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Alpha Lambda Chapter


 Case Western Reserve University
 Founded: October 7, 1939
 Status: Inactive


Chapter History

The Case School of Applied Science opened in 1880. It became Case Institute of Technology in 1947, and united with Western Reserve University, established as Western Reserve College in 1826, to become Case Western Reserve University in 1967.

In December 1908, Mu Sigma was organized as a society for mining and metallurgy students. In 1911 it became part of Theta Tau, a mechanical engineering society. In 1919 the departmental limitation was dropped and the organization was renamed Tau Delta Tau. The chapter house was located at 11439 Mayfield Road, Cleveland. In late 1925, the fraternity petitioned Phi Pi Phi for a charter. Tau Delta Tau was chartered as Lambda of Phi Pi Phi on January 30, 1926, at Criterion Hall, by Phi Pi Phi National President Fred Clarke, Alpha Omega '15, and others. On October 7, 1939, Alpha Lambda and Alpha Mu chapters were installed in Alpha Sigma Phi in ceremonies at Cleveland.

The chapter closed in 1940. The Alpha Lambda roster contains 63 names.

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