Chapter Record for 1885-86: Gamma - Wooster University


[Beta] Gamma has 11 active members, 1 senior, and 3 initiates from this year. Wooster University has 450 students and 8 fraternities. This year's literary work included the study of literary work and biographies of authors Tennyson, Wordsworth, Mrs. Browning, and Helen Hunt Jackson.


Date

06/1886

Chapter

University

Location

Notes

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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