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Name of Creator:Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society (Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)).
Title:Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society records
Reference Code:A33
Location Code:29/3, File Art 15, FF3/D2
Extent:2.00 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection documents the financial administration of the Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society at Northeastern University. It contains information on fund raising, membership (present and future), special events, initiation ceremonies, and its founding.
Historical Abstract:The Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society at Northeastern University was established on April 11, 1927 in the School of Commerce and Finance (renamed the School of Business in 1928) to encourage academic success, promote the advancement of its members, and support high moral, professional, and scholastic ideals. The fraternity suffered a period of near inactivity between 1940 and 1950, but was revived in 1951. In 1957, the bylaws were rewritten to reflect the School of Business's incorporation into University College, home of Northeastern University's part-time adult and continuing education courses. Beginning in 1962, cash awards were given to top students. This was changed to a scholarship program that lasted between 1965 and 1972. In 1972, the society first nominated female students for membership. In 1974, Sigma Epsilon Rho established the Honor Society Scholarship Awards.
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Arrangement:Organized into 2 series: 1. Administrative Files; and 2. Realia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Mackey, Alan.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Business--Societies, etc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Commerce and Finance--Societies, etc.
  • Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society (Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)).

  • Business education--Massachusetts--Boston.

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
Related Materials:

NU Visual Collection - Sigma Epsilon Rho

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Amy Bosworth, April 2000