1904: Sigma Nu installed


Auspicious Begínníng for Fraterníty. Vísiting Team from S. U. I.

We are very much pleased to note the successful installation of the new fraternity here at the college last Saturday night. It marks a new period in our growth. Another stage of transition from [dormitory] to club life. May the new club have less of the trials and disappointments common to most of our clubs existing near the campus.

The work of installation was done by visiting members from the Beta Mu chapter at Iowa City. Those present were C.W. Jones, J.A. Edwards, F.V. Eberhart, C.V. Cox, F.W. Crockish, W.F. Hellburg, S.R. Smith, Arthur Dixon, D.F. Steck, F.C. Beyers, Walter McNett, Earle Cutler, C.C. Hetzal, W.N. Fay, J.L. Gillespie, J.E. Remley, H.C. Smith, Bert Engle, Orris Mosher, E.F. Consigny.

After the chapter had been formally installed the visitors and new members sat down to a ten course banquet. Toasts were delivered as follows:

Toastmaster, Paul Smith, Gamma Sigma.
Welcome, Ernest Cotton, Gamma Sigma.
Sigma Nu, Vice Regent C. W. Jones, Beta Mu.
A long life, a strong life and a life altogether, Frank C. Crockett, Beta Mu.
How? Where? When? Claude E. Curtis, Gamma Sigma.

The new fraternity has commenced life in the Tilden house at 1001 Douglas street. There is room in the new house for about twenty members.

The I.S.C. Student, “Sigma Nu Installation,” 27 April 1904.

Issue: 27 April 1904

SUI means State University of Iowa – the early, and still official name of the University of Iowa. As stated, the fraternity’s first home was on the east side of town and remained over there for several years. When Alfred A. Bennett’s home became available in 1913, the fraternity moved there. The house was built in 1898-99 for Bennett, who lived next door and located where Buchanan Hall is today.

Ames Evening Times, “Sigma Nu,” 6 Jan 1916.

Greek Community Re-establishing at Iowa State

Court upholds fraternity ban (1894)
Fraternities (re)approved (1904)

ORIGINAL TWO: Delta Tau Delta (1911) | Pi Beta Phi (1906)

NATIONAL FRATERNITIES: Acacia (1909) | Alpha Tau Omega (1908) | Beta Theta Pi (1905) | Kappa Sigma (1909) | Phi Gamma Delta (1907) | Phi Sigma Kappa (1911) | Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1905) | Sigma Nu (1904) | Theta Xi (1909)

NATIONAL SORORITIES: Alpha Delta Pi (1911)

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