Sigma Kappa's History
Colby College in Waterville Maine, was the first college in New England to admit women on an equal basis as men. The first female student was admitted in 1871, and for two years Mary Caffrey Low was the only female student. In 1874 four more women were admitted into Colby College, Eilizabeth Gorham Hoag, Ida Fuller, Frances Mann, and Louise Helen Coburn. These five women in the school year of 1873/74 created a literary and social society. They began working very to hard to start the Sigma Kappa sorority. Their purpose and at the outset was that sorority would become what it is now, a national college organization for women. On November 9, 1874, these ladies got a letter approving their group, since then this has been out founders day.