Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Chi Chapter

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The Alpha Chi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority was established at the College of William and Mary in 1932.


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  • References to Gamma Phi Beta in the Flat Hat, Alumni Gazette, and William & Mary News:
    • New sorority is installed here – Flat Hat, September 27, 1932, 1.
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, September 27, 1932, 1, 5.
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, February 20, 1934, 5, 7.
    • Initiate six new members – Flat Hat, April 17, 1934, 5.
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, October 2, 1934, 5.
    • Announces pledge – Flat Hat, January 15, 1935, 2.
    • Initiates – Flat Hat, February 19, 1935, 5.
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, October 8, 1935, 1, 2; Flat Hat, October 15, 1935, 5; Flat Hat, October 22, 1935, 5
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, February 25, 1936, 5.
    • Announces pledges – Flat Hat, October 6, 1936, 1, 5.
    • Parade entry wins third prize – Flat Hat, January 12, 1936, 1.
    • Pledge notice – Flat Hat, January 12, 1937, 6.
    • Initiation notice – Flat Hat, February 23, 1937, 5.
    • To convene in Dodge Room – Flat Hat, April 13, 1937, 1.
    • Pledge notice – Flat Hat, November 2, 1937, 5.
    • Announces initiation – Flat Hat, March 1, 1938, 5.
    • Pledges Ruth Trimble – Flat Hat, March 22, 1938, 5.
    • Pledges Margret Richards – Flat Hat, March 29,, 1938, 5.
    • Initiation announcement – Flat Hat, May 10, 1938, 5.
    • Initiation notice – Flat Hat, February 21, 1939, 6.
    • Take first place in sorority sing – Flat Hat, November 21, 1939, 1.
    • Gamma Phi House nears completion – Flat Hat, October 1, 1940, 1.
    • Nine groups take in 173 new members – Flat Hat , October 8, 1940, 1, 6.
    • Initiates five – Flat Hat, February 18, 1941, 2.
    • Officers noted – Flat Hat, April 22, 1941, 2.
    • Initiates four – Flat Hat, December 9, 1941, 7.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, May, 6, 1942, 5.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, May 13, 1942, 2.
    • Initiates Margaret M. Johnson– Flat Hat, October 27, 1942, 7.
    • Initiations, pledges – Flat Hat, December 8, 1942, 7.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, March 16, 1943, 6.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, March 23, 1943, 3.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, April 27, 1943, 4.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, October 12, 1943, 3.
    • Hosts traveling secretary – Flat Hat, November 9, 1943, 2.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, March 1, 1944, 7.
    • Initiates – Flat Hat, April 26, 1944, 2.
    • Pledges one – Flat Hat, February 7, 1945, 2.
    • Pledges one – Flat Hat, March 7, 1945, 2.
    • Pledges one – Flat Hat, March 21, 1945, 3.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, March 28, 1945, 2.
    • Pledges – Flat Hat, May 2, 1945, 2.
    • Ida F. Crawley new house mother – Flat Hat, October 3, 1945, 6.
    • Initiates two – Flat Hat, October 31, 1945, 2.
    • Pledges one – Flat Hat, December 5, 1945, 2.
    • Announces initiations – Flat Hat, March 6, 1946, 4.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, April 17, 1946, 3.
    • Pledges – Flat Hat, October 8, 1946, 1.
    • 1946 Homecoming float – AG, December 1946, 8.
    • Initiation – Flat Hat, February 25, 1947, 7.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, March 18, 1947, 7.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, March 30, 1947, 7.
    • Initiation – Flat Hat, April 29, 1947, 8.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, November 25, 1947, 7.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, March 16, 1948, 7.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, April 27, 1948, 9.
    • Initiations – Flat Hat, March 1, 1949, 12.
    • Initiation – Flat Hat, May 17, 1949, 10.
    • New officers – Flat Hat, October 18, 1949, 18.
    • Wins first place in Homecoming Parade – Flat Hat, October 11, 1949, 1 (picture).
    • Initiates one – Flat Hat, November 8, 1949, 8.
    • 1949 Homecoming float – AG, December 1949, 6.
    • Installs officers – Flat Hat, March 14, 1950, 7.
    • Initiation – Flat Hat, April 18, 1950, 4.
    • Sorority to send clothing to needy Munich students – Flat Hat, October 31, 1950, 11.
    • Pledge officers – Flat Hat, December 12, 1950, 2.
    • Pledge officers – Flat Hat, January 15, 1952, 3.
    • Pledges three – Flat Hat, March 4, 1952, 8.
    • Winning skit tops pledge show entries – Flat Hat, March 11, 1952, 1, 12 (picture).
    • Elects officers – Flat Hat, March 18, 1952, 4.
    • Initiation held – Flat Hat, March 25, 1952, 7.
    • Initiates two – Flat Hat, September 30, 1952, 4.
    • Pledges two – Flat Hat, February 17, 1953, 11.
    • Initiation held – Flat Hat, March 10, 1953, 9.
    • Hostess to District meeting – Flat Hat, March 10, 1953, 10.
    • Elections and Initiations – Flat Hat, March 9, 1954, 10.
    • Initiates nineteen – Flat Hat, March 23, 1954, 11.
    • Pledges three, initiates two – Flat Hat, October 12, 1954, 8.
    • Initiates nineteen, elects new officers – Flat Hat, March 15, 1955, 10.
    • Pledge officers elected – Flat Hat, November 1, 1955, 9.
    • Initiates – Flat Hat, February 28, 1956, 3.
    • Pledges seven – Flat Hat, March 6, 1956, 5.
    • Elects officers – Flat Hat, March 20, 1956, 4.
    • Initiates six – Flat Hat, October 16, 1956, 7.
    • Pledge officers elected – Flat Hat, December 11, 1956, 7.
    • Installs officers – Flat Hat, March 19, 1957, 4.
    • Holds initiations – Flat Hat April 23, 1957, 11.
    • Initiates two – Flat Hat, October 1, 1957, 4.
    • Initiates new members – Flat Hat, February 25, 1958, 6.
    • Installs officers, pledges three – Flat Hat, March 4, 1958, 6.
    • Pledges – Flat Hat, September 23, 1958, 1, 11.
    • Elects officers – Flat Hat, October 28, 1958, 11.
    • Elects officers – Flat Hat, February 17, 1959, 3.
    • Initiates pledges – Flat Hat, February 24, 1959, 3.
    • Society portrays Province hostesses as delegates meet – Flat Hat, April 14, 1959, 3.
    • Initiates – Flat Hat, February 16, 1960, 3.
    • Pledges – Flat Hat, February 9, 1960, 12.
    • Heads elections – Flat Hat, March 1, 1960, 2.
    • Elects officers – Flat Hat, April 12, 1960, 15.
    • Initiates – Flat Hat, May 17, 1960, 20.
    • Pledges one – Flat Hat, October 28, 1960, 2.
    • Initiates fourteen – Flat Hat, May 19, 1961, 9.
    • Social life centers in the house – Flat Hat, October 20, 1961, 11.
    • Pledges four – Flat Hat, October 12, 1962, 6.
    • Sponsors blood drive – Flat Hat, October 4, 1974, 4.
    • Withdraws from rush – Flat Hat, September 6, 1985, 1, 5.
    • otes to close at the end of the 1985-86 academic year – Flat Hat, September 27, 1985, 1.
    • Open house – Flat Hat, October 6, 1989, 5.
    • Fall 1989 Pledge Class – Flat Hat, October 27, 1989, 9.
    • 63 pledge Gamma Phi – Flat Hat, November 3, 1989, 3 (picture).
    • Rush – Flat Hat, February 2, 1990, 8.
    • First pledge class – Flat Hat, February 23, 1990, 4.
    • Informal rush – Flat Hat, January 26, 1990, 14.
    • Colony pledge class – Flat Hat, March 30, 1990, 9.
    • Presents pledges – Flat Hat, September 21, 1990, 11.
    • Balloon Buy – Flat Hat, November 16, 1990, 11.
    • Initiations- Flat Hat, February 8, 1991, 3.
    • Welcomes new initiates- Flat Hat, September 6, 1991, 12.
    • Pledge class- Flat Hat, September 20, 1991, 6.
    • New initiates- Flat Hat, January 31, 1992, 2.
    • Welcomes pledges- Flat Hat, February 21, 1992, 10.
    • Welcomes new initiates- Flat Hat, September 4, 1992, 13.
    • Welcomes Fall pledge class- Flat Hat, September 25, 1992, 4.
    • Parade winner- William & Mary News, October 21, 1992, 6 (picture).
    • Homecoming float is a winner- Alumni Gazette, December 1992, 10 (picture).
    • Thanks sponsors- Flat Hat, December 4, 1992, 4.
    • Welcomes spring pledges- Flat Hat, February 12, 1993, 5.
    • Welcomes spring pledge class- Flat Hat, February 19, 1993, 3.
    • Pledge class- Flat Hat, September 24, 1993, 13.
    • Grant desired housing- Flat Hat, January 28, 1994, 1, 9.
    • Congratulates seniors- Flat Hat, April, 8, 1994, 14.
    • Welcomes pledges- Flat Hat, September 23, 1994, 4.
    • New initiates- Flat Hat, November 11, 1994, 6.
    • Suzy Rohan selected leadership consultant- Flat Hat, April 7, 1995, 5.
    • Good luck seniors- Flat Hat, April 7, 1995, 9.
    • New members- Flat Hat, September 22, 1995, 2.
    • Congratulations seniors- Flat Hat, April 26, 2996, 18.
    • Lists new members- Flat Hat, September 20, 1996, 14.
    • Welcomes new members- Flat Hat, September 27, 1996, 9.
    • A royal flush- Alumni Gazette, December 1996, supplement 6 (picture).
    • New members- Flat Hat, September 26, 1997, 15.
    • Good Luck seniors- Flat Hat, April 24, 1998, 5.
    • Welcomes initiates- Flat Hat, November 6, 1998, 8.
    • Easter Egg Hunt- Flat Hat, April 2, 1999, 11.
    • Graduating seniors- Flat Hat, April 23, 1999, 2.
    • Graduating seniors- Flat Hat, April 7, 2000, 4.


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