In the fall of 1902, great and wonderful changes were taking place at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Up until then, the school had been exclusively male, but the newly elected University president, Dr. Guy Potter Benton, felt strongly about gender equality in higher education. Dr. Benton made one of his very first acts the full admittance of female students. Six of the newly admitted female students were not content to merely study at Miami, but to also take part in the school’s wonderful tradition of Greek letter organizations, which earned Miami the reputation as “Mother of Fraternities.” Against much opposition from the male student body, these six friends worked under the guidance of Dr. Benton himself, to found on October 24, 1902, Miami University’s first sorority: Delta Zeta.