Guide to the Fraternity and Sorority Life records

Finding aid prepared by Ashley Toutain
University of San Diego, Archives and Special Collections
Copley Library
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: 619-260-2730
Email: spcoll@sandiego.edu
© 2019


Overview of the Collection

Title: Fraternity and Sorority Life records
Date (inclusive): 1983-2018
Collection number: USDA_2018_012
Creator: University of San Diego Fraternity and Sorority Life
Physical Description: 4 boxes, 1 oversize plus 2 trophies (5 linear feet)
Repository: University of San Diego, Archives and Special Collections
Copley Library
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
spcoll@sandiego.edu
Abstract: This collection includes the plaques, certificates, and trophies awarded to University of San Diego Fraternities and Sororities.
Languages: English

Historical Note

In 1977, three fraternities were operating at the University of San Diego: Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Theta, and Tau Kappa Epsilon. Also in 1977, USD colonized its first sorority Alpha Delta Pi. By 1987, the operating fraternities were Phi Kappa Theta, Sigma Chi, and Sigma Pi. The operating sororities were Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Delta Pi, and Zeta. 422 students participated among the six organizations.
In 2000, the sororities were:
  • Alpha Delta Pi, chartered in 1978
  • Gamma Phi Beta, chartered in 1983
  • Alpha Phi, chartered in 1989
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma, chartered in 1997.
The fraternities were:
  • Phi Kappa Theta, chartered in 1961
  • Sigma Chi, chartered in 1984
  • Delta Tau Delta, chartered in 1990
  • Lambda Chi Alpha, chartered in 1995
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon, working toward a charter.
Greek life at the University of San Diego is committed to five core values: social justice and selfless service, high social standards, leadership, academic excellence and sisterhood/brotherhood. It has never operated with Greek housing, but meeting facilities and office space are available to the organizations. Fraternity and Sorority Life falls within Student Learning Involvement and Changemaking (SLIC). Chapters have been involved in the Western Regional Greek Conference, National Panhellenic Conference and North-American Interfraternity Conference. Greek Week is one of the major fraternity and sorority life events. One goal of Greek Week is to raise funds for a selected organization.
By 2019, Greek life had expanded significantly with nine sororities and eight fraternities. Approximately 2,000 students participate in fraternity and sorority life. Phi Kappa Theta remains as the longest operating USD fraternity. Alpha Delta Pi continues as the longest operating USD sorority.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes the plaques, certificates, and trophies awarded to University of San Diego Fraternities and Sororities. Awards are for academic achievement, contributions to campus activities, Greek men and women of the year, and awards for the Greek Week championships.
Multi-year award plaques and trophies include name plates of the individuals and organizations awarded each year. Photographs have been taken of these awards for quick reference.

Arrangement

Awards have been physically arranged by size. Intellectual arrangement is first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

For quick reference, photographs have been taken of the multi-year award plaques that have nameplates.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Folder Title], Box # Folder #, Fraternity and Sorority Life records, Copley Library, University of San Diego, Archives and Special Collections.
Accruals are expected.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ashley Toutain in 2019.

Index Terms

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of San Diego

Subjects and Indexing Terms

(San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

fraternities and sororities

Subjects and Indexing Terms

awards


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I:  Awards, 1983-2018

Arrangement

Within this guide, Awards are arranged first alphabetically, then chronologically. Physical materials are arranged according to size.
Box 3

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values - Marketing and Media Showcase Award - Websites, 2010 April 10

Box 3

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values - Scholastic Achievement, 2010 April 10

Box 3

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values - Outstanding Promotional Item, 2018 April 7

Box 3

Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values - Philanthropy and Community Service, 2018 April 7

Item Item

Fraternity Dean's Trophy, 1992-2014

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2005 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2005 Fall

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2006 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2007 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2008 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2009 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Academic Excellence, 2009 Fall

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2009 Fall

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2009 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2009 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2009 Fall

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2015 Spring

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2015 Fall

Box 3

Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Honor Society - USD - Outstanding Scholarship, 2016 Fall

Box 1

Greek Olympics Winner, 2000-2004

Item Item

Greek Week Champions Trophy, 1993-2000

Box 1

Greek Week, 2004-2015

Box 1

Greek Week, 2016-2017

Box 1

Inter-Club Council Award for Contributions to Campus Activities by a Greek Organization, 1987-1999

Box 1

Inter-Club Council Best New Club Award for Contributions to Campus Activities, 1987-1999

Box 1

Inter-Club Council Most Outstanding Club Award for Contributions to Campus Activities, 1987-2001

Box 4

Interfraternity Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Fraternity GPA, 1983-1999

Box 1

Interfraternity Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Fraternity GPA, 1999-2008

Box 1

Interfraternity Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Fraternity GPA, 2008-2016

Box 2

Interfraternity Council’s Greek Man Of The Year Award, 1991-2003

Box 2

Interfraternity Council’s Greek Man Of The Year Award, 2004-2016

Box 2

National Order of Omega Commitment to Excellence Award, 1994-2000

Box 3

National Panhellenic Conference - Academic Achievement Women’s Average, 1995 Fall

Box 3

National Panhellenic Conference - Academic Achievement Women’s Average, 1996 Fall

Box 3

National Panhellenic Conference - Academic Achievement Women’s Average, 1997 Fall

Box 3

National Panhellenic Conference - Academic Achievement Women’s Average, 1998 Fall

Box 3

National Panhellenic Conference - Academic Achievement Women’s Average, 1999 Fall

Box 4

National Panhellenic Conference - Overall Excellence Award, 2003-2005

Box 2

National Panhellenic Conference Leadership Award, 2005-2007

Box 2

National Panhellenic Conference Rush Award, 1997

Box 4

Panhellenic Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Sorority GPA, 1992-1999

Box 1

Panhellenic Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Sorority GPA, 1999-2008

Box 1

Panhellenic Council’s Academic Achievement Award - Highest Sorority GPA, 2008-2016

Box 2

Panhellenic Council’s Greek Woman Of The Year Award, 1993-2004

Box 2

Panhellenic Council’s Greek Woman Of The Year Award, 2005-2016

Box 2

Rebuilding Together, 2004

Box 2

Rebuilding Together, 2005

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Community Involvement Award, 2009 April 4

Box 2

Western Region Greek Association - Gamma Beta Phi Sorority - Panhellenic Award, 2011-2012

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Inter-Greek Community Relations,

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Inter-Greek Community Relations, 2006 April 1

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Multicultural Initiatives,

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Patrick J Naessen's Educational Programming Award, 2001

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Patrick J Naessen's Educational Programming Award, 2005 April 9

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Patrick J Naessen's Educational Programming Award, 2007 March 3

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Patrick J Naessen's Educational Programming Award, 2009 April 4

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Patrick J Naessen's Educational Programming Award, 2010 April 10

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Scholarship Achievement, 2006 April 1

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Scholarship Achievement Award, 2009 April 4

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Scholarship Achievement Award,

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Scholarship Achievement Award,

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - University Involvement Award, 2005 April 9

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - University Involvement Award, 2006 April 1

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - University Involvement Award,

Box 3

Western Region Greek Association - Media Award, 2001

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Community Service Award, 1996

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Multicultural Initiatives Award, 2001

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Progress Award, 1996

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Publications Award, 1998

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Scholarship Award, 2000

Box 3

Western Regional Greek Conference - Scholarship Award, 2001