Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Order? Why do you call yourselves an Order and not a fraternity or sorority?
We encourage you to research the establishment of Order organizations, you will find they have a rich and elaborate history. Examples such as, the Knights Templar, The Order of Skull and Bones, and the Order of Omega date back hundreds of years (much further than Greek organizations). Orders are by invitation only and usually after the organization has gotten to know you thoroughly.
We chose an Order because our membership includes both masculine of center, feminine presented, queer and non-binary members. We didn’t want to use terms traditionally linked to either gender expression and promote membership based on seeking a common mission.
What are the requirements for collegiate members?
You must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 24 credit hours, this includes community and 4 year colleges/universities.
What are your requirements for military members?
For active military you must actively enlisted in an active military branch or reservist.
For non-active military, you should have been honorably discharged.* Proof of discharge will be required.
What are your requirements for vocational or technical school applicants?
The certification, technical or vocational program should be an industry standard.
What makes Gamma different from the many other LGBTQ+ Greek organizations out there?
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. was the 1st collegiate and professional based LGBTQ+ Order.
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. is the first LGBTQ+ Order to adopt an LGBTQ+ service only platform.
The first Greek Order to establish partnerships with Lesbian Health Initiative and National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
First LGBTQ+ Greek organization established at Texas Southern University and Oklahoma State University.
What is included in the new member fee?
New membership materials, access to our intranet, leading business trainings, administrative and marketing materials, and new member attire.
I belong to a NPHC (Divine 9 Greek) organization, can I join your organization?
The NPHC prohibits dual membership among other NPHC organizations, we are not a part of the NPHC, therefore you can hold dual membership.
Do you haze?
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. is a strictly non-hazing organization. If a member suggests hazing as a pre-requisite to membership or you think you should subject yourself to degrading, humiliating, or restricted behavior to obtain membership, that is a false narrative and does not reflect the policies of this Order. For more information on our hazing policy please click here. If you feel you are being hazed please email email@example.com
Do Gammas step or stroll?
Of Course, but not required. If members should choose to step or stroll it is our EXpectation they are both unique and EXcellent while doing so.
Are you an established organization?
Epsilon Xi Gamma, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Texas February 20, 2011 and federally incorporated as a 501c10 February 16, 2014.