Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

In 1921, the college organized an honor society, Tau Pi Delta, to recognize campus leaders. The eleven charter members were selected on the basis of college spirit, character, intellect, leadership, and special ability. In 1923, the members decided to disband, stating that the group’s existence went counter to the notion that the “all-round type of […]

The Phi Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, was established at UNCG in 1969. In the 1970s, members of APO began two projects that had lasting impact on the campus. In 1970, it began the Christmas tradition of lining the campus walks and drives with luminaries (at the time, paper bags containing […]