List of RPI fraternities and sororities

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The following is an incomplete list of fraternities and sororities at RPI.

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The RPI Union




Alpha Chi Rho

Alpha Epsilon Pi

Alpha Phi Alpha


Alpha Phi Omega

RPI's Service Fraternity, Epsilon Zeta chapter
Founded: 1947
Location: Union 3420

Alpha Sigma Phi

Chi Phi

Theta Chapter </br> Website:

Delta Phi

Website: Lambda Chapter of Delta Phi

Lambda Chapter of Delta Phi has a unique history on campus that includes 3 Rensselaer presidents (including George Low who is known for putting the first man on the moon) and about 16 structures that are named for Delta Phi alumni. No other on-campus organization has a comparable legacy.

RPI buildings named for Delta Phi alumni include:
George M. Low Building
Livingston Houston Fieldhouse
Corneilious Barton Hall
Nason Hall
Mason Lab (no longer in existence)
Hearne Dormitory (in the e-complex)
Church I - VI
Caldwell Lab

Delta Tau Delta

Eta Kappa Nu

Kappa Alpha Psi

Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Upsilon Lambda

Phi Gamma Delta

Phi Iota Alpha

Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Kappa Theta

Phi Mu Delta

Pi Delta Psi

Pi Kappa Alpha(PIKES)

Location : 2228 12th Street in Troy

Pi Kappa Phi

Founded : 1931
Location: 49 Second Street (Paine Mansion)

Pi Lambda Phi

Founded: 1954
Location: 300 Pawling Ave.

Crest of Epsilon Iota chapter of Psi Upsilon

Psi Upsilon (Epsilon Iota Chapter)

Epsilon Iota (ΕΙ) is the local Psi Upsilon (ΨΥ) fraternity chapter at RPI.

Epsilon Iota was originally a chapter of TEP (Tau Epsilon Phi) founded in 1954. Due to various conflicts within Epsilon Iota, including the issue of whether to initiate women into the brotherhood, the chapter left TEP in 1978 to become a co-ed local fraternity. Epsilon Iota officially became the 37th chapter of the Psi Upsilon international fraternity in 1982, and it remains co-ed with approximately equal numbers of male and female brothers. The chapter currently maintains a chapter house at 2140 Burdett Avenue in Troy. They are known for throwing an annual party known as German Invasion, featuring German drinks and music. Brothers also often have a fascination with the number 47.

The Epsilon Iota Chapter holds the record for longest number of days (178) in "hockey line" at RPI, breaking the previous record of 33 days.

Rensselaer Society of Engineers (RSE)

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The RSE Clubhouse

Founded:1866 as the Pi Eta Scientific Society. </br> Location: 1501 Sage Avenue, Troy, New York 12180. The society clubhouse was designed and built by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in 1923 at a cost of $250,000.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Sigma Chi


58 Pinewoods Avenue, Troy, NY 12180

Sigma Chi was chartered at RPI December 2, 1950. It evolved from Phi Epsilon Phi, a successful local fraternity.

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Location: 2005 15th Street Website:

Tau Epsilon Phi

Theta Chi

Theta Delta Chi

Theta Xi(Alpha Chapter)


Zeta Beta Tau (Zebes)


Zeta Psi



Alpha Gamma Delta


Alpha Omega Epsilon


Alpha Phi

Theta Tau Chapter


Pi Beta Phi


Sigma Delta


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