The meeting was held on 21 May 1869 and about 40 women attended.
The section is also very small because few women attended the service.
Up to 180 women attended the meetings of the Society.
Both men and women can attend the graduate programs which began in 1984.
There is an increase in the number of black women attending college for several important reasons.
The first meeting was on September 11, 1945, with over 70 women attending.
Women of today attend college and may become professionals in the work force.
Women, on the other hand, have been attending college in increasing numbers.
But 16 women attended, and stayed long into the evening.
In total 1100 girls and women attended, 600 of which were from overseas.