Interfraternity Council

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is a governing council for fraternities at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

IFC Chapters

Acacia

Motto

Human Service

About

Acacia is a fraternity that strenghtens the ties of friendship with your brothers.  Acacia has many meanings, and among those is brotherhood, a focal point of the Acacia fraternity.  Acacia helps build men throughout their college years and teaches them to become better leaders and better people.  Acacia brothers learn to become great scholars, contributors to their community, and close friends for life.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Acacia Claus, Highway Clean Up, Dogs for Dogs

Fun Facts

Colors

Black, Old Gold

Name

Acacia is one of few fraternities named with a Greek word instead of Greek letters.

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Steve Scalise (LSU, 1986) - Current House Majority Whip in the US House of Representatives

James Webb (North Carolina, 1927) - Director of NASA during the Apollo era; "James Webb Sapce Telescope," which is replacing the Hubble, is named after Webb

David P. Osborne (Penn State, 1935) - Naval Surgeon, performed JFK's autopsy

William Howard Taft (Yale, 1913) - 27th President of the United States

Calvin Griffith (George Washington, 1935) - Former owner of the Minnesota Twins

Ed Ulbrich (Illinois, 1984) - Film visual effects producer, most notably for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Fight Club

Mark Edward Smith (Missouri) - Actor, vocalist; notable films include Avatar and X-Men: Origins of Wolverine

General Information

Address

201 Lakelawn Place

Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

May 22, 1906 (12th national chapter)

National Founding

May 12, 1904 (University of Michigan)

Website

National: http://acacia.org

Local: https://win.wisc.edu/organization/WisconsinAcacia 

 

Alpha Delta Phi

Nickname

ADPhi

Motto

Manus multæ cor unum,
Many hands, one heart

About

As lifelong members of a fraternal brotherhood, ADPhi Brothers unite to participate in an atmosphere of energetic and concerted interaction where the moral, social, and intellectual aspects of each man’s character may grow and flourish. Special importance is attached to five areas: enhancing personal self-esteem; promoting constructive respect and caring for others with diverse backgrounds and personalities; developing leadership qualities and self-discipline; improving scholastic and literary skills; and serving the school and community.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Highway Cleanup, Savory Sundays

Fun Facts

Colors

Emerald Green, White

Symbol

Star and Crescent

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States)
Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the United States)
Chris Miller (Co-writer of “Animal House”)

General Information

Address

640 North Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703

Current Temporary Address

1609 Monroe St.
Madison, WI 53711

Local Founding

1902

National Founding

1832

Website

Alpha Gamma Rho

Nickname

AGR

About

Alpha Gamma Rho is a social and professional fraternity with the goal of making better men and through them a broader and better agriculture. With over 50 undergraduate and over 1,000 alumni members, AGR offers tremendous opportunities for networking and career development. The members of Alpha Gamma Rho take pride in being very involved in the Greek community, as well as in various organizations within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Alpha Gamma Rho offers college men a home with brothers who truly care about each other and who grow and develop together.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Alpha Gamma Rho hosts an annual Hog Roast Luau benefiting Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, AGR also supports United Cerebral Palsy and various community service events.

Awards

National

Runner-up Maynard Coe Chapter Efficiency Award
Gold Status for Top Chapters
Highest Honor for Alumni Relations
Highest Honor for Alumni Corporation Board
Honorable Mention for Best Scholarship Program

Local

Chapter of Excellence Award
Winning Homecoming Team
All-Greek Awards Best New Member Education Program
All-Greek Awards Most Effective Alumni Relations

Fun Facts

Colors

Dark Green, Gold

Symbol

Sheaf, Sickle and Crescent

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Orville Redenbacher
Rick Perry

Notable Local Alumni

Earl Butz (Former US Secretary of Agriculture)

General Information

Address

Iota of Alpha Gamma Rho
233 West Lakelawn Place
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1916

National Founding

April 14th, 1908

Website

Alpha Sigma Phi

 

Nickname


Motto

To Better the Man

About

Alpha Sigma Phi-Kappa Colony aims to be the co-curricular organization of choice for individual leaders through the provision of an enriching brotherhood experience and a full range of character and leadership development opportunities. Through its community involvement, brotherhood development, and leadership training our fraternity aims to not only help students become better men in the classroom, but we also strive to be recognized in the Greek-Community and the greater Madison Community for our efforts. ​ We are a Fraternity of men seeking to become better individuals through our experiences together. Our brotherhood is founded on the principals of Honor, Purity, Charity, Silence, and Patriotism. We seek to actively live out our values in our everyday lives and we hope that we can be a true asset to our community through service, philanthropy, and by being true upstanding citizens of character. ​ ​Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Colony at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a revival chapter that has not been on campus since 1956. Our goals as a group are to become influential Fraternity men through leadership development, to re-integrate into the UW-Madison Greek Community, and To Better The Man. By living our values, volunteering in our community, and developing a program for scholarship and philanthropy, we will develop leaders among students to help improve the UW-Madison campus environment, as well as, the Greek Community. 

Community Service & Philanthropies

Alpha Sigma Phi partners with five national charities - one for each of the Fraternity's Five Values
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Humane Society
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America
Homes for our Troops

Fun Facts

Colors

Cardinal and Stone

Symbol

Phoenix

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni


General Information

Address


Local Founding

Colony status: 2013

National Founding

Yale University, 1845

Website

National: www.alphasigmaphi.org
Local: http://www.wiscalphasigs.org

Beta Theta Pi

Nickname

Beta

Motto

Firman consensus facit,
Cooperation makes strength

About

Beta Theta Pi is dedicated to the building up of a fraternity that recognizes mutual assistance in the honorable labors and aspirations of life, devotion to the cultivation of the intellect, unsullied friendship, and unfaltering fidelity as ideals worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort. We an organization that seeks to enrich both the academic and social experience of its membership both in college and after graduation through a commitment to community involvement, social excellence, and everlasting bonds of friendship.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Beta Theta Pi Pumpkin Patch, Red Cross Disaster Relief Dance Party, Trick or Treat with the Greeks

Fun Facts

Colors

Pink and Blue

Mascot

The Dragon

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

John Wooden
Samuel Walton

Notable Local Alumni

Ted Kellner

General Information

Local Founding

1873

National Founding

August 8, 1839

Website

Chi Psi

Nickname

The Lodge

About

Alpha Iota of Chi Psi, more commonly known on campus as ‘The Lodge’, has grown into one of the premier fraternities at the University of Wisconsin. One of the longest continuously active fraternities on campus, the Lodge has become a staple of the University and the city of Madison since its founding in 1878. Generations of men look back at their experiences at 150 Iota Ct. as some of the most memorable times in their lives. We at the Lodge continually strive for development and enrichment in our active membership even today, instilling the feelings and traditions of previous members in our current active body.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Humorology (2nd Place in 2011), Stuff The Bus (Annual Spring Philanthropy to collect food donations for the Salvation Army), Pi Phi & Lodge Dodgeball Tournament (Inaugurated Fall 2011), Trick or Treat with the Greeks, and many more.

Fun Facts

Colors

Purple and Gold

Famous Alumni

Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)
The Pabst Family (Pabst Brewing Co.)
Steve Miller (Musician)
Ben Karlin (Executive Producer of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report)

General Information

Address

150 Iota Court
Madison, WI  53703

Local Founding

1878

National Founding

1841

Website

Delta Chi

Nickname

DChi

Motto

Born Proud, Raised Proud

About

We are looking for young men who exemplify the values of our organization- Promoting friendship, developing character, advancing justice, and assisting the acquisition of a sound education- and who are ready to build a new organization from the group up. Delta Chi believes in recruiting gentlemen, scholars, athletes, and leaders. Community Service/Philanthropy: The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Special Olympics Wisconsin, Habitat for Humanity, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society

Fun Facts

Color

Red and buff

Flower

White carnation

Famous national alumni

Benjamin Harrison (US president), William Jennings Bryan (presidential candidate/famous orator), Ashton Kutcher (actor), Kevin Costner (actor)

General information

Website

National: deltachi.org

Local: http://www.deltachiwisc.com/

Local founding

1921; reestablished Fall 2013

National Founding

Cornell University 1890

Address

Fall 2014: 211 Langdon Street Madison Wisconsin 53703

Delta Tau Delta

Nickname

The Delts

Motto

Committed to Lives of Excellence

About

The Beta Gamma chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity is truly "committed to lives of excellence". The Delts have been on the University of Wisconsin campus since 1888, and has been focused on improving the college experience and shaping the lives of young men on campus ever since. Our house has an incredible record of bringing in men of outstanding intellectual capacity and great character every year to improve our fraternity as well as the University. DTD's presence on campus allows men to get involved on campus outside of the fraternity, and since our chapter is looking to grow in size, we provide a great opportunity to obtain a position of influence and leadership within the house. Delta Tau Delta strives to serve as a model for what the college experience should be, and if you have any questions or are interested in joining, we encourage you to come visit the house during your summer SOAR session or when you arrive on campus in the fall!

Community Service & Philanthropies

Host a "Goodwill Donation Jam Dance Party" in the fall, participate in Relay for Life and The Polar Plunge

Awards

Chapter of Excellence (2011)
Court of Honor (2009)

Fun Facts

Colors

Royal Purple, White and Gold

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

John Elway
Will Ferrll
Paul Ryan (U.S. Representative)

General Information

Local Founding

June 16, 1888

National Founding

1858

Website

Delta Theta Sigma

Nickname

DTS

Motto

Knowledge and Brotherhood in a Bond of Union

About

Delta Theta Sigma-Gamma Chapter is a social-professional fraternity, founded here in 1928. We have historic roots in agriculture, which have grown into a diverse organization encompassing many majors such as engineering, music, math, and many more. Our local chapter here at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Gamma Chapter began in 1928. In the decades to follow, DTS became home to scores of accomplished men and women, including Conrad Elvjehm who identified Niacin and later became president of the University.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Polar Plunge, Trick or Treat with the Greeks, Rake-a-thon, Delta Gamma Anchorsplash

Awards

Most Improved GPA
Highest Chapter GPA for Delta Theta Sigma

Fun Facts

Colors

Blue and Gold

Symbol

The Shield and the Cornucopia

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Harry Steele (Gold medal in Freestyle, Paris Olympics, 1924)

Notable Local Alumni

Conrad Elvehjem (Discoverer of Niacin, served as President of UWMadison)
Alton Block (notable writer on agricultural subjects, served as Director of World Dairy Expo)

General Information

Address

252 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

November 26, 1927

National Founding

April 5, 1907

Website

Delta Upsilon

Nickname

DU

Motto

Dikaia Upotheke,
Justice, Our Foundation

About

Delta Upsilon is the nation's oldest and largest non-secret fraternity, and the world's sixth oldest all-male, college social fraternity. As a non-secret fraternity, we do not have secret traditions and our chapters are open for anyone to observe. We stress four main principles in our fraternity: the promotion of friendship; the development of character, the diffusion of liberal culture, and the advancement of justice. True to the nature of our principles, we at Delta Upsilon build great relationships through our brotherhood. We grow to reach our full potential, and we strive to better society. In addition, we as members learn to be just when dealing with others. It is these ideals that define Delta Upsilon.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Humorology, Philanthropic Barbecues, Donations to the Boys and Girls Club

Awards

Top 7 National DU Chapter (2009)

Fun Facts

Colors

Old Gold and Sapphire Blue

Mascot

A Duck

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Editorialist and Author)

Notable Local Alumni

John Morgridge (Former Chairman of the Board for Cisco Systems)
Brewster H. Shaw (NASA Astronaut)

General Information

Address

644 North Frances St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

May 6, 1885

National Founding

November 4, 1834

Website

Kappa Sigma

Nickname

Kappa Sig

Motto

The Four Pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service

About

Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. As a values-based men's fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education. The primary goal of Beta-Epsilon chapter is to foster the University of Wisconsin Madison's most well-rounded individuals by endowing members with both breadth and depth in their fraternal experience.

Throughout the year we promote our Brotherhood with our active members, pledges, and alumni through various house events such as Super Saturdays during the football season, numerous brotherhood nights throughout the year, and walkouts to other chapters of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

In 1924, our four-story house found overlooking Lake Mendota was completed. In 1998, our house went through $2 million dollars in renovations, including air conditioning; high-speed internet, as well as some interior remodelling. The house has a large basement area for social functions, a patio and dock, and a game room equipped with a pool table, ping-pong table, darts, and a 60 inch flat-screen TV.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Trick or Treat with the Greeks, Toys for Tots, Humorology, KAT at BAT, Kappa Hoops for Hope, Delta Gamma Anchorsplash, Roast for the Coast, and many others

Academic Info

Kappa Sigma’s dedication to scholastic achievement is evident by our outstanding house GPA. The Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund awards more than $250,000 in Scholarship-Leadership Awards each year to qualified undergraduate members who excel in the classroom, on campus, in the community and within the Fraternity. These Brothers represent the best and brightest of Kappa Sigma. Since 1948, the Endowment Fund has awarded more the $3.5 million to thousands of deserving Brothers. Also, with many distinguished alumni such as Bob Dole, Jimmy Buffet, Sam Donaldson, Robert Redford and many others, active members have access to numerous scholarship and internship opportunities.

Awards

Champion Quest Award
UW Greek community highest new member GPA (2011)

Fun Facts

Colors

Scarlet, White and Emerald Green

Symbol

Kappa Sigma Shield

Flower

Lilly of the Valley

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Robert Redford
Jimmy Buffet
Bob Dole
Sam Donaldson

Notable Local Alumni

Phil Woodman

General Information

Address

124 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1898

National Founding

December 10, 1869

Website

Phi Delta Theta

Nickname

Phi Delt, PDT

Motto

"One Man is No Man" (literal interpretation) or "We enjoy life by the help and society of others" (freely interpreted)

About

Phi Delta Theta was built on three pillars that haven’t budged an inch since the Fraternity was founded by “The Immortal Six” way back in 1848 at Miami University. The pillars are: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. Shortened, we refer to the principles as friendship, sound learning and rectitude.

Community Service & Philanthropy

ALS Association

Fun Facts

Colors

Azure (blue) and argent (white)

Notable National Alumni

Lou Gehrig- Columbia University, 1925 - New York Yankees, Baseball Hall of Fame

Neil Armstrong, Purdue University, 1955 - Commander of Apollo 11 and first man to walk on the moon

Frank Lloyd Wright, University of Wisconsin, 1888 - Architect

Drew Houston, MIT, 2006 - Founder, CEO, Dropbox

Burt Reynolds, Florida State, 1958 - Actor, Golden Globe winner

Benjamin Harrison, Miami University (Ohio), 1852 - 23rd President of the United States

Wes Welker, Texas Tech, 2004 NFL WR Denver Broncos

General Information

Local Founding

December 7th, 2014

National Founding

December 26th, 1848 (Miami University of Ohio)

Phi Gamma Delta

Nicknames

FIJI, Phi Gam

Motto

Friendship, the Sweetest Influence

About

Phi Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide opportunities to each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society.

We are united by Friendship. It is the basis of our brotherhood. Because of it, we accomplish far more than we do as individuals. Friendship is the sweetest influence.

We promote the pursuit of Knowledge. It is the key to a fuller, richer life. We gain it through education, the harmonious development of the powers of the individual.

We encourage Service. We have the ability, the opportunity, and the duty to serve our fellow human beings. Our reward is the satisfaction that comes from serving.

We believe in Morality. As gentlemen of quality, we must do what is right as individuals and as a group. Moral behavior is the basis of society’s existence.

We strive for Excellence. It is attained only when we fulfill our total potential. Mankind benefits when each of us becomes all that we can be.

Community Service & Philanthropies

FIJI Rivalry Run (American Red Cross), UW Humorology (Camp One Hartland), Habitat for Humanity, CARS

Awards

John Templeton McCarty Proficiency Award (2009-2011)
Chapter of Excellence Award (2008, 2010, 2011)
Best Risk Management (2010)
UW Humorology 3rd Engagement Award (2008)

Fun Facts

Colors

Royal Purple

Mascot

'Gamma' the Snowy White Owl

Flower

Purple Clematis

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Calvin Coolidge (30th president of the United States of America)
Phillip H. Knight (Founder, Owner and President of Nike Corporation)
John W. “Johnny” Carson (Former host of NBC’s “Tonight Show”)
Dick Costolo (CEO of Twitter)
Fritz Henderson (President and CEO of General Motors)
Jack Nicklaus (Professional golfer)

General Information

Address

16 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

June 9, 1893

National Founding

May 1, 1848

Website

Phi Kappa Sigma

Nickname

Phi Kaps, Skulls

Motto

Stellis Aequus Durando ("Equal to the Stars in Endurance"), Men of Honor since 1850

About

The Phi Kappa Sigma Alpha Theta Chapter at UW-Madison was re-charted in Spring 2008 and has been active in philanthropy, leadership, and professional development. We are a values-based organization in the business of building better men.

Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity was founded by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania on August 16, 1850. Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity has Chapters in both the United States and Canada and currently has over 50 active Chapters, Colonies, and interest groups with over 1,200 active members and 40,000 alumni.

Phi Kappa Sigma is more than an organization to be a part of during college; it is a valuable learning experience, a life-long commitment, and philosophy of life. Along with the Phi Kappa Sigma Ritual, our Purpose and Principles state who and what we are as a Fraternity and as members of that Fraternity. All members take an oath to uphold these ideals and it is up to all of us to make sure that we, and those who come after us, learn and understand what it is to be a true "Phi Kap" and "Man of Honor" and incorporate that into our Chapters and into our lives.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Our national philanthropy organization is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In addition to raising money for  LLS, we participate in a wide range of philanthropy events and community service both on and off campus.

Fun Facts

Colors

Black and Old Gold

Symbol

Skull and Bones

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

     Skip Bayliss (ESPN Anchor)

     Stanford Moore (Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry)

     Adolphus A. Busch IV ( CEO of Anheuser-Busch)

General Information

Local Founding

1901

National Founding

August 16, 1850

Website

National: www.pks.org
Local: www.uwpks.org
Twitter: @PKSAlphaTheta     

Phi Kappa Theta

Nickname

Phi Kaps

Motto

"Give, expecting nothing thereof." - St. Thomas Aquinas

About

Phi Kappa Theta (PKT), at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has the distinct role of teaching and encouraging our members to live out their Christian faith.  It is our goal to be a light to this campus and to reach out to those around us who may stray from or want to further explore their faith.  PKT is composed of five pillars: Spiritual, Leadership, Fraternal, Intellectual, and Social.  These pillars act as a foundation for developing our members and their future success after college.  The brothers and friendships made will always be there to support and encourage each brother to grow as Christian men.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Children's Miracle Network, Badger Catholic Service Team

Fun Facts

Phi Kappa Theta has over 50 chapters and colonies across the country.

More than 1,500 men are actively involved in its undergraduate chapters and we have over 50,000 alumni worldwide.

Colors

Maroon, Gold, and White

Symbols

 ΦΚΘ

Famous Alumni

John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States

Paul Allen - Co-founder of Microsoft, Owner of Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Seahawks

Keegan-Michael Key - Comedian, MADtv, Key & Pelle

Gary A. Thobidau - Former President of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

General Information

Local Re-Founding Date

Spring 2014

National Founding Date

April 29, 1959 - formed merger between Phi Kappa (1889) and Theta Kappa Phi (1919)

Website

National: http://phikaps.org

Local: www.madisonpkt.com

 

 

Pi Kappa Alpha

Nickname

Pike

About

What began in Room 47 West Range at the University of Virginia back in 1868 has now endured for well over a century, growing into one of the largest fraternal organizations in the world.
How? The reason is simple. Pi Kappa Alpha has remained dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect, success and high moral character, and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Taylor Cycle for Life, KAT at Bat, Adopt a Highway, Trick or Treat with the Greeks, and many others

Awards

Beta Xi Chapter Awards

The Scholarship Plate
The 25 Man Commitment Award
Level II Recruitment Award
International Work Day Award

Fun Facts

Colors

Garnet and Old Gold

Flower

Lilly of the Valley

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Chad Clifton (Green Bay Packers Offensive Tackle)
Steve Prefontaine (Former World Class Runner, National Track and Field Hall of Fame)
Pete Sessions (Current U.S. Congressman)
Scott Van Pelt (ESPN analyst)
Tim McGraw (Country Music Singer)

General Information

Address

137/139 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1927

National Founding

March 1, 1868

Website

Pi Kappa Phi

Nickname 

Pi Kapp

Motto

Nothing Shall Ever Tear Us Asunder

 

About

To redefine Greek life by creating a lifelong brotherhood that demonstrates an unprecedented commitment to academic excellence and community involvement.

 

Community Service & Philanthropies

The Ability Experience. Porchlight.

 

Academic Info

Chapter Average GPA – 3.397

 

Fun Facts

Colors: Royal Blue, Gold, White.

Symbol: Bell, Lit Lamp, Star

Flower: Red Rose

 

Famous Alumni

Roger Crouch (NASA astronaut), Jim Edmonds (All-Star Outfielder, St. Louis Cardinals)

 

Notable National Alumni

Howard Coble, Dennis Cakebread, Phil Bryant, Adrian Cronauer, Davidi Goodnow, Lindsey Graham, Malcolm Johnson.

 

Local Founding

November 5th, 2016.

 

National Founding

Charleston College, South Carolina. December 10, 1904.

 

Website

Pikapp.org

Pi Lambda Phi

Nickname

Pi Lam

Motto

Not Four Years, But a Lifetime

About

Founded at Yale University in 1895, Pi Lambda Phi was the first non-sectarian fraternity in the United States, accepting men of good character without regard to race or religion. Today, Pi Lambda Phi chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada cultivate communities that promote academics, leadership, social skills, and lifelong fraternal bonds. Pi Lambda Phi men build skills that will help them succeed in their post-graduate endeavours in an environment free from hazing and drug and alcohol abuse.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Bayview Foundation After School Program, Elimination of Prejudice Scholarship Contest

Awards

Chapter Improvement Award (2011, Awarded by our international counterpart)

Fun Facts

Colors

Purple and Gold

Symbols

Lion, Woodbine

Famous Alumni

Notable Local Alumni

Bud Selig
Herb Kohl
Michael Mann (Film Director)

General Information

Local Founding

November 1926

National Founding

March 21, 1895

Website

National: www.pilambdaphi.org
Local: www.uwpilam.com
Photos: Picasa

Psi Upsilon

Nickname

Psi U

Motto

We Make Strong

About

United in friendship, Psi Upsilon members aspire to moral, intellectual and social excellence in themselves as they seek to inspire these values in society.

Community Service & Philanthropy

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Fun Facts

Colors

Garnett and Gold

Mascot

An Owl

Famous Alumni

William Howard Taft (Former President of the United States)

John Paul Stevens (Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court)

Dan Brown (Author)

Michael Bay (Director and Producer)

General Information

Address

248 Langdon Street

Madison, WI, 53703

Local Founding

September 2nd, 2011

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Nickname

SAE

Motto

The True Gentleman

About

The Wisconsin Alpha chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is dedicated to providing an environment that fosters brotherhood, scholarship, leadership and involvement for young men at the University of Wisconsin. In everything we do, we strive to be the True Gentleman and this is reflected in the exceptional character and achievements of our brothers.

Community Service & Philanthropies

The Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Milwaukee

Fun Facts

Colors

Purple and Gold

Symbols

Lion, Phoenix, and Minerva

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Troy Aikman

Notable Local Alumni

Tom Skilling (Chichagoland Meteorologist)
Steve Levitan (Creator of Modern Family)

General Information

Address

627 North Lake St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1903

National Founding

March 9, 1856

Website

Sigma Chi

Nickname

Sig Chi

Motto

In Hoc Signo Vinces,
In This Sign You Will Conquer

About

Sigma Chi's purpose is to promote the concepts of Friendship, Justice, and Learning; to build brotherhood and life-long membership among members from all walks of life. Its mission statement is to develop values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community. Sigma Chi's vision statement is "to become the primer collegiate leadership development organization—aligned, focused and living our core values".

Community Service & Philanthropies

Derby Days benefiting Children's Miracle Network

Fun Facts

Colors

Blue and Old Gold

Symbols

White Cross

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

David Letterman
Drew Brees
Brad Pitt

General Information

Address

211 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1885

National Founding

1855

Website

Sigma Phi

Nickname

Sigma Phi

Motto 

Esto Perpetua


About

We are the oldest standing social fraternity in the country and on the UW-Madison campus. Our original chapter was founded at Union College in New York on March 4th 1827 and the Alpha of Wisconsin was established in 1908. We live in a National Historic Landmark (Harold C. Bradley House) built by Louis Sullivan just four blocks west of Camp Randall, and we pride ourselves on living in and maintaining our beautiful house. We also pride ourselves on both excellent academic commitment (across many majors among active members) and a strong, close-knit group of gentlemen who like to create great memories in our college days. We have many connections with successful alumni among ten active chapters across the nation. We are members of the Interfraternity Council and are involved with Greek Life, campus, Humorology, other philanthropic services, and our residential community. We are happy to give tours to anyone who stops by.


Community Service & Philanthropies

Humorology (all years)

2016: Book drive in coordination with the Big Ten Leadership Network; Movember fundraising for men with prostate cancer, depression, and other illnesses.


Academic Info

3.25 chapter average GPA. Wide range of majors including engineering, business, economics, biology, pre-law, education, and environmental/earth sciences.


Fun Facts

Colors: Sky blue and white

Symbol: Sig badge


Famous Alumni

Eric Martell – Founder of EatStreet. Arthur C. Nielsen – founder of ACNielsen Company and creator of Nielsen television/radio ratings.

Notable National Alumni 

Elihu Root – U.S. Secretary of War and Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt, Nobel Prize winner. Earl Warren - Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Governor of California. James Schoolcraft Sherman - Vice President under William Howard Taft.


Address

106 N. Prospect Ave. Madison, WI 53726


Local Founding

1908 – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


National Founding

March 4th 1827 – Union College, Schenectady, NY


Website:

Sigmaphi.org

Sigma Pi

Nicknames

Sig Pi, SP

Motto

Progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beasts'
God is, they are. Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.

About

The Tau Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity has recently returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison after being absent for almost 70 years. Since our re-chartering on campus, Sigma Pi has made a tremendous impact on the Madison community with events such as the ACE project, a special event designed to give back to University. As of Today, the Tau chapter of Sigma Pi is growing, with new gentlemen and scholars entering our ranks each passing semester. The ideals of Sigma Pi, which constitute the underlying reason for the Fraternity's rise, development, and continued existence, are plainly set forth in our teachings, and are in essence as follows: to establish a brotherhood, to establish and maintain an aristocracy of learning, to raise the standards of morality and develop character, to diffuse culture and encourage chivalry, to promote the spirit of civic righteousness and quicken the national conscience.

Community Service & Philanthropies

ACE Project (Altruistic Campus Experience), Tau Chapter Specific Ace Project Brittany Zimmerman Memorial 5K, The SAM Spady Foundation

Awards

Winners of Delta Gamma's AnchorSplash 8 years in a row

First Place: UW Humorology 2006

Best Choreography
Best Dance Break
Funniest Male

Second Place: UW Humorology 2005

Best Dance Break
Best A Cappella
Best Vocals

Third Place: UW Humorology 2008

Best Use of Theme
Best A Cappella

Fun Facts

Colors

Lavender, White and Gold

Symbol

Greek Cross

Mascot

The Owl

Flower

The Lavender Orchid

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Tony Romo
Jeff Arnett (Master Distiller at Jack Daniel's)

Notable Local Alumni

Chauncy Guy Suits (Co-Founder of the National Academy of Engineering)

General Information

Address

420 N. Carroll Street 
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1922, rechartered 2005

National Founding

February 26, 1897

Website

National: www.sigmapi.org

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Nickname

Teke

Motto

Not for Wealth, Rank, or Honor, but for Personal Worth and Character

About

The Mission of Tau Kappa Epsilon is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. We are able to do so by allowing our new members to immediately step into a leadership role that will enrich them as an individual, as well as prepare them for positions post graduation.

TKE has three ideals, Love, Charity, and Esteem. As fraternity men, we pride ourselves on exemplifying these ideals on a daily basis, as each one plays a vital role in Building a Better Man for a Better World.

Community Service & Philanthropies

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Awards

First Place, Greek Week (2016)
First Place, Homecoming (2011)
First Place, Greek Week (2011)
Chapters of Excellence: UW Madison (2011)
Top Teke Chapter Award: TKE International Fraternity (2011)

Fun Facts

Colors

Crimson Lake and Pure Silver

Symbol

Equilateral Triangle

Mascot

Sir Norman

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Ronald Regan
Dan Mead (CEO of Verizon Wireless)
Charles R. Walgreen Jr.

Notable Local Alumni

Edmund C. Moy (Former Director of the U.S. Mint)

General Information

Address

216 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

December 15, 1917

National Founding

January 10, 1899

Website

National: www.tke.org
Local: tkeuwmadison.org

Theta Chi

Nickname

Theta Chi

Motto

Extend a Helping Hand to all who seek it

About

Men join fraternities. Leaders of men join Theta Chi. Theta Chi Fraternity is centered on the core values of Truth, Temperance, and Tolerance. We are constantly striving to become better gentleman through close-knit brotherhood mutually benefiting each of our members. A strong focus on academics and community service are also at the backbone of Theta Chi ideology.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Ski for Cancer benefiting UW Carbone Cancer Center, St. Vincent DePaul’s Food Pantry, Madison Children’s Museum, Wisconsin Public Television, Habitat for Humanity

Fun Facts

Colors

Military Red and White

Flower

Red Carnation

Mascot

Rattlesnake

Famous Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Stephen Spielberg
Mark Murphy (President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers)
Phil Vassar (country music star)

General Information

Local Founding

1918, Re-Chartered 2011

National Founding

1856

Website

National: www.thetachi.org

Theta Delta Chi

Nicknames

TDX, Theta Delt

Motto

Our Hearts Are United

About

As the eleventh oldest of all college fraternities, we aim to improve our intellectual, moral and social being through friendship and brotherhood. We use this friendship as a power to establish the ties that extend to all our Theta Delta Chi brothers.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Autism Speaks, Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Wisconsin, and PnockOut Pneumonia

Awards

Silver Level Charge National Recognition
Most Improved Charge Nominee

Fun Facts

Colors

Black, White and Blue

Symbol

Coat of Arms consisting of a ruby encrusted with diamonds surrounded by the stars and lamp, the arrow and sword, the skull and bones, and the fasces and clasped hands infused with its colors of black, white and blue symbolizing secrecy, purity and loyalty.

Flower

Red Carnation

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Robert Frost
Jerry Lewis
James Woods

General Information

Local Founding

May 15, 1895

National Founding

October 31, 1847

Website

Triangle

Nicknames

Triangle

Motto

Veritas Omnia Vincit,
Truth Conquers All Things

About

Developing balanced men in engineering, architecture, and science by providing an environment, which fosters personal growth and professional success.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteering at Taste of Madison, Volunteering at Science Olympiad, Many others

Awards

Highest Triangle Chapter GPA (2009-2010)

Fun Facts

Colors

Old Rose and Grey

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Ellison Onizuka
Frank R. McCabe
Steven L. Miller
Michael Morhaime

General Information

Address

148 Breese Terrace
Madison, WI 53726

Local Founding

February 7, 1913

National Founding

April 15 1907

Website

Zeta Beta Tau

Nicknames

ZBT

Motto

A Powerhouse of Excellence, Brotherhood for a Lifetime

About

The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT) is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its members for positions of leadership and service within their communities.

Mindful of its founding in 1898 as the Nation's first Jewish Fraternity, ZBT will preserve and cultivate its relationships within the Jewish community. Since 1954, ZBT has been committed to its policy of non-sectarian Brotherhood, and values the diversity of its membership. ZBT will recruit and initiate men of good character, regardless of religion, race or creed who are accepting of these principles.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Get on The Ball benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Fight Fire After Class (FFAC) benefiting the Madison Fire Department

Awards

Highest GPA among IFC Fraternities - 6 out of the last 8 semesters
2016 place in Humorology

Fun Facts

Colors

Navy Blue and Yellow

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Robert Kraft (owner of the New England Patriots)
William Paley (founder of CBS)
Sid Luckman (NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback)
Ron Dermer (Israeli Ambassador to the United States)

General Information

Address

626 N. Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1916, re-chartered in 2000

National Founding

1898

Website

National: www.zbt.org
Local: www.zbtuw.com