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What better way to welcome new members into your fraternity or sorority house than to give them a key lanyard with their house key and fraternity or sorority name on the lanyard?

Sources indicate the first recognized Greek-letter student society in North America was Phi Beta Kappa, founded on December 5, 1776 at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Since then, fraternities and sororities have expanded into colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Not all fraternities and sororities serve the same purpose. Some Greek organizations are focused on service to the community, professional advancement or scholastics. Others are specific to religious or ethnic groups. Others yet have an emphasis on cultural activities.

Many fraternities and sororities have chapter houses where their current members reside while at college. The first fraternity house was Chi Psi at the University of Michigan, established in 1845.

Being accepted into a fraternity or a sorority is a high honor. An even greater honor is the opportunity to live in the chapter house. While it is hard to tell how many fraternity and sorority houses there are throughout the U.S., One listing of the top ten largest fraternity and sorority houses is as follows:

1. Pi Kappa Alpha, Florida State University
2. Zeta Beta Tau, Florida State University
3. Farmhouse, Oklahoma State University
4. Phi Kappa Psi, University of Kansas
5. Delta Gamma, University of Alabama
6. Beta Theta Pi, University of Missouri
7. Kappa Alpha Theta, Oklahoma State University
8. Pi Kappa Alpha, Missouri S&T and Alpha Omicron Pi, University of Arkansas (tie)
9. Kappa Sigma, University of Arkansas
10. Phi Gamma Delta, University of Oklahoma

Walk into any fraternity or sorority house and "Greek pride" is prominently on display. From shirts to décor, letters are everywhere.
So don't forget to include your letters on your fraternity or sorority house keys. Get key lanyards with your letters on them and show your Greek pride.