In 1921, the college organized an honor society, Tau Pi Delta, to recognize campus leaders. The eleven charter members were selected on the basis of college spirit, character, intellect, leadership, and special ability. In 1923, the members decided to disband, stating that the group’s existence went counter to the notion that the “all-round type of […]
In 1948, students organized the Golden Chain Honor Society, honoring those students who had demonstrated a significant and meaningful commitment to campus service.
The Phi Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, was established at UNCG in 1969. In the 1970s, members of APO began two projects that had lasting impact on the campus. In 1970, it began the Christmas tradition of lining the campus walks and drives with luminaries (at the time, paper bags containing […]
In the late 1800s, the state of education in North Carolina was bleak. The illiteracy rate was 36% (compared to 14% nationwide). Per pupil spending on education was one of the lowest in the nation, and the average teacher’s salary was less than $24 per month – about half the national average. The school year […]
During the summer of 1918, during World War I, ten Normal women heeded President Woodrow Wilson’s call to increase American food production and reduce food waste by volunteering to work on a 300-acre farm just outside of Greensboro. Most of these Farmerettes had no experience with farm work. In fact, most were not from rural […]