Tri Delta is a collegiate women's fraternity in both the United States and Canada. There are a total of 138 chapters and more than 186,000 collegiate members. The purpose of Delta Delta Delta is to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the intellectual life and to assist its members in every possible way.
|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|
|Patron Greek Divinity: Poseidon|
|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.|
The chosen philanthropy of Delta Delta Delta is child cancer research. In 1999, our organization partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to further our philanthropic goals. St. Jude, located in Memphis, TN, provides groundbreaking research in various child cancers while also caring for a number of children diagnosed with one of these diseases. No family pays for anything for the duration of their stay at St. Jude. This includes transportation to and from the hospital, temporary housing, all treatment, and anything else the family needs.
Our chapter holds several events each year in order to raise money: Sincerely Yours letters, Relay for Life teams, Smooch the Pooch, and our kickball tournament, Triple Play. Last year, our chapter raised $34,000 for St. Jude, the second largest contributor of our size! This year, we have been challenged to raise $40,000. Our service to our philanthropy also extends beyond Wofford College. Several of our sisters have visited and volunteered at St. Jude.
For more information about Tri Delta's partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as well as our other philanthropy efforts, please visit Delta Delta Delta's philanthropy page.
Learn more at the Delta Delta Delta national website.