Inter-Sorority Senate. Records, 1961-1983.

GACA Collection 40



Inter-Sorority Senate.  Records, 1961-1983.  GACA Collection 40.  14 folders and 1 flat box.


ABSTRACT:

The Inter-Sorority Senate collection consists of records created by the body from 1961 through 1983 at Gustavus Adolphus College.  Papers include various versions of the group’s constitution, handbooks, rushing handbooks, correspondence, minutes, and information about pledging.  Handbooks often contain lists of each sorority’s executive members and advisors.  Arrangement is both alphabetical and chronological. There is also a large silver tray presented for a scholarship award from the Inter-Sorority Senate to Theta Xi Gamma sorority in 1966 and 1967, and to Iota Beta sorority in 1968.


ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE:

According to the Inter-Sorority Senate’s Constitution, the body formed "to promote a friendly and cooperative spirit among all girls, and uniformity in society practice. . . ."  Member sororities included the following groups with their associated nicknames:

Alpha Phi Rho (Fleas)                         Sigma Delta (Sigmas)

Delta Phi Omega (Deltas)                   Tau Mu Tau (T.M.s)

Iota Beta (I.B.s)                                 Theta Xi Gamma (Thetas).

Inter-Sorority Senate (I.S.S.) was begun in 1932 and served as the central governing body of all sororities at Gustavus Adolphus College.  In 1983, it merged with the Inter-Fraternity Senate to form the Inter-Greek Senate.  On 25 April 1988, the Board of Trustees adopted a motion which suspended all official recognition support of Greek social groups belonging to Inter-Greek Senate.  This action was ratified on 23 January 1989.

Information compiled by Jeff Jenson and Edith “Edi” Thorstensson.


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Inter-Sorority Senate.  Records, 1961-1983. GACA Collection 40.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:

Jeff A. Jenson processed this collection and developed the finding aid during February 2008.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:

Inter-Greek Senate.  Records, 1980-1988. GACA Collection 39.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Inter-Fraternity Senate.  Records, 1956-1983.  GACA Collection 41.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Various collections of different fraternities and sororities.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College--Student organizations.
Gustavus Adolphus College--Sororities.

 


GACA Collection 40

Box

Folder

Constitutions, circa 1961, 1969, 1973, and 1977

1

1

Correspondence and Announcements, mid 1970s, 1982, and undated

1

2

Handbooks, 1961-62 and 1962-63

1

3

Handbooks, 1964-65 and 1965-66

1

4

Handbooks, 1972-73 and 1973-74

1

5

Handbook, 1974-75

1

6

Membership List, Fall 1971

1

7

Minutes, September 1970-December 1971

1

8

Minutes, February 1972-January 1976

1

9

Pledging and Initiation Policy, February 1983

1

10

Rushing Rules, Spring and Fall 1971

1

11

Rushing Related Information, 1973

1

12

Rushing Handbook, 1974

1

13

Rushing Handbooks, Spring and Fall 1975

1

14

Scholarship Award Silver Tray, 1966-68

2

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