Gamma Kappa

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia, May 8, 1948

Kappa Phi Omega was established in 1925 as West Virginia Wesleyan's second local sorority and was the first to have a house until the college ruled against residences in 1928. After World War II, when national sororities were allowed, the group petitioned Alpha Delta Pi and was installed in 1948 with 14 charter members. Alpha Delta Pi was the third national sorority at the college, which was founded in 1890 and is affiliated with the West Virginia United Methodist Conference. In the early 1960s, New Hall (now Halloway Hall) was built and provided four sorority suites on the first floor. Gamma Kappa still occupies their suite there today. Long-serving advisors include Susan Rusmisell and Betty Pifer, who also was a WVWC librarian at the campus library that bears her family name. Other outstanding alumnae include Robin Davis who is the highest-ranking member of the West Virginia Supreme Court and former Grand Council member Betty Clapsaddle Riley. Judi Hain Reemsnyder has a long service record.