Eta Upsilon

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, April 11, 1992-1995; re-established March 21, 2009

Eta Upsilon chapter grew out of the local Phoenix Society which had requested to become a chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. At the time Wake Forest did not allow NPC groups to come to campus unless requested and Eta Upsilon joined Delta Delta Delta as the only other NPC group on campus. The chapter closed in 1995 due to the strain of functioning as an NPC group on a campus where local sororities functioned with few rules and regulations. Ironically, in 1996 the university's Inter-Society Council voted to join NPC groups, and even though several locals merged with nationals, they basically functioned as locals for many years. The chapter had an extremely loyal group of members who were leaders on campus and continued to serve including long-serving international officers Rebecca Gentry and Amanda Freedle. Eta Upsilon was recolonized in late January 2009, when 122 accepted bids. The chapter was installed in March, joining seven NPC and 14 IFC groups on campus. A descendent of founder Octavia Andrew Rush, Amy Rush, is a charter member. At the installation banquet, Chapter President Hannah Rothman was presented with a pin box that was found in a time capsule the original chapter had buried on campus. The tradition is for the box to pass from president to president.