P.E.O., a philanthropic education organization, originated from a group of seven young women in 1869 on the campus of Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. It has grown to become an international organization with chapters in all 50 states and in Canada.
We are women who celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve our highest aspirations. Membership comes with personal commitment and responsibility for promoting the educational purposes of our organization. Visit www.peointernational.org to learn more about the work of our organization.