Beta Mu

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Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. The Althea Society, a local group, was rejected by Kappa Kappa Gamma in an early petition. After two more years of work to meet requirements, it was finally so enthusiastically endorsed by the Denver Alumnae Association that the usual inspection by Grand Council was waived. 

  2. On April 5, 1901, 19 young women in long woolen skirts walked to the tiny train station on the prairie, nearly swooning with excitement as the train pulled in, bringing members of Sigma Chapter, Nebraska. Grand Secretary May Whiting Westermann, Nebraska, was among those who were to initiate the charter members of Beta Mu Chapter.

  3. Beta Mu played a part in the establishment of Gamma Beta, New Mexico; Gamma Omicron, Wyoming; Delta Zeta, Colorado College; Delta Eta, Utah; and Epsilon Beta, Colorado State.

  4.  Beta Mu was the first chapter to be installed in the new century.

Fun facts:

  1. During World War II, Beta Mu instigated the equipping of all sorority houses as Red Cross relief stations and limited social functions to buy war bonds.

  2. Dreams of a permanent home began to take shape by 1920 when lots were purchased and plans made for the present house on University Avenue at a cost of $21,000.

  3. Enrollment soared at the end of World War II and Beta Mu membership shifted to 49% out-of-state members.

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