"A History of Women at Dickinson"

March 16, 1979

The pivotal events of the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as that of Robert Kennedy, was the foreground to the world events that welcomed the lives of Dickinson students during the decade of the 1960's. Having been an era of social, sexual and civil revolution, did not hinder the development and the rise of women as leaders on this campus. On the contrary the grand majority of women surveyed by Martha C. Slotten, who attended Dickinson during this time period were members of the honorary society Wheel and Chain as well as of Greek organizations like Phi Mu, and were associated with the Dickinsonian and the Microcosm. The skills acquired through their experience and involvement while in Dickinson, were the direct result that led to their success as women leaders post their collegiate education.