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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.
 
Spring 2014 Literary Production Schedule
 1st MEETING - WOMEN DAY/DATE   TIME LOCATION 
Sigma Phi Epsilon Monday, February 3   7:30 p.m. Smith House
 Chi Beta Monday, February 10   7:37 p.m. Smith House
 Gamma Delta Monday, February 17   7:30 p.m. Smith House
  
1st MEETING - MEN
     
 Phi Alpha Tuesday, February 4   8 p.m. Lower Beecher Hall
 Gamma Nu Tuesday, February 11   8 p.m. Lower Baxter
Pi Pi Rho Tuesday, February 18   8 p.m. Lincoln Hall
Sigma Pi Tuesday, February 25   8 p.m. Upper Beecher
 
2nd MEETING - WOMEN
     
 Sigma Phi Epsilon Monday, March 10 7:30 p.m. Smith House
 Chi Beta Monday, March 17 7:37 p.m. Smith House
Gamma Delta Monday, March 24 7:30 p.m. Smith House
  
2nd MEETING - MEN
     
 Phi Alpha Tuesday, March 11 8 p.m. Lower Beecher
 Gamma Nu Tuesday, March 18 8 p.m. Lower Baxter
 Pi Pi Rho Tuesday, March 25 8 p.m. Lincoln Hall
 Sigma Pi Tuesday, April 1 8 p.m. Upper Beecher
 
3rd MEETING - WOMEN
     
 Sigma Phi Epsilon  Monday, April 7 7:30 p.m. Smith House
 Chi Beta  Monday, April 14 7:37 p.m.  Smith House
 Gamma Delta  Monday, April 28 7:30 p.m.  Smith House
 
3rd MEETING - MEN
     
 Phi Alpha  Tuesday, April 8  8 p.m.  Lower Beecher
 Gamma Nu  Tuesday, April 15  8 p.m.  Lower Baxter
 Pi Pi Rho  Tuesday, April 22  8 p.m.  Lincoln Hall
 Sigma Pi  Tuesday, April 29  8 p.m.  Upper Beecher
       
 * BEST OF THE BEST* Wednesday, April 30 7:30 p.m. Sibert Theatre

    
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