The Greek Community at the University of Minnesota has a strong tradition and many of our chapters are among the oldest in the United States.
Chi Psi (ΧΨ) was the first fraternity to be charted at the U of M in 1874. They were soon followed by Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) in 1881, Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ) in 1883, Phi Kappa Psi (ΦΚΨ) in 1888, and Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) in 1888.
The first sorority to be charted at the U of M was Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) in 1880. Soon thereafter, Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) in 1882, Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΤ) in 1889, Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) and Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) in 1890 were also chartered here.
Our National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities also are among the oldest in the United States. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ), was chartered on campus in 1912, followed by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ), in 1921; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ), in 1924; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ), in 1970; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (ΔΣΘ), in 1976; and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (ΑΚΑ), in 1979.
The University of Minnesota also is proud to have three "alpha" chapters whose organizations were founded at the University of Minnesota, including: Lambda Delta Phi Sorority (ΛΔΦ) in 1961, Alpha Sigma Kappa Sorority (ΑΣΚ) in 1989, and Omega Nu Alpha Fraternity (ΩΝΑ) in 2000.
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