History of the University of Arizona Greek Community
UA Greeks have established many traditions the entire student body enjoys.
Albert H. Condron (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), persuaded his engineering professor to survey Sentinel Peak for a class assignment so that an "A" could be constructed. Albert led the student body in building the A. It was whitewashed in 1916.
E.C. Ted Monro (Kappa Sigma), wrote the UA's Alma Mater - "All Hail Arizona".
John "Button"Salmon (Sigma Nu), told his coach J.F. "Pop" McKale (Sigma Nu), to "tell them... tell the team to bear down"
Douglas Holsclaw (Delta Chi), wrote the words and co-wrote the music for UA's official fight song - "Fight! Wildcats! Fight!"
Wilbur "Bill" Bowers (Phi Gamma Delta), rescued the bell that had hung from the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor from being melted down. It now hangs in the Student Union and is rung during many campus events and after athletic wins.
Bob White (Kappa Sigma), drew the first human drawing of a male and female cartoon form of the UA "Cat", for the cover of the Kitty Kat Humor Magazine.
Richard Heller & John Paquette (Phi Kappa Psi), developed the concept of a costumed mascot and named it Wilbur. Ed Stukenhoff (Alpha Tau Omega), wore the first Wilbur costume.
UA Buildings Named for Fraternity & Sorority Members
* Not greek from the UA community