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The Beginning

  • 1819 - The University of Virginia is founded

  • 1852 - First fraternity at the University, Delta Kappa Epsilon

  • 1868 - Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity founded in 47 West Range

  • 1869 - Kappa Sigma Fraternity founded in 46 East Lawn

  • 1936 - The Inter-Fraternity Council is established

  • 1927 - The first women's fraternity, Chi Omega, established

  • 1954 - Faculty-Staff Committee on Fraternities created

  • 1972 - Undergraduate admissions fully enroll women

  • 1973 - First African American fraternity and sororities at the University: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, and Delta Sigma Theta

  • 1974 - Faculty-Staff Committee on Fraternities changes name to the Committee on Fraternities and Sororities, reflecting advent of sorority community

  • 1975 - The Inter-Sorority Council is established

  • 1987 - Committee on Fraternities and Sororities dissolved - Agreement for Contracted Independent Organizations created - Greek Coordinating Committee created

  • 1991- African American fraternities and sororities establish the Black Fraternal Council

  • 1999 - First Latina sorority at the University, Omega Phi Beta - Fraternity-Sorority Council is founded - First Asian interest sorority at the University, alpha Kappa Delta Phi

  • 2000 - Task Force on Fraternities and Sororities "Fraternity Working Group" created - Multicultural Greek Council founded (formerly the Fraternity-Sorority Council) - First Latino fraternity founded, Lambda Upsilon Lambda

  • 2001 - Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life created - University Committee on Fraternities and Sororities created

  • 2002 - First Asian American fraternity founded, Lambda Phi Epsilon
    First independent fraternity founded, Phi Society
    First Multicultural sorority founded, Theta Nu Xi (December 7, 2002)

  • 2005 - The National Pan-Hellenic Council is founded (formerly the Black Fraternal Council) - The Inter-Sorority Council formally affiliates with the National Panhellenic Conference