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10-01-2002, 07:55 AM
hi Chi O's!
I checked your national Web site but did not see anything about a chapter at Emory University in Atlanta. Was there ever one there? If so, when was it founded and when did it close?
10-01-2002, 09:58 AM
I do not personally know, but I'm hoping that one of my sisters who has some of that magical stuff called knowledge will wander onto this board some time... never know when people will actually be around :)
I really shouldn't be, considering I have a test this morning and need to leave in about 15 minutes and still haven't figured out what I'm going to wear today...
But good luck in your quest for knowledge :)
10-01-2002, 04:53 PM
From what I could find out the Emory chapter (Tau Zeta) was founded in 1959. I don't know when or why it closed.
Please correct me if this is wrong!
10-08-2002, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the chapter name Heather!
Yes, 1959 is correct. I wanted to know more about it because my mother was in this chapter. Her local sorority affiliated with Chi O that year. Unfortunately, she doesn't remember a lot about Chi O because it was her senior year and she was busy preparing to get married and move to Panama where my dad was stationed in the army.
I was looking at one of her yearbooks from '57 (or maybe '58) and the local sororities were so cute. There was a Kite Club which became Theta and an Anchor Club which became Delta Gamma. My mom's group was called Pi Sigma (I think) and my dad was a Sigma Pi.
I found this quote on Emory's Web site. It's kind of sexist but also pretty funny. :)
Soon after admitting women to the college, the administration faced the issue of the chartering of national sororities. Dean of Students Ellis Herber Rece was openly perplexed. He wrote to ask the advice of a colleague at the University of Tennessee in Nashville:
"We are having our troubles. We admitted women to our college two or three years ago. They are all over the place and in everybody's hair now. We are facing the question of sororities or no sororities. We keep trying to put it off, but it keeps pressing in on us."
Evidently, the UT colleague gave the nod to women's organizations on campus. In 1959, ten sororities received national charters at Emory.
10-08-2002, 11:57 PM
That quote is funny, UGAgal. Times have changed, thank goodness! The other day I came across 1949 Gumbo (yearbook) from LSU and found a picture of Joanne Woodward in the ChiO section. She was beautiful and very classy looking. Paul Newman was a lucky guy.
10-22-2002, 01:40 PM
My youngest sister attended Emory U, and was a double legacy to XO. She graduated EU in 2001, and XO had been gone at least ten years before she came (unfortunately or she could have joined!) I don't know the exact year they left, but I know it has been over ten years. I don't know why they left, but I do know academic loads are HIGH there, and social organizations do struggle because of the time involved in making a Greek Org. succeed.
10-24-2002, 02:37 AM
I'm a current student at Emory (obviously), and Chi O probably hasn't been on campus since the 80's. There's a quilt in the dining area that still has it listed with the ISC...
Fraternities generally have more trouble keeping members. Emory sororities tend to be rather large, with the average being about 100-150 girls. We do have some great sororities, though. I can't wait to rush in the Spring!
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