Aletheian Literary Society

Posted on September 16, 2015

Alethehian Literary Society initiation, 1940
Aletheian Literary Society initiation, 1940

Literary societies were first established at State Normal in 1893. In 1918, the school had grown to such a size that a third group was added, the Dikeans. By 1923, a fourth was added, the Aletheians.

The Aletheian Society was founded in 1922 in response the growth of the college and effort to keep the Societies small enough that students would feel welcome in them. They drew their newest members from the three existing Societies. They adopted Aletheian (meaning “Truth”) as their name, and their colors were violet and gold.

In 1953 the Societies were formally disbanded with the approval of the presidents.

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