by Diane Newman
In homage to Greek traditions at Florida Tech, Evans Library gathered mementos on loan from campus sororities and fraternities. Stop by to see them showcased on the first floor of Evans Library. In addition to T-shirts, mascots, emblems, jewelry, and photographs, read their mottoes, national affiliations, number of lifetime members, when they were chartered, and the philanthropic work they perform.
The stories behind these symbols are destined to be cultural artifacts for future generations to understand an important aspect of college life for generations of students. Tau Kappa Epsilon proudly states the essential elements of Greek Life at Florida Tech: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Teamwork, Service, and Brotherhood. The sense of belonging, shared experiences, and fun are testimony to the success and endurance of college sororities and fraternities.
On April 13, 1967, Delta Delta Tau, known as DDT, became the first Florida Tech fraternity. As proof of everlasting friendship, sixty DDT brothers and their “little sisters” reunited for Florida Tech’s 2013 Homecoming. While they were here at Florida Tech, they added historical information to the Evans Library archives by identifying photographs in an ancient wooden fraternity scrapbook. They also were filmed by Florida Tech’s IT staff, telling stories about their experiences as students for an oral history video.