Category Archives: Boston University

Tri Delta’s “Our Louise Fitch” on Thanksgiving Eve

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on November 27, 1888, which fell on the day before Thanksgiving that year. Tri Delta’s Founders’ Day is celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Sarah Ida Shaw (Martin) and Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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Doris Holmes Blake, Alpha Delta Pi #amazingsororitywomen

Alpha Delta Pi was founded as the Adelphean Society on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. In 1905, the Society changed its name to Alpha Delta Phi. With the installation of its Beta Chapter at Salem … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving Eve Tri Delta Celebrates

If I had a top ten list of the fraternity greats, living or dead, with whom I could have dinner, Sarah Ida Shaw Martin would be on that list. Tri Deltas know her as Sarah Ida Shaw; the rest of … Continue reading

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11/2/1909 – Lambda Chi Alpha is Founded

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909. Most Greek-letter organizations celebrate Founders Day on the date of the founding.  Lambda Chi’s official Founders Day is March 22, according to the Fraternity’s website, “but celebrations typically occur … Continue reading

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Four Founding Days (ΔΔΔ, ΦΣΣ, KA Society, and ΣAM), Ferguson, and UVA

Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University on November 27, 1888, which fell on the day before Thanksgiving that year. Founders’ Day is celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Its founders are Sarah Ida Shaw [Martin], Eleanor Dorcas Pond … Continue reading

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Sarah Ida Shaw Martin and the Triangle Windows at 5 Cobden Street

As Sarah Ida Shaw she studied, as best she could with the resources that were available at the time, the other men’s and women’s fraternities. She was an excellent student. In 1885, she was valedictorian of her Girls’ Latin School class. She … Continue reading

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April 16, 1891- The Meeting Before the First NPC Meeting in 1902

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) celebrates May 24, 1902 as its first meeting date.* However, there was a meeting which took place in Boston more than a decade earlier than the 1902 meeting. The first meeting was called to order … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Alpha’s Founding Day and the Fraternity’s Role in Making a Monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. a Reality

Alpha Phi Alpha was founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. It is the oldest of the Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) which form the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC). The seven founders, the “Jewels” of Alpha Phi Alpha, are Henry Arthur … Continue reading

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Happy 125th Birthday Tri Delta!

“I am afraid those two young hearts would have been very much discouraged had they realized at that time what an herculean task it was to start a national fraternity, but fortunately for their peace of mind, and for the future … Continue reading

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Happy 104th Birthday Lambda Chi Alpha!

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909 by Warren Albert Cole. Most Greek-letter organizations celebrate Founders Day on the date of the founding.  Lambda Chi’s official Founders Day is March 22, according to the Fraternity’s website, … Continue reading

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