University of Nebraska
Founded: April 4, 1913
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.
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