Established 1925                                    Folded 1980


Photo taken from the 1925 Oswego State Normal School Yearbook.

“ The aim of Arethusa is to foster honor in each of its members.

It creates situations in which ever girl is given opportunities to sacrifice her own selfish desires for he good of the sorority.  She learns to think of personal honor and of  the honor and advancement of her sorority. 

Thus through altruism she learns the true meaning of honor

 and builds it into her character.

The activities of the Arethusa  in the past have been many and varied. 

Everyone in the school will admit that Arethusa has spirit and enthusiasm. 

Besides the regular business meetings, which are held twice a month, there have been many parties and get togethers.” - The Oswego Normalia of 1926

Eta Officers of 1926

President - Dorothy Martin,

Vice President - Julia Maloney
Treasurer - Jane Rogers,

 Recording Secretary - Dorothy Davies
Corresponding Secretary - Jessie Milne,

Critic - Viola Mudge
Club Mother - Mrs. Marietta Odell,

Faculty Adviser - Miss Alice Easterling,

Faculty Adviser - Miss Adelaide Fitch

Oswego State Normal School

Thanks to the great efforts of Mr. Edward Vermue, Assistant Librarian of the Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego, the AUAA is discovering the history of our Eta Chapter.


Mr. Vermue has provided us with a copy of the annual summary o the Arethusa Sorority from the 1926 yearbook, The Normalia.  He has also sent us photo copies of other articles and pictures about the Eta chapters activities.  The pictures can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

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