History of Purdue University Fraternities and Sororities | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
In 1875 Sigma Chi became the first fraternity chapter at Purdue University. Most growth in chapters and membership occurred between 1905 and 1960, and the community continues to grow today.
Purdue University is home to one of the largest fraternity and sorority communities in the country. The Interfraternity Council governs 41 traditional men's fraternities at Purdue. The Multicultural Greek Council governs 11 multicultural fraternities and sororities. The National Pan-Hellenic Council governs 9 historically African-American fraternities and sororities at Purdue. The Panhellenic Association governs 20 traditional women's fraternities and sororities.
Several of Purdue's most distinguished graduates are members of fraternities and sororities. See: http://www.purduegreeks.com/#_p.About%2FHistory%20of%20Purdue%20Greeks
Fraternity and Sorority Life at Purdue University. Circa 2014. Web. 26 June 2014.