Sororities

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Zeta Tau Alpha was the newest women's fraternity on campus in 1950.  After forming the local chapter Zeta Eta Phi Sorority in 1921, the girls decided to become a nationally-chartered charter organization in 1924.  Their projects include supporting Zeta Tau Alpha national projects such as a National Scholarship Fund which has provided funds for more than 300 girls since 1912.  Members of Zeta Tau Alpha who served on the executive board include Helen Benson, president; Pamela Burr, vice-president; Mary Waldron, secretary; and Polly Metzger, treasurer.

Date: 1950
Members of Chi Omega in 1950

Chi Omega, the second national women's fraternity installed at Dickinson, gave its members opportunities to participate in a variety of social and service activities in 1950.  Like other organizations on campus, the women of Chi Omega supported the war effort by sponsoring a French orphan named Marie Claire Geoffrey.  In addition, they volunteered their services at the Carlisle Community Center.  Social events such as the Pledge Dance and Spring Formal were highlights of the year.  The following members served as officers: Victoria K. Hann, president; Marilyn A.

Date: 1950
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  • Elizabeth R. Bender, class of 1888, did missionary work in Japan for several years before she had to return due to health problems. She went on to take charge of the New York District of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society, whose offices were located at 150 Fifth Avenue NY.
  • Anna M. Geiger Heckman, class of 1897, became the wife of the District Superintent of Harrisburg District, Central Pennsylvania M. E. Conference.
  • Mrs. Mary Love Collins, class of 1902, was the National President of Chi Omega Sorority.
Date: May 1923
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"The Omicron Chapter of Phi Delta Delta, a woman's legal fraternity, was installed at the Dickinson School of Law on May 1."

Date: May 1923
Members of the Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter in 1950

Pi Beta Phi, the first national women's fraternity at Dickinson, continued their service, scholastic, and social activities in 1950.  One of their activities consisted of sponsoring a series of rummage sales, which raised money in support of the chapter's "adopted" war orphan in Italy - Inide Vasalli.  They also held their annual Settlement School Dance, and the proceeds benefited the Pi Phi-sponsored schools for underprivileged children in Tennessee.  The following women served as officers of the Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi: Lois Jana Barnard, President; Nancy L.

Date: 1950
Members of the 1950 Pan-Hellenic Council

The Dickinson College Pan-Hellenic Council is an organization that is comprised of and serves all of the women's fraternities on campus.  In 1950, the purposes of the Pan-Hellenic Council were to compile rules governing processes such as rush, pledging, and initiation on campus.  They also generally supported interfraternity relations on campus.  Two delegates from each of the women's fraternities on campus comprised the Pan-Hellenic Council.  Edna Mae Ferguson served as President and Lynn Andersen was the Secretary-Treasurer in 1950.

Date: 1950
Women's Basketball Team 1961

Women's sports at Dickinson during 1961 fell under 2 categories: varsity or intramural. Varsity sports included hockey and tennis; whereas intramurals held a wider variety: class volleyball, basketball, bowling, sorority basketball and softball.
The hockey team's record under coach Mrs. Barber was 1-6 and the prospects for tennis looked promising. In regards to intramural class sports, seniors took two titles this year: volleyball and basketball.

Date: 1961