Zeta Alpha Chapter (Eastern Washington)
Zeta Alpha Chapter was installed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, on November 13, 1993.
From the start, Zeta Alpha Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta was destined for success. At Eastern Washington University, eight women came together to form a local sorority, Kappa Delta Theta. Within a few years, Kappa Delta Theta had grown to 41 members and became one of the strongest groups on campus. After petitioning to national groups and a mutual selection process in the spring of 1993, the women of Kappa Delta Theta became the newest colony of Gamma Phi Beta.
The colony then went through its first formal rush as Gamma Phi Beta Sorority in the fall. The chapter met Quota, and 14 women were added to the group, making Gamma Phi Beta the largest sorority on campus!
The women had the highest grade point average among all Greek organizations on campus. They took second place in the campus Homecoming parade and hosted a canned food drive for a local food bank. After much hard work and dedication throughout the pledge program, officer elections and Initiation preparation, Zeta Alpha Chapter was finally installed.
The Initiation ceremony was held at the Spokane Masonic Temple, followed by an Installation banquet at Cavanaugh's River Inn. More than 200 guests attended the banquet and celebration.
Excerpt from the spring 1994 issue of The Crescent, page 25.
Zeta Alpha Chapter charter members, 1993.