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The Purple & Gold



The first issue of The Purple and Gold was issued in 1883 by an editorial board of undergraduates from Hamilton, Amherst, and Rutgers. Part of their editorial in the first issue was their statement of purpose:


Chi Psi has reached another milestone on the road of her history. It marks a long stretch of progress, made with a steady advance, and betokens even better results for the future. When a society issues a paper devoted entirely to her interests, it proclaims the fact that it is doing deeds worth chronicling, that its members are moved by an earnest desire to better know each other’s actions and feelings, that they seek a closer union and fellowship.

Our first and prime object is to bring all Chi Psis, graduates or non-graduates, into a more intimate knowledge of the doings and success of every Alpha north, east, south and west. In this way one Alpha may learn the lessons of another’s success and profit therefrom, and may, if necessary, help that other in its failings. 

The graduate, thus, who has seen many years of service in the outer world, may see here reflected something of his own college days, when Chi Psi was just struggling into that strong and active life that has characterized her ever since: that the non-graduate, with all his life before him, may receive a measure of inspiration from the example of his older brethren.

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The most recent issues are available in a digital format.  (Some will need to be viewed in Adobe Acrobat below. Here is a free download if your computer does not have that already).  A printed version of the issues is available by contacting the Central Office at 615-736-2520 or

The following issues of The Purple and Gold are available in online digital format


Summer 2019

Fall 2019 SPECIAL EDITION (T. Denny Sanford Edition)

Winter 2020




Spring 2015


Fall 2014


Spring 2014


 Fall 2013 


Spring 2013 


Fall 2012


Spring 2012


Fall 2011


 Spring 2011 


 Fall 2010


 Winter 2010


 Spring 2009



The Purple and Gold

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P&G 2006 Fall PDF (0 bytes) Administration 6/24/2009
P&G 2006 Spring PDF (2.56 MB) Administration 6/24/2009
P&G 2006 Summer PDF (3.17 MB) Administration 6/24/2009
P&G 2007 Fall PDF (2.78 MB)  more ] Administration 6/24/2009
P&G 2007 Spring PDF (2.78 MB) Administration 6/24/2009
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P&G 2008 Fall PDF (1.57 MB) Administration 7/6/2009
P&G 2008 Spring PDF (4.05 MB) Administration 7/6/2009
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