Beta Delta

Colorado College

Delta Gamma

Chapter History


Beta Delta chapter of Delta Gamma was installed at Colorado College the week-end of May 13, 1932. The petitioning group, the Minerva Society, had held an outstanding place on the campus for forty years. It had a strong group of loyal alumnae and is sponsored by many prominent women of Colorado Springs.

The pledging was held in the Minerva Club House; the initiation, in the spacious home of Mrs. Jordan, an honorary member of the Minerva Society. Eighty-seven were initiated. The installing officers were Mary MacHarg Halstead (Mrs. Joseph), Sigma, Florence Cornell Bingham (Mrs. J.W.), Chi and Upsilon, and Beryl Barnett, Alpha Iota, province secretary, and Phi came down en masse for the event. Representatives also came from Alpha Epsilon and the new Beta Gamma. A large group of Denver alumnae attended and assisted at the various functions.

The banquet was held at the Antlers Hotel. The theme of the banquet was the ascent of Pike's Peak, signifying the various stages in their quest of a Delta Gamma charter. Mrs. Giddings, another honorary member of Minerva Society, turned her beautiful home and garden over to us for the reception, which was perfect in every detail. The people of Colorado Springs were cordial and friendly, and the fact that Delta Gamma was the first national charter to be granted to the college made the occasion one of unusual interest.

From The Anchora, Nov. 1932, pp. 55-56