Beta Kappa Chapter
Centre College of Kentucky
Founded: February 11, 1932
Centre College was founded by Presbyterian Church leaders and chartered by the Kentucky Legislature in January 1819. Old Centre, the initial instructional building completed in 1820, is the oldest college building west of the Allegheny Mountains still in use. Fraternities were established on the campus beginning in 1848. On November 3, 1929, six undergraduates formed Delta Phi Upsilon. The group petitioned Alpha Kappa Pi, and was installed as Upsilon of Alpha Kappa Pi, with twelve charter members, on February 11, 1932; college enrollment was only 275. The chapter rented quarters at 481 W. Lexington Avenue, Danville. Only twenty-two members were initiated. Chapter operations ceased beginning in the fall of 1936.
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