Kappa Epsilon Records

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UA 035.21

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Kappa Epsilon Records


  • 1972-2006 (Accumulation)


0.42 linear feet (1 document case)

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Biographical history

Kappa Epsilon Chi Chapter at South Dakota State University began when the Galen Society was organized in February 1955. It became a part of Kappa Epsilon on March 24, 1956 after the girls of the Galen Society met with North Dakota's Iota Chapter of Kappa Epsilon. Twenty-one members and one advisor, Mrs. G.C. Gross, were initiated into the fraternity.

Over the years, Chi Chapter has been active on campus and within the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. Chi Chapter has been supporting Kappa Epsilon’s national project of breast cancer awareness for many years. Traditional events and activities including participating in the SDSU Wellness Fair, collecting Yoplait yogurt lids, and distributing pink ribbons. The newest additions to Chi Chapter’s support of breast cancer awareness are the breast cancer baskets for local chemotherapy patients, the Black and Pink Party, and Relay for Life.

Chi Chapter has received several recognitions from the national fraternity over the years. Chi Chapter was recognized as the Outstanding Collegiate Kappa Epsilon Chapter in 2002-2003. Chi Chapter’s long time advisor, Dr. Joye Billow, has received numerous recognition's over her time as advisor including the Outstanding Advisor Award, the Unicorn Award, and the Career Achievement Award. Many KE members have been recipients of the Zada M. Cooper Scholarship, and three Chi alums have received the Nellie Wakeman Graduate Fellowship.

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This collection is composed of meeting records, policies, constitution, by-laws, club history, and photographs.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 35.21

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