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Monday - Friday:
9 am - 4:30 pm

Other times by appointment


The Special Collections is located on the east side of the Library at the front of the 3rd floor.

Contact Information

Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
telephone (757) 683-5350
fax (757) 683-5954


Office of Student Life
Greek Records

Historical Background

Greek organizations were first officially recognized in 1966, four years after the school gained independence from the College of William and Mary and three years before it became Old Dominion University.  In 1978, the Student Life office was formed and hired graduate students to be liaisons between the university and the Greek organizations.  The Student Life office became the Student Affairs department in 1979. 

Scope and Contents

The documents in this collection are memoranda and newsletters from university student leadership to officers of Greek organizations detailing current issues, activities, deadlines, and other similar material. The papers are authored by Bill Larkin (Assistant Dean of Student Affairs), Student Life Staff, Student Affairs Staff and assorted other authors.  These papers are from August 1975 to April 1980.

These papers have a very limited scope, reflecting the everyday Greek life on campus and say very little about any events outside of the university such as the student revolution, economic troubles, the cold war, or Watergate.




Open to researchers without restrictions.  Questions on literary property rights should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box 1, Folder [insert number and title], Office of Student Life - Greek Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.

Collection Number

RG 7- 12A


One Hollinger document case.

Container Listing

Folder 1: Greek Newsletter, August 1975—April 1976 
Folder 2: Greek Newsletter, August 1976—April 1977
Folder 3: Greek Newsletter, September 1977—April 1979
Folder 4: Greek Newsletter, August 1979—April 1980
Folder 5: Greek Newsletter, September 1980—April 1981
Folder 6:  Memoranda from Student Affairs to Greek organizations, January 1976—March 1980

Revised 10/2/09