Category Archives: Beta Theta Pi

Beta at Kansas, THON at Penn State, and a Phi Mu from Syracuse

I’ve been away for a week on a research project, my mind is swimming with places, dates, and the faces of those long gone. One of the most interesting tidbits I picked up last week was that Emma Patton Noble, … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Fran Favorite, P.E.O., Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Simpson College, University of Illinois, University of Kansas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beta at Kansas, THON at Penn State, and a Phi Mu from Syracuse

GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

“We can conceive of no more fitting manner of honoring the early sacrifices of our Founders than to impress the new initiates with the deep meaning of fraternal duty and obligation through the inspiration of the initiation ceremony. In a … Continue reading

Posted in Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Sigma Theta, Dickinson College, Fran Favorite, Mary Love Collins, Sigma Kappa, Theta Chi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GLO Musings on a Soggy Saturday

Fraternity Diversity, 1870s, Greencastle, Indiana

In 1877, four young Japanese men arrived in Greencastle, Indiana. They became students at the alma mater of their teacher, an American missionary. They, too, like their mentor, became fraternity men. Two joined Delta Kappa Epsilon and the other two … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, DePauw University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fraternity Diversity, 1870s, Greencastle, Indiana

Founders’ Day Greetings to Beta Theta Pi!

On this day, August 8 in 1839, Beta Theta Pi was founded. It was the eighth day of the eighth month at nine in the evening, so technically, I am not late with this post. Beta Theta Pi’s convention is happening … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Miami University | Tagged , | Comments Off on Founders’ Day Greetings to Beta Theta Pi!

GLO History on the Twitterverse

Getting collegiate GLO members hooked on history is an important part in getting them to be life long loyal members. Understanding that the organization spans generations and is greater than one chapter on one campus is heady stuff for a college … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Fran Favorite, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Triangle, Women's Fraternity History, Zeta Tau Alpha | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GLO History on the Twitterverse

Oldest Fraternity Chapter West of the Mississippi and More!

In 1856, the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was built. It connected the Rock Island Arsenal in northwestern Illinois to Davenport, Iowa. The Eads Bridge in St. Louis was completed in 1874. Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, was established in 1851. Although the … Continue reading

Posted in Alpha Omicron Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Dartmouth College, Fran Favorite, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, University of Illinois, Zeta Psi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Oldest Fraternity Chapter West of the Mississippi and More!

Pi Lambda Phi’s Connection to Broadway and More

Today is Pi Lambda Phi’s Founders’ Day. Pi Lambda Phi was founded in 1895 at Yale University by a group of men who were denied membership in the other Yale fraternities because of their religious and racial backgrounds. Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter … Continue reading

Posted in Alpha Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Columbia University, Pi Lambda Phi, West Virginia University | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pi Lambda Phi’s Connection to Broadway and More

NPC Badge Day, the Founding of ΠΚΑ and ΦΜΔ, and a Rabbit Hole

Tomorrow, the first Monday of March, is the National Panhellenic Conference’s International Badge Day. This rare Sunday post is a reminder for my NPC friends to wear their badge and show the power of the 26 NPC organizations. NPC’s International … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Fran Favorite, Phi Mu Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, University of Virginia, Ward Wellington Ward | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NPC Badge Day, the Founding of ΠΚΑ and ΦΜΔ, and a Rabbit Hole

The College of Wooster GLO Situation, February 13, 1913

On February 13, 1913, the fraternity and sorority system composed of national organizations at the College of Wooster ceased to exist. Some of the chapters were more than 30 years old. The list below is from the statement issued by … Continue reading

Posted in Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, College of Wooster, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Tau Delta, Fran Favorite, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The College of Wooster GLO Situation, February 13, 1913

A Sondheim Letter, Leadership Academies, and Gamma Alpha Omega

I’m a day late for wishing Gamma Alpha Omega a Happy 22nd Birthday.  I will offer my sincere congratulations nonetheless. The sorority was founded at Arizona State University. The sorority is a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).  It … Continue reading

Posted in Beta Theta Pi, Fran Favorite, Fraternity meetings, Gamma Alpha Omega, National Panhellenic Conference, NIC, North-American Interfraternity Conference | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on A Sondheim Letter, Leadership Academies, and Gamma Alpha Omega