Sarah Ida Shaw and Eleanor Dorcus Pond founded the Alpha Chapter of Delta Delta Delta at Boston University in 1888. They founded the fraternity, wrote the rituals and constitution, and jointly decided upon a name for their new society. Eleanor suggested a three-letter name while Sarah chose the Greek letter of Delta, forming Delta Delta Delta. Soon after Sarah and Eleanor founded the Alpha chapter of Tri Delta, two more of their fellow senior classmates joined the chapter, Isabel Morgan Breed and Florence Isabelle Stuart. These four women are now known as the founding sisters of Tri Delta.
The Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta was chartered at Wofford College in the fall of 2000. Tri Delta collegiate members from the surrounding area such as Furman, USC, and Clemson facilitated our rush. A national field consultant, Bethany Stout, lived in Spartanburg for our first semester and oversaw all of our new member education. The National Executive Board came as well and ran our initiation, which occurred on November 11, 2000. With the help of Tri Delta field consultants and collegiate members, the 23 initial members of Gamma Psi held officer elections and later established by-laws and policies that are still used today. The Gamma Psi Chapter for Wofford College has only continued to grow throughout the years.
We have since been honored for having the highest GPA on campus almost every year, both in our pledge class and overall. We have members who are a part of Campus Union, Wofford Ambassadors, Residence Life, Twin Towers, athletics, as well as other service fraternities on campus. Our sisters are motivated to get involved and many take leadership positions within the sorority. Together, we are ensuring that Delta Delta Delta is a place where we can make both a difference and lifelong friendships.