Delta Sigma Rho--Tau Kappa Alpha

Dates:
Active 1917
Active 1974

History notes:

Delta Sigma Rho was founded in Chicago in 1906 as an honorary forensics society by representatives from eight Midwestern universities. By 1956 it had over 80 national chapters. Tau Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908 as an honorary forensics fraternity in Indianapolis, Ind., by Butler University student Oswald Ryan. Charter members were from Butler and four other Indiana colleges, and many early officers were affiliated with Butler. By 1958 it had 90 national chapters and women were admitted. The organizations merged in 1963 and held their first conference in Indianapolis in 1964.

From the description of Delta Sigma Rho--Tau Kappa Alpha archives, 1939-1974. (Butler University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 43964512

Delta Sigma Rho, a national forensics honor fraternity, secured a local chapter at Pennsylvainia State University in 1917. In 1963, the fraternity merged with Tau Kappa Alpha, another national forensics honor fraternity. The resulting fraternity, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha was active on Penn State's campus until the mid-1970s.

From the description of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha records, 1917-1974. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 603726819

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Subjects:

  • College students--Societies, etc
  • Forensics (Public speaking)--Societies, etc
  • Greek letter societies--Records and correspondence
  • Debates and debating societies, etc
  • College students--Societies and clubs
  • Greek letter societies--Archives

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Places:

  • Pennsylvania--University Park (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)