This article needs additional citations for verification. 15th letter of alpha iota omicron Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 70. Letters that arose from omicron include Roman O and Cyrillic O.
Omicron is used to designate the fifteenth star in a constellation group, its ordinal placement a function of both magnitude and position. These characters are used only as mathematical symbols. Stylized Greek text should be encoded using the normal Greek letters, with markup and formatting to indicate text style. Look up Ο or ο in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Theta, is an international sorority founded on Jan. Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter fraternity for women and was founded by four female students. The organization currently has more than 145 chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Theta’s total living initiated membership as of January 23, 2017, totals more than 270,000.
26 social sororities found throughout North America. The organization’s own headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry. Locke had many friends in FIJI, and when the members asked her to wear their badge she asked if it meant she was a member of their fraternity.
They informed her, “no” it would be simply as a “mascot” or token of her friendship. She said she could not wear it as she did not know the secrets and purposes the badge represented. The brothers of FIJI took a vote to determine whether to admit and initiate Locke as a full member of FIJI. At the suggestion of her father, a professor at Indiana Asbury, Locke investigated whether any fraternities for women existed with whom she could establish a chapter at Indiana Asbury. Discovering that only literary societies for women existed at the time, Locke established Kappa Alpha Theta as the first Greek-letter women’s fraternity.
Locke and her friend Alice Allen together wrote a constitution, planned ceremonies, designed a badge, and sought out women on campus to become members. Along with Hannah Fitch and Bettie Tipton, they were initiated in secret on Jan. 27, 1870, creating the Alpha Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In 1887, Theta became an international organization with the establishment of the Sigma Chapter at The University of Toronto. This became the first Canadian women’s fraternity. William Domhoff, writing in Who Rules America? Kappa Alpha Theta as one of “the four or five sororities with nationwide prestige” in the mid-1960s.
Kappa Alpha Theta’s colors are black and gold. The official symbols are both the kite and twin stars, while the official flower is the black and gold pansy. The fraternity does not recognize an official stone. Theta’s Grand Convention voted to establish a magazine in 1885 and place its editorship with Kappa Chapter at Kansas. Today, The Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine is published in April, June, September, and December of each year.