The Sorority Handbook

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Banta, 1919 - Greek letter societies - 194 pages
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Contents

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Page 26 - The promotion of education within the United States of America, without distinction of race, sex, or creed.
Page 56 - There is a danger, and a very grave danger, that four years' residence in a dormitory will tend to destroy right ideals of home life and substitute in their stead a belief in the freedom that comes from community living . . . culture, broad, liberalizing, humanizing culture, we cannot get too much of, unless while acquiring it we are weaned from home and friends, from ties of blood and kindred. A sorority discourages this dangerous weaning process by introducing the sisters only to selected boys;...
Page 110 - Whereas, it is repugnant to the liberal principles of Societies that they should be confined to any particular place, Men or Description of Men, and as the same should be extended to the wise and virtuous of every degree and of whatever country...
Page 24 - First, to unite college women in the South for the higher education of women ; second, to raise the standard of education for women ; third, to develop preparatory schools and to define the line of demarcation between preparatory schools and colleges.
Page 112 - He used a tender tone, stood half drooping as he spoke, and touchingly set forth that the students at Harvard had such conscientious scruples as to keep them from taking the vow of secrecy, and the society life was thus endangered. There was stout opposition, but the motion prevailed and the missionary returned to gladden the tender consciences of the Harvard boys.
Page 9 - The year 1776, remarkable in the annals of history as witnessing the beginning of a mighty nation through the union of thirteen colonies, a union that was to stand preeminently for the brotherhood of man, saw also the foundations laid for another union, another brotherhood, that, like its prototype, was destined to grow into a mighty power. On the fifth of December, the Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.
Page 56 - ... from his family of orientation to his family of procreation. Although the homiletical tone appropriate to her era avoids the problems of courtship control, a founder of one of the great national sororities posed the general issue well enough: . .' . In taking a girl out of the crowd and making her a permanent member of a small group, the sorority is rendering her an inestimable service. It is providing her during her college course with \ family affiliations and with the essential elements/ of...
Page 39 - ... rushing, Mrs. Margaret Mason Whitney, Grand President of Alpha Phi, called the first Intersorority Conference in Chicago, May 24, 1902. These meetings have been held annually since that year, being presided over by each fraternity in turn in the order of its founding. The first Conference was composed of delegates from Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Delta Delta Delta (Alpha Chi Omega through a mistake not being represented). A set...
Page 112 - For nearly half a century the Phi Beta Kappa was the only society in America devoted to literature and philosophy, and it happened therefore that in the infant literature of the nation some noteworthy steps are marked by orations and poems delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa.
Page 71 - ... Baltimore. Md., in 1905, the second at Menasha, Wis., in 1912. The official badges of the fraternity are: for the first degree, a silver trident; for the second degree, three stars within a crescent of three hundred degrees, bearing three Deltas; for the third degree, a Delta in white enamel, supported by three...

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