Entries tagged with ‘fraternities’

Factoid Friday: Greek Addition

Fraternities at Gustavus grew out of secret societies and literary groups, much like their female counterparts. Currently, the Greek community at Gustavus is involved with philanthropic fundraising events, community service, and peer support. Gustavus has been home to 15 fraternities throughout history. Alpha Phi Alpha―founded in 1995 with hopes of being a nationally affiliated African-American […]

Factoid Friday

By 1915 there were five social societies for men and four for women. They grew from “secret” literary societies, and debating groups which eventually adopted Greek letters to become fraternities and sororities in the mid-1920s.