The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded by seven young women in 1869 on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. P.E.O. has expanded from a small college society to over 250,000 members in chapters throughout the United States and Canada. From its inception, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has taken an active role in the promotion of educational opportunities for women. Education continues to be the only philanthropy of P.E.O., as evidenced by the promotion of five international projects and countless state and local ones designed to assist women as they pursue a college education.
The purpose of this website is to serve Oklahoma P.E.O.'s by sharing information about P.E.O. history, projects, programs, events, and activities relevant to all state members. We also want to introduce you to your state officers who are ready, willing, and able to assist you at any time. Remember, this is a work in progress. Please come back often as new items will continually be added. If you have suggestions for other things you would like on this site, please let us know via the Feedback page.
For those of you who are not members, we invite you to learn about our projects by visiting www.peointernational.org. We also encourage you to visit the website of Cottey College, which is owned by the P.E.O. Sisterhood, at www.cottey.edu.
In Oklahoma Territory, in the town of Okeene, the first P.E.O. Chapter was organized on December 16, 1903. About two years later, November 22, 1905, the first P.E.O. chapter in Indian Territory was organized in Muskogee. Each chapter was named Chapter A. Other chapters were organized in both Oklahoma and Indian Territories. Read more...
Projects include scholarships and grants to assist women in furthering their education:
Oklahoma Projects are administered by the Oklahoma Projects Fund, Inc.
P.E.O. International administers the International P.E.O. Projects.
NOTE: An article in the July 24 Kansas City Star points out the unique investment in women that P.E.O. gives. Be sure to read Lori Allen's article "P.E.O. invests in the future of women" and let others know about the article!