Gamma Nu

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

  1. Gamma Nu Chapter was the outgrowth of a local sorority founded on April 14, 1916. This sorority was created for the development of friendships among girls of similar aims and ideals. On April 9, 1925, the chapter was installed by Georgia Hayden Lloyd-Jones, Wisconsin. That same weekend, a "rather informal Province Convention" was conducted with representatives from the chapters of Theta Province. 

  2. During World War II, Gamma Nu initiated the first supportive movement on campus by investing money in defense stamps rather than house decorations. Gamma Nu raised $7,800 in the 1944–45 War Loan Drive, three times the quota set for the whole campus. 

  3. Kappa’s scholarship record has long been excellent. In spring 1951, Gamma Nu made the highest GPA ever achieved by an organized house.

Fun facts:

  1. In 2019, Gamma Nu officially added a new organization, SOAR, to its chapter’s philanthropy. 

  2. In 2015, Southern Living Magazine named the chapter house one of "The Most Beautiful Sorority House in the South."

  3. The chapter’s house dedication day was held on Oct. 26, 2013. Members of all ages were invited to come back and tour the newly renovated home.

  4. Since 1956, there has been a “Granny” Gamma Nu legend. Granny is a rather portly old gal who appears twice a year at the strangest times to announce the Initiation date to new members. Her presence is always a complete surprise to everyone, new members and actives alike. Granny is really an active dressed in some outlandish garb, which, when not in use, is hidden away in a dark, mysterious closet of the chapter room.

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