Andy Garlichs graduated from Dowling College in 1969 with a B.A. in political science and went on to a career with U.S. Customs. In these excerpts taken from a longer oral history, we hear for the first time about Greek life at Dowling. Andy was a member of Gamma Delta Xi (in fact he was president in 1969).
He tells us about the brothers he remembers, the beer blasts, the dangerous trips to the Commack Arena to see the Long Island Ducks play hockey. He also clues us in to the major intrafraternity games between Gamma Delta Xi and Alpha Sigma Delta. Did Gamma always win, as he claims? Let us know.
We’ve got a slide show of yearbook photos tracking Gamma Delta Xi from 1965 through 1972. By 1974, there’s no more mention of the fraternities on campus.