In 1914 a Home Economics Group was founded by fourteen young women. The group they founded became and has remained an active part of the VCSU campus. This group became the Philomathian Sorority in 1919. Since 1919 the Philomathian Sorority has worked hard to promote its values of sisterhood, loyalty, cooperation, and character development. Today the Philos continue this tradition by sponsoring and taking part in a number of different activities.