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Old 05-24-2020, 08:54 PM
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Barnard fraternity (sorority) ban of 1913

I thought this was an interesting read. Moderators if this is in the wrong place please feel free to move it.

https://barnardarchives.wordpress.com/tag/sororities/
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Interesting that there is no mention of my sorority...
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:12 AM
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Interesting that the Barnard situation has come up. A friend asked me why Wesleyan Female College (as it was then known) did away with sororities. It is the founding campus of Alpha Delta Pi and Phi Mu. I spent a few days doing research. This paragraph was published in an early issue of Banta's Greek Exchange with the title "The Wesleyan Situation.'"

May would seem to be the month when anti-sorority germ gets in its deadliest work. A year ago it was Barnard sorority life that fell under its blight; this year it is Wesleyan’s. This college is not very well known in the country at large, so the decision of its trustees to permit no further imitations will not attract that the faculty fiat did in the case of Barnard.

I have a file full of info on the Barnard situation. Since there were a number of chapters there and Virginia Gildersleeve was a Kappa Kappa Gamma the ban is discussed in the respective magazines. In both situations, no further initiations were allowed, so the chapters died out. I'm hoping to publish the post about Wesleyan College this week.
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I can't wait to read it! My daughter lives a few blocks from Wesleyan.
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I'd like to read about Wesleyan as well!
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