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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 Carolina.

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.