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Beta Beta

Michigan State University

Feb 17th, 1922

Founding Date

Alpha Phi has a bold history at Michigan State University.  It began as the Feronian Society, the first and most prestigious women's literary society on campus, which was established in 1891. It had a strong, 30-year history before they affiliated with Alpha Phi in 1922. All meetings were held in Morrill Hall, named after the Morrill Act of 1862 where Michigan Agricultural College became the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. Alpha Phi was the first sorority on the campus of what we now know as Michigan State University. The Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi was installed on February 17, 1922, by the Theta Chapter at the University of Michigan, its big sister, and representatives of the National Board. It was an impressive and inspiring occasion, never to be forgotten by those present.Theta performed the initiation of seventy-eight women. The chapter was presented with its charter on Saturday with more than one hundred and thirty Alpha Phi’s in attendance.