Greek organizations launched on campus invigorating UWF’s student life and the athletic department earned its membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. UWF’s second president took the helm and would make a big splash as president for 14 years. Learn more about UWF’s first steps to becoming a traditional college.
Athletics NAIA Membership
August: After being admitted in April, the UWF athletic department begins its membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
First Greek-letter Organization
February: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority is chartered as the first Greek-letter organization at UWF.
First Interfraternity Council Organization
January: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity is chartered as the first Interfraternity Council organization at UWF.
First National Pan-Hellenic Council Organization
June: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is chartered as the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization at UWF.
December: Dr. James Robinson takes the helm as president and serves for nearly 14 years in that role. UWF expands significantly under his watch. The University starts admitting freshmen and sophomores and establishes the campus art gallery, Edward Ball Nature Trail, Small Business Development Center, aquatic center, WUWF-FM, computer center and baseball and softball teams.
Traditional Colleges Organization
July: The University organizes into a traditional structure by establishing three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and the College of Education. UWF previously operated with three resident colleges, Alpha, Gamma and Omega, designed for upper-level and graduate students.