Alpha Sigma Phi was founded on December 6th, 1845 at Yale University by Louis Manigault, Horace Spengler Weiser, and Stephen Orsmby Rheaa. These three young men laid down the basic principles of a society that today counts its membership in the thousands.
Other notable facts:
- Alpha Sigma Phi merged with Phi Pi Phi in 1939 after the Great Depression caused a loss of brothers.
- Wayne Montgomery Musgrave and Edwin Morey Waterbury were responsible for the refounding of the fraternity after the deactivation of the Yale chapter.
- The Alpha Nu chapter is home to one of the oldest fraternity houses in the country.
- Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the country, is an Alpha Sig
- Andrew McKelvey, founder of Monster.com is an alumni of the Alpha Nu chapter.