In February 1943 Leone Brewer was a student at the Bowling Green Business University. She was pledging the Delta Theta sorority and as part of those activities, she kept a diary. This diary is now in the WKU Archives. It records the rules which pledges had to observe such as carrying books and running errands for other students. Ms. Brewer gives details about the clothes she wore, going on a date, assemblies and a survey of neighborhood cats and dogs. Check out the entire diary at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_alum_papers/47.
Do you have similar experiences of pledging a fraternity or sorority? Were there top secret initiation rites? Share your memories of WKU and BGBU with us.
Formed in 1848 at Miami University (Ohio) by six students Phi Delta Theta has grown to over 160 active chapters. The WKU chapter was formed May 7, 1966 when the Phi Delta Chi chapter won their petition to become a Phi Delta Theta chapter.
Records and photos of both Phi Delta Chi and Phi Delta Theta were donated to WKU Archives this past week. These records have been processed, described and a collection inventory is now available online at:
These and other records are available for researchers to use in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room. Selected images have been digitized are now available through KenCat our online catalog.
We are always looking for documentation of student organizations, fraternities and sororities. There are gaps in the records regarding these groups.
Alpha Phi Omega was a service fraternity at WKU. The University Archives has a number of scrapbooks from the organization and the third in the series which dates from 1990-1991 is now available online at:
If you recognize anyone in the images please let us know. Also, if you were a member of this or another student organization, share your memories with us.
These and other records related to student organizations can be found in the University Archives.