Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama, November 10, 1910-1913
Mu's existence was brief and the sisters dealt with faculty opposition from the beginning. However, Mu members were the tops on campus..."most intellectual girl," president of Athletic Association, president and treasurer of sophomore class, president, vice-president and treasurer of the YWCA, "best all-round girl," presidents of Dramatic Club and Literary Society. Mu pledged Rosalind Rush and Octavia Holt Bass, granddaughters of Founder Octavia Andrew Rush. In a 1987 letter to the Archives, Mrs. Bass wrote the following account of their closing. At a required chapel in 1913, the president of the college announced that sororities and all clubs would be abolished immediately. Mu members bought a little gold jewelry box that they deemed a "coffin" and planned to meet down in "The Pines" after lights were out. There "we burned all our things - robes and all - and put the ashes in the coffin - cried a lot, and went down and threw the key in the Alabama River...Mu chapter was 'Gone with the Wind' - most of the girls transferred to other colleges the next year.