Greek Goes Green
Leading by example
Greek Goes Green leverages passion, commitment, and leadership among UGA's Greek organizations to create an increasingly just and sustainable campus and community. Participants report progress in community service, racial unity, resource conservation, and innovation to become recognized as official UGA Green Chapters.
Congratulations to UGA's Official Green Chapters 2019-2020
Certified Green Chapters demonstrate leadership, commitment, and innovation by implementing positive social and environmental practices.
- Alpha Gamma Delta
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Alpha Phi
- Chi Omega
- Delta Delta Delta
- Delta Gamma
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Delta Zeta
- Kappa Alpha Theta
- Phi Mu
- Pi Beta Phi
- Sigma Delta Tau
- Sigma Kappa
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Phi Delta Theta
- Pi Kappa Alpha
- Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Sigma Pi
- Tau Epsilon Phi
Multicultural, Business, & Service Organizations
- Gamma Sigma Sigma
Green Chapter Scorecard
Use this assessment tool to see where your chapter is doing well and where you need improvement. Chapters that submit a final scorecard at the end of the academic year are reviewed for official Green Chapter designation. The highest scoring chapter will receive a prize to support their selected philanthropy.
Professional & Service Sororities
Gamma Sigma Sigma: Annaliese Poliner
Sigma Alpha: Jenna Franke
Alpha Chi Omega: Audrey Thacker
Alpha Delta Pi: Claire Kimberlin & Coco Rudisill
Alpha Gamma Delta: Brooke Rogers
Alpha Omicron Pi: Tatiana Morales
Alpha Phi: Natalie Roberts
Chi Omega: Jade Spell
Delta Delta Delta: Mckenzie Young
Delta Gamma: Jenna Hughes
Delta Phi Epsilon: Ruth Payne
Delta Zeta: Jaden Delperdang & Haley Carman
Gamma Phi Beta: Maggie Whitehead
Kappa Alpha Theta: Hattie Chancy
Kappa Delta: Ava Hiller
Kappa Kappa Gamma: Franny Pettway
Phi Mu: Nathalie LeBreton
Pi Beta Phi: Brooke Raniere
Sigma Delta Tau: Devon Altman
Sigma Kappa: Celeste Hosfeld & Courtney Wheeler
Zeta Tau Alpha: Caroline Lindsey
Alpha Gamma Rho: Austin Griffin
Beta Theta Pi: Robert Wood
Chi Phi: Tucker McGuinness & Bora Guzel
Chi Psi: Eduardo Merino
Delta Tau Delta: Ezra Midkiff
Kappa Alpha Order: John Cherry
Kappa Sigma: Zachary Hubert
Lambda Chi Alpha: Bryant Bealle
Phi Delta Theta: Julian Shrader
Phi Gamma Delta: Carson Pittard
Phi Kappa Psi: Neil Rossman
Phi Kappa Tau: Avery Lawski
Phi Kappa Theta: Tanner Nutgrass
Pi Kappa Alpha: Ian Darling
Pi Kappa Phi: Davis Ellington
Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Taylor Boswell & Charles Clarke
Sigma Chi: Joe Parker & William Ventulett
Sigma Nu: Carter Thompson
Sigma Phi Epsilon: Drew Byus
Sigma Pi: Ford Rainey
Tau Epsilon Phi: Jeremy Levin
Sustainability Coordinators are champions for sustainability initiatives selected within each chapter. It is up to your chapter whether the coordinator is a volunteer or an executive member that is voted on and selected by the chapter. This coordinator is the link between UGA’s Office of Sustainability and your chapter. We can’t reach every Greek student on our own, but you can influence the perception of sustainability within your chapter and improve the “green” reputation of Greek life at the University of Georgia.
No Chapter House? No Problem!
We would still love for your chapter to participate in our program. Easy modifications are included in the Getting Started resource document.
Seven Steps to a Sustainable Chapter
- Provide a written letter of support for campus sustainability initiatives signed by your Chapter president.
- Elect or appoint a Sustainability Coordinator who promotes initiatives within your Greek chapter.
- Discuss your Chapter’s sustainability goals and progress at monthly meetings.
- Incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion training into your Chapter's programming and expect that each member speaks and acts in ways that are respectful and affirming of others.
- Co-host a project or event with an organization whose primary membership represents a culture or race different than your Chapter’s primary membership.
- Strive for diversity among your Chapter’s membership.
- Participate in meaningful community service.
- Develop and implement a plan to address food insecurity and donate unused food items to a local organization that serves campus or community members in need.
- Source 10% or more of your food from local farmers and vendors.
- Encourage all Chapter members to purchase local foods.
- Plant edible and/or native plants to create a nourishing and pollinator-friendly landscape at your Chapter house and/or members’ houses.
- Eliminate the use of styrofoam from all Chapter events.
- Replace single use utensils, cups, plates, and “late plates” with reusable or compostable options.
- Compost food scraps from Chapter meals and at events.
- Maintain clearly labeled, co-located landfill and recycling bins.
- Ensure that all recycling is collected in clear bags (or no bags).
- Provided extra recycling bins, such as cardboard bins available through the Office of Sustainability, when needed during large events.
- Track monthly water and energy use.
- Install low-flow plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, shower heads, and faucets/aerators in your Chapter and/or members’ houses.
- Install LED light bulbs in your Chapter and/or members’ houses.
- Encourage all chapter members to conserve energy and water, including turning off lights, taking short showers, and other strategies.