Weekly Greek: Delta Delta Delta

Members of BU's Delta Delta Delta sorority pose for a picture in their 2009 Sing! costumes for their first place act, Fresh Pickins.

Delta, Delta, Delta: how can they help ya’, help ya’, help ya’? The ladies involved in the Baylor Delta Delta Delta chapter are no rookies when it comes to helping others.

The chapter annually contributes $40,000 to their philanthropy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to support the basic function of the hospital. To raise money for the donations TriDelta hosts several fundraising events such as, Kicks for Kids, DHOP and the Sincerely Yours letter writing campaign. The ladies are definitely making a difference with their time and effort. TriDelta nationally donated a large sum of money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to have an entire TriDelta floor where parents and children could have connecting rooms. TriDelta also contributed to the building of a “teen room,” where teen patients can escape adults to hang out with their peers.

But there is more to the organization than just volunteering; the ladies also focus on empowering one another. Founded Thanksgiving Eve, 1888 in Boston, TriDelta has continued to uphold their motto “’AσΦαλως ‘ Ayαπωµεν ‘ Aλληλας”, meaning: “Let us steadfastly love one another.” A program created by and for TriDelta’s, “Reflection” was designed to promote self awareness and deal with issues such as low self esteem, poor body image and eating disorders.

Understanding and appreciating the value of sisterhood, TriDelta represents their sentiments with the icon of a dolphin: a symbol of rebirth, friendship and leadership. The ladies also qualify their strong bond through the pearl, pine and pansy respectively representing the new, colligate and alumnae members.

Katie Couric, Farrah Fawcet, Liz Claiborne, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Dole and Molly Sims are all famous TriDelta sisters that continue to embrace the Silver, Gold and Cerulean Blue with “steadfast love.”

– Amy (Chi Omega) and Rachel (Kappa Alpha Theta)

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