The Beta Upsilon chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity was chartered on December 2, 1979 with members from both Clarkson and State. This dual-school charter was done with the blessing of their national organization.
|1980 SUNY Potsdam yearbook|
On October 1980, a colony of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity began at Clarkson after their national organization changed their mind and wanted separate fraternities for each school. The charter for the Beta Chi chapter was granted on April 12, 1981. The Clarkson, Potsdam State, and St. Lawrence University (closed in 2003) chapters combined made the North Country Triad. This fraternity appears to have folded in 2013.
Colors: black and old gold