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Louisiana Alpha

Tulane University- Newcomb College

Founding date: 10/29/1891

Philanthropic event: 

Installation at Louisiana Alpha

Louisiana Alpha at Sophie Newcomb Memorial College was installed on October 29, 1891, with seven charter members, Josephine Craig Wickes, Anna P. Coyle, Isabella B. Coleman Weise, Alice Boardman Baldridge, Lottie Fairfax Galleher Blacklock, Elizabeth Henderson Labrot and Mary Given Matthews Mcllhenny. Mary L. Burton Wright, Indiana Alpha, was instrumental in the founding of the chapter. For many decades, it was the only Pi Phi chapter in the south.

Living at Louisiana Alpha

The Louisiana Alpha Chapter house is the original home that has been on campus since the establishment in 1891. Several renovations have taken place since then but still the original foundation is here today.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Mu

Philanthropic Service

Arrowspike is an annual volleyball tournament occurring in the fall of every year. Teams are made up of all members of the student body at Tulane across academic and Greek life. At a recent Arrowspike the chapter raised $2,000!

Notable Alumnae

  • Mary Elizabeth Blackmon, producer and actress

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Winners from Louisiana Alpha

  • Louise Ragsdale Foreman (2014)

Grand Council Members from Louisiana Alpha

  • Celeste Janvier
  • Francese Evans Ives