Civil Liberty in Educational Institutions


The title of this article is taken from a report of a speech made by Hon. J. H. Willard in the Indiana Senate printed in the Indianapolis Daily Sentinel. The speech is an argument in favor of a proposed amendment to the Indianapolis appropriation committees section allocating $12,000 to Purdue University, which would pull funding if students were disallowed from joining a college "secret society" (or fraternity). The article includes significant excerpts from the original transcript.


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02/18/1883

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The Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity received its charter on March 1, 1875. Purdue University administrators were opposed to Fraternities, however, and the chapter was forced to fight a lengthy legal battle against the University. In 1882 the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in the Purdue Case, that fraternities had the right to exist at Purdue.

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