North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records 1921-1985

Size
4.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 021.494

The records of the Rho Chapter (North Carolina State University's chapter) of the Sigma Pi Fraternity include their by-laws, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, pledge information, a scrapbook, and other general information on the chapters, its members, and its activities. This subgroup also contains materials distributed to the Rho Chapter by the Sigma Pi national office, including pledge manuals, convocation information, publications, and other general information. The Sigma Pi Fraternity was established in 1897 to promote scholarship and character while helping young men to develop leadership qualities and build lasting friendships.

North Carolina State College (University) was granted a chapter (the Rho Chapter) in the Sigma Pi Fraternity in May of 1921, composed of the brothers of the former Sigma Chi Gamma Fraternity on NC State's campus. As of 2008, the Rho Chapter remained active at NC State, and was the fifth oldest chapter of the Sigma Pi Fraternity to be in continuous existence.

Biographical/historical note

The Sigma Pi Fraternity was established in 1897 at Vincennes University in Indiana. The fraternity is an all-male, social organization, whose purpose is to promote scholarship and character while helping young men to develop leadership qualities and build lasting friendships. North Carolina State College (University) was granted a chapter (the Rho Chapter) in the Sigma Pi Fraternity in May of 1921, composed of the brothers of the former Sigma Chi Gamma Fraternity on NC State's campus. As of 2008, the Rho Chapter remained active at NC State, and was the fifth oldest chapter of the Sigma Pi Fraternity to be in continuous existence.

Scope/content

The records of the Rho Chapter (North Carolina State University's chapter) of the Sigma Pi Fraternity include their by-laws, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, pledge information, a scrapbook, and other general information on the chapters, its members, and its activities. This subgroup also contains materials distributed to the Rho Chapter by the Sigma Pi national office, including pledge manuals, convocation information, publications, and other general information. Materials range in date from 1921 to 1985.

Physical description

6 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 flat box

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two series. The first series, Rho Chapter, contains materials created or used by the chapter, documenting their activities at NC State. The second chapter, Sigma Pi National, contains materials produced or distributed by the national office of Sigma Pi for use by its constituent chapters, including the Rho Chapter at NC State. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records, UA 021.494, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 August

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 August

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Rho Chapter 1921-1985 (Series 1)

This series contains items created or used specifically by the Rho Chapter; records reflect chapter activities and chapter interaction with NC State.

Authorization to Initiate Forms 1941-1976
Box 1, Folder 1
By-laws and Rules undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Chapter Record of Registration Forms 1960-1965
Box 1, Folder 3
Clippings 1961-1985
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1952-1977
Box 1, Folder 5
Events 1963-1978
Box 1, Folder 6
Financial Information 1960-1966
Box 1, Folder 7
Guest Book 1982-1983
Box 1, Folder 8
Guest Book undated
Box 1, Folder 9
History of Rho Chapter undated
Box 1, Folder 10
Interfraternity Council Mailings (1 of 2) 1965-1968
Box 1, Folder 11
Interfraternity Council Mailings (2 of 2) 1965-1968
Box 2, Folder 1
Little Sister Program 1985
Box 2, Folder 2
Meeting Agendas 1978
Box 2, Folder 3
Meeting Minutes 1922-1928
Box 2, Folder 4
Meeting Minutes 1928-1933
Box 2, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes 1934-1941
Box 2, Folder 6
Meeting Minutes 1942-1946
Box 3, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes 1947-1951
Box 3, Folder 2
Meeting Minutes 1952-1958
Box 3, Folder 3
Meeting Minutes 1959-1964
Box 3, Folder 4
Meeting Minutes 1965-1969
Box 3, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes 1969-1973
Box 4, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes, Executive Committee 1969
Box 4, Folder 2
Membership Log, A-C 1921-1974
Box 4, Folder 3
Membership Log, D-H 1921-1974
Box 4, Folder 4
Membership Log, I-N 1921-1974
Box 4, Folder 5
Membership Log, O-T 1921-1974
Box 4, Folder 6
Membership Log, U-Y 1921-1974
Box 5, Folder 1
Membership Reports 1940-1969
Box 5, Folder 2
Membership Rosters 1950-1977
Box 5, Folder 3
Monthly Reports 1943-1974
Box 5, Folder 4
Monthly Reports 1975-1978
Box 5, Folder 5
Newsletters 1965-1967
Box 5, Folder 6
Officers and Organization Information 1967-1976
Box 5, Folder 7
Pledge and Membership Record Forms 1970-1972
Box 5, Folder 8
Pledge Obligation Forms 1948-1955
Box 5, Folder 9
Pledge Obligation Forms (1 of 2) 1961-1969
Box 5, Folder 10
Pledge Obligation Forms (2 of 2) 1961-1969
Box 5, Folder 11
Pledge Obligation Forms, Retracted/Canceled Pledges (1 of 2) 1963-1971
Box 5, Folder 12
Pledge Obligation Forms, Retracted/Canceled Pledges (2 of 2) 1963-1971
Box 6, Folder 1
Pledge Questionnaire Forms 1944-1960
Box 6, Folder 2
Proclamation of New Officers Forms 1956-1967
Box 6, Folder 3
Record of Pledges Forms 1955-1956
Box 6, Folder 4
Registration of New Members Forms 1961-1974
Box 6, Folder 5
Scrapbook 1925-1944

Contains: clippings, signatures of members (and dates) at dances, wedding invitations for members , photographs

Flat box 8
Seminars 1965
Box 6, Folder 6
Telegrams Congratulating NC State on the Establishment of the Rho Chapter 1921
Box 6, Folder 7
Sigma Pi National 1940-1975 (Series 2)

This series contains items created or distributed by the national office of Sigma Pi for use by its constituent chapters, including the Rho Chapter at NC State.

Convocation Program and Reports 2-5 Sept. 1964
Box 6, Folder 8
Convocation Program, 28th Biennial 22-25 Aug. 1966
Box 6, Folder 9
The Emerald of Sigma Pi 1965-1969
Box 6, Folder 10
"Executive Officer Bulletin 1957-1969
Box 6, Folder 11
Expansion Brochure undated
Box 6, Folder 12
Forms, Policies, Announcements 1960-1966
Box 6, Folder 13
I Believe (pledge manual) 1967
Box 6, Folder 14
Installation of New Chapters 1965
Box 6, Folder 15
Minutes of the 1940 Convocation 28-31 Aug. 1940
Box 6, Folder 16
Minutes of the 1972 Convocation 21-23 Aug. 1972
Half box 7, Folder 1
Petitions (for new chapters) 1959-1968
Half box 7, Folder 2
Pledge Questionnaire undated
Half box 7, Folder 3
The Sigma Pi Manual 1975
Half box 7, Folder 4
Supplement to the Pledge Manual Sept. 1968
Half box 7, Folder 5
Supplement to the Pledge Manual Sept. 1969
Half box 7, Folder 6
Supplement to the Pledge Manual Jan. 1971
Half box 7, Folder 7
Supplement to the Pledge Manual Feb. 1972
Half box 7, Folder 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records, UA 021.494, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.