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Quick Facts

Tri Delta is a collegiate women's fraternity in both the United States and Canada. There are a total of 136 chapters and more than 186,000 collegiate members.

National Fraternity Founded: November 27, 1888 at Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)

Wofford College's Gamma Psi Chapter Founded: Fall 2000

Philanthropy: Children's Cancer Charities; Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Motto: Let us steadfastly love one another

Colors: Silver, Gold, and Cerulean Blue

Flower: Pansy

Tree: Pine

Jewel: Pearl

Mascot: Dolphin

Patron Greek Divinity: Poseidon 
 PansyPine IconPearl Icon
 

Purpose: The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its member, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the 'intellectual' life, and to assist its members in every possible way. 

Tri Delta was the first sorority to:  

  • Be founded as a national organization with complete plans for governmental structure and expansion
  • Regularly publish its quarterly magazine, The Trident, published continuously since 1891
  • Plan and perfect an alumnae system
  • Pioneer chapter visitation in 1905, appointing an officer to visit all chapters
  • Publish a book-length history: A Detailed Record of Delta Delta Delta, 1888-1907
  • Hold a national Leadership Conference
  • Finance proper housing for collegiate chapters and has a large investment in houses, lodges and suites
  • Concentrate its national philanthropic efforts on higher education through the Founders' Anniversary Fellowships, the Zoe Gore Perrin Scholarships and the endowment of the National Humanities Center
  • Adopt a central accounting system for its collegiate chapters
You can find many of our symbols in the Delta Delta Delta Lilly Pulitzer Print, one of four original Greek prints:

 Lilly Print