The mission of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UCF is to provide a quality and safe undergraduate fraternal experience that enhances student development through the active advising of student leaders.
Fraternity and Sorority Life is committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships with the administration, faculty, local community, alumni, and between the various local and (inter) national Greek organizations. Students are encouraged to hold themselves and others accountable for the choices they make, and place equal emphasis on the philanthropic, educational, personal development, and social aspects of membership in a values-based Greek organization.
UCF's Greek Community is diverse in numerous aspects while sharing common practices and values. UCF's Greek Community includes historically African-American, Latin/Multicultural, as well as historically Jewish-faith based fraternities and sororities. Our organizations share common founding values, such as commitment to scholarship, community service, leadership development, social responsibility, developing community, and life-long friendships and bonds.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers students many opportunities to develop their leadership potential. Fraternities and sororities not only provide training in the principles of leadership, they are hands on training-grounds in which students can develop those skills. Each member is actively involved in the decision-making process, teamwork, time management and encouraged to utilize their leadership talents in their chapter and on campus. Fraternity and sorority members are student leaders within many major campus organizations.
At UCF, we currently recognize 47 social Greek lettered organizations with a population exceeding 3000 undergraduate students. Our community is constantly expanding; therefore we believe we have a lot to offer UCF students. Fraternity and Sorority Life works to provide an environment that cultivates brotherhood and sisterhood relationships. Active members call themselves "sister" and "brother" to demonstrate the sense of family the groups provide. In this rapidly growing university, Greek members see their fraternities and sororities as a home away from home.
Community service is an important aspect of fraternity and sorority life. Participation in community service builds character through the realization of helping others who are in need. Greek organizations individually and collectively are involved in activities such as Habitat for Humanity, tutoring children, organizing fund raising events and competitions, sponsoring blood drives, conducting community and beach clean-ups, and a variety of other philanthropic activities. During Spring 2013, members of the UCF Greek community continued to demonstrate their commitment to community service and philanthropy by raising $ 125,779 and putting in 27,064 hours of service.
Making Ritual a Reality
UCF values a Greek experience that positively contributes to enhancing the overall campus learning environment. We as Greek members aspire to uphold all the tenants of the UCF Creed: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence. Membership has its privileges, as well as many responsibilities. We welcome students who are interested in upholding and contributing to our "standards of excellence!"
Fraternity and Sorority Life will be a premier Greek community that fosters an inclusive environment committed to academic excellence, community engagement, personal and leadership development in a safe and supportive environment; while utilizing university and local community partnerships.
Integrity, Community, Inclusiveness, Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership, and The UCF Creed.
FSL History at UCF
- 1963 – Florida Technological University (FTU) is established
- 1968 – Classes begin as Florida Technological University
- 1968-69 – Idea of on-campus Greek Housing was first suggested by Dr. W. Rex Brown
- 1971 – First Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity & Panhellenic (PAN) sorority are established on campus
- 1975 – First National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organization founded at UCF
- 1976 – Greek Land Development Committee established and submitted building program to Administration for approval. Program called for 16 acres on the west side of Libra Drive for “Greek Park.”
- 1978 – FTU changes name to the University of Central Florida (UCF)
- 1981 – Location of Greek Park changes to northwest section of campus
- 1982 – Procedures for lot selection and development in Greek Park are approved
- 1983 – Greek Park Groundbreaking Ceremony is held
- 1985 – First Greek house (Zeta Tau Alpha) was constructed in Greek Park
- 1999 – First Diversified Greek Council (DGC) organization founded at UCF
- 2006 – University-owned housing for Greek organizations becomes available
- 2010 – 44 Greek organizations, over 3000 undergraduate Greek students