Alpha Rho Upsilon

Alpha Rho Upsilon

Infobox Fraternity | name = Alpha Rho Upsilon
letters = ΑΡΥ
crest =
motto = "Tolerance and Diversity"
colors =
symbol = crest with a pair of shaking hands and lamp of enlightenment
flower =
birthplace = Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
founded = birth date and age|1946|1|1
chapters = 1 (no longer active)
type = Social
scope = United States
address = 238 Maine St
city = Brunswick
state = Maine
country = USA
free_label =
free =
homepage =

Alpha Rho Upsilon (ΑΡΥ; usually pronounced ARU) was a fraternity at Bowdoin College from 1946 until it was disbanded in 1990. An offshoot of the earlier Thorndike Club, ARU was founded in reaction to the exclusion of Jewish students from the other campus fraternities at the time. The letters ARU stand for "All Races United," and they lived up to their name by, for example, sponsoring a Japanese student in 1951. [Portland Press Herald May 3, 1951] Like all (college sanctioned) fraternities at Bowdoin it was coeducational since 1971 when women were first admitted to Bowdoin. [ [ New York Times article] ]

Founding and history

ARU was founded after World War II by students who included World War II veterans. [ [ Denouement, of a Sort by Irv Pliskin ] ]

External links and references

* [ Bowdoin College]
* [ Account of the founding of Alpha Rho Upsilon by one of the founding members]


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