Welcome to the P.E.O.
Indiana State Chapter Website
The P.E.O. Sisterhood was
founded in 1869 on the campus of Iowa
Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
It has grown from a founding membership of seven young women to today’s membership
of over a quarter of a million members in the United States and Canada. From its beginning, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has
promoted educational opportunities for women.
P.E.O. came to Indiana in 1886 with the
organization of Chapter U (original lettering later changed to A) in
Thorntown. This chapter was the first
east of the Mississippi
and the second outside of Iowa. By 1923, nine chapters had been organized in Indiana, thus allowing
the formation of The Indiana State Chapter in June of 1923. To date, there are more than 140 active
chapters in Indiana.
Visitors are welcome to learn
more about P.E.O., the P.E.O. Educational Projects, and Cottey College by
clicking on this link: P.E.O. International
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