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Gamma Phi

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A letter from our president

Welcome to Arizona State University Delta Gamma! We are so proud to be named the 2020-2021 Panhellenic Chapter of the Year! My name is Jessica Leffel and I’m the chapter president. I am so excited to share with you a little bit about this organization and the women who have a special place in my heart.
 
I remember meeting my big, Nicole, during round one of recruitment and knew immediately that Delta Gamma was the one for me! I found myself feeling so comfortable and accepted by everyone that I talked to. Now, three years later, I can confidently say that joining this chapter is the best decision I’ve ever made.
 
Delta Gamma has brought me a true sense of sisterhood that is indescribable. I have been able to surround myself with such kindhearted and ambitious women that push me to the best version of myself. In our sisterhood, I have found genuine friendships which have provided me with an unmatched support system.

As college students, academics are our top priority. However, I am a firm believer that college is also about making memories and having fun along the way! In Delta Gamma, I have made so many unforgettable memories with my best friends that I will cherish forever. From countless date parties, philanthropy events, retreats, late night study sessions, random adventures, sisterhood events, and even Disney trips, I cannot imagine my college experience without my sisters.

On top of this, we are so proud to be such an involved group of women. So many of our sisters have internships, jobs, and leadership roles in all kinds of on-campus organizations. We also love having such a hands-on philanthropy, Service for Sight, where we can actually make a difference in our community by supporting the local Phoenix chapter of the Foundation for Blind Children. 

 

My sisters are truly such an inspiration and I am so thankful to have them in my life. Words cannot express how honored and humbled I am to represent this amazing chapter full of such incredible women. Being a Delta Gamma is something I will hold dearly forever. Delta Gamma is not just for four years, but for life! <3
 
XOXO, Jess

 


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.
 

ABOUT 
History

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 due to unforeseen weather. 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. 

FOR MORE INFO ON DELTA GAMMA FRATERNITY VISIT OUR NATIONAL WEBSITE|

 

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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
-251 active members
-Housed in the Greek Leadership Village, which is the housing for all sororities and fraternities who elect to live there at Arizona State University.
- 2017 ASU Chapter of the Year + Current 2020-2021 Chapter of the Year
-Awarded the "President's Cup" 2020-2021 as well as numerous other awards.
-Average GPA of 3.6 

 

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Recruitment
 

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

Hi there! 

 

My name is Julie and I'm the Vice President of Membership for the Gamma Phi chapter of Delta Gamma at Arizona State University! I'm from Scottsdale, Arizona and am a senior majoring in business management and minoring in fashion. 

 

Going into my freshman year of college I wasn't sure a sorority was for me. I'm a first generation greek and had little knowledge regarding what greek life entailed. However, after my first day of recruitment my mind had done a complete 180. It was such a positive, welcoming, and exciting experience and one that I'm forever thankful I went through. I have to admit, I'm a little envious of you -- going through recruitment is seriously so much fun. 

 

3 years later, and I can confidently say that joining a sorority was what made me have such an amazing and rewarding college experience. Through my chapter I gained a support system that's there for me at my highs and lows, unique opportunities to give back to my community, and life long lessons that helped me grow and mature as an individual. 

 

Recruitment is a chance for you to experience the same special feeling that both myself and my sister's felt our freshman year. You'll get to see just how incredible being a part of a sisterhood can be and all the unique opportunities that come with it. I know the women of Delta Gamma are beyond excited to meet you this fall and show you just how much we love our chapter. 

 

Remember to be YOU and go into recruitment with an open mind and heart! It goes by in a blink of an eye so make sure to take it all in. :) 

 

xx, 

Julie Marchant 

RECRUITMENT F.A.Q.

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. Although COVID-19 might alter the recruitment process slightly, we still ensure that every potential new member will have the ability to find their home away from home here at Arizona State.

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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. 

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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: 

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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. 

 

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The Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) was founded in 1952 and is located here in the valley. The mission of FBC is "to provide education, tools and services that enable all persons with vision loss to achieve greater independence." FBC serves the blind and visually impaired of all ages. Every Friday we get the opportunity to volunteer at FBC and work hands on with the children. Getting a chance to be so hands on our philanthropy is something a lot of members love about Gamma Phi. Along with hands on volunteering we make touch and feel pages, braille coloring pages, and audio books for the children at FBC. 

The mission of Guide Dogs of the Desert is to "provide custom trained guide dogs for the blind, and for those with special needs, for safe mobility, companionship, and independence." Guide Dogs of the Desert does not charge their clients any money and believes that every legally blind person should have the opportunity to utilize a guide dog. The guide dogs attend most of our events, and this past fall some sisters got to attend one of the graduation ceremonies for the guide dogs. 

Service saturdays & other ways which we "do good"

Every month we hold a Service Saturday where we spend the morning participating in various service projects. In the past we have made dog toys for Guide Dogs of the Desert, made braille Valentine's Day cards for children at FBC, and made thank you cards for Veterans. Service Saturdays are a great time for our sisters to come together and bond over our love for service and "Doing Good".

During the year we participate in on-campus events along with sorority and fraternity philanthropies. In prior years we have held numerous fundraisers to help raise money and awareness for Service for Sight. Our most popular two fundraisers have been Desserts with DG, and Puppies and Pizza. We also help out in our community with events on & off campus events including Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, New Member Day of Service and more.