The Casque and Gauntlet (C&G) senior society at Dartmouth College was founded in late March, 1886 by members of the class of 1887. C&G is the second-oldest senior society at Dartmouth, and membership is exclusive yet non-secret and co-ed. The delegation has inhabited the house, located at 1 South Main Street in Hanover, New Hampshire, since 1894. During World War II, C&G suspended operations while it leased its building to Dartmouth, and it soon returned to its former traditions. C&G began to induct women in 1979, following Dartmouth's decision to do so in 1972. The members of C&G experience a close-knit fellowship that unites them in their cause to aid and encourage one another to actively pursue paths toward their ideals.