It just keeps getting better...Since 1925

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Photo Credit: Mitya Ku


Meg Gosser (PC '08) on the history of EEE

Bold. Active. Intellegent. Joyful. The  women of EEE have quite a presence on the  OBU campus. Red is a color of boldness, celebration and joy. With a color like red it is hard not to be noticed by those around you.  The EEEs have the longest running legacy active at Ouachita. The EEEs are women who are involved in every aspect campus life and in the surrounding community. They are athletes and academic scholars. They are beautiful women both in and out.

Coming to Ouachita is a long-standing tradition in my family. My grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins all came to Ouachita. In fact it’s a running joke in my family to say, “You can go to school anywhere you want, but we will only pay for Ouachita.” Being a woman of EEE is also a family tradition. I have 4 aunts that pledged EEE. Although Ouachita was a strong “suggestion” of where to go to school, pledging (or not) is a personal choice. When rushing it 
was hard to pick what club to pledge because all of them where amazingly unique and all of them had outstanding women. Being a legacy is not about making the same choices as someone else, but it about having similar character traits. The character and values of  EEE has withstood the test of time.  Following in the footsteps of my aunts, and all the women before me, and joining such an amazing group of women has help me mature into a more confident woman. I am blessed to be a member of the oldest club still standing at Ouachita. It is a blessing to be a part of something greater than yourself. Our club is bigger than just my pledge class, its bigger than all three of our classes at Ouachita, the EEEs are a collective group of 85 different pledge classes composed of  1104 different women.

The EEEs were founded in 1925 by eight beautifully strong and independent women.  We still have one of our charter pledges living and active. Miss.Hazel loves to come back every year for homecoming, still wearing her bright red suit.  She brings her yearbook and shares stories of her friends. Although her memory is at times failing, she still feels pride in putting  on her red suit and celebrating with the women of EEE. The EEEs were started by a group of eight friends who lived in Cone Bottoms and every Sunday night they would share goodies that had been sent from home. When 
deciding on a name for their group they came up with a special tradition, the meaning of EEE would only be known to the women who pledged. They founded this new club based upon the high values that the charter members held so dear: to be broad-minded and high-idealed. Although the faces of the girls have changed the face of the club has not. This is a club that truly proves that after 85 years…” it just keeps getting better.”