Marquette University was founded by Jesuit Fathers in 1881. Members of local sorority Delta Sigma Gamma were formally pledged on January 16, 1965. Those members and additional pledges were installed as the 56 charter members in March. The Installation Banquet was held at the Cafe Rogue of the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee with University President The Very Rev. William F. Kelly as speaker. Alumna Janice Babcock is a renowned scientist who has won numerous professional honors. The chapter closed in 1984.