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Fraternity History and Sorority History Do Matter!

It’s been a year since I started this blog. Some people stumble upon it while trying to find out which presidents were fraternity men, or which Olympic athletes were sorority members, or any odd number of searches that will lead … Continue reading

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On Election Day, Let Us Honor Carrie Chapman Catt, a Proud Fraternity Woman!

Today is Election Day. One hundred years ago women did not have the right to vote in presidential elections. A fraternity woman, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, an Iowa State Pi Beta Phi, was a leading force in the suffrage movement. Catt … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Alpha Sigma Tau

On November 4, 1899, eight young women, Mable Chase, Ruth Dutcher, May Gephart, Harriet Marx, Eva O’Keefe, Adriance Rice, Helene Rice, and Mayene Tracy, formed a sorority at the Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. … Continue reading

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Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson, Alpha Phi, Active in Deaconess Work

In the fall of 1886, when Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson enrolled at Syracuse University, she had senior standing. Born in 1847, she graduated from the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY in 1871. She then entered  the New York State … Continue reading

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Women’s Fraternities at Stanford University from 1885-1902

This post about the beginnings of the women’s fraternity system at Stanford University is in honor of the extremely intelligent and very athletic NPC women from Stanford who are competing in the 2012 Olympic games.* Stanford University, Palo Alto, California … Continue reading

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2012 Olympics – The Power of National Panhellenic Conference Women!

Congratulations to the NPC women who brought home medals from the London Olympics: Gold medal Kristin Armstrong Savola, U.S. Cycling, Kappa Kappa Gamma, University of Idaho Rachel Buehler, U.S. Soccer, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Stanford University Erin Cafaro, U.S. Rowing, Pi … Continue reading

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The Congress of Fraternities at the Chicago World’s Fair, July 19-20, 1893

The second organized meeting of Panhellenic women  took place July 19- 20, 1893, at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This gathering at the World’s Fair was one of the items discussed at the prior meeting that took place in Boston … Continue reading

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NPC Women and Why I Write This Blog

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the umbrella organization for 26 women’s fraternities/sororities. Millions of women have been members of NPC organizations. The early NPC women are particularly fascinating to me. They are women who went on to earn Ph.D.s, … Continue reading

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Miss Keller, Iron Dean of Westhampton College, and Her Role in AAUW History

May Lansfield Keller is one of those amazing women who were born before the invention of most things that today’s college women take for granted. From her successful attempt to earn a German Ph.D., to her insistence that Westhampton College … Continue reading

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Imogen Cunningham, Pi Phi Pioneering Photographer

Imogen Cunningham was a pioneer in the field of photography. She was also a charter member of the Washington Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Her interest in photography was aided by the opportunity presented by a Pi Beta Phi … Continue reading

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