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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded December 4, 1906 at Cornell University by seven visionary founders known as the Seven Jewels. The organization evolved during a period when African-American students were being denied essential rights and privileges afforded to other college students. The Jewels and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character and uplifting of humanity. Over 175,000 men have been initi-ated into 750+ chapters worldwide. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Twenty-two undergraduate women founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on January 13, 1913 at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. At USC Up-state, Delta Sigma Theta continues the tradition, striving to promote sisterhood, scholarship and service. Delta Zeta Sorority Delta Zeta’s mission is to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on January 5, 1911 on the Indiana University campus. The fraternity is the realization of a dream, a vision that allows college men of all colors, religions, and national origin to experi-ence fraternal life and brotherhood. It encourages honor-able achievements in every field of human endeavor. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi is a Christian, community service based organization founded on the principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift. This great fraternity aspires to bind men together of like attainments and similar ideals of fellowship and manhood in a brotherhood of elite gentlemen. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honor-able Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. Today Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an international organization of leaders. Phi Mu Women’s Fraternity Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization, which provides personal and academic develop-ment, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendships through a shared tradition.Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best. Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Founded in 1904 at the College of Charleston, Pi Kappa Phi was the first national fraternity chartered at USC Upstate. On a national level, Pi Kappa Phi is the only fraternity to have their own major philanthropic project, Push America. Brothers of Pi Kappa Phi are involved on campus with student clubs and organi-zations, intramural sports, community service and academic excellence. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Frater-nity Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama, making it the first fraternity founded in the deep South. Colonized on August 17, 1998 and chartered on March 5, 2000, the South Caro-lina Beta Chapter emphasizes academic achievement and community service while enhancing the collegiate experience of the students of USC Upstate through various social functions. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development, and education of youth are the hallmarks of the organization’s programs and activi-ties. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that im-pact society educationally, civically, and economically. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The purpose of Zeta Phi Beta is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeav-ors, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide volun-tary services to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarship, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change. Zeta Tau Alpha Women’s Fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha is focused on service, sisterhood, scholarship and socials. After 110 years ZTA is still one of the largest women’s fraternities and striving to always be the best both nationally and on every cam-pus... USC Upstate being no different! 121


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