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 in Oxford, Mississippi. The Founders sought to maintain high ideals and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in college women. Together, these ladies created a club of “mutual helpfulness.” Our core values as a fraternity are learning/growth, collaboration, professionalism, and integrity. The greek letters “D” and “G” were chosen from our founders’ desire to “Do Good;” Our motto is still used today, which is the driving force in anything our sisters accomplish.
Today Delta Gamma is an international women’s fraternity that continues to place a strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for excellence. It offers the programming and support to help each member reach that 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. We are proud to announce that our chapter was ranked #2 in grades for all of Auburn’s Greek Life for the Fall 2018 semester!
Each year our sisterhood grows closer especially through fun events like trips to the local pumpkin patch, bowling and movie nights, 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 FACTS
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
positional statement of inclusivity:
The Delta Gamma Fraternity does not discriminate in its membership selection on the basis of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability or other characteristics protected by state, provincial or federal law.
Membership of this fraternity is open to all individuals who identity themselves as women. Women selected for membership must have good scholarship, be of good character and standing, have an interest in activities that will enhance the academic atmosphere at the college or university, and have a sincere desire to contribute to the work of Delta Gamma. The Executive Offices will continue to work with individual chapters at colleges or universities to ensure policies and procedures are followed at all times. Delta Gamma encourages an atmosphere where members can foster high ideals of friendship, promote education and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the best qualities of character.
Click on the link below to find the full Positional Statement of Inclusivity and a comprehensive list of our policies in our library.