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Much of the early instances of student life are entwined with graduates. This history is fully described on the
Alumni Organizations page. These include:
AY 1871: Students join with graduates to address PC on his 80th Birthday
AY 1884: Lunch-room, 20 cents a week, 50-80 female students
AY 1894: The Cooper Union Chemical Society is organized by the graduates and students "for the purpose of encouraging post-graduate study among the former, and assisting the latter in their studies"
AY 1895: The Alumnae Branch of the Woman's Art School allows present pupils as "Associate Members"
AY 1898: The Alumnae and Students' Association of the Woman's Art School establishes hot lunch in the lunch-room
Alpha Mu Sigma (Jewish) Fraternity: 1914-1971
Founded by: Irwin S. Chanin, Henry Charles Dinney, Irving H. Fisher, Edward D. Fox, Henry I. Gilbert, Theodore F. Haynes, Julius Liebing, Benjamin Rothstein, Saul Shaw, Samuel H. Solodar, Jonas I. Speciner, Joseph Spies
Fraternity House: 11 West 4th Street(?), above Gerde's Folk City
Sigma Kappa Tau Fraternity
Fraternity House: 9 St Marks Place Tau Delta Phi Fraternity: 1975-2002?
Zeta Psi Fraternity: 1984-active
Delta Eta Sorority: 1997?-2011?
on-line sources and listings of other sources can be found on the homepage. Abbreviations:
= Calendar Year;
= Academic Year = July of CY-1 through June of CY;
= Fiscal Year = CY (AY 1908 and before) = AY (AY 1917 and later)
The Cooper Union History Project website is currently maintained by
Barry Drogin. This page last updated: March 17, 2017.