When Virginia Alice Cottey gifted Cottey College to the P.E.O. Sisterhood in 1927, she noted that the aims and goals of Cottey were similar to those of the Sisterhood.

Cottey’s mission statement reads as follows: “Cottey College, an independent liberal arts and sciences college, educates women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience. In our diverse and supportive environment, women develop their potential for personal and professional lives of intellectual engagement and thoughtful action as learners, leaders and citizens.”

Three very important ways the P.E.O. Sisterhood helps Cottey are through student referrals, promotional activities and philanthropic contributions.

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Cottey College, P.E.O. Projects

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Policies, Procedures


Member, Project Applicant


January 2022

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