South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, November 15, 1986
When a group of 17 collegians became little sisters together in 1981, their hope was to become affiliated with a national sorority. Hard work and determination paid off when Eta Eta was installed in 1986. Initiation was held in the garage of their rented house - reports abound that this South Dakota garage floor was very cold that November, leaving all participants with cold feet! The installation team was treated to a memorable visit to nearby Mount Rushmore between initiation and the installation banquet. The 18 charter members became the first NPC sorority on campus. The chapter remains outstanding with very high academic and professional standards on a formerly all-male campus. Nancy Gowen, Charlotte Welk and Christie Welk Ingalls have long service records.