News-Letters: Beta Chapter, March 1882

This extremely brief [Beta] Beta letter makes a joke about their high level of representation among the sophomore class, because that makes their ideas quite "Sophomoric." They have no new Freshmen girls, and are making the best of dreary weather






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Initially, the fraternity custom was to name a new chapter after a closed one, so that all 24 letters of the Greek alphabet were always in use. This practice ended in 1890 when Convention delegates voted to affix Beta to the name of a chapter to indicate it was the second and to affix Gamma on the second round, then Delta, and so on. The chapter at the St. Lawrence was the second chapter to be known as Beta and, after 1890, it became known as Beta Beta.

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