Fall 2011


"Pacific's Sisterhood examines the history of the sororities at the University of the Pacific. Focusing primarily on the available documentation from the organizations, university, university publications along with secondary works on national sororities, the National Panhellenic Council and other published works. It presents the argument that sororities at the University of the Pacific developed differently and positively based on the small community of the university and involvement of university administration. Explaining the founding and history of these organizations and their development on campus, and how their formation has differed from other Greek systems. Looking into how the factors of community and administration have had an effect on the organizations. Finishing with how this Greek system stands out. This work will look at the sororities from their inception as literary societies in the late 1800s to their transformation to national organizations in the 1960s, and looking for other colleges and universities to do the same for their organizations."

Written as Undergraduate Research under the advisory of Prof. Helegren as part of a Capstone in the Fall 2011 semester.

Contributing institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Box Number/Folder Title at Pacific "Pacific's Sisterhood" 2011


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