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Gamma Sigma Chapter

Detroit Institute of Technology
Founded: April 12, 1930 Re-chartered: May 13, 1966
Status: Inactive



Chapter History

Detroit Institute of Technology was founded in 1891. Gamma of Alpha Gamma Upsilon arose after Cecil Snow, Alpha of Alpha Gamma Upsilon '28, transferred from Anthony Wayne Institute to Detroit Institute of Technology and organized a group of petitioners. Clayton "Sparky" Force and Richard Oberholtzer were also instrumental in establishing the Chapter. The petition was granted and the Chapter was installed as Gamma of Alpha Gamma Upsilon on April 12, 1930.

After 1933, Gamma was the senior chapter of Alpha Gamma Upsilon Fraternity. Gamma of Alpha Gamma Upsilon inaugurated the Annual Alumni Dinner Dance on February 16, 1935. The Chapter was temporarily inactive during World War II but was revived December 17, 1945.

On May 13, 1966, the Chapter was re-chartered as Gamma Sigma of Alpha Sigma Phi. GPC Marvin Rank, Michigan State '55, presented the charter to Chapter President Robert Paz, Detroit Tech '66.  Ralph F. Burns, Ohio Wesleyan '32, was the Keynote Speaker. Former Alpha Gamma Upsilon member Sparky Force and former Alpha Gamma Upsilon President James Brown attended the installation banquet at Stauffer's Restaurant, Northland, Michigan. The chapter house was at 4434 N. Campbell, Detroit. The Chapter initiated 61 members and died out in 1970. Detroit Tech ceased operations in 1982 and its records were taken over by Lawrence Institute of Technology in 2010.

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