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Nu Sigma Chi / Beta Theta Pi records

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2015_187-UA

Content Description

Nu Sigma Chi fraternity began as a social club on the campus of the University of Louisville. Founded December 12, 1963, it was admitted to the university's interfraternity council the following spring as a local fraternity. The local group, however, had plans to seek affiliation with the national Sigma Chi fraternity. It does not appear that there was any connection between this group and similarly named organizations that broke away from the national Sigma Chi organization in the early 1960s in protest of the "whites-only" clause in the national constitution. In 1964, Nu Sigma Chi moved into 2022 Confederate Place, previously inhabited by Psi Omega, a dental fraternity. In 1971, the local group was accepted as a chapter of Beta Theta Pi. This collection reflects that history, as well as the Beta Theta Pi chapter's activities in the 1970s. It also contains more recent information about alumni. Contents include a scrapbook from the 1960s, numerous print photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, material submitted for admission as a Sigma Chi chapter, financial records from the Nu Sigma Chi period, and textile memorabilia including t-shirts and flags.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Copyright to much of this collection has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • 1963-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1963-1977



5.125 linear feet (1 “coffin box”; two manuscript boxes, four flats, 1 small slide case, 1 loose item)