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The Establishment of Fraternities at Georgia Tech. by Emily Beck & Meg Morris. "We're starting a fraternity...". Dr. Isaac S. Hopkins. Tech’s first President Previously President of Emory College at Oxford, GA Made honorary ATW at Emory. Alpha Tau Omega. Beta Iota Chapter

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The Establishment

of Fraternities

at Georgia Tech

by Emily Beck

& Meg Morris

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Dr. Isaac S. Hopkins

  • Tech’s first President
  • Previously President of Emory College at Oxford, GA
  • Made honorary ATW at Emory
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Alpha Tau Omega

  • Beta Iota Chapter
  • Founded at Tech in 1888
  • Colors: Old Gold and Sky Blue
  • Flower: White Tea Rose
  • Founded in Richmond, Va
  • Sept. 11, 1865
  • 1st chapter at Virginia Military Institute
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A

T

W

The Georgia Tech 1897

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A

T

W

The Blueprint 1908

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • Georgia Phi Chapter
  • Founded at Tech in spring of 1890
  • Colors: Purple and Old Gold
  • Flower: Violet
  • Founded in Tuscaloosa, Al
  • 1856
  • 1st chapter at Univ. of Alabama
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S

A

E

The Georgia Tech 1897

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Kappa Sigma

  • Alpha Tau Chapter
  • Founded at Tech on Oct. 5, 1894
  • Colors: Maroon, Old Gold, and Peacock Blue
  • Flower: Lily of the Valley
  • Founded in Charlottesville, Va
  • 1867
  • 1st chapter at Univ. of Virginia
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Founding of KapSig

Discovery of correspondence

1894 statistics:

150 Tech men

34 Greek affiliated

“…A good southern frat…”

Confusion with founding dates

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Founding of KapSig

  • Minutes log for KS dating 1896-1898
  • The original charter for KS
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K

S

The Georgia Tech 1897

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Sigma Nu

Phi Delta Theta

Kappa Alpha

1896

1898

More Fraternities

1902

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Pi Kappa

Alpha

Phi Kappa

Sigma

Chi Phi

1904

1904

1904

And More Fraternities...

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Phi Kappa Sigma

The Skull House

  • Alpha Nu Chapter
  • Founded at Tech on January 15, 1904
  • Colors: Black and Gold
  • Founded in Philadelphia
  • 1867
  • 1st chapter at Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Meetings

  • Friday or Saturday Nights
  • “Leaves and Permits”
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Houses and House Rules

  • Strict rules
  • Most houses where I-75/85 now stands
  • Served as meeting place then grew into a dormitory
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Pledgeship

  • Hate Week
  • Rolling Pledgeship and Initiation
  • Short pledge periods
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Social

  • Washington Seminary
  • Strict social rules
  • Combined fraternity parties
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Rivalries

  • Intramural baseball and football
  • “The Frats get more and more sorry as they multiply…”
  • Fights between Fraternities
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Varsity Sports

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Time Commitment

Well it’s Up with the White and Gold, Down with the Red and Black

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AEP AFA ATW BQP CY DC DSF DTD DU KA KS

LCA

FDQ

FIJI

FKY

FKS

FKT

FKQ

FSK

PKA

PKF

Greek Community

2K3

AGD

ADP

ACW

AXD

FM

ZTA

International Fraternity Council

& Panhellenic

YU SC SN SFE TKE QC QX ZBT

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Homecoming

Greek Week