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The Illinois College Historic Literary Societies

Men's Literary Society

Illinois College is the only college in Illinois, and quite possibly, the only remaining college in the country that includes literary, fraternal and social activities in one organization. Initial literary society formation on the campus began in 1843 due to strong interest in intercollegiate oratory and requests for organizations specializing in literary and forensic expression.
 
The seven literary societies, three women’s and four men’s, continue to flourish at Illinois College. They hold weekly business meetings and literary programs, where members offer debates, orations, essays, declamations, dramatic monologues, readings, extemporaneous speeches and individual compositions. They also offer many services and social activities that benefit society members, all Illinois College students and the Jacksonville community.
 
Fall 2014 Literary Production Schedule

1st MEETING - WOMEN

DAY/DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Gamma Delta

Monday, September 15

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Monday, September 22

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Chi Beta

Monday, September 29

7:37 p.m.

Smith House

1st MEETING – MEN

 

 

 

Sigma Pi

Tuesday, September 16

8 p.m.

Upper Beecher

Phi Alpha

Tuesday, September 23

8 p.m.

Lower Beecher

Gamma Nu

Tuesday, September 30

8 p.m.

Lower Baxter

Pi Pi Rho

Tuesday, October 7

8 p.m.

TBD

2nd MEETING – WOMEN

 

 

 

Gamma Delta

Monday, October 6

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Monday, October 13

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Chi Beta

Monday, October 20

7:37 p.m.

Smith House

2nd MEETING – MEN

 

 

Sigma Pi

Tuesday, October 14

8 p.m.

Upper Beecher

Phi Alpha

Tuesday, October 21

8 p.m.

Lower Beecher

Gamma Nu

Tuesday, October 28

8 p.m.

Lower Baxter

Pi Pi Rho

Tuesday, November 4

8 p.m.

TBD

3rd MEETING ­­­­– WOMEN

 

 

 

Gamma Delta

Monday, November 10

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Monday, November 17

7:30 p.m.

Smith House

Chi Beta

Monday, December 1

7:37 p.m.

Smith House

3rd MEETING – MEN

 

 

 

Sigma Pi

Tuesday, November 11

8 p.m.

Upper Beecher

Phi Alpha

Tuesday, November 18

8 p.m.

Lower Beecher

Gamma Nu

Tuesday, December 2

8 p.m.

Lower Baxter

Pi Pi Rho

Tuesday, December 9

8 p.m.

TBD

 

 

 

 

* All Society Showcase *

Wednesday, December 10

7:30 p.m.

Sibert Theatre

    
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