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Aztec Timeline: A Chronology of All Things San Diego State > 1920




The State Normal School of San Diego changes its name to San Diego State Teachers’ College. (July 28, 1921)

Epsilon Eta, San Diego State’s first fraternity, holds its initial meeting. (October 25, 1921)


The Associated Students of San Diego State Teachers’ College is founded and supported by a voluntary semester fee.  Associated Students publishes and distributes pocket-sized handbooks, often called the “Freshman Bible” or the “Aztec Bible,” that detail nascent San Diego State traditions and the school’s official code of conduct.


The state legislature approves the “Greater San Diego State Teacher College Act,” granting the institution’s request to move from University Heights.


San Diego voters approve school bond issues by nearly six to one (21,350-3,780).  They pledge to purchase the present San Diego State Teachers’ College plant and site, which facilitates the development of the new college locale. (May 15, 1928)


Omega Xi opens the first fraternity house on the San Diego State campus.