Greek Life at Homecoming
Another popular tradition was the decoration of fraternity/sorority houses and the dorms on the USU campus. Each fraternity designed and built a display based on the themes of Homecoming. The displays were judged by students, faculty, and alumni with prizes awarded to the best displays. One example of a judging sheet used these criteria:
Appropriateness to the Spirit of Homecoming
Cleverness of the display's basic idea
Originality of design
Use of the house in the display
The end result of these decorating competitions meant that the entire road leading to the University was decorated in full regalia for the celebration.
This house in 1958 had a theme, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon."
A sorority house decorated for the 1970 Homecoming Celebration. The theme of the year was "Sounds of the 60's."
In 1949, the Sigma Chi house was decorated for Homecoming with cardboard cutouts.
A house near campus decorated for Homecoming 1949.
Another house decorated for the 1949 celebration.
Sigma Pi's 1949 house decorations.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's 1949 decorations featured this robot theme.
Sigma Kappa's Homecoming House, 1949.
Kappa Sigma decorated this house for Homecoming 1949.
The trend of decorating buildings extended on-campus, as well. This King's Verdict display was built on the Block A c. 1950, along with these decorations on the Engineering Building.
In addition to decorating their houses, fraternities and sororities were invited to enter parade floats each year. These impressive, time-consuming floats usually had an encouraging message or theme and required a lot of teamwork to create. As a result, these floats were often crowd favorites in the parade. Prizes were also awarded for floats that were beautiful, fitting to the theme of homecoming, and particularly creative.
Featuring a message about college graduation, a "1st place sorority" float parades down Main Street.
This "1st place fraternity" float was based on Sigma Nu's theme: "Sounds of Paradise."
Theta Alpha Phi created this float in 1950.
Pi Kappa Alpha sorority made this float for the 1950 Homecoming parade.
Sigma Pi's parade float from 1950.
In 1948, Alpha Chi Omega created this Homecoming float.
In 1956, Kappa Delta chose "Aggies Are Swinging High," for their Homecoming theme.
This 1952 parade float was designed by Sigma Kappa.
 Miscellaneous Material about Homecoming Including Tickets, Schedules, Assemblies. University Archives Record Group 25.4/9-1:36. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives. Logan, Utah.
 USU Homecoming Photograph Collection, 1950-1971. USU_P0387. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections and Archives. Logan, Utah.