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Student life at RPI

Much of student life at RPI revolved around sports, dances and other social events, and the interaction students had on campus. Before Shafer Street was closed to automobile traffic, many students congregated in front of Ginter House, then called the Administration Building. Fraternities and sororities were not allowed at RPI. In their place other student-led organizations, including the German Club and the Circle K Club, formed to promote the kinds of activities that Greek organizations at VCU do today. These student organizations sponsored concerts, dances, outings, and other social activities on campus and around the city during the school year.