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Fraternity & Sorority Affairs


The History of Follies

Held annually in the fall semester as a Student Union Activities Board presentation, Follies has allowed freshmen to light up the stage with singing, dancing and "cheesing" since 1970. Since its inception, Follies has included freshmen from the fraternity and sorority community, from student organizations and from residence halls in the performance. However, as time passed, fraternity men and sorority women truly embraced the Follies tradition, and, beginning in 2009, the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs took over the advising role. Traditionally, Follies takes place on the uniquely shaped stage in the Student Union Little Theater. In 2022, the show was expanded to allow any new member to participate, regardless of grade.

As we get more pieces of history, this page will continue to grow! Let us know if you have something to contribute to Follies' History by emailing We love seeing old photos, videos, programs, and anything else that made your Follies experience a memorable one!