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Delta Mu

Purdue University

Apr 27th, 1963

Founding Date

The last week of February, 1963, five alumnae gathered at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana for one of Alpha Phi’s most triumphant establishments. 

By the end of the week, every one of the 69 women that Alpha Phi invited accepted their bid. Installation was held on April 27, thereby completing Alpha Phi’s representation in the Big 10 schools. The tremendous success was credited by all to the great need for more sororities on the big Purdue campus and to the cooperation between Alpha Phi international and district officers; local alumnae headed by Charlotte Friend Stewart (Gamma-DePauw); the two fraternity-minded deans of women, Helen Schelman and Bev Stone, and the Indiana (Beta Tau), Northwestern (Beta) and DePauw (Gamma) collegians.