Greek Facts & Firsts

Sorority
First Secret Society for Women – 1851, Alpha Delta Pi Fraternity
First Sorority to be Called a Sorority – Gamma Phi Beta
First Sorority to Use Greek Letters – Kappa Alpha Theta (1870)
Only NPC in Hawaii – Alpha Gamma Delta
First to Adopt a Philanthropy – 1919, Alpha Gamma Delta
First Non-Caucasian Initiate – Alpha Gamma Delta (UBC, 1953)
Widest Span of Chapters – Alpha Gamma Delta Manoa HI to Halifax NS 5403 miles (8695 km)
First NPC Sorority in Canada – Kappa Alpha Theta (Toronto)
Oldest Sorority in Canada – Alpha Phi (Toronto)
Only Sorority to Have a Male Initiate – Delta Gamma (George Banta)
Oldest Founding Chapter Still In Existence – Kappa Alpha Theta
First Alumnae Initiate – Alpha Phi 1875
First to Publish a Book Length History – Delta Delta Delta
First Divine Nine Sorority – Alpha Kappa Alpha 1908
First to Publish a Magazine – Kappa Kappa Gamma (1882)
Most Initiates (NPC) – Chi Omega, 225,000+
Most Chapters (NPC) – Chi Omega, 176
Most Chapters (NPHC) – Delta Sigma Theta, 300+
Most Chapters in One State – Alpha Phi (22 in California)

Fraternity
Oldest Continuously Published Magazine – Beta Theta Pi (since 1872)
Most First Chapters On Each Campus – 13, Beta Theta Pi
Create Alumni Chapters – Beta Theta Pi 1867
Most Initiates – Sigma Alpha Epsilon (262,000+)
Most Chapters – Lambda Chi Alpha (364)
First Dry House – Delta Sigma Phi
Largest Fraternity Merger – Theta Kappa Nu with Lambda Chi Alpha, 1939
First Divine Nine Fraternity – Alpha Phi Alpha 1906
First to Publish A Magazine – Theta Delta Chi 1869
Longest Continuously Open Chapter – Theta Delta Chi’s Kappa Charge (since 1856)
First Fraternity to Abolish Membership Restrictions Based on Religion, Ethnicity etc – Sigma Phi Epsilon

General
Largest Greek System (# of Students Participating) – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Most Chapters – Penn State

Establishment Years:

ALPHA OMICRON PI – 1897
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA – 1908
ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA – 1923
ALPHA BETA SIGMA – 1998
ALPHA TAU OMEGA – 1865
ALPHA ALPHA PHI – 1872
ALPHA CHI OMEGA – 1885
ALPHA IOTA – 1925
alpha KAPPA DELTA PHI – 1989
ALPHA EPSILON PHI – 1909
ALPHA SIGMA TAU – 1899
ALPHA PHI DELTA – 1914
ALPHA PHI – 1872
ALPHA CHI LAMBDA – 2000
ALPHA EPSILON PI – 1913
ALPHA OMEGA EPSILON – 1983
ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA – 1901
ALPHA PHI ALPHA – 1906
ALPHA SIGMA PHI – 1845
ALPHA PHI OMEGA – 1925
ALPHA DELTA PHI – 1832
ACACIA – 1904
ALPHA DELTA PI – 1851
ALPHA GAMMA RHO – 1904
ALPHA KAPPA LAMBDA – 1914
ALPHA SIGMA OMEGA – 1997
ALPHA SIGMA KAPPA – 1989
ALPHA XI DELTA – 1893
ALPHA CHI RHO – 1895
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA – 1904
BETA THETA PI – 1839
BETA KAPPA TAU – 1991
BETA SIGMA PSI – 1925
BETA UPSILON CHI – 1985
GAMMA ALPHA SIGMA – 1991
GAMMA CHI EPSILON – 1999
GAMMA PHI BETA – 1874
GAMMA ALPHA OMEGA – 1993
GAMMA SIGMA SIGMA – 1952
GAMMA BETA SIGMA – 1975
DELTA TAU DELTA – 1858
DELTA SIGMA THETA – 1913
DELTA PSI DELTA – 1991
DELTA CHI – 1890
DELTA ZETA – 1902
DELTA PHI – 1827
DELTA UPSILON – 1834
DELTA DELTA DELTA – 1888
DELTA PHI OMEGA – 1998
DELTA SIGMA PHI – 1899
DELTA XI DELTA – 1992
DELTA GAMMA – 1873
DELTA PHI EPSILON – 1917
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON – 1844
DELTA XI PHI – 1994
DELTA SIGMA PI – 1906
EPSILON SIGMA PHIZETA PSI – 1847
ZETA IOTA LAMBDA – 2003
ZETA SIGMA CHI – 1991
ZETA BETA TAU – 1898
ZETA SIGMA PHI – 1994
ZETA PHI BETA – 1920
ZETA CHI PHI – 2003
ZETA PI DELTA – 2002
ZETA PHI ETA – 1893
ZETA TAU ALPHA – 1898
THETA CHI – 1856
THETA DELTA CHI – 1847
THETA PHI ALPHA – 1912
THETA XI – 1864
IOTA PHI THETA – 1963
KAPPA ALPHA PSI – 1911
KAPPA BETA GAMMA – 1917
KAPPA ALPHA THETA – 1870
KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA – 1870
KAPPA DELTA – 1897
KAPPA DELTA OMEGA – 2002
KAPPA DELTA PHI – 1900
KA SOCIETY – 1825
KAPPA KAPPA PSI – 1919
KAPPA SIGMA – 1869
KAPPA ALPHA ORDER – 1865
KAPPA ALPHA – 1865
KAPPA DELTA RHO – 1905
LAMBDA DELTA SIGMA – 1967
LAMBDA THETA PHI – 1975
LAMBDA UPSILON LAMBDA – 1982
LAMBDA PHI EPSILON – 1981
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA – 1909
LAMBDA PI UPSILON – 1992
NU SIGMA CHI – 1928
PI NU EPSILON – 1914
PI KAPPA ALPHA – 1868
PI LAMBDA PHI – 1895
PI KAPPA PHI – 1904
PI BETA PHI – 1867
SIGMA DELTA ALPHA – 1992
SIGMA BETA CHI – 1958
SIGMA LAMBDA BETA – 1986
SIGMA DELTA TAU – 1917
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON – 1856
SIGMA PHI – 1827
SIGMA PI – 1897
SIGMA LAMBDA UPSILON – 1987
SIGMA ALPHA MU – 1909
SIGMA GAMMA RHO – 1922
SIGMA PHI EPSILON – 1901
SIGMA SIGMA CHI – 1990
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA – 1903
SIGMA NU – 1869
SIGMA OMEGA NU – 1996
SIGMA KAPPA – 1874
SIGMA LAMBDA GAMMA – 1990
SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA – 1898
SIGMA CHI – 1855
SIGMA TAU GAMMA – 1920
SIGMA LAMBDA BETA – 1986
SIGMA XI DELTA- 2003
TAU KAPPA EPSILON – 1899
TAU EPSILON PHI – 1910
TAU EPSILON PHI – 1910
TAU BETA SIGMA – 1946
TAU DELTA PHI – 1910
TAU GAMMA PHI – 1968
UPSILON PHI PSI – 2003
PHI MU – 1852
PHI BETA SIGMA – 1914
PHI SIGMA PHI – 1988
PHI KAPPA SIGMA – 1850
PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA – 1898
PHI LAMBDA RHO – 1993
PHI SIGMA SIGMA – 1913
PHI DELTA THETA – 1848
PHI IOTA ALPHA – 1931
PHI LAMBDA EPSILON – 1892
PHI SIGMA PI – 1916
PHI MU DELTA – 1918
PHI KAPPA PSI – 1852
PHI SIGMA KAPPA – 1873
PHI DELTA KAPPA – 1925
PHI KAPPA TAU – 1906
PHI KAPPA PI – 1913
PHI KAPPA THETA – 1889
PHI GAMMA DELTA – FIJI – 1848
CHI PSI – 1841
CHI PHI – 1824
CHI OMEGA – 1895
CHI RHO – 1964
PSI UPSILON – 1833
OMEGA XI SORORITY – 2002
OMEGA PHI ALPHA PSI – 1996
OMEGA DELTA PHI – 1987
OMEGA PSI PHI – 1911
OMEGA PHI BETA – 1989
OMEGA PHI ALPHA – 1967
FARMHOUSE – 1905
TRIANGLE – 1907
CERES – 1984

Fraternity Colors:

For those of you not familiar with the Greek Alphabet or the individual groups colors, we have made a list of the more popular organizations colors.
*(Colors listed may not be exact, but are the closest match to our inks & threads) Fraternity Colors Alpha Chi Rho……………Maroon/Gold
Alpha Delta Phi……………Green/White
Alpha Epsilon Pi……………Royal/Gold
Alpha Gamma Rho……………Green/Gold
Alpha Kappa Lambda……………Purple/Gold
Alpha Phi Alpha……………Black/Gold
Alpha Sigma Phi……………Red/White
Alpha Tau Omega……………Royal/Gold
Beta Theta Pi……………Royal/Lt. Blue
Chi Phi……………Scarlett/Blue
Delta Chi……………Red/Yellow
Delta Kappa Epsilon……………Red/Blue/Gold
Delta Sigma Phi……………Kelly/White
Delta Tau Delta……………Purple/Gold
Delta Upsilon……………Royal/Gold
FARMHOUSE……………Green/White
FIJI……………Purple/Royal
Iota Phi Theta……………Brown/Gold
Kappa Alpha……………Red/Gold
Kappa Alpha Psi……………Red/White
Kappa Delta Rho……………Royal/Orange
Kappa Sigma……………Red/Green
Lambda Chi Alpha……………Purple/Green/Gold
Omega Psi Phi……………Purple/Gold
Phi Beta Sigma……………Royal/White
Phi Delta Theta……………Royal/White
Phi Kappa Psi……………Red/Dk.Green
Phi Kappa Sigma……………Old Gold/Black
Phi Kappa Tau……………Red/Gold
Phi Kappa Theta……………Red/Gold
Phi Lambda Chi……………Blue/Gold
Phi Sigma Kappa……………Maroon/Silver
Pi Kappa Alpha……………Red/Gold
Pi Kappa Phi……………Gold/White
Pi Lambda Phi……………Purple/Gold
Sigma Alpha Epsilon……………Purple/Gold
Sigma Alpha Mu……………Purple/White
Sigma Chi……………Royal/Gold
Sigma Lambda Chi…………Maroon/Gold
Sigma Nu……………Black/Gold
Sigma Phi Epsilon……………Purple/Red
Sigma Pi……………Purple/Gold
Sigma Tau Gamma……………Blue/White/Gray
Tau Kappa Epsilon……………Red/Black
Tau Epsilon Phi……………Purple/White
Theta Chi……………Red/White
Theta Delta Chi……………Black/White
Theta Xi……………Blue/Silver
Zeta Beta Tau……………Royal/White
Zeta Psi……………White/Gold

 

 

 

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