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Sigma Chi (Delta Iota Chapter) Records

Identifier: U383


Collection contains records from the Delta Iota chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Denver, including the charter application, by-laws, a member directory from 1980, advertising for their Derby Days philanthropy event, house leases from 1948-1960 and more.


  • 1931-1986


Biographical / Historical

Sigma Chi is one of the largest North American fraternal organizations with 244 active chapters and 152 alumni chapters in the United States and Canada. Sigma Chi was founded in 1855 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, by members splitting off from the older Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The University of Denver Chapter, Delta Iota, was established in 1947. As of 2022, the chapter is still active on campus. Derby Days is a week-long charitable event held by Sigma Chi chapters for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.


1 Linear Feet (half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

Collections contains folders for the chapter application, by-laws (1980), correspondence (1946-1975), events including Derby Days (1980, 1986) and Homecoming Dinner (1979), house materials including a 1948 letter and leases (1948-1960), undated info/rush handout, members (1980), undated newsletter and press clippings (1950-1980).


Multiple series arranged in one box. If more materials are accrued, will expand. Folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428