Our House

Sandy K. Fritz, House Director

Sandy is in her 20th year as Facility Director at Rho. Sandy graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1962 with a BA in Elementary Education. She taught 2nd grade in Minnesota and Nebraska. For 25 years she worked in the North Platte School System until relocating to Lincoln in 1994. Sandy has three children, Greg, Kyle and Beth. Beth was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta at UNL and graduated in 1991. Sandy also has 6 grandchildren; Coulter Shepherd, Brody Timothy, Kendall Catherine, Caden Cole, Avery Anna, and Emma Claire.

She was initiated into Rho Chapter October 12, 2001. Sandy loves to travel and has visited 47 states and 33 countries. She enjoys attending UNL sporting events, Broadway musical theater, watching movies, walking, bicycling, boating and spending times with her friends while enjoying all that Lincoln has to offer. Rho is so fortunate to have Sandy especially since she is one of our own sisters!

Our Chapter’s Local History

Home of Kappa Alpha Theta, 1545 S Street

This building is Rho Chapter house of the Kappa Alpha Theta (KAO) sorority, “the first Greek letter fraternity known among women.” Rho Chapter was the first sorority house planned and built on the University of Nebraska campus as a permanent residence to promote women’s participation in a college education. Designed by Ellery Davis, Sr., at a cost of $52,000, the house opened on September 2, 1925, as residence for 36 Kappa Alpha Theta members and one house chaperone.

Theta History

In 1837, Indiana Asbury College (now DePauw University) was established by the Methodist Church in Greencastle, Indiana. Typical of most colleges at the time, the Asbury student body was all-male.
Thirty years later—following the United States’ Civil War—the college’s board of trustees opened Asbury’s doors to women. But the coeds admitted in 1867 were not readily welcomed by all students. Many feared acceptance of females would diminish the college’s reputation. Initially, the women were taunted by male students and met disapproval from friends and townspeople.