Trinity College Greek Life Tour
A tour around Trinity College's Greek Life Organizations
Lambda Alpha Upsilon a fraternity on campus also known as the Latino America Unida. It is a group at Trinity that consists of a network of professionals that promotes brotherhood, scholarship, and service to the community. They are a newer organization that was founded at Trinity on March 31st, 2016.
Psi Upsilon also is known as "Psi U" was founded on Trinity campus on February 4th, 1880. It is one of Trinity's oldest fraternities next to Delta Psi which was founded in 1850. Psi Upsilon was previously a local society much like the other fraternities and sororities on Trinity's campus. It was a well known and established Society named Beta Beta which was organized in 1842.
Pi Kappa Alpha or Pike was established at Trinity College on May 2nd, 1953. The fraternity evolved from the Epsilon Alpha colony on February 3rd, 1953. The process for a colony to become a chapter usually takes about a year but for Epsilon Alpha it only took 3 months. What used to be Pike was known on Trinity Campus as Tau Alpha and converted in the spring of 1953.
Alpha Delta Phi or AD for short is a nationally recognized fraternity that was established on Trinity campus on December 20th, 1877. It began as the Phi Kappa Society and current members at the time were initiated with an agreement signed on November 23rd, 1877. The Phi Kappa Society originated at Trinity when it was still Washington College. The society was founded on October 27th, 1835 and was the second secret society established at Washington College. When the society became affiliated with the chapter, it became the second international fraternity at the college. The Phi Kappa Society at the time known for its long and honorable history was recognized with the naming of the Alpha Delta Phi chapter.
Saint Anthony Hall was completed in 1878 for the use of the Epsilon Chapter of the fraternity Delta Psi at Trinity College. The chapter is the oldest at Trinity and members have long occupied central roles as both students and later as trustees and administrators of the college. The building has served continuously as the chapter’s headquarters, with most rooms serving their originally intended purposes. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The IVY Society was once known on campus as the nationally recognized sorority Tri-Delta. In 1995 when the College trustees wanted to make all Greek Life co-educational the sorority was forced to reconsider their Greek standing on campus. As a compromise, Tri-Delta and Alpha Delta Phi united in what is called the Fire Society.
The Sigma Alpha chapter of Kappa Sigma was established on Trinity Campus in March of 2012. The fraternity has gained popularity over the 7 years it has been on Trinity campus and known to students at Kappa Sig. It is the National Fraternity's 364th Chapter. Kappa Sigma was founded at UVA in 1869 and has expanded to universities across the countries.
Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on Trinity Campus on May 1st, 1982. It was established as the 110th chapter named Zeta Theta of the national sorority. Kappa was previously known as Alpha Zeta Chi a local women's sorority that sought Kappa colonization. In 1988 the women were successful to attain the membership.
Stella Society was founded in 2016 by a hopeful group of young women. The decision to start the sorority was a collaborative effort that was both difficult and fun. The Sorority is one of Trinity's newer GLOs and is looking to make lasting impacts on Trinity's campus in the coming years.
Alpha Chi Rho is unique because it was founded on Trinity College campus in 1895. The fraternity was founded by two young men Carl Ziegler and Herbert Sherriff after they were not invited to join the Beta Beta Chapter of Psi Upsilon. Alpha Chi Rho is a charter member of the North American interfraternity conference.
Alpha Epsilon Pi or AEPi was founded and opened on Trinity Campus in 2016. It is a relatively new fraternity that was established by student Aaron Kirshenberg who was a sophomore at the time. He was a member of the class of 2018 and wanted to add a chapter to Trinity for a number of reasons.