"At convention we meet some two hundred women who wear the Theta badge and our own idea of the Theta type loses itself in the vast assembly of other types. Then we perceive that it is because we are all different, because we come from different colleges, different chapters, and different families that we are as far reaching and as powerful as we are, and that our success is due to the fact that we are uniting our individual strength and ability to work for our fraternity."
Jean Margaret Mead,
Phi deuteron/Stanford, 1909
"Eighty-one Thetas were aboard the special when it left Chicago. That special train started out as a train of one baggage car, one diner, five sleepers, one observation car; it added two more sleepers before entering California. One-hundred-thirty-three Thetas were aboard when the train left Palo Alto for the last night’s ride together."
Magazine, November 1911, p. 41
"What is the most valuable one thing Convention adds to Theta experiences? The 'National vision'! Convention by its very existence, in its very nature, takes away the local notion, and substitutes a very real national existence. The Grand Council, the round table exchange of ideas, and the mere presence of girls from so many sections, all interested in, and working for, the same ideals – our Kappa Alpha Theta; all these mean a wider national vision.”
Magazine, November 1919, p. 43