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.

Two young women smile while one hands a tray of fresh vegetables to the other in a doorway labeled UGA Food Pantry
Here, the Office of Sustainability UGArden intern delivers fresh produce to the Panhellenic-run Student Food Pantry in the Tate Student Center.

Congratulations to UGA's Official Green Chapters 2019-2020

Certified Green Chapters demonstrate leadership, commitment, and innovation by implementing positive social and environmental practices.

Greek Goes Green Official Green Chapter logo

Sororities

  • 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

Fraternities

  • 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. 

Scorecard

Professional & Service Sororities

Gamma Sigma Sigma: Annaliese Poliner

Sigma Alpha: Jenna Franke

Panhellenic Sororities

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

IFC Fraternities

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. 

Download Getting Started with Greek Goes Green: Resources for Sustainability Coordinators (PDF).

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.
Get creative! Implement other actions to serve as a good neighbor in the community and reduce your Chapter’s environmental impact.