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Lambda Upsilon Colony History


In the mid-late 1960's a group of men at Georgia Southern College began seeking out the formation of a social fraternity. Initially forming under the name "The Southern Colony" these men petitioned national social fraternities for membership in their ranks.

The Lambda Upsilon chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded on May 25th, 1968. The chapter is the first social fraternity recognized by Georgia Southern University, then Georgia Southern College.

View the original chartering recommendation, signed by Georgia Southern College President Zach S. Henderson: PDF Text


With recruitment beginning in early 2013, the current colony of Lambda Upsilon was re-founded on October 9th, 2013 with 13 founding collegiate members. Today the colony continues to grow in size and remains committed to sharing its values at Georgia Southern University.

Lambda Upsilon's re-colonization announcement: Link


Greek Award for Highest GPA in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014


  • Highest GPA in GSU Interfraternal Council, Spring 2015
  • Second highest GPA in GSU Interfraternal Council, Fall 2014
  • Highest GPA in Georgia GSU Interfraternal Council, Spring 2014
  • Highest GPA in GSU Interfraternal Council, Fall 2013
  • Highest GPA in Tau Kappa Epsilon Southeastern Region, Fall 2013