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.
• 801 David Ross Road, West Lafayette, Indiana
• Just three years after the Delta Mu chapter’s founding, the chapter raised enough funds to build and furnish a $485,000 Venetian-styled modern structure that housed 80 women. Dedication services and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new house were held on April 24, 1966. The house was termed by the National Association of College and University Housing Officers “one of the newest and most modern sorority houses in the country.”
• The monumental moving day to 801 David Ross Road was on February 12, although furnishing was nearly completed several weeks before for the chapter’s formal recruitment events. The Pacific white masonry structure is located on a site which views the golf course to the north and picturesque groves of trees to the other directions.
• The first floor, which is actually a story above the street level, but level to the side terrace, is dominated by the formal and informal living rooms. The house mother’s suite is also located on this floor, along with a lobby, powder room, and coat room The ground floor is where the chapter room, 120 girl dining room, and kitchen are located. The second and third floors are the sleep-study rooms. Each floor covers approximately 5,650 square feet.
• Carolyn Roberts Planck – Foundation Board
• Sonja-Lou Bark Stunard – International Executive Board
• Sharon Vuinovich – International Executive Board
• JoAnne Gorham McGuire - 1972 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Sonja-Lou Bark Stunard – 1976 Ursa Major Award Winner, 2006 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Carolyn Roberts Planck – 1976 Ursa Major Award Winner
• Jenifer Huff McCoy – 1982 Michaelanean Award Winner
• E. Annette Scalzo Ludwig – 1988 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Judith Pounds Sindlinger – 1990 Ursa Major Award Winner
• Daryl Dusenberry Scott – 1996 Michaelanean Award Winner
• Loretta Hogan Rush – 2014 Ursa Major Award Winner, 2020 Ursa Major Award Winner