**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