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Chapters

With 50 chapters to choose from, our fraternities and sororities allow a place where students can grow and develop. The chapters currently represented at the University of South Florida include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pathways to Community Excellence

With fraternal history dating back to 1967, the University of South Florida has supported the development of fraternities and sororities. For almost fifty years, the University of South Florida’s fraternity/sorority life system has helped build community leaders and innovators. We believe through the successful promotion of our fraternal community, we can contribute to a vibrant and empowering campus life. The continuing presence of the fraternity and sorority community has supported the growth and development of a strong university throughout our history. We have emphasized respect, involvement, campus pride and professionalism, building our FSL organizations upon our four pillars: Integrity, Leadership, Learning, and Service. The Center for Student Involvement & Fraternity/Sorority Life seeks to reward those chapters and members who live their values and vision to the fullest, continuously working towards a holistic student experience aligned with the University’s mission and vision.

The establishment of this new program includes considerations from a multitude of campus departments, an additional level of commitment from the Center for Student Involvement & Fraternity/Sorority Life staff, as well as the University. These standards will not only act as a benchmark and goal-setting tool for our chapters, they will also support, measure, and reward those chapters who are proven to go above and beyond for this community. Discussions, ideas, and programs developed from this goal-setting and self-evaluative program will assist in the advancement of university goals and partnerships in full dedication to the USF Student Affairs and Student Success motto, “inspiring learning, changing lives, one student at a time.”

In 2016, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force was created to reassess University and FSL standards in order to better understand and represent the community. The recommendations of this task force were used to create the following standards and goal-setting measurements. These Pathways to Community Excellence were developed as a way to support fraternity/sorority life at the University of South Florida and encourage positive development within the community. Consideration and input from the American Association of Universities, USF departments, USF fraternity/sorority alumni/ae, and our student body were included throughout this process to build a stronger, more successful FSL community.

Community Grade Reports 

One of the values fraternities and sororities stand for is scholarship. To ensure each organization is upholding this values, a report is compiled every semester for each fraternity/sorority to review and address individual member's academic challenges and/or achievements. An all fraternity and sorority report is also compiled, which indicates the performance of each chapter and recognizes those who are above the all-USF, all-men's, and all-women's averages respectively.

To view a report, simply click on the report you wish to view:

Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015

 

Conduct History

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, the report found below outlines the conduct history of fraternities and sororities overseen by the Center for Student Involvement at the University of South Florida throughout the last three years:

Fraternity and Sorority Conduct History - 2017-2020

 

Unrecognized Groups

The Student Organization Handbook defines a student organization as a group of currently enrolled University of South Florida students who unite to promote a common interest. USF requires all general fraternities and sororities to be affiliated with a governing council under the umbrella of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and with a larger, nationally-based organization that provides additional supervision, guidance, and programming on a wide variety of topics.

Unauthorized expansion activities such as "campus crashing", "ghost lines," recruiting or soliciting membership, pre-initiation activities, pledging, educating and/or initiating USF students without having approved recognition through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will not be allowed. Additionally, any potential chapter (otherwise known as a colony) and/or chapter operating at USF must be working toward or have a charter that designates it as a chapter at USF-Tampa. City-wide/metro chapters are not permitted at USF.

The following organization(s) have either conducted unauthorized expansion activities previously or the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has reason to believe they may be continuing activity without approved recognition through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the USF. As such, students and families should be aware that involvement with these entities at the USF is not allowed and will be addressed in accordance with our policies:

  • Beta Chi Theta 

Some organizations may portray themselves as registered student organizations. Please note that the following fraternities and sororities are not considered registered student organizations at this time and have no current affiliation with USF:

  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Phi Sigma
  • Delta Chi
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Sigma Sigma Rho

Additionally, groups of students may portray themselves as registered student organizations or fraternities/sororities. The following groups are not considered registered student organizations or fraternities/sororities:

  • SigEx
  • Verdandi

Please note that students affiliating with an unregistered student organization will be held individually responsible for actions stemming from membership in the organization. Students who join organizations that have no affiliation with the University and/or a national organization are not provided liability insurance or direct advisor support and are more likely to fall victim to academic, judicial, legal, or other problems while involved.