The women of AWS established many popular activities and functions on campus and encouraged female students to be involved in at least one extracurricular activity on the University of Nebraska campus.

Activities Mart 

To support and aid the freshmen girls in finding campus organizations to become involved in, the AWS created the Activities Mart evolved from the earlier Activities Tea. The Activities Mart allowed campus organizations to rent a booth at the City Campus and East Campus Unions for the freshmen women to explore and sign up for groups that they were interested in. The Activities Mart was scheduled in for the beginning of the school year during the fall semester, but to insure success the AWS added at spring semester Activities Mart in 1962. Seen here is the letter to organizations presidents to secure their spot at the spring semester’s Activities Mart. Many of the universities most popular organizations had booths, including many of the campus publications, political clubs and volunteer organizations.


The Women 

In October of 1940, AWS published a weekly calendar titled “The Women.”  This weekly calendar was used to inform coeds about upcoming events and opportunities for campus involvement. Only eleven issues of “The Women” were published because the AWS decided that it was too expensive to print and the publication did not create the desired effects.

In 1927 the AWS began sponsoring the intersorority sing at the Ivy Day celebration that took place every May. At Ivy Day the newest members of the Black Masque honorary society for women (later changed to Mortar Board) were announced. Women from various campus sororities were chosen to sing songs in honor of the festivities (Knoll).