Epsilon Chi

Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, May 10, 1969

Longwood College was the first college for women in Virginia and four NPC groups were founded there (Kappa Delta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Sigma Alpha). Epsilon Chi was founded when two Beta Iota collegians, Emily Callaham and Nancy Betts Roach, transferred to Longwood College from Queens College with the intent of establishing the chapter. On May 19, 1969, 38 students and seven honorary initiates were installed as charter members. In September 1969, the chapter moved into Curry Dormitory, a new high-rise residence hall. A few years later, they moved to Stubbs Hall where all nine NPC chapters are housed. The chapter has a tradition of winning the highest scholarship award and the President's Award for Leadership. Traditions are abundant on this strong Greek campus, including the Greek women wearing jumpers in their chapter colors. Beatrice Bland served as an advisor for many years.