Annual Spring Banquet – 2015

Today, April 30, 2016, the Sphinx Class of 2016, the newly inducted Sphinx Class of 2017, members of the Sphinx Board of Governors, Sphinx alumni and guests, and the Sphinx honorary inductee Prof. Jameson will gather at the Orpheus Club in Philadelphia for the Annual Spring Banquet. A year ago, on April 24, 2015, Sphinx.. read more →

40th Reunion: Celebrating the Sphinx Class of 1976

The Sphinx Class of 1976 is celebrating their 40th Penn Reunion in May, and thanks to Sphinx member Howard Adams, we have a picture of them from their yearbook. Howard writes, “The Class of 1976 Sphinx members are posed in front of the Sphinx in the University Museum, where the Homecoming receptions took place in.. read more →

1971: Sphinx Welcomes Women

On February 7, 1971, news of the Sphinx decision to welcome women into the Society made the pages of The New York Times. Steve Marmon, C’71, Chief of the Sphinx Class of 1971, is quoted in the article: A campus honor society today has to honor women as well as men. A decade ago campus.. read more →

1952: Sphinx Elects First African-American Members

In 1952, Sphinx elected two African-American students for the first time in history. The news was published in the New York Times, though the students were referred to as “negroes,” a common term in that period. Robert A. Evans, captain-elect of the football team, and Edward Bell, star end, were Sphinx’s first African-American members. The.. read more →

Video: Sphinx Turns 100!

We are pleased to share a video created by Sphinx alumnae Mika Rao, Chief ’96, and Carrie Kitchen-Santiago, ’92, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Sphinx in 1999 – 2000. The video, entitled, “Sphinx Senior Society: Celebrating 100 Years,” debuted at the Sphinx Centennial Gala on November 6, 1999, at the newly-opened Inn at Penn... read more →

50th Reunion Flashback for Sphinx Class of 1966

The Penn Class of 1966 is celebrating their 50th Reunion this year during Alumni Weekend. Sphinx ’66 member (and current president of the Sphinx Board of Governors) Steve Klitzman shared these pages from the Class of 1966’s yearbook with us. It is interesting to compare the prominence Sphinx has in this yearbook with the Class.. read more →

25th Reunion Flashback for Sphinx Class of 1991

At Alumni Weekend this year, May 13 – 16, 2016, the Class of 1991 will celebrate their 25th reunion. Here is the Sphinx Class of 1991 as pictured in their yearbook. Thank you to Colleen Kelly in Penn Alumni Relations for sharing this scanned photo with us. We hope to highlight any Sphinx reunion classes.. read more →