Theta Sigma Upsilon

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Theta Sigma Upsilon
ΘΣΥ
FoundedMarch 25, 1921; 98 years ago (March 25, 1921)
Emporia State University, (Emporia, Kansas)
TypeSocial
ScopeNational
Motto"The Higher Good" (open)
Colors     Rose      Silver
SymbolHelmet, Shield, Spear, Torch
FlowerPink Rose
TreePine
JewelPearls and Turquoises
Patron Roman divinityMinerva
PublicationThe Torch
PhilanthropyAssociation of Cleft Palate Rehabilitation.
Chapters23
Members4,912 (1957) collegiate
TreeDogwood
Headquarters65 Wandle Avenue
Bedford, Ohio
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Theta Sigma Upsilon (ΘΣΥ) was a sorority founded on March 25, 1921 at Emporia State University. It merged with Alpha Gamma Delta at the 22nd international convention of Alpha Gamma Delta at French Lick, Indiana on June 29, 1959.

History[edit]

Theta Sigma Upsilon was founded on March 25, 1921 at Emporia State University.[2] In 1925, the sorority became part of the Association of Education Sororities which it remained a member until the association dissolved when its members became part of the National Panhellenic Conference.[1]

Alpha Gamma Delta absorbed Theta Sigma Upsilon at the 22nd international convention of Alpha Gamma Delta at French Lick, Indiana on June 29, 1959.[3] Thirteen Chapters were added to Alpha Gamma Delta from this merger:[4]

  • Alpha Rho-Temple University
  • Alpha Tau-Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Alpha Sigma-Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Alpha Upsilon-Central Michigan University
  • Beta Theta-University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
  • Gamma Kappa-Northwestern State University
  • Gamma Lambda-Longwood University
  • Gamma Mu-James Madison University
  • Delta Iota-California State University, Chico
  • Epsilon Kappa-Pittsburg State University
  • Epsilon Iota-University of Northern Colorado
  • Epsilon Lambda-University of Central Missouri
  • Epsilon Mu-Fort Hays State University

Symbols[edit]

Their colors are Rose and Silver, their flower is the Pink Rose and their tree is the dogwood. Its Patron was Minerva.[5]

Chapter list[edit]

The list of chapters that Theta Sigma Upsilon had was:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b William Raimond Baird (1957). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. G. Banta Company. pp. 500–501.
  2. ^ Northwestern State University 1959 Potpourri Yearbook 1959 p116
  3. ^ St. Petersburg Times June 22, 1959 p14
  4. ^ "Alpha Gamma Delta and Theta Sigma Upsilon: Celebrating 50 Years". Alpha Gamma Quarterly. Vol. C no. 3. Summer 2009.
  5. ^ a b William Raimond Baird (1977). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. G. Banta Company. p. 811.