Greek life at the University of Maryland began in 1913 with the fraternities Gamma Pi (later called Sigma Nu) and Alpha Phi. Iota Sigma (later Sigma Phi Sigma) was established at the university the following year. In 2013, the University of Maryland celebrated the 100th anniversity of Greek life and was home to 24 fraternities and 15 sororities. This collection contains photographs of both fraternities and sororities spanning from the 1920s through 2000s as well as a 1968 proclamation declaring October 31 to be College Park Greek Day. The images primarily document pledge work, social gatherings, dances, interfraternity competitions, and Greek week, in addition to group photographs of specific chapters. Greek organizations represented in this collection include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, Kappa Delta, Nu Sigma Omicron (later Phi Alpha Theta), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Nu, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
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