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Gamma Phi Circus to celebrate 90 years

two people suspended in air by hoop

Gamma Phi Circus members perform an aerial act at the 2017 spring shows.

Since its establishment by Clifford “Pop” Horton in 1929, Gamma Phi Circus has showcased the talents of a unique performance troupe. Now the oldest collegiate circus in North America, Gamma Phi has trained many in acrobatic and circus arts across a variety of majors at Illinois State.

To celebrate nine decades of performances and accomplishments, Gamma Phi Circus will hold a special reunion on Saturday, April 13, at the Hancock Stadium Club. The event will be prior to an evening performance. More details will be available closer to the event at

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