RIT Greek Organizations records

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Collection Overview
Biographical/Historical Information
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

RIT Greek organizations records
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.
1.0 Linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize flat box)
C.S. North, Shelf 230
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical/Historical Information (Collapse)

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.

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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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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are arranged chronologically and by series

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT Greek organizations records

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Center for Campus Life. Center for Fraternity/Sorority Life.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Student Affairs. Center for Campus Life. (Greek Affairs)


  • Greek letter societies -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History
  • Student life


  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Promotional materials
  • Scrapbooks

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

RIT Greek organizations records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Source of Acquisition

These records have been deposited in the RIT Archives over a long period of time.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2014.

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