Memphis Phi Lambda
Memphis, TN 38152
Charter Date October 29, 1984
Chapter No. 132
Advisor Dr. Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan
In the spring of 1983, inquiries were made regarding forming a chapter of Pi Tau Sigma at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. John D. Ray, Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department encouraged faculty and student support of a chapter.
A petition was submitted in the fall of 1983. Voting on the petition was completed until late in the spring of 1984 to allow installation before the end of the semester. The Memphis State University Phi Lambda Chapter was officially installed October 29, 1984, by Dr. Hudy Hewitt, Jr., National President; Dr. William B. Cottingham, Central Regional Vice-President; and Dr. Edwin I. Griggs, Secretary-Treasurer; with 25 chapter members.
The members of the chapter plan to work closely with the Engineering Department to develop the goals of our organization, to help promote the engineering profession, and to represent the high ideals of the fraternity.
In 1994 MSU became the University of Memphis and the chapter name became Memphis Phi Lambda.