News-Letters: Gamma Chapter, March 12, 1883

The [Beta] Gamma letter describes a "season of successes" including a Thanksgiving banquet attended by many and enjoyed by all, the addition to two new members, and a series of academic honors bestowed upon their members.






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 Wooster was the second chapter to be known as Gamma and, after 1890, it became known as Beta Gamma.

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