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When were the first sororities founded?
Answered by Planet Green
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  1. The first women's organization on a college campus was the Adelphean Society, founded in Macon, Ga. in 1851; its name has since been changed to Alpha Delta Pi. Gamma Phi Beta was the first collegiate women's organization to call itself a sorority. When it was founded in 1882, women's organizations were still using the word "fraternity." An advisor suggested that "sorority" might better describe the sisterly bond the organization hoped to foster among its members.

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