Kappa Alpha Theta

Kappa Alpha Theta (HMCCY)

Location: Greencastle, IN 46135 Putnam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.164', W 86° 51.759'

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First Female Greek-letter College Fraternity

Side one
On January 27, 1870, Bettie Locke, Alice Allen, Hannah Fitch, and Bettie Tipton established first female Greek-letter college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta, at Indiana Asbury University. Fraternity fostered unity, promoted scholastic achievement, and provided social outlet. House built after 1940, when prior chapter house on site demolished.
Side two
Indiana Asbury University founded 1837. Locke and Allen were two of first women enrolled on limited basis 1867. Women were opposed and ostracized by many male students, faculty, citizens of town, and students at local female seminary. Based on success of these early women, university allowed women to take classes "on the same terms as" men 1871.
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number67.2006.1
Year Placed2006
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau & Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 511786 N 4387374
Decimal Degrees39.63606667, -86.86265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.164', W 86° 51.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 9.84" N, 86° 51' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-107 Park St, Greencastle IN 46135, US
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