Excelsior Men's Society

Excelsior Men’s Society was founded in the same calendar year as Heidelberg College and is the oldest greek society that still remains on campus. One of the most sacred aspects of Excelsior is their brotherhood, which is not just a four-year contract but a lifetime commitment and honor. Excelsior is the only Greek group on campus that does not use Greek letters, opting instead for the letters EX. Excelsior members are leaders on campus, not only in Greek life but in athletics, academics and numerous student organizations. This leadership is a great source of pride. Excelsior men frequently volunteer to serve the community, participating in such service programs as Adopt-a-Highway, raking leaves and shoveling snow for senior citizens. Two of the group’s largest events are Magic Jam or Animals Jam, held during Lil’ Sibs Weekend, and the Headstart Christmas party in which gifts are given to less fortunate families. Excelsior is also proud of their alumni base, which provides a large social and career network to benefit the future of the men of our society. Their alumni also return for many events on campus and give back to the university as donors to many initiatives and capital projects, such as the construction of Hoernemann Stadium and many more. They are a reminder of the excellence within the brotherhood and they reinforce the passion to be men of Excelsior.

Written by Zachary Hahn

Nickname: Exs
Founded: 1851
Colors: Green and Red
Motto: Ever Upward
Community Service: Animal Jam, Highway Cleanup

Type: Greek

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