University of South Carolina
The Rho Chapter was established on 01/04/1881 at University of South Carolina. This chapter is located in Columbia, SC.
- Founder(s): Emslie Nicholson
- Established: January 4, 1881
- Charter: December 20, 1880, D. R. Neal Jr.
- Charter Members: Emslie Nicholson, Laurens Garlington Young, William Thomas Beaty, Randolph Pegues Stackhouse, Macbeth Young
- A. King Dixon II – Initiated 1956 – Prominent athletics coach and athlete in military academies; Armed Forces Trophy for Player of the Year
- Robert W. Hemphill – Initiated 1933 – former US Congressman from South Carolina, 1957–1964; Federal Judge for South Carolina, 1965–1980
- Henry McMaster – Initiated 1967 – Governor of South Carolina
- Melvin Purvis – Initiated 1921 – FBI; headed the Division of Investigation Offices in Birmingham, Alabama; led successful manhunts for Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and John Dillinger
- Ellison D. Smith – Initiated 1934 – U.S. Senator, South Carolina
- Floyd Spence – Initiated 1950 – U.S. Congressman from South Carolina