Women in Communications, inc., an honorary professional fraternity dedicated to empowering women in the communications professions, was founded in 1909 as Theta Sigma Phi at the University of Washington in Seattle. A local student chapter at Kansas State Agricultural College was petitioned by the Women's Press Club and accepted on June 8, 1916. It's original membership number 6 actives and 6 pledges.
Theta Sigma Phi was created with dedication to the following objectives:
Some of the early Theta Sigs include: Velma Carson, Clementine Paddleford, Elizabeth Dickens Shafer, Josephine Hemphill, Velma Lockridge McKee, Alice C. Nichols, Sue Carmody Jones, and Eula Mae Currie Kelly.
In 1972, the national organization officially changed it's name from Theta Sigma Phi to Women in Communications, inc. (WICI). At the same time, it reformulated the original objectives to be more in tune with modern times.
WICI's mission is Leading Change, the membership coming together to make a difference in the world and the communications profession. The objectives of the organization are:
Box Folder 01 01 Correspondence, 1985-1992 02 Correspondence, 1993-1994 03 WICI By-Laws 04 Theta Sigma Phi By-Laws 05 Annual and Officer Reports, 1988-1993 06 Meeting Agendas and Sign-Up Sheets, 1992-1993 07 Financial Information, 1987-1991 08 Financial Information, 1992-1994 09 Membership Lists, 1989-1991 10 Membership Lists, 1992-1993 11 WICI Posters and Flyers, 1989-1993 12 UAB Handbook, 1988-1993 Printed Material 13 Newsletters, 1990-1994 14 Pamphlets 15 Conferences, 1992 16 138 Program Ideas You Can Use 17 How to Work With Speakers