Service fraternities and sororities


Service fraternities and sororities

Service fraternity may refer to any fraternal public service organization, such as the Kiwanis or Rotary International. In Canada and the United States, the term fraternal organization is more common as "fraternity" in everyday usage refers to fraternal student societies.

In the context of the North American student fraternity and sorority system, service fraternities and service sororities comprise a type of organization whose "primary" purpose is community service. Members of these organizations are not restricted from joining other types of fraternities. This may be contrasted with professional fraternities, whose primary purpose is to promote the interests of a particular profession, and general or social fraternities, whose primary purposes are generally aimed towards some other aspect, such as the development of character, friendship, leadership, or literary ability.

Some general fraternities and their chapters, especially members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, emphasize the service aspects of their activities; however classification as a strictly service organization has legal meaning in regards to Title IX. Service fraternities, like professional fraternities and honor societies must be open to members of both genders since they do not have an exemption from Title IX similar to the one given in section (A)(6)(a) for Social Fraternities and Sororities [ [http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/cor/coord/titleixstat.htm Title IX] , " [http://www.usdoj.gov/ United States Department of Justice] "] .

List of national college service fraternities and sororities

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines.
* ΑΦΩ - Alpha Phi Omega - coed national (with independent organizations in United States and the Philippines)
* ΓΣΣ - Gamma Sigma Sigma - coed national, primarily female
* ΩΦΑ - Omega Phi Alpha - coed national, primarily female
* [http://www.ik-fraternity.org/ Intercollegiate Knights]
* SPURS National Honor Society - defunct [http://www.spursnhs.org/National%20Convention/Convention%202005%20Minutes.doc] coed national, primarily female

List of local/regional college service fraternities and sororities

This list only includes groups within the United States; see below for groups of the Philippines. (Note: These groups are presently all single-gender. See above for Issues with Title IX)
* ΑΔ - Alpha Delta - local, strictly male, founded at University of Maine (formerly the Sigma Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega) Southwick, Emily. " [http://media.www.mainecampus.com/media/storage/paper322/news/2008/04/14/News/Hes-Not.Your.Average.Bear-3323749.shtml He's not your average bear: Service fraternity responsible for bringing out UM mascot shares behind-the-scene look at being Bananas] ." "The Maine Campus." April 14, 2008. Retrieved on April 15, 2008.]
* ΓΣΑ - Gamma Sigma Alpha - local, strictly female
* ΩΖΧ - Omega Zeta Chi "OZChi" - local, strictly female at University of California, Riverside
* ΚΔΤ - Kappa Delta Tau - local, strictly female, founded in 1963 at Eastern Kentucky University
* ΤΦ - Tau Phi - local, strictly female at Immaculata University
* ΣΚΣ - Sigma Kappa Sigma "EKE" - local, strictly male catholic brotherhood service fraternity at King's College
* ΞKΣ - Xi Kappa Sigma eke"Xian's" Mindanao State Of University Inter'collegiate&University Brotherhood&sisterhood

List of primarily non-collegiate fraternities and sororities

* ΔΘΤ - [http://www.deltathetatau.org Delta Theta Tau] - non-collegiate national service organization for women
* ΒΣΦ - [http://www.betasigmaphi.org Beta Sigma Phi] - non-collegiate international service sorority
* ΕΣΑ - Epsilon Sigma Alpha - non-student international service sorority
* ΦΖΦ - [http://phizetaphi.com Phi Zeta Phi Foundation] - non-collegiate national service organization for career professionals

List of national college service fraternities and sororities in the Philippines

* ΑΝΩ - Adamas Nu Omega - inter-collegiate fraternity and sorority
* ΑΦΩ - Alpha Phi Omega - co-ed national (with independent organizations in United States and the Philippines)
* ΓΦΟ - Gamma Phi Omicron Fraternity and Sorority
* ΚΕ - Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
* ΓΒΣ - Gamma Beta Sigma Philippines - National Service Fraternity & Sorority
* ΞKΣ - Xi Kappa Sigma "Xian's"- International Inter-Collegiate&University Services Frat&sor.

References

External links

* [http://www.greekopedia.com/ Greekopedia: A wiki for Fraternities and Sororities]


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