Alpha Kappa Chi, 1917-1918
Concordian article, 1942
Homecoming Queen Nancy Jensen and her attendants, 1957
Co-ed Dormitories
Fjelstad Hall
Women's League, 1936
Park Region Hall


Currently under development, Cordopedia is a digital encyclopedia of Concordia College history. The first phase of Cordopedia focuses on the people, places, events, and things connected to women throughtout the college's history. The site will be formally unveiled in March 2017 for Women's History Month.

Questions or suggestions? Please contact the site developers: Lisa Sjoberg ( and Joy Lintelman (

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Viola Eid,1932 Concordia graduate with her seeing eye dog A promising scholar and person of faith, Viola Eid accomplished much both as a Concordia student and in the years following her graduation. In addition to her academic achievements, her life serves as inspiration for people dealing with blindness or other disabilities.

Alpha Kappa Chi, 1917-1918Literary societies were once a common feature at Concordia.  Alpha Kappa Chi (AKX) was the first all-female literary society at the college.  Even as its focus shifted from literary pursuits to social events to charitable activities, AKX provided a way for Concordia women to engage with their campus and their community for over eighty years.  Phi Kappa Chi (PKX) was another major women’s society at Concordia College from 1946 to 1969.  Although PKX was relatively short-lived, it provides an interesting look at some of the factors that influenced the rise and fall of women’s (and men’s) societies at Concordia.