Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc. was incorporated in 1914 under
laws of the State of New York, the sequel of an earlier (1903)
mathematics club at Syracuse University. Each chapter is designated by
the state in which it is located, and by the Greek letters alpha,
beta, etc., according to the chronological order of the dates on the
charters of the chapters within the state.
There are a total of 262 chapters of Pi Mu Epsilon
in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The University of South
Carolina, in 1959, received the first chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon in
South Carolina. At present there are five chapters in South
The Gamecock Math Club was started in 2005. It joins Pi Mu
Epsilon in its activities.
Pi Mu Epsilon is a non-secret organization whose
purpose is the promotion of scholarly activity in the field of
mathematics as well as service to the university and the community. It
aims to do the following.
1. Electing members on an honorary basis according
to their proficiency in mathematics.
2. Engaging in activities designed to promote the
mathematical and scholarly development of its members.
3. Taking any other measures that will further the
purpose stated above.
The purpose of the Gamecock Math Club shall be to provide a nondiscriminatory* community for those students, faculty, and staff of the University of South Carolina interested in mathematics to share ideas, hold discussions, and participate in math-related activities with one another and/or a larger community.
*The Gamecock Math Club does not discriminate on the basis of career, declared major, or GPR.