A letter from our president
Welcome to Arizona State University Delta Gamma! As the president of our chapter I am excited to share a little about an organization which holds a very special place in my heart.
Three years ago, I walked into the doors of 13 Panhellenic chapters on the first day of formal recruitment. I was terrified. I was a shy, quiet freshman who had no idea how I was going to find my place on a campus as large as Arizona State’s. The feeling I had walking through the doors of Delta Gamma was unexplainable. I felt at home then and I continue to feel at home everyday by getting to call these amazing women my sisters.
The women of the Gamma Phi chapter have redefined the term, “sisterhood.” For us, sisterhood is the most amazing yet unexplainable feeling. Sisterhood is piling on the upstairs couch to watch The Bachelorette and eating copious amounts of Ben & Jerry’s. Our sisterhood is raising over $30,000 for our national philanthropy, Service for Sight. For the women of Arizona State Delta Gamma, sisterhood is what connects us to one another no matter the paths we are on in life.
It’s true what they say about sorority sisters becoming your people. Best friends, bridesmaids, future aunts and godmothers to my babes, these women fulfill all of those positions. I have never felt more supported or loved by a group of people nor have I ever been prouder than I am of my sisters.
Words cannot express how honored and humbled I am to represent a chapter full of amazing women. Our sisters continue to amaze me and being a Delta Gamma is something I will hold dearly forever. Delta Gamma is not four years, but for life.
Delta Gamma offers to 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.
Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School
for Girls by three young women who were unable to go home for the Christmas break. Together, Anna Boyd, Mary Comfort and Eva Webb created a club of "mutual helpfulness." They chose the Greek letters Delta and Gamma because of their desire to "Do Good." It remains Delta Gamma's motto today and a driving force in all we do.
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delta gamma today
Delta Gamma has more than 245,000 initiated members with 150 collegiate chapters and more than 374 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada. 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 and offers the programming and support to help each member reach that commitment. Delta Gamma offers its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime.
official symbols and insignia
Badge: The Golden Anchor
Colors: Bronze, Pink, Blue
Symbol: The Anchor
Flower: Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
Motto: "Do Good"
Mascot: Hannah Doll
Gamma phi chapter
-Established at Arizona State University in 1958
-222 active members
-Housed in the Greek Leadership Village, which is the housing for all sororities and fraternities at Arizona State University.
- 2017 ASU Chapter of the Year
FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, YOU CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND IT.
FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT, YOU CAN NEVER EXPLAIN IT.
A letter from our vp membership
My name is Jada Scrimgeour and I am the Vice President of Membership for the Gamma Phi chapter of Delta Gamma at Arizona State University. I am a senior from Minnesota studying Digital and Integrated Marketing at WP Carey.
When I came to Arizona State, I wasn’t sure joining a sorority was going to be for me. But, from the moment I stepped into Delta Gamma all the hesitation went away and I knew it was where I belonged. Becoming a member of this chapter was the best decision I’ve made in college. I am constantly surrounded by strong, empowering, and courageous women. We are constantly striving to serve our community and truly make an impact in peoples lives.
The women of Delta Gamma are SO excited to meet you this fall and show you the reasons we love our chapter so dearly. We have been working really hard preparing to meet all you amazing women. We encourage you to keep an open mind and an open heart. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and be vulnerable, have real conversations and find your home away from home!
I cannot wait to share my favorite time of the year with you!
PANHELLENIc RECRUITMENT AT ARIZONA STATE
The Panhellenic Council hosts Formal Recruitment over the first two weekends of the fall semester. The recruitment process allows potential members to visit each sorority on the first day of recruitment and throughout the two weekends, find a group of women that feels like their home away from home. At the end of each day, chapters will select potential members to invite back to their next event and potential members will prioritize their selections as well. This mutual selection process allows for the best fit for both the chapter and the new member.
WHY DELTA GAMMA?
Delta Gamma encourages an atmosphere among women that fosters high ideals of friendship, promotes their educational and cultural interests, creates in them a true sense of social responsibility and develops in them the best qualities of character. Every member is unique and yet they all share a single bond of friendship through Delta Gamma.
Delta Gamma is more than just a collegiate experience; it is a lifetime of commitment, support and opportunity. While a member's collegiate experience may include fun social events, chapter meetings and leadership opportunities, her Delta Gamma experience will grow into something much more. When a Delta Gamma looks for her first professional job, when she expands her family, or when she moves to an unfamiliar city; Delta Gamma will be a part of her story.
WHO CAN JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD?
Delta Gamma is proud that each member is valued for her individuality. We are looking for women who will bring the qualities that our members themselves hold near and dear, such as: The best qualities of character, aspiration to belong to an organization with high ideals of friendship, educational and cultural interests, a sense of social responsibility, and a desire to develop on a personal level Being a Delta Gamma is more than joining a chapter of our Fraternity. Joining Delta Gamma is the first step in developing a life-long sisterhood and bonds with women who truly want to make the world a better place and have committed to "Do Good" each day.
WHO IS A DELTA GAMMA LEGACY?
Delta Gammas are encouraged to identify women who embody the spirit and ideals of Delta Gamma. There are several different ways to recommend these women for current or future membership in the Fraternity. A legacy is a great-granddaughter, granddaughter, daughter, sister or the same step-relation of a Delta Gamma member. Delta Gamma legacies receive special consideration in recruitment, as they already have a connection with Delta Gamma. Delta Gammas wishing to let a chapter know about her legacy should complete a Sponsor Form. The sponsor can choose to be notified during recruitment if her legacy is not returning to a Delta Gamma recruitment event by voluntarily including contact information on the form.
OUR FOUNDATION: THE DELTA GAMMA FOUNDATION
DELTA GAMMA IS THE FIRST & ONLY FRATERNITY TO HAVE A NATION WIDE PHILANTHROPY.
about our foundation
Delta Gamma holds many fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for our foundation. The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight, and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood. In 1873, the Founders of Delta Gamma adopted the motto, “Do Good.” In 2017, all the Delta Gamma collegiate chapters raised $2,376,125 for our philanthropy and foundation.
Today, Delta Gamma's nationwide strive to uphold this ideal through awareness, fundraising, and service. The Delta Gamma Foundation also supports annual scholarships, fellowships, and loans. Service for Sight has been at the heart of DG's philanthropic mission since 1936. The Delta Gamma Foundation has given over $2,800,000 in Service for Sight grants to organizations/schools that share the mission: to promote sight preservation and assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Our foundation also provides need-based and merit-based scholarships and fellowships. In 2017, 576 scholarships and fellowships were awarded to collegians and alumnae.
To read more about our amazing foundation please visit:
OUR PHILANTHROPY: SERVICE FOR SIGHT
OUR PHILANTHROPIC EVENT: ANCHOR SPLASH
We hold our annual Anchor Splash® event to benefit our national foundation: Service for Sight. Our philanthropic event consists of a week of events leading up to the Anchor Splash competition that takes place at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. These events include a Penny Wars Contest, Capture the Anchor, a Percentage Night, and t-shirt sales. During the actual event teams compete in a swimming relay race, save the DG, and synchronized swimming. We are so happy to announce that this year we raised a little more than $27,000 which went to Arizona Guide Dogs of The Desert, The Foundation for Blind Children, and The Delta Gamma Foundation.