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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fraternity & Sorority Life History Book

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Celebrating “Our Chapters” at Minnesota State Mankato


In 2011, the Minnesota State University Mankato Greek Community commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first national fraternity's establishment on campus.

Our Chapters: Celebrating 50 Years of Leadership, Scholarship, Service and Friendship knits together the history of Minnesota State University with the history of the Greek community on campus.  This entertaining and insightful narrative takes an in-depth and honest look at Greek Life at Minnesota State Mankato from before the first national chapter was chartered in 1961 through today.  Our Chapters includes well-researched facts, personal accounts of historical events and new, seldom-seen photos.

With thousands of members, there are undoubtedly thousands of stories that could be shared.  A year of research and interviews has allowed Ms. Ashley Portra, an MFA student in the Creative Writing program and Graduate Advisor for Greek Life, to capture the history of the MSU, Mankato Greek community.  This history is now preserved within this book.

Copies of Our Chapters are now available for purchase for $20 (plus tax and shipping), with proceeds benefitting the Greek Community in the form of future programming or scholarships.  Copies may be ordered online, by visiting Room 173 of the Centennial Student Union, or by visiting the on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore.