Alpha Kappa Phi Agonian Sorority

1928-2013, 2016-present

The oldest SUNY Potsdam sororities evolved from the two Potsdam Normal School literary societies. The Calliopean Literary Society (founded in 1882) became Zeta Gamma Upsilon sorority in 1926, and on December 8, 1928 became the Gamma chapter of Alpha Kappa Phi, the Agonian Sorority, aka Ago.

The sorority was one of nine affiliated chapters in the SUNY system until Greek organizations were forced by the State University of New York to sever ties with their national organizations in 1953. Today there are two other active chapters.

1928 SUNY Potsdam yearbook

The sorority accepted their first Clarkson member in 1972 and 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.

Ago lost recognition from SUNY Potsdam in 2013 and was re-colonized on October 29, 2016.

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Colors: Gold, White, & Blue
Symbol: Anchor, yellow rose
SUNY Geneseo Ago pin (Alpha chapter)
Prior Homes: 
1926-31: 20 Pleasant Street
1931-33: 59 Elm Street
1933-35: 61 Elm Street (below)

1934 yearbook photo of Agonian House
1934: 61 Elm Street
1935-39: 48 Elm Street
1939-46: 1 Pierrepont Avenue (rented)

Current Home:
Purchased in 1946
11 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-5520
1971 yearbook

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back Agonians! Best wishes for filling the house with good people and for a long and happy future. I am an alumni of Potsdam and Omega but had many friends, neighbors, and a cousin in Ago. All great people.