Omega Delta Phi Sorority

Since 1961

A local sorority founded on November 6, 1960 and recognized by SUNY Potsdam at the annual ISC picnic on May 21, 1961.  The sisters started accepting Clarkson women in the early 70s. The sorority was recognized by Clarkson until 1987 when the university stopped recognizing all of the SUNY Potsdam sororities. Women from both schools still join the sorority today.

The sisters purchased their first house at 4 Hamilton Street in 1963 and their current home at 51 Elm Street on November 26, 1968.

1962 SUNY Potsdam Yearbook
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Theta Phi Alpha

Since 1997

Local sorority Chi Delta Sigma was founded at Clarkson on October 22, 1997 by six women. In order to continue to be recognized by Clarkson, in 2002 the sisters agreed to work towards affiliating with a national sorority. They became a colony of Theta Phi Alpha on January 8, 2005 and 23 members were installed as the Gamma Mu chapter on May 20, 2006.

2006 Installation
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The Clarkson Hockey Bell

In 1957, the members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (also know as Karma and later Delta Sigma Phi or Delta Sigma) salvaged a bell from a burnt-out schoolhouse in Colton, NY, and began hauling it on a specially built wagon to sporting events that included members.  Soon they started taking the bell to varsity hockey games and to the annual Ice Carnival parade.