Sigma Phi

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The Sigma Phi Society
ΣΦ
Founded 1827
Union College
Type Social, Secret Society
Scope United States
Motto EPV
Colors Sky Blue and white
Chapters 10
Headquarters Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Homepage www.sigmaphi.org

The Sigma Phi Society (ΣΦ) was founded on the 4th of March, 1827 on the campus of Union College as a part of the Union Triad in Schenectady, New York. It is the second oldest Greek fraternal organization in the United States.[1] The Sigma Phi Society was the first Greek organization to establish a chapter at another college, which occurred with the founding of the Beta of New York at Hamilton College in 1831, thus making it the first National Greek Organization. The practices and rituals of The Sigma Phi Society are still relatively unknown due to its establishment, and continued consideration, as a secret society.[1]

Sigma Phi is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).

Chapters

Some of these own buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] Chapters italicized are dormant.[2]

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sigma Phi Society public website, accessed 15 May 2014.
  2. Anson, Jack L.; Marchenasi, Robert F., eds. (1991) [1879]. Baird's Manual of American Fraternities (20th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Baird's Manual Foundation, Inc. p. III-132–133. ISBN 978-0963715906.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Jessup, Philip C., Elihu Root. Vol. I, 1845-1909; Vol. II, 1905-1937. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1938.

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