RIT Greek organizations records
Scope and Contents
The RIT Greek organizaitons records includes materials related to Greek life at RIT’s downtown and Henrietta campuses. The collection examines the history of the community overall and the various governing boards that oversee individual organizations. A typescript lists RIT sororities and fraternities, their dates and name changes through the 1980s.
Box 1 of this collection contains a plethora of materials regarding the continuance or discontinuance of Greek life at RIT’s Henrietta campus, such as administrative documents, correspondences, and meeting minutes of the Housing-Sub Committee, all dating from 1962-1963. There are constitutions, newsletters, and meeting minutes from the Greek Council, the Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council. There are materials promoting Greek Life and advertisements for events held by the various councils. Additionally, there are Greek organization rosters that delve into the history of the organizations and their classifications. There are construction costs, plans, and regulations for Greek housing quarters on campus and meeting minutes of the Housing Sub-Committee from 1962.
In Box 2 there are oversized objects pertaining to the overall Greek Organization Community. Included are a banner from Gamma Sigma Alpha, a National Greek Honor Society, which features its crest, two objects from the Greek Council, a scrapbook from 1983-1984 and a fraternity and sorority recruitment guide from 2006-2007.
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This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Greek organizations started during the early twentieth century on the downtown RIT campus. The original governing boards, Interfraternity Council for fraternities and Inter-Sorority Council for sororities, were later renamed the Panhellenic Council. These councils were overseen by the Greek Council. Upon the discretion of the Student Services Board Committee and the Housing Sub-Committee, it was decided that Greek organizations should be continued at the new RIT campus in Henrietta, NY.
At the Henrietta campus, each Greek organization is overseen by one of the following governing councils: College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, and National Pan-Hellenic Council.
The Greek organization community is a part of the clubs and organizations that are offered by the Center for Campus Life and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Its role on campus is to unite diverse Greek organizations through various governing boards that help promote a sense of community and appreciation for all organizations.
1 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 oversize flat box)
RIT Greek organizations records contains materials related to the history of the Greek organization community at RIT from 1954-1994. The collection includes constitutions, meeting minutes, correspondences, newsletters, and assorted promotional materials pertaining to Greek life overall at RIT.
Materials are arranged chronologically and by series
C.S. North, Shelf 230
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RIT Greek organizations records
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records have been deposited in the RIT Archives over a long period of time.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2014.
- RIT Greek Organizations records
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 4 December 2014
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