as the first Asian-American interest sorority at UCSB by two Asian-American women. Today, the sisters of Chi Delta Theta work toward the fulfillment of the organizational goals established by their founders. These goals are symbolized through Chi Delta Theta's five points: community service, academics, cultural awareness, sisterhood, and social activity. Being a diverse group in a diverse society, Chi Delta Theta does not judge by race, sexual orientation, creed, or color. Chi Delta Theta promotes cultural awareness, concentrating on the various Asian cultures.
Lambda Sigma Gamma (lsg)
The mission of Lambda Sigma Gamma is to foster unity amongst women of diverse backgrounds, to build community awareness and to gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. As sisters we promote family. As collegians we aspire to instill leadership traits and excel in all of our academic endeavors. As community members we encourage positive relationships within the sorority, amongst our peers and with the university.
Lambda Theta Nu
The purpose of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. shall be to open doors of opportunity to Latinas in our community. Lambda Theta Nu's primary focus is academic excellence and meeting the needs of Latina women in higher education. Lambda Theta Nu also promotes the advancement of Latinas through various campus activities and community services, and provides an environment for personal growth within a unit of sisterhood.
Sigma Alpha Zeta (saz)
Sigma Alpha Zeta Sorority was established at California State University, Fresno in 1992. The Founding Mothers came from various backgrounds, interests, and ethnicities who were in search of friendship, networks, support, commitment, and security-all of which were a part of an eternal sisterhood. Each individual had her own personal goals, however together they strived for success in higher education and improvements in the community. Sigma Alpha Zeta is a multi-cultural sorority, which has no prejudices or holds any type of discrimination against other cultures, traditions, religion, race, or creed. Today these same concepts exist and the same goals are attained. The Founding Mothers of Sigma Alpha Zeta Sorority have pride and love for what they have created and have passed on this gift to other chapters and generations.
Sigma Kappa Chi
Founded in 1993, Sigma Kappa Chi was the second sorority founded as an Asian-American interest sorority at UCSB. The purpose of Sigma Kappa Chi is to promote sisterhood, cultural awareness, and academic excellence. Membership is open to any UCSB woman who is enrolled, in good academic standing and who desires to learn more about, celebrate, and appreciate the special aspects of the Asian-American community.