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Tri Delta receives house blueprints after 25 years

Junior Kaylee Smith, current president of the Baker University Delta Delta Delta sorority, holds up the original blueprints for the house. The blueprints were uncovered recently and are a memorable historical find for the members of the house.
March 31, 2020

The Baker University archives hold the extensive history of Baker, the first university founded in the state of Kansas in 1858. This includes information from each historic building to the Greek houses...

Day in the life: Fraternity and sorority chapter presidents

Active Omicron Chapter President Amy Wysong accepts the National Council Trophy from Alpha Chi Omega National President Angela Costley Harris on Aug. 13. The sorority women were pleasantly surprised when both the former national president of Alpha Chi Omega, Diane Blackwelder, and the current president, Costley Harris showed up to present this award to their chapter.
December 4, 2017

With nearly 40 percent of the current student population involved, fraternity and sorority life is a vital piece of the Baker University puzzle, but these organizations do not run themselves. Beyond the...

Real house moms of Baker University

Left to right: Lynette Loyd of Delta Delta Delta, Joye Dickens of Zeta Tau Alpha, Laurel Jackson of Alpha Chi Omega.
October 29, 2017

Here at Baker University, each sorority house has a house director who lives in the house and essentially runs it. These women are always in communication with the house corporation board and are responsible...

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

The Phi Mu chapter closed down at Baker in 2011, but the chapter house remains and has been re-purposed as the Alumni Center. Their letters, as seen in the photo, are still engraved in the sidewalk in front of the building.
September 6, 2017

About halfway down eighth street is the Baker University Alumni Center. This building housed the Baker campus’ Phi Mu Zeta Alpha Chapter until 2011. “Phi Mu was super nice. We had all kinds of members,”...

Alpha Chi Omega awarded National Council Trophy

Active Omicron Chapter President Amy Wysong accepts the National Council Trophy from Alpha Chi Omega National President Angela Costley Harris on Aug. 13. The sorority women were pleasantly surprised when both the former national president of Alpha Chi Omega, Diane Blackwelder, and the current president, Costley Harris showed up to present this award to their chapter.
August 31, 2017

The Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Baker University recently received the highest honor from its national organization: the National Council Trophy. It is one of only three chapters to be recognized...

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