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University of Nebraska

Xi Chapter


University of Nebraska
Founded: April 4, 1913
Status: In-Active

 

 

Chapter History

The University of Nebraska was created in 1869, and is the largest and oldest public university in the state. It was the first university west of the Mississippi River to establish a graduate school.

A group of fifteen students organized in February 1913 to seek a charter in Alpha Sigma Phi. The chapter was installed at Madison, Wisconsin, on April 9, 1913. In its first quarter century, Xi Chapter utilized twelve chapter houses moving in 1914, 1915, 1918, 1921 (to 500 N. Sixteenth Street), 1926, 1927, 1930, 1932, 1934, and 1937.

In 1937 they moved to a house owned by the alumni corporation at 544 S. Seventeenth Street. After World War II the chapter was located at 545 N. Sixteenth Street. No initiations were reported after 1949, and the chapter became inactive in 1954.  The chapter roster contains 359 names.

Charles A. Mitchell, Nebraska '21, served as the second Executive Secretary of Alpha Sigma Phi. Frederick Babcock, Nebraska '13 served on the Grand Council.  Leslie Crandall, Nebraska '15, Burnette Noble, Nebraska '26, and Charles Mitchell, Nebraska '21, received the Delta Beta Xi Award.  William C. Norris, Nebraska '29, received the Distinguished Merit Award.


Submitting Changes to the Chapter's History: Any member of the fraternity and/or chapter is welcome to submit a request to update/change/correct information listed within the chapter history portion of this page. Submissions will be accepted in two ways: Should a correction need to be made, please submit the entire sentence/paragraph that needs to be updated with the correction highlighted in yellow or in a different color. If something new or updated needs to be added, please submit the entire sentence/paragraph that needs to be added and/or revised with the new or added information highlighted in yellow or in a different color.

This information should be submitted to tbtm@alphasigmaphi.org where it will be reviewed by Fraternity Staff and/or the Grand Historian. Your submission will not be acknowledged unless it has been added to the website. It is very important that the chapter's history accurately and objectively reflect the chapter, so all corrections, additions, revisions should be reviewed by other members of your chapter/colony before they are submitted for consideration.



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