- See also Wikipedia's article about "Psi Upsilon".
|Org Founded:||1833 at Union College|
|Motto:||"Unto us has befallen a mighty friendship."|
Psi Upsilon, Lambda chapter, is one of the fraternities recognized by the Interfraternity Council. The fraternity more commonly goes by its nickname Psi U.
In spring 2013 the chapter earned a 4 star ALPHA Standards of Excellence rating.
Service & Philanthropy
Psi Upsilon chapters are regular donors to the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation as well as Men’s health research at the Columbia Medical School.
About Psi U at Columbia
Psi Upsilon was once known as being primarily for engineers and computer science majors. Since 2004, the fraternity has been "staging a comeback," and its most recent pledge classes have been primarily composed of CC, rather than SEAS, students. One of the "most storied fraternities at Columbia," Psi U has "produced several distinguished alumni, including several members of the Columbia Board of Trustees."
Founded on June 25, 1842, the Lambda Chapter of Psi Upsilon is the oldest continuous fraternity on Columbia's campus. Although Alpha Delta Phi was founded earlier (in 1836), it has "since become more of a literary society."
The Lambda house, located at 542 W 114th Street, across from Columbia's Carman dormitory, was home to the Fraternity from 1952 to 2012, when the fraternity was evicted by the University. Before 1952, Psi U was housed in 627 W. 115th Street.
Psi U is "known for its annual 80s Party, an affection for/addiction to hookah, the excellent bartending abilities of its brothers, and the owl which once sat above its doorway."
- Nicholas Murray Butler - University President
- Samuel Joseph Higginbottom - Onetime CEO of Rolls Royce and Eastern Air Lines
- Marcellus Hartley Dodge - Member of Columbia Board of Trustees and namesake for Dodge Hall and Dodge Gymnasium
- Patrick McGuire - OG, Varsity Show writer
|Greek life at Columbia|
|IFC Fraternities: Alpha Delta Phi • Alpha Epsilon Pi • Beta Theta Pi • Delta Sigma Phi • Kappa Delta Rho • Phi Gamma Delta • Pi Kappa Alpha • Psi Upsilon • Sigma Chi • Sigma Nu • Sigma Phi Epsilon • Zeta Beta Tau|
|Panhel Sororities: Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Omicron Pi • Delta Gamma • Gamma Phi Beta • Kappa Alpha Theta • Sigma Delta Tau|
|Multicultural Greek Fraternities: Phi Iota Alpha • Alpha Phi Alpha • Kappa Alpha Psi • Omega Psi Phi • Pi Delta Psi • Lambda Phi Epsilon • Sigma Lambda Beta|
|Multicultural Greek Sororities: Lambda Pi Chi • Sigma Iota Alpha • Delta Sigma Theta • Kappa Phi Lambda • Sigma Lambda Gamma|
|Inactive (de-recognized): Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon|