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Tennessee Alpha

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*

Founding date: 9/26/1923

Installing Officer:
Grand President Amy Burnham Onken,
Illinois Epsilon

Installation at Tennessee Alpha

A local group, Alpha Sigma Phi, was formed in 1916. The group officially became a chapter of Pi Beta Phi on September 26, 1923. The Initiation Ceremony took place on the second floor of the University Building, where the sororities were housed at the time. The installation banquet was held at the Patten Hotel and featured an original song written by charter member Kate Greenwood Graves.

The chapter’s charter was relinquished in 1989.

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from Tennessee Alpha

  • Susan Gouger Rouse (2008)