Chapter History

Originally chartered in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 14, 1925 as Chi Chapter, the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter was restructured as a graduate chapter in January 1978.  The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter now has a mailing list of over 600 members and continues to grow and prosper.

Charter Members

  • Jeanette Summers Cary
  • Bernice Copeland Lindsay
  • Dr. Ida Mae Miller
  • Frieda Campbell Parker
  • Lucille Stokes
  • Mary Stokes

First Initiates

The first initiates were inducted December 1925, they were:

  • Lucy Bell Dupee
  • Dora Hodge
  • Nancy Corley Powell

Establishing a Legacy

The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter was instrumental in the establishment of the following undergraduate chapters:

  • Gamma Nu at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1947
  • Delta Phi at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in 1953
  • Zeta Theta at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1968
  • Zeta Nu at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1969