Rho Deuteron

Ohio Wesleyan University


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

  1. The accepted date of the actual establishment has long been Nov. 25, 1880. However, there is evidence that the chapter considered itself organized earlier than that.

  2. The two women's fraternities on campus (Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta) began to monopolize the social life. When students threatened not to return because of that, Ohio Wesleyan's faculty decided that no woman could belong to a secret society and both Kappa and Theta were forced to surrender their charters.

  3. Upon returning to campus, Rho Deuteron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was the 13th Panhellenic group installed at Ohio Wesleyan.

  4. While the chapter's charter was suspended, its name had been given to the chapter at the University of Cincinnati AND the chapter at Allegheny College! By a vote of the 1890 Convention, the chapter at the University of Cincinnati was known as Beta Rho and Allegheny as Gamma Rho, the second and third chapters to be given the name Rho.

Fun facts:

  1. In 2012, alumnae coordinated a big reunion that they called Rho-Union. In preparation, they tracked Kappa family trees as far back as they could and created a big "genealogical" chart that was displayed at the reunion.

  2. Collegians used to hold a "fast food buffet" during the week leading up to Recruitment. When practice was finished, everyone would pile into cars to buy one item from the five closest fast-food restaurants, bring it back to the house and eat together.

  3. In 2011, the chapter revamped one of its annual philanthropic events. Rho Chapter went from holding a "balloon pop" at a football game to Kappa Kakes, a pancake breakfast during Homecoming. The other annual philanthropy was Kappa Karaoke.

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