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Delta Omega

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Feb 26th, 1966

Founding Date

A weekend of activities involving three cities in North Dakota and Minnesota culminated in the presentation of the charter to Alpha Phi’s eighty-eighth chapter, Delta Omega on February 26, 1966. 


Twenty women from Moorhead State College, formed the nucleus of the sparkling addition Delta Omega was to the Fraternity. 


With the strong backing of these women, under the direction of Jean Betty Aamoth Anderson (Pi-North Dakota), of Fargo, the impetus was provided for the formation of the new chapter. 


On December 11 members from North Dakota (Pi) chapter, came “down river” to welcome the candidates in their chapter room on the MSC campus. 


Initiation ceremonies were held at Pi chapter house in Grand Forks on Saturday. Alberta Hart Robertson (Pi-North Dakota), international director of extension, supervised events of the installation. Guests included a delegation from the chapter at the University of Manitoba (Beta Eta), making the event truly international.


Following a luncheon in Grand Forks, women from MSC, UND and Winnipeg boarded special buses and traveled to Fargo, where a banquet was held Saturday evening at the Oak Manor Motor Lodge. 


At this banquet the charter was presented. Mrs. Robertson made the presentation, and the speaker was Dr. John Neumaier, president of Moorhead State. Mistress of ceremonies was Marjorie Rivett Hickey (Nu-Nebraska), of Omaha, Nebraska, District VI alumnae chairman. 


A reception was held Sunday afternoon at Dahl Hall on the MSC campus to honor initiates. Over 300 invitations were sent by the alumnae club members to faculty, parents, friends, alumnae of Alpha Phi and Psi Delta Kappa, and representatives of sororities and fraternities at North Dakota State University. Alpha Phi was the fourth national sorority to be established at MSC. 


Psi Delta Kappa, alumnae and patronesses poured at the reception, and guests were greeted by the distinguished international visitors including Sally Wiest (Delta Iota-Roanoke), Alpha Phi field secretary, and Mrs. Eileen Hume, dean of women at the college.