And in the Fraternity and Sorority
"On the weekend of May 4-5-6, close to 300 alumnae members of Iota Gamma Upsilon Sorority returned to
campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sorority. On Saturday afternoon, alumnae met at Memorial
Hall for a ritual celebration in the location where some of the early activities of the sorority took place. On
Saturday night, a banquet took place at the Marriott Center, where past presidents were recognized, younger
members got to meet the actual founders of the sorority, and stories were shared about how sisters met their
husbands through the sorority and how some things just came to be for the chapter (daffodils are the flower
because someone liked daffodils). So much history—of the sorority, the Greek system, and the University
was in that room; it was truly a “once in a 50 years” experience. On Sunday afternoon, members met at the
chapter house for a brunch under the tent. Local sorority and fraternity chapters are not a part of many campuses,
so having Iota Gamma Upsilon for 50 years is truly significant and an accomplishment.
16 young women had the courage to meet the Dean of Women in 1962, and the rest, as they say..."