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Syracuse University

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

 Syracuse University
 Founded: June 9, 1925
 Status: Inactive


Individual Awards

Delta Beta Xi
Eshelman, Carl W. '25 [1939]
Pomeroy, Stuart E. '26 [1938]

Chapter History

Syracuse University was founded in 1870 by the combination of Genesee College and Geneva Medical College. Kappa Theta was organized on November 29, 1920. On June 9, 1925, the fraternity was installed as Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi. Grand Junior President Benjamin Clarke, Michigan '10, was the installing officer; Stephen Toadvine, Cornell '19 was toastmaster and became advisor to the new chapter. The chapter house was at 202 E. Walnut Place, Syracuse, throughout its existence.

The chapter hosted the 1950 National Convention. On April 13, 1959, the chapter returned its charter to the Fraternity, indicating that relief from national dues would permit the remaining members to work as a club to restore the chapter. The restoration effort did not succeed. Alpha Epsilon Chapter initiated 326 members. Stuart Pomeroy, Syracuse '26, was the leading and long time advisor to the chapter. Carl Eshelman, Syracuse '25, is the only chapter member to have received the Delta Beta Xi Award.

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