Gamma Xi

University of California, Los Angeles

1925

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

  1. Local sorority Phi Delta Pi was founded in 1918 at UCLA. The ideal of Phi Delta Pi was to develop character in its members and bring them into closer contact with campus activities. 

  2. Gamma Xi Chapter was installed on May 8, 1925, by Fraternity Director of Provinces Georgia Hayden Lloyd-Jones, Wisconsin; Pi Chapter, UC Berkeley; and Beta Eta, Stanford

  3. Just two years after the installation of Gamma Xi, the entire school (known then as the Southern Branch of the University of California) moved to a new campus in Westwood, California, in 1927 and was renamed the University of California, Los Angeles.

  4. When Convention was held at Mills College in Oakland, California, during summer 1926, Gamma Xi became the first chapter in the history of the Fraternity to attend its first Convention as the hostess chapter.

Fun facts:

  1. Jean Bartel became "Miss America” in 1943.

  2. During World War II, the chapter housed soldiers before they headed overseas.

  3. Lauren “Lo” Bosworth was initiated in 2005.

University of California, Los Angeles

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