Penn College had four different literary societies by 1876-77, two for "gentlemen", two for "ladies". By 1916, they had nine literary societies divided into the following: for college men, Alcimian and Brightonian; for college women, Alethian and Studentine; joint societies for college, Argonaut and Euphemian; for prep boys, Athens; for prep girls, Jean Ingelow; and joint society for prep, Lowell. These societies met once a week to plan campus events known as "Entertainments" and "Exhibitions". Faculty also helped the societies prepare for event when it was in the field of expertise.
William Penn University; Wilcox Library Digital Archives