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Colorado Alpha

The University of Colorado

Founding date: 10/15/1884

Notable fact: First Pi Phi Chapter in Colorado; Original I.C. chapter (Nu)

Installing Officers:
Helena Dorr (Stidger), Iowa Beta, and Dessie Widner (Rodgers), Iowa Alpha

Installation of Colorado Alpha

The chapter was installed on October 15, 1884 as Nu of I.C. Sorosis. Colorado Alpha was established through the influence of Helena Dorr Stidger and Dessie Widner Rodgers. The charter members were Mary Peabody Dickinson, Leila Peabody, Elizabeth Heywood Everts Green, Carrie Dorr Elliott, Minnie Earhart Wells, Esther Scudder, Sarah Holzman Neustadt, Georgiana Rowland and Kate Wise.

Living at Colorado Alpha

Colorado Alpha is known as the ‘largest Pi Phi house west of the Mississippi." This house, built in 1928, is a home away from home for 80 members each year. The Colorado Alpha house is located in the “hill” section of Boulder, just a few blocks from Boulder's lovely Chataqua Park. The house has 38 bedrooms and sundecks on the second and third floors. There are also various sitting rooms for fun sisterhood bonding events! Members of Pi Phi often describe living in the house as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one of the best parts of their college experience at the University of Colorado. The Colorado Alpha house is managed and maintained by Headquarters and the Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Colorado Alpha

  • Ruth Morris Keesling (2000)
  • Virginia Wheeler Patterson (1992)
  • Marilyn Van Derbur Atler (1992)

Grand Council Members from Colorado Alpha

Grand Presidents

  • Elizabeth Gamble

Grand Council Members

  • Daisy Davis Carney
  • Katherine Burr Teller
  • Kay Knittle Brock
  • Enid Van Alstine Hayward
  • Georgina Rowland
  • Lolita Snell Prouty