The Final Straw

In the fall on 1972, delegates from the Theta Chapter attended the National Convention in Spirit Lake, Iowa and proposed that the National Fraternity go open. All variations on the motion were soundly defeated, 4 to 42 1/2. Delegates were once more sent to the Regional Convention at Epsilon Chapter in Ames, Iowa in April, 1973. Three other chapters were already pledging non-Lutherans and of the six chapters in attendance, three voted that Theta should not be allowed to open its doors to non-Lutherans.