Date range of materials within this digital teaching collection: 1964-1968.
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Beginning with the creation of local fraternities and sororities in the 1920s, Greek organizations have been a longstanding part of student life at the University of Puget Sound. By 1927, there were five local fraternities and four local sororities, some of which designed their organizations to mirror national organizations with the hope of becoming members. President R. Franklin Thompson arrived at the university in the spring of 1942 and advocated for heightening the national profile of the university. One of the ways he did this was by attracting national Greek organizations to Puget Sound. At the height of Greek Life involvement in the mid-1960s, there were eight national fraternities and seven national sororities on campus, with the majority of students belonging to one of the organizations.
The materials in this digital teaching collection, ranging in date between 1964-1968, reflect student, faculty, administration, and community perspectives on integration in Greek life.
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