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On Chi Psi’s Founders’ Day, a Shout Out to Gabbie

Happy Founders’ Day, Chi Psi! The post below is doing an encore performance. It’s late morning and I just am too swamped to write another post, but I do not want the day to go by without acknowledging it. Last month, … Continue reading

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For Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Alpha Society, and Sigma Alpha Mu a Double Celebration

Today, Thanksgiving 2015, is a double celebration for members of three Greek-Letter Organizations – Phi Sigma Sigma, Kappa Alpha Society (not to be confused with Kappa Alpha Order) and Sigma Alpha Mu. Phi Sigma Sigma was founded at New York’s Hunter … Continue reading

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Psi Upsilon, Sorrow at Washington State, and a Message from Cal

Today marks the 182nd anniversary of Psi Upsilon’s founding at Union College in Schenectady, New York. On November 24, 1833, Robert Barnard, Samuel Goodale, Sterling G. Hadley, George Washington Tuttle, Edward Martindale, Merwin Henry Stewart, and Charles Washington Harvey founded … Continue reading

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Theta Delta Chi Founded on Halloween, 1847

Happy Halloween! It’s also the founding date of Theta Delta Chi. In 1847, at Union College, Theta Delta Chi, was founded by  William G. Akin, Abel Beach, Theodore Brown, Andrew H. Green, William Hyslop, and Samuel F. Wile. The second charge, … Continue reading

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Chi Psi, the Lodge in Ann Arbor, and the Two Clarence Birdseyes

On May 20, 1841, Chi Psi was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York. It was the fifth fraternity founded at Union College. Its founders are Philip Spencer, Robert Heyward McFaddin, Jacob Henry Farrell, John Brush Jr., Samuel Titus Taber, … Continue reading

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Phi Mu’s Waupaca Convention and Sigma Phi’s Connection to Lincoln

Phi Mu was founded on January 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Originally known as the Philomathean Society, it and Alpha Delta Pi, also founded at Wesleyan College, are known as the “Macon Magnolias.” Phi Mu  was founded … Continue reading

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Four Founding Days (ΔΔΔ, ΦΣΣ, KA Society, and ΣAM), Ferguson, and UVA

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on November 27, 1888, which fell on the day before Thanksgiving that year. Founders’ Day is celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Its founders are Sarah Ida Shaw [Martin], Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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In a NY State of Mind…The Union Triad and Other Thoughts

On Thursday afternoon we left for New York State and a family wedding. We made it as far as Erie, Pennsylvania. The next morning we headed off the rest of the way to our destination, Skaneateles, New York. While the … Continue reading

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