Our Zeta Theta chapter at Idaho State University recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, after being installed on February 2, 1992. This chapter story is so interesting, as both Sigma Kappa and Tri Sigma were invited to colonize at Idaho State in 1991. The Tri Sigma colony helped to organize the campus’ first Panhellenic Council, evaluated the needs of the larger campus community, and were initiated with assistance from a full delegation and chapter members from Chi – Pittsburgh State. Women were flown in from Kansas to support this installation of 12 chapter members. Ironically, Chi Chapter was installed on February 22, 1922. (That’s tomorrow!)
Founded as the Academy of Idaho in 1901, ISU is located along the Old Oregon Trail in Pocatello, Idaho. Situated snugly in a river valley, it was initially a technical/industrial school designed to be what we would call a community college or “people’s” school. ISU now boasts a state of the art performing arts center and campus research facilities in energy, nuclear research, health sciences, general engineering, business and technology, and serves as the gateway campus for major international research initiatives. With a little more than 14,000 students enrolled, ISU offers 285 degree programs and a very small student:faculty ratio of 17:1.
We’re thrilled to have a chapter on this cutting-edge campus. Their doll is heavily reflective of fashion in the early 1990′s, with high waisted jeans, a Tri Sigma t-shirt, a pearl bracelet, bob, and headband.