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Alpha Gamma Rho (ΑΓΡ), commonly known as AGR, is a professional-social, agriculture fraternity in the United States, currently with 70[1] collegiate chapters.

Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Gamma Rho.png
FoundedOctober 10, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-10-10)
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
TypeSocial-professional fraternity
ScopeUnited States
Motto"To Make Better Men"
Colors     Growing Green
     Harvest Gold
SymbolSickle and Sheaf
FlowerPink Rose
Headquarters10101 N Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, Missouri



The fraternity considers the Morrill Act of 1862 to be the instrument of its inception. Having been signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, it provided land and other financial supports to establish one institution of higher learning in the agricultural and mechanical sciences within each state. Alpha Gamma Rho, referred to as "AGR", was founded when two local fraternities from Ohio State University (Alpha Gamma Rho, founded 1904) and the University of Illinois (Delta Rho Sigma, founded in 1906) met at an International Livestock Competition in Chicago. Sixteen men originally signed the fraternity's charter at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis on April 4, 1908. Expansion increased dramatically over the next three decades to almost all land-grant universities in the country. The first chapter at a non-land-grant university was chartered in 1958 at Arizona State University. The first non-state (private) associated chapter (Beta Psi) was at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The four pillars of Alpha Gamma Rho are recruitment, commitment, education, and recognition. These four pillars, built upon a firm foundation, support and maintain the integrity of our brotherhood. One of AGR’s earliest Grand President’s, S.K. Bjoronson (North Dakota) said, "I want her men to be leaders of the future, not because they are my Fraternity Brothers, but because I believe them to be the strongest of character and the most honorable and resolute of the times. I want each of them, by their deeds and actions, to justify the existence of Alpha Gamma Rho." The Brotherhood Covenant pillars make up the principles that Alpha Gamma Rho brothers are expected to live by. Once initiated, each member is required to sign the Covenant.[2]

Notable alumniEdit


Greek Letters University Status Year
Alpha University of Illinois Active 1906
Beta Ohio State University Active 1904
Gamma Pennsylvania State University Active 1911
Delta Purdue University Active 1911
Epsilon North Dakota State University Active 1913
Zeta Cornell University Active 1914
Eta Iowa State University Active 1914
Theta University of Missouri Active 1916
Iota University of Wisconsin–Madison Active 1916
Kappa University of Nebraska Active 1917
Lambda University of Minnesota Active 1917
Mu University of Massachusetts Amherst Inactive, 1962 1917
Nu North Carolina State University Active 1919
Xi Auburn University Active 1919
Omicron University of Kentucky Active 1920
Pi Oklahoma State University Active 1921
Rho Colorado State University Active 1921
Sigma Washington State University Active 1921
Tau Michigan State University Active 1922
Upsilon University of Connecticut Inactive, 1952 1922
Phi University of California-Davis Active 1923
Chi Cal Poly - SLO Active 1975
Psi University of Maine Active 1924
Omega University of New Hampshire Active 1924
Alpha Alpha West Virginia University Active 1924
Alpha Beta Oregon State University Inactive, 2018 1924
Alpha Gamma University of Florida Active 1925
Alpha Delta Montana State University Active 1925
Alpha Epsilon Louisiana State University Active 1926
Alpha Zeta Kansas State University Active 1927
Alpha Eta University of Georgia Active 1927
Alpha Theta University of Maryland Active 1928
Alpha Iota University of Arkansas Active 1934
Alpha Kappa University of Tennessee-Knoxville Active 1951
Alpha Lambda New Mexico State University Active 1951
Alpha Mu Rutgers University Inactive, 1967 1952
Alpha Nu University of Connecticut Active 1958
Alpha Xi Arizona State University Inactive, 1980 1958
Alpha Omicron Utah State University Inactive, 1991 1959
Alpha Pi University of Arizona Active 1959
Alpha Rho University of Vermont Active 1961
Alpha Sigma California State University-Fresno Active 1963
Alpha Tau Western Illinois University Active 1963
Alpha Upsilon University of Tennessee at Martin Active 1963
Alpha Phi South Dakota State University Active 1964
Alpha Chi Western Kentucky University Active 1966
Alpha Psi University of Wisconsin–River Falls Active 1968
Alpha Omega Murray State University Active 1968
Beta Alpha Southern Illinois University Active 1970
Beta Beta Texas A&M University–Kingsville Inactive, 1980 1972
Beta Gamma University of Wisconsin–Platteville Active 1972
Beta Delta Illinois State University Inactive, 2018 1973
Beta Epsilon Arkansas State University Active 1973
Beta Zeta Clemson University Active 1974
Beta Eta Virginia Polytechnic Institute Active 1975
Beta Theta Middle Tennessee State University Active 1976
Beta Iota Truman State University Active 1978
Beta Kappa California State University-Chico Active 1978
Beta Lambda Texas A&M University-Commerce Active 1980
Beta Mu Austin Peay State University Active 1983
Beta Nu Texas A&M University Active 1986
Beta Xi Texas Tech University Active 1987
Beta Omicron University of Wyoming Active 1988
Beta Pi Louisiana Tech University Active 1990
Beta Rho Northwest Missouri State University Active 1990
Beta Sigma Tarleton State University Active 1992
Beta Tau Mississippi State University Active 1992
Beta Upsilon University of Delaware Active 1992
Beta Phi University of Idaho Active 1998
Beta Chi Stephen F. Austin State University Active 2000
Beta Psi Delaware Valley College Active 2001
Beta Omega Missouri State University Active 2003
Gamma Alpha Florida Southern College Active 2006
Gamma Beta Fort Hays State University Active 2005
Gamma Gamma Southern Arkansas University Active 2010
Gamma Delta Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Active 2011
Gamma Epsilon Sam Houston State University Active 2014
Gamma Zeta Arkansas Tech University Active 2018

Brothers of the CenturyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Chapter List". Alpha Gamma Rho. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  2. ^ "History | Alpha Gamma Rho". Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  3. ^ "Chapters | Alpha Gamma Rho". Retrieved 2019-08-28.

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