Gamma Zeta

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

  1. Alpha Sigma sorority was organized in fall 1916 and, in 1919, the members petitioned Kappa Kappa Gamma for a charter. On Jan. 3, 1920, Grand President Lydia Voris Kolbe, Akron, installed Gamma Zeta Chapter with Gamma Beta Chapter, New Mexico, and initiated 24 charter members. 

  2. Gamma Zeta Chapter is the third oldest chapter at the University of Arizona.

  3. In January 2020, over 400 chapter alumnae returned to Tucson, Arizona, for the chapter's Centennial celebration. The weekend consisted of house tours, ritual, a "blue and blue" party, a visit from the Minnie Stewart van, and more.

Fun facts:

  1. From the 1930s till the late ‘70s, members were not allowed to chew gum on campus.

  2. During the ‘40s and ‘50s, Gamma Zeta had a curfew of 11 p.m. and no dating during the week. 

  3. The chapter house is in the shape of a key.

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