Alpha Delta Epsilon
Phi Mu Restricts Bid to New Girl
In the spring semester of 1967, the Beta Delta Chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity was preparing to offer bids for new members. In order to release bids and begin pledging, bid recommendations had to be signed by the District Recommendations Counselor, Mary Horst. After her request of the â€œracial statusesâ€ of each of the recommended girls and being informed that one of the girls, Bobbie Swain, was of the â€œNegroid race,â€ Horst refused to sign the recommendation for said girl.
A Female Graduate Recalls Sorority Life in the 1960s
In one of the responses from the "Women as Leaders Survey" from 1979, a female graduate of the class of 1969 writes on her experiences with Greek Life at Dickinson. She mentions that social life at Dickinson could be restrictive in forming relationships with people because "people were stereotyped...in those years (frat vs.
"A History of Women at Dickinson"
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.