UA 021.494 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter Records, 1921-1985

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.
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This series contains items created or used specifically by the Rho Chapter; records reflect chapter activities and chapter interaction with NC State.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Authorization to Initiate Forms, 1941-1976
[Box 1, Folder 2] By-laws and Rules, undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] Chapter Record of Registration Forms, 1960-1965
[Box 1, Folder 4] Clippings, 1961-1985
[Box 1, Folder 5] Correspondence, 1952-1977
[Box 1, Folder 6] Events, 1963-1978
[Box 1, Folder 7] Financial Information, 1960-1966
[Box 1, Folder 8] Guest Book, 1982-1983
[Box 1, Folder 9] Guest Book, undated
[Box 1, Folder 10] History of Rho Chapter, undated
[Box 1, Folder 11] Interfraternity Council Mailings (1 of 2), 1965-1968
[Box 2, Folder 1] Interfraternity Council Mailings (2 of 2), 1965-1968
[Box 2, Folder 2] Little Sister Program, 1985
[Box 2, Folder 3] Meeting Agendas, 1978
[Box 2, Folder 4] Meeting Minutes, 1922-1928
[Box 2, Folder 5] Meeting Minutes, 1928-1933
[Box 2, Folder 6] Meeting Minutes, 1934-1941
[Box 3, Folder 1] Meeting Minutes, 1942-1946
[Box 3, Folder 2] Meeting Minutes, 1947-1951
[Box 3, Folder 3] Meeting Minutes, 1952-1958
[Box 3, Folder 4] Meeting Minutes, 1959-1964
[Box 3, Folder 5] Meeting Minutes, 1965-1969
[Box 4, Folder 1] Meeting Minutes, 1969-1973
[Box 4, Folder 2] Meeting Minutes, Executive Committee, 1969
[Box 4, Folder 3] Membership Log, A-C, 1921-1974
[Box 4, Folder 4] Membership Log, D-H, 1921-1974
[Box 4, Folder 5] Membership Log, I-N, 1921-1974
[Box 4, Folder 6] Membership Log, O-T, 1921-1974
[Box 5, Folder 1] Membership Log, U-Y, 1921-1974
[Box 5, Folder 2] Membership Reports, 1940-1969
[Box 5, Folder 3] Membership Rosters, 1950-1977
[Box 5, Folder 4] Monthly Reports, 1943-1974
[Box 5, Folder 5] Monthly Reports, 1975-1978
[Box 5, Folder 6] Newsletters, 1965-1967
[Box 5, Folder 7] Officers and Organization Information, 1967-1976
[Box 5, Folder 8] Pledge and Membership Record Forms, 1970-1972
[Box 5, Folder 9] Pledge Obligation Forms, 1948-1955
[Box 5, Folder 10] Pledge Obligation Forms (1 of 2), 1961-1969
[Box 5, Folder 11] Pledge Obligation Forms (2 of 2), 1961-1969
[Box 5, Folder 12] Pledge Obligation Forms, Retracted/Canceled Pledges (1 of 2), 1963-1971
[Box 6, Folder 1] Pledge Obligation Forms, Retracted/Canceled Pledges (2 of 2), 1963-1971
[Box 6, Folder 2] Pledge Questionnaire Forms, 1944-1960
[Box 6, Folder 3] Proclamation of New Officers Forms, 1956-1967
[Box 6, Folder 4] Record of Pledges Forms, 1955-1956
[Box 6, Folder 5] Registration of New Members Forms, 1961-1974
[Flat Box 8] Scrapbook, 1925-1944
Contains: clippings, signatures of members (and dates) at dances, wedding invitations for members , photographs
[Box 6, Folder 6] Seminars, 1965
[Box 6, Folder 7] Telegrams Congratulating NC State on the Establishment of the Rho Chapter, 1921
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.
[Box 6, Folder 8] Convocation Program and Reports, 2-5 Sept. 1964
[Box 6, Folder 9] Convocation Program, 28th Biennial, 22-25 Aug. 1966
[Box 6, Folder 10] The Emerald of Sigma Pi, 1965-1969
[Box 6, Folder 11] "Executive Officer Bulletin, 1957-1969
[Box 6, Folder 12] Expansion Brochure, undated
[Box 6, Folder 13] Forms, Policies, Announcements, 1960-1966
[Box 6, Folder 14] I Believe (pledge manual), 1967
[Box 6, Folder 15] Installation of New Chapters, 1965
[Box 6, Folder 16] Minutes of the 1940 Convocation, 28-31 Aug. 1940
[Half Box 7, Folder 1] Minutes of the 1972 Convocation, 21-23 Aug. 1972
[Half Box 7, Folder 2] Petitions (for new chapters), 1959-1968
[Half Box 7, Folder 3] Pledge Questionnaire, undated
[Half Box 7, Folder 4] The Sigma Pi Manual, 1975
[Half Box 7, Folder 5] Supplement to the Pledge Manual, Sept. 1968
[Half Box 7, Folder 6] Supplement to the Pledge Manual, Sept. 1969
[Half Box 7, Folder 7] Supplement to the Pledge Manual, Jan. 1971
[Half Box 7, Folder 8] Supplement to the Pledge Manual, Feb. 1972


4.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

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


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Acquisitions Information

Transferred by the Sigma Pi Fraternity, Rho Chapter


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Scope and Content Note

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.

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.

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