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Illinois Beta-Delta

Knox College

Founding date: 6/22/1872

Notable fact: Original I.C. chapter

Philanthropic Event:
Pie a Pi Phi

Installation at Illinois Beta-Delta

The chapter is the only dually named chapter in the Fraternity. The Illinois Beta Chapter was installed at Lombard College on November 7, 1872 as Iota of I.C. Sorosis. The Illinois Delta Chapter was installed at Knox College on March 7, 1884 as Upsilon of I.C. Sorosis. When Lombard College closed in 1930, the students and chapter could transfer to Knox College. Thus, the chapter took on both names and became Illinois Beta-Delta in June 1930.

Living at Illinois Beta-Delta

The house has seven rooms including the basement, kitchen, living room, dining room, office, history room and upstairs/attic. No women live in the house, as is the custom for Greek women on Knox College campus.

The members are proud of the dual charters. The chapter’s original charter, Illinois Delta, is displayed along with  Lombard College’s charter, Illinois Beta. The chapter has both of these charters since Lombard closed during the Great Depression and the chapter took in the Lombard Pi Phis.

There are also many antiques in the house acquired from alumnae and previous chapter members such as silver pieces including tea sets and old pictures and composites.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi

Philanthropic Service

The chapter's main philanthropy event is Pie a Pi Phi.

Notable Alumnae

  • Lexie Kamerman, served in Afghanistan

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Illinois Beta-Delta

  • Carolyn Eden Balseter Evani (2010)

  • Judith Sisson Hawley (2004)

Grand Council Members from Illinois Beta-Delta

  • Cara Ballard Sutcliffe