Category Archives: Sigma Kappa

#WHM – Ellen Bertha Person, Newspaperwoman and Sigma Kappa

Ellen Bertha Person was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Kappa at George Washington University, where she was a student from 1904-07. The chapter had been a local organization, Omega Alpha, before obtaining the charter from Sigma Kappa. The installation and Person’s … Continue reading

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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

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On Sigma Kappa’s Founders’ Day, the Maine Sea Coast Mission

Sigma Kappa was founded on November 9, 1874, by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … Continue reading

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The State by State Tour of Graves, Founding Sites, and HQs for NPC GLOs

In the process of compiling large amounts of information, there is a moment when I question my sanity. The point comes somewhere in the midst of spending too much time in research having too little to show for it, with … Continue reading

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Steeped in New England Sensibilities – Mount Holyoke College and Sigma Kappa

A bit more than 250 miles and 37 years (and a day) separates the founding of Mount Holyoke College and Sigma Kappa, yet both share roots in New England. The story of each of  their foundings reflects the New England sensibility of doing what needs to … Continue reading

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“Service in Common” on Memorial Day 2014

On Memorial Day 2014, I thank the men and women who gave their lives so that others could live. World Wars I and II had a profound effect on the fraternity system. Many fraternity men went off to war.  The … Continue reading

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10 Authors Who Are Sorority Women (Hint – Caddie Woodlawn, Kinsey Millhone, Atticus Finch, Too)

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a list of noted authors who are National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) women. Limiting it to 10 women is quite difficult, especially when there are 26 NPC groups (and I did not address the … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, Another Day to Recognize Philanthropy, and a Special Gift to the Circle of Sisterhood

Philanthropy has long been a part of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations. This week began with Veterans Day. President Woodrow Wilson, a member of Phi Kappa Psi, proclaimed November 11, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He said,  “To … Continue reading

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On Sigma Kappa’s Birthday – a Wimbledon Champ Who Was National President

On November 9, 1874, Sigma Kappa was founded by five young women, the only females enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. They received a letter from the faculty approving the organization’s petition, which included a constitution and bylaws. The … Continue reading

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Sisters Helping Sisters When Times Get Tough

In 2012, the 26 National Panhellenic Conference member groups (and/or their foundations) provided almost $3 million dollars in academic scholarships to their members to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. In addition, most of the groups fund emergency grants to members. … Continue reading

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