U of Fla. Considering LGBT Fraternity

From the Aligator:

Fraternities and sororities geared toward LGBT students have been founding new chapters at universities around the country, leading some to question whether a chapter could be founded at UF.

UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said any group could be a registered organization on campus as long as it adheres to the nondiscrimination language that exists at UF.

“Putting together or founding an LGBT Greek letter organization would not be difficult,” she said.

The only way an LGBT fraternity or sorority can join one of the four social Greek councils is if the chapter is chartered by a national organization.
Two of the most prominently LGBT-friendly Greek organizations, Delta Lambda Phi and Gamma Rho Lambda, state on their websites their aim to be accepting of any person, regardless of sexual orientation and are not exclusively for LGBT students.

LB Hannahs, the director of LGBT affairs at UF, said Hannahs has not been approached by any LGBT students at UF interested in starting a chapter but thinks it could be a beneficial addition for those interested.

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