Welcome to P.E.O. North Carolina

Welcome to the P.E.O. North Carolina State Chapter website! If you’re a visitor you can learn more about P.E.O. and Cottey College below, and even download the donation form to provide support. Members please log in using the button below.

What is P.E.O. ?

P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and the stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations.

Where did it begin?

The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded in 1869 on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It has grown to become an international organization with the broad philanthropic aims of love and service for women.

When did it come to NC?

P.E.O. first came to North Carolina with the formation of Chapter A, Greensboro in 1929. The State Chapter was organized March 23, 1962. We now have over 99 chapters with over 3100 members and this number grows every year.