A group of girls banded together on the Sophie Newcomb campus (now Tulane University) and petitioned Kappa Kappa Gamma three times before they were accepted.
With one initiate and one pledge, 13 young women became charter members of Beta Omicron Chapter on May 11, 1904.
In 2019, Beta Omicron hosted an event called Kappa Kappa Girl Boss, which brought a panel of chapter alumnae back to the university to give career advice.
It was once a customary tradition at the banquet for all engaged girls to run around the table and each fiancé had to send a 5-pound box of candy to the chapter.
At first, the chapter members were mostly from New Orleans, but as the college grew, more out-of-town members were pledged.
One of the outstanding members of Beta Omicron is Agnes Guthrie Favrot, a longtime chapter adviser and former Rose McGill Fund Chairman. She received the Loyalty Award in 1966. Her portrait is one of the chapter’s prized possessions.
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