In December of 1962, the TiDels then known as a "negro women's social club" was under the Campus Affairs Committee at Ohio University. For ten months, the group worked toward national affiliation with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. They participated in service projects and attended Pan Hellenic Council meetings. Less than a year later, the TiDel club was officially dissolved so that it could be granted a charter as the newest chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated on Saturday, October 5, 1963, these eight dedicated women were initiated as the founding line of Epsilon Iota Chapter:
Faye Carol Baldwin
Elaine Veronica Gragg
Anne Marie Huckaby Ogletree
Anita Patricia Grant Jackson
Gwendolyn Helen Johnson
Evelyn Lynn Kirby
Marilyn Jean Largent
LaWanna Sherrell McKinley White
Violets to our eight charter members!!
It is to these eight women that we give tribute for the birth of our beloved chapter and for being the first Black sorority recognized on Ohio University's campus. They have instilled in us a yearning and desire to keep the dedication and gratification to which we have pledged. We are a sisterhood pledged to seek success.
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