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Encyclopedia > Chi Psi
ΧΨ - Chi Psi
Founded May 20, 1841
Union College
Type Social fraternity
Colors Purple and gold
Scope National
Chapters 31
Headquarters 45 Rutledge Street
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Homepage http://chipsi.org/index.shtml

Chi Psi, ΧΨ is a fraternity consisting of more than 30 chapters (known as "alphas") at American colleges and universities. It was founded on May 20, 1841, by 10 students at Union College with the idea of emphasizing the fraternal and social principles of a brotherhood. It was the first Greek-letter organization to be founded on these grounds rather than the literary characteristics of the seven existing societies (the earliest of which was Phi Beta Kappa at William & Mary). In addition, Chi Psi was the first fraternity to establish a house, at the University of Michigan in 1845. Image File history File links Bannerwshadow. ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... An African Daisy of almost psychedelic purple Purple is any shades of color occurring between blue and red; this color is sometimes confused with the more narrowly-defined spectral color violet. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... College of William and Mary The College of William and Mary in Virginia is a public, liberal-arts university located in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Chi Psi's official colors are royal purple and gold. All chapters refer to their houses as "Lodges" because the first house in Ann Arbor, Michigan resembled a hunting lodge. Chi Psi's central office is in Nashville, Tennessee. For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ...


Active Alphas

As of 2006, Chi Psi consists of 31 alphas:

Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective and prestigious liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and in Education City, Qatar. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ... The University of the South The University of the South is located in Sewanee, Tennessee, and is a private, coeducational liberal arts college. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina. ... Washington and Lee University (originally Washington College) is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. ... Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ... Texas Tech University is a public, coeducational, doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas (USA). ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a large public university in the United States. ... Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ...

Notable alumni

Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... Stephen Ambrose, at the 2001 premiere of Band of Brothers Stephen Edward Ambrose, Ph. ... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Mark Bingham Bingham played for the San Francisco Fog, a gay rugby team. ... Clarence Birdseye (December 9, 1886 - October 7, 1956), is considered the founder of the modern frozen food industry. ... Nicholas F. Brady Nicholas Frederick Brady (born April 11, 1930, in New York City) was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and is also known for articulating the Brady Plan in March 1989. ... Taylor Branch is the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters and Pillar of Fire. ... Temple Hoyne Buell (1895-1990) was an American architect. ... Arne Helge Carlson (born September 24, 1934) is an American politician active in the state of Minnesota. ... Roy A. Cooper, III (born 1957) is the current North Carolina Attorney General. ... Orville Lothrop Freeman (May 9, 1918–February 20, 2003) was an American Democratic politician who served as the 29th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1955 to January 2, 1961 and as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1961 to 1969 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B... Melville Weston Fuller (February 11, 1833 – July 4, 1910) was the Chief Justice of the United States between 1888 and 1910. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... John Gavin (born John Anthony Golenor on April 8, c. ... John Heinz Henry John Heinz III (October 23, 1938 – April 4, 1991) was an American politician from Pennsylvania, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives (1971–1977) and the United States Senate (1977–1991). ... Richard Helms, Director of Central Intelligence, 1966-1973 Richard McGarrah Helms (March 30, 1913 – October 23, 2002) was the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1966 to 1973. ... Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s. ... Born in Raleigh, NC on April 5, 1929, Richard Dick Jenrette was one the founders of the Wall Street firm, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). ... Samuel Johnson is the name of: Dr Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), English literary figure and compiler of A Dictionary of the English Language. ... Richard Douglas Dick Lamm (born 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American politician and lawyer. ... Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 - February 28, 1967) was an influential American publisher. ... Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the National Football League. ... Jerry Mathers (born June 2, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA), is best known for his role in the television sitcom series Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963), in which he starred as Theodore Beaver Cleaver, a child living in a somewhat ideal family. ... Hugh McElhenny (born December 31, 1928) was an NFL running back who played from 1952-1964, for the San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants and Detroit Lions. ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ... John Sargent Pillsbury (July 29, 1828, Sutton, New Hampshire – October 18, 1901, Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American politician and businessman. ... Edward William Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was a member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. ... Thomas Brackett Reed, (October 18, 1839 – December 7, 1902), occasionally ridiculed as Czar Reed, was a U.S. Representative from Maine, and Speaker of the House from 1889–1891 and from 1895–1899. ... Kenneth Lewis Roberts (December 8, 1885 – July 21, 1957) was an American author of historical novels. ... Scranton made the cover of Time in 1962 William Warren Scranton (born July 19, 1917) is a former U.S. Republican Party politician. ... Vic Seixas (August 30, 1923) was an American male tennis player who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas H. Tongue III (1912 - May 30, 1994) was the 75th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. ... Jeffrey Allen Torborg (born November 26, 1941 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Stansfield Turner (born 1 December 1923) was a U.S. admiral and Director of Central Intelligence. ... Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921), is a United States poet. ... Kemmons Wilson (January 5, 1913 – February 12, 2003) was the founder of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. ... Van Earl Wright is an American sportscaster with over 20 years of national and local experience. ...

Links and references

  • Chi Psi Online
  • Chi Psi Fraternity: Prominent Brothers of Chi Psi

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