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Flat Hat Club: Was formed at the College of William and Mary By Thomas Jefferson Was the precursor to the modern fraternity Phi Beta Kappa Was the first modern day fraternity Started in 1776 Founder was John Heath He was denied admission to a group similar to the one started by Thomas Jefferson By adding Greek Letters, a secret grip, motto, and initiation he made it more exclusive then Thomas Jefferson's’ group Motto: “Philosophy, the Guide of Life”
Phi Beta Kappa In 1780 they opened another chapter at Yale, and then Harvard (we have one at Roanoke) Only 200 schools in the nation have this honor society In the 1830’s they were forced to tell their secrets due to an “anti- secret society movement” Before they told their secrets other groups had already formed including Kappa Alpha Society.
Union College is nicknamed “The Mother of Fraternities” because it was the first college to have them. Kappa Alpha Society (don’t confuse it with Kappa Alpha Order which we have) Sigma Phi Delta Phi
Now you will understand why we shouted “Can I get a Nu Phi” at Bid’s Day Nu Phi is the name of the group that later evolved into Pi Kappa Phi Nu Phi means “Non-fraternity” This is why we always say we are not the stereotypical fraternity and some of us hate the term “Frat”
During this time period at The College of Charleston (where we were founded by the way) one group controlled the campus in terms of influence “The Chrestomathics Literary Society” Realizing that the campus needed a change in power, several guys got together and tried to oppose the officers in the next election with their own slate of officers
At this time 3 small fraternities existed at Charleston. Each fraternity raised its own slate of officers to keep the power within the fraternities Our founders were not in a fraternity and thus Nu Phi was born, a group of men running on a slate together to change the Literary Society
They lost Not to be overcome by defeat 7 of the most loyal Nu Phi’s decided to start a completely new fraternity
On December 10, 1904 at 90 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina, the first meeting of Pi Kappa Phi took place 7 Men came together to start Pi Kappa Phi Andrew Alexander Kroeg Jr. Simon Fogarty Jr. L. Harry Mixon Pelzer Wagener Thomas F. Mosimann Theodore Barnwell Kelly James Fogarty
Was one of the best Greek and Latin scholars at the college during this time It was Wagener who came up with Pi Kappa Phi and their secret meaning
On December 10 th 1905 Harry’s mother cooked them a huge dinner in honor of their first successful year This is now known as Founder’s Day and every chapter celebrates it with a feast
1. understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite: poetry full of esoteric allusions. 2. belonging to the select few. 3. private; secret; confidential. 4. (of a philosophical doctrine or the like) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group: the esoteric doctrines of Pythagoras.