100 Years of Greek Life

Strong Foundations. Future Leaders.

Tara Kirkpatrick

It all started with one handshake, one hug, one welcome into a club that would forever change their lives and the history of the University of Arizona. Fraternities and sororities celebrate 100 years at the UA this Homecoming, Oct. 22-24.

More than just joining a club, the men and women who became part of Greek life have made an eternal impact on this desert school, with a legacy threaded through almost every milestone and tradition celebrated here. 

The UA now boasts more than 50,000 Greek alumni from 90 chapters. John “Button” Salmon, “Pop” McKale, Ina Gittings, and Louis Slonaker were all Greeks and are all still honored by the University.

The construction of “A” Mountain, publishing the Desert yearbook, composing our school song, and saving the bell that still hangs in the Student Union — all everlasting contributions of Greeks to honor the school they loved. 

For more information, visit uagreek100.com.