In April of 1952, Yvonne Carter was elected as president of the Mortar Board honorary society. She was also the organization’s first Negro member. Mortar Board, established on campus in 1935, offered senior women membership based on service, leadership and scholarship. Carter would also serve as Chair of the Women’s Student Government Association (WSGA) House of Representatives, president of Delta Alpha Delta debate honorary society, secretary of the Hat Society Council, a member of the Liberal Arts student council, and feature editor of LaVie Yearbook. Carter was a founding member of the Penn State chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in 1953.