it all began when...
Delta Gamma was founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort Leonard on Christmas Day in 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi. Our founders sought to maintain high ideals and to encourage intellectual growth in college women. Together, these ladies created a club of “mutual helpfulness.” Our core values as a fraternity are learning, collaboration, professionalism and integrity. The greek letters “D” and “G” were chosen from our founder’s desire to “Do Good,” which is our motto that is still the driving force in everything our sisters accomplish.
Today Delta Gamma is an international women’s fraternity that continues to place a strong dedication on personal values, academic excellence, leadership and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for greatness. The fraternity offers the programming and support to help each member reach this commitment. Delta Gamma provides its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime.
Delta Gamma's membership has grown to more than 250,000 women worldwide with 151 collegiate chapters and more than 220 alumnae groups across the United States, Canada and Great Britain, making Delta Gamma one of the largest and oldest Greek organizations of collegiate women.
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It all began at auburn when…
The Delta Sigma chapter of Delta Gamma was founded at Auburn University in 1973 by a group of inspiring women who wanted to spread our fraternity’s mission of “doing good” to the Loveliest Village on the Plains! Even 46 years later, Delta Sigma has continued to grow and spread our fraternity values throughout the Auburn community. Today Delta Sigma has over 280 initiated members from all over the country.
Delta Sigma continues to thrive through philanthropy, involvement and academics. From on-campus involvement to academic honor society ambassadors, our sisters emerge themselves in a variety of activities to enhance our overall character.
Each year our sisterhood grows closer especially through fun events like trips to the local pumpkin patch, study sessions in our Chapter Room, chapter retreats to Atlanta, Georgia and many more! We cherish our time together and we know this bond with last with us forever thanks to the wonderful sisterhood of Delta Gamma.
On behalf of Delta Sigma, we welcome you to our sisterhood and to Auburn University’s Panhellenic Council!
“Delta Gamma offers women of all ages a rich heritage based on principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. Its primary purpose is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the finest qualities of character.”
FOUNDED: December 25, 1873- Lewis School for Girls
FOUNDED in AUBURN: Delta Sigma Chapter, 1973
FLOWER: Cream Rose
COLORS: Bronze, Pink and Blue
PHILANTHROPY: Service for Sight
MOTTO: “Do Good.”
MASCOT: Hannah Doll