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Title: Mother of Fraternities:


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Mother of Fraternities
  • The Evolution of the Fraternity and Sorority
    Experience at Miami University

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Past
  • Miami Greek History Until Today

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Alpha Delta Phi first Miami fraternity
  • 1833 Alpha Delta Phi founder befriends Miami
    student William Groesbeck
  • This chapter is the first fraternity west of the
    Allegheny Mountains
  • 1835 Come out of hiding on campus

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Beta Theta Pi First Miami Alpha Chapter
  • 1839 John Reilly Knox founds Beta Theta Pi with
    members of the Union Literary Society
  • Quickly become rivals of Alpha Delta Phi
  • Beta Bell Tower erected in 1939 to honor their
    centennial anniversary

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The Notorious Snowball Rebellion
  • 1848s Snowball Rebellion resulted in both
    fraternities removed from campus
  • Beta goes national by starting at Center
    College
  • Phi Delta Theta started in North (Elliot) Hall
  • Greeks return to Miami

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Benjamin Harrison, Miami 52
  • Member, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
  • United States Senator from Indiana, 1881-1887
  • 23rd President of the United States of America,
    1889-1893

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Fraternity Expansion
  • 1852 An argument over sobriety results in Phi
    Delta Theta members forming a chapter of Delta
    Kappa Epsilon
  • 1855 DKE members split over chapter poet
    elections form Sigma Chi
  • Miami Triad complete

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New Miami goes Co-Ed
  • New Miami opens in 1885 admits women
  • Six progressive women found Delta Zeta in 1902
    as Miamis first sorority
  • Miami President Guy Potter Benton openly supports
    Greeks

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Anti-Greek Sentiment
  • Miami Triad known as The Ring on campus
  • 1906 male students start a Non-Fraternity
    Association or Phrenocon
  • 1916 group rename itself Phi Kappa Tau

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Delta Sigma Epsilon The Forgotten Alpha
  • By 1914, Miami had numerous sororities most
    were local organizations
  • Dean Harvey Minnich selects several women
  • 1956 bankrupt merges with Delta Zeta
  • 46 chapters 20,000 members

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Sorority Housing
  • It is a common urban legend around universities
    that sorority housing violates an archaic
    brothel law
  • Policies now viewed as discriminatory prohibited
    unmarried female students from living off-campus
    until the 1960s
  • Sororities had already been leasing suite space
    on campus for decades

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Fraternity Houses
  • By 1905, fraternities rented houses along Church
    Street and North Campus Avenue
  • President Benton (ironically) ceded land along
    High Street for fraternity houses
  • Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and DKE
  • The smaller and local fraternities bought along
    South Campus Avenue
  • Miami bought back land along High Street and
    chapters moved near others between High and
    Sycamore

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Old Fraternity Row
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New Fraternity Row
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Other notable firsts
  • 1936 Zeta Beta Tau founded first traditionally
    Jewish organization at Miami
  • 1940 Alpha Epsilon Phi first Jewish sorority
  • 1951 first Greek Week of games
  • 1955 Alpha Phi Alpha first NPHC fraternity
  • 1969 Delta Sigma Theta first NPHC sorority
  • 1989 Adopt a School program started

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Present
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Cliff Alexanders Gift
  • Cliff Alexander 56, a member of Sigma Nu,
    creates Cliff Alexander Greek Affairs endowment
    in 2004
  • Miami establishes first known endowed Greek
    Affairs office
  • Exemplary funding for programming support

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Five Community Principles
  • Scholarship and Learning
  • Community Service and Philanthropy
  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Brotherhood and Sisterhood

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Our Stats Sheet
  • Nearly 5,000 members
  • Roughly 33 of students are Greek
  • 50 chapters in three governing councils
  • 3.19 Greek cumulative GPA
  • Unaffiliated cumulative GPA 3.06
  • Nearly 200,000 raised for charities
  • Nearly 25,000 service hours performed in Oxford
    and regional communities

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Future
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Miami Second Year Experience
  • Sorority Living Learning Community created in
    Fall 2007
  • Fraternity House Exemption set to begin Fall 2009
  • Co-Curricular experience for second year students

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The Model Greek Community
  • President Hodge included the Greek community in
    his Five Year Strategic Goals
  • Develop a model Greek community that achieves
    national recognition for its commitment to
    intellectual achievement, leadership, personal
    growth, and service to the broader community.
  • Strategic planning underway to indentify the way
    to achieve such a lofty goal

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Mike Raymond Collection
  • 2007 donation of 4,000 items of Greek historical
    memorabilia
  • On display at McGuffey Museum through November,
    2009
  • Goal is to create a museum center for the study
    of the Greek experience at Miami

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Ways for Alumni to Be Involved
  • Advising and Mentoring
  • Serve on chapter alumni advisory board
  • Share your own personal experience
  • Share what you learned and gained
  • Keep returning to campus!
  • Ask to stop by the house or suite
  • Financial support for housing, scholarships, and
    leadership development

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National Trends in Greek Life
  • Multicultural chapter expansion
  • Franklin Square Group of university presidents
    introduce concept of fraternal relevancy
  • Standards and Accreditation Programs
  • Coalition Assessment Project and AFA-EBI
    Assessment
  • Marketing and Outreach

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What Makes the Miami Greek Experience Unique?
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Miamis Place
  • Mother of Fraternities
  • Miami Triad Six national organizations founded
  • Four national headquarters in Oxford
  • One third of students in 50 chapters
  • Cliff Alexander Office endowment
  • Monuments Campus Landmarks
  • Significant Achievements and Contributions of
    Greek Alumni

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Questions Comments?
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