Kappa Phi Epsilon
Christian Fraternity

Established in the fall of 2004, Kappa Phi Epsilon has impacted hundreds of men at the University of Florida.  It started with six men who shared the common vision of building a brotherhood of like-minded men dedicated to shared intellectual, spiritual and physical growth. Through God's blessing, that vision has been realized and we are a strong and vibrant brotherhood with a significant presence at the University of Florida. We offer a unique blend of Greek Life and Ministry that you won't find in any other organization.

 
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Greek Life

Each semester we have socials with sororities, football tailgates at our house, and we host our own philanthropy. We hold semi-formal each fall term and The Admiral Ball, our annual formal, in the spring term. We partner with other members of the Christian Greek community to host themed events each night of Homecoming Week to celebrate tradition and legacy at the University of Florida. We have a 40-room house on University Avenue that is equipped with a commercial kitchen for brothers to participate in a meal plan. Each year, our brothers participate in philanthropies and other events with greek organizations including the annual Dance Marathon.

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Ministry

We develop men into leaders on campus, in the community and in their family and church. Part of active membership in the fraternity is participating in a weekly Bible study and attending a local church. Each weekly Chapter meeting is split up into a Business portion and a Worship portion. For Worship Chapter, the Chaplain leads the brothers in a message and a brother typically leads the Chapter in a few worship songs. We also encourage our members to participate in other ministries on campus to grow their faith. We are a non-denominational organization and welcome new members from any denomination.

 

The History of Christian Fraternal Brotherhood

Christian brotherhood has been the goal of generation after generation since the days of the early Church. The apostle Paul states in his letter to the Romans, chapter 12, verse 10, “Be devoted to each other in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” The aim is fellowship with God and living this fellowship out with one another. “We know we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death,” says 1 John 3:14. Brotherly love is a necessity of true life. 

The founding fathers of Kappa Phi Epsilon longed for the values and mission that shaped the Oxford Holy Club of the Wesley Brothers and George Whitefield, focusing on fellowship, accountability, and allowing brothers to live out practical Christianity.

Greek Life

Socials

We hold weekend house parties, bonfires and date functions with Christian sororities as well as panhellenic sororities.

Football Tailgates

We hold a tailgate before each game at our house on University Avenue, home to over 40 of our brothers. For the game, Kappa Phi shares block seating with sister sororities.

Homecoming

We partner with other members of the Christian Greek community to host themed events each night of Homecoming Week to celebrate tradition and legacy at the University of Florida.

Formals

We hold semi-formal each fall term and The Admiral Ball, our annual formal, in the spring term. The fraternity pairs with sororities Theta Alpha and Sigma Phi Lambda for these events. Previous locations include the Ocala Country Club, on a party boat out of Clearwater, Florida and at the Davis Island Yacht Club.

Recruitment

Rushing Kappa Phi Epsilon

Kappa Phi Epsilon is dedicated to recruiting and developing passionate followers of Jesus at the University of Florida. The future of our fraternity is dependent on the quality of the individuals we bring in. We are looking for men who are serious about succeeding in life and business. We hold a Rush Week at the start of the Fall and Spring terms. At Rush, we will welcome you in and share with you about ourselves and the heart of our fraternity. We keep a relaxed atmosphere with catered food, music and fellowship. We host our brothers, ladies from sister sororities and potential members. It is the best opportunity learn more about us and meet and network with our brothers. This Fall, our Rush nights will be held from September 18-21, with Formal Rush on September 22.

The Pledgeship Process

Since inception, pledgeship has been a part of fraternities. When most think of pledging a fraternity, images of hazing, pointless and mindless tasks come to mind. At Kappa Phi Epsilon, however, pledgeship is not for mistreatment of new members. We see pledgeship for spiritual and emotional growth that will lay the foundation for leadership and guide men to be hard-working and productive members of their community carrying forward the name of Jesus. We have a large brotherhood and alumni base that wants to see our pledges and brothers succeed while at UF and after graduation.

The Admiral Scholarship

At Kappa Phi Epsilon, we believe it is important to recognize and reward those who best exemplify our ideals. Linked below is a scholarship application that must be completed and emailed back to admiralscholarship@kappaphiepsilon.org no later than August 30, 2017. Qualifying applicants will be contacted by a brother of Kappa Phi Epsilon within the following week and will be scheduled for an interview. The applicant that best fits the ideals of Kappa Phi Epsilon will be presented with a check worth $500, on behalf of the fraternity and contributing alumni.

Please remember that applying for or being awarded the Admiral Scholarship in no way obligates any student to join or have any further affiliation with Kappa Phi Epsilon.

Fall 2017 pledge class

The Chapter

Paving the way at UF

At Kappa Phi Epsilon, we develop men into leaders in the fraternity, on campus, in the community and in their families and churches. We provide leadership opportunities to brothers by getting them involved in organizations and ministries at the University of Florida. Brothers of Kappa Phi Epsilon have held leadership positions in the following programs and organizations on campus and in the community:

Brothers of Kappa Phi Epsilon have held leadership positions in the following programs and organizations on campus and in the community:

Student Government

Florida Blue Key
Student Government Senate
Gator Growl
ACCENT Speakers Bureau
Florida Cicerones
Chomp the Vote
Freshman Leadership Council
Reitz Union Board of Managers
College Republicans

Ministries

Campus Crusade For Christ
YoungLife of Gainesville
Fellowship of Christian athletes
UniteNow at UF
First Assembly of God’s Lincoln Tutoring Program

UF Club Sports

Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Water Polo

Other Clubs

Gator Marching Band
Florida Running Club
UF Triathlon Team

Founding Brothers

ALUMNI Board

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Parents and Family

With your son's interest in our brotherhood, you will have questions. Our hope is that you understand the ministry and vision of our fraternity. Many brothers would say that their involvement with Kappa Phi Epsilon defined their undergraduate experience. We work hard to help brothers be well rounded. It is important in life as well as business. We work to encourage academic success while building lifelong friendships. Our desire is that your son will pursue God’s vision at UF and beyond. When that happens, the motivation to excel in the classroom and in life for the glory of God follows.

Being a part of Kappa Phi does come with a financial investment to support chapter activities for the semester. Pledges and brothers see this as an investment in the ministry of Kappa Phi Epsilon as well as their college social experience. We appreciate and respect this investment and make every effort to leverage our resources for the good of the brotherhood.

Family Weekend

Each fall, Kappa Phi hosts an annual Family Weekend. This provides parents an opportunity to visit their son and learn more about the fraternity. We have a barbecue at the Kappa Phi House with music, fellowship and an information session where families can learn more about the fraternity from the chapter leadership and alumni board. Family Weekend is the best opportunity for parents to meet Kappa Phi brothers and alumni.

Kappa Phi Alumni

At Kappa Phi, the blood runs deep. The strong friendships and bonds built through our time at the University of Florida do not fade with graduation. Our brothers go on to become professionals in business, medicine, law, government and non-profits, leading through service and humility. As alumni, we understand that our success is dependent upon those that paved the way before us. Each year, our alumni base and leadership makes a significant investment in the chapter through financial support and leadership training.

We stay closely connected with our large alumni base through our annual meeting, an alumni weekend in the fall term and through our quarterly newsletter.

Kappa Phi Alumni Weekend

Each Fall, Kappa Phi welcomes our alumni back to Gainesville for an alumni weekend. We host a barbecue at the Fraternity House and then take-in a Florida Football Game at the Swamp. We also play the game on the big screen at the house.

Support Kappa Phi Epsilon at UF

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