Greek Life

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Alpha Delta Epsilon

Alpha Delta Epsilon, a local sorority, was founded at Dickinson College in 1967. Members of the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Mu sorority formed the nucleus of this new group, which remained active until 1980.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Alpha Gamma

Alpha Gamma, a local recognition fraternity, was founded at Dickinson College in 1928. It promoted cooperation among journalistic organizations. In 1948, the national honorary society Pi Delta Epsilon succeeded both Alpha Gamma and the College's...

Organization Type: Greek Life, Honor Societies
Alpha Gamma Psi

Alpha Gamma Psi was a local sorority founded at Dickinson College in 1917. The organization was the forerunner of the Gamma Chapter of the Phi Mu sorority founded in 1919.

Organization Type: Greek Life

The Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega international service fraternity was established at Dickinson College in April 1989. The group promotes “leadership, friendship, and service” among its members and within the community.

Organization Type: Community and Public Service, Greek Life
Alpha Zeta Phi

Alpha Zeta Phi was a local fraternity established at Dickinson College in 1890. The chapter itself dissolved in 1895, though the members of the fraternity provided the nucleus of the revival of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity in that same year.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Chi Omega

The Delta Chapter of the Chi Omega sorority was established at Dickinson College in 1907. It was organized from Omega Psi, a local sorority that had been founded eight years earlier. The chapter was active until 1971.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Chi Phi

The Omega Chapter of the Chi Phi fraternity was established at Dickinson College in 1869. It was the first Greek organization in College history to enter the campus in the open, without fear of faculty disturbance. The chapter was active until...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Delta Chi

The Dickinson Chapter of the Delta Chi fraternity was founded in 1893. Though the original chapter at Cornell University eventually extended membership to other departments (it had earlier reserved membership exclusively for law students), the...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Delta Delta Delta

The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Delta Delta sorority was established at Dickinson College in 1986.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Delta Nu

The local sorority of Delta Nu was established at Dickinson College in the fall of 1972.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Delta Sigma Phi

The Theta Lambda Chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity was established at Dickinson College in 1996.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Eta Sigma Phi

Eta Sigma Phi is the national honor society for students of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies. The society was founded in 1914 at the University of Chicago under the name Phi Sigma, and became a national society in 1924 under its current name...

Organization Type: Greek Life, Honor Societies
Gamma Phi Beta

The Delta Rho Chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority was founded at Dickinson College in May 1980. An organization that strove “for the highest type of womanhood,” the chapter dissolved in 1986.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Gamma Zeta

Gamma Zeta, a local sorority, was founded in 1896. The group appears only once in Dickinson College records, with a photograph of its members (as shown) and a list of their names in the 1897 Microcosm.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Kappa Gamma

The Delta Charge of the Kappa Gamma fraternity was founded at Dickinson College in 1894. The organization was an inter-fraternity letter society, and its “founding” actually took place at the College’s commencement ceremonies in 1894, when the...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Kappa Kappa Gamma

An organization designed to “promote friendship among a diverse group of women,” the Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority was established at Dickinson College in the fall of 1978.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Omega Psi

Omega Psi was a local sorority founded at Dickinson College in 1899. A national sorority, Chi Omega, adopted the organization in 1907.

Organization Type: Greek Life
Phi Alpha Pi

Phi Alpha Pi was a local sorority founded at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1898. It is said that an earlier chapter of this sorority existed on the campus, but had “died a natural death from want of support.” In any case, the...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Phi Kappa Delta

Phi Kappa Delta was a local fraternity founded at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1913. Little is actually known about the organization, but it appears that it drew its members from both the College and the Dickinson Law School....

Organization Type: Greek Life

The Phi Nu Theta fraternity became the first Greek organization in the history of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Also known as the Eclectic Fraternity, this organization was founded on May 12, 1852, and consisted of Professor Herman...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Pi Beta Phi

The Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter of the Pi Beta Phi sorority was established at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1903.

The first national sorority founded at Dickinson, Pi Beta Phi was first formed from members of a local...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Sigma Alpha Mu

A chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity was founded at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1919, though the official chapter designation is unknown.

The founders of Sigma Alpha Mu, who were students at the City College of New...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Tau Delta Pi

A local drama fraternity, Tau Delta Pi was founded at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1922. After a short period of inactivity, the society was revived in 1938 and remained active through 1949, when the national drama fraternity,...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Theta Delta Chi

The Sigma Chapter of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity was established at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1861. It enjoyed a “fairly vigorous life” until 1875, when the active chapter lapsed. Graduate members reinstated Theta Delta...

Organization Type: Greek Life
Theta Nu Epsilon

The Pi Pi Chapter of the Theta Nu Epsilon Society was established at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1887. Theta Nu Epsilon selected its members from among those in fraternities at the college and the law school, and occasionally...

Organization Type: Greek Life

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