Gamma Tau Upsilon (ΓΤΥ)

Gamma Tau Upsilon, the second sorority established at The University of the South, was founded by five women in the spring of 1978. The “founding mothers” wanted to create an open-minded and accepting social organization that treasured the individuality and potential of each of its members. GTU fosters close friendships and encourages each sister to be herself and attain her goals. We celebrate with a genuine joy and we support one another unwaveringly in difficult times. GTU tends to attract particularly strong-willed and independent women. In fact, GTU was once described as a “sorority of independents.” By its very nature, GTU is not a large sorority. This is seen as an asset rather than a handicap, though. Our small size increases each individual’s impact on the group and the group personality. GTU is close-knit, but not closed. Our underlying philosophy of acceptance permeates our relationships with those outside the GTU circle, as individuals and as a group. At our events, we strive to create an atmosphere in which our guests feel welcome and relaxed. We value variety in our personal and sororal lives.

Chapter Nickname: GTU

When Chapter was Founded at Sewanee:  February 12, 1978

Motto:  We are who we are

Values: Trust, Understanding, and Individuality

Philanthropy: Basic Needs

Annual Programs: Curry for Kids

Colors:  Kelly Green and Navy Blue

Symbol:  Phoenix

Minimum GPA Required for Membership: 2.0


Chapter Officers

Chapter President: Maddy Parks

Social Chair:  Alex Alderson, Jenna Whitehead (fall only), Madelyne Williams

Rush Chair:  Madelyne Williams