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ΔΔΔ - Delta Delta Delta
Founded November 07, 1888 (1888-11-07) (age 118)
Boston University, (Boston, Massachusetts)
Type Social
Scope National
Motto Let us steadfastly love one another
Colors Silver, Gold, and Cerulean blue
Symbol Dolphin and Pine
Flower Pansy
Philanthropy St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Members 186,000 currently
Jewel Pearl
Headquarters 2331 Brookhollow Plaza Drive
Arlington, Texas, USA
Homepage http://www.deltadeltadelta.org

Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. Image File history File links TriDeltaCrest. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... Silver is the metallic shade of the color gray closest to that of polished silver. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... Cerulean blue is a cerulean (light blue or azure) pigment used in artistic painting. ... Genera See article below. ... Subgenera Subgenus Strobus Subgenus Ducampopinus Subgenus Pinus See Pinus classification for complete taxonomy to species level. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...



Delta Delta Delta was founded by Sarah Ida Shaw, Eleanor Dorcas Pond, Florence Isabelle Stewart and Isabel Morgan Breed at Boston University. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ...

Three women's groups were already represented at Boston University in 1888 (Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi). However, Sarah Ida Shaw saw a need for another group which would be different from the others. She enlisted the help of Eleanor Dorcas Pond and told her: "Let us found a society that shall be kind alike to all and think more of a girl's inner self and character than of her personal appearance." Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Gamma Phi Beta (ΓΦΒ) is an international sorority that was founded on November 11, 1874 at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. ... Alpha Phi (ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872. ...

The two young women began the work of creating a new national fraternity. Later Sarah wrote, "...The two enthusiastic friends were unaware of the fact that there was something stupendous about the task they had set hands, heads and hearts to accomplish. They were working for a principle, and it never occurred to them that there could be such a thing as failure. Earnestness of purpose, energy and enthusiasm had brought them both success in college and why should not these same qualities bring assurance of good fortune to the new venture."

Member Badge
Member Badge

Shaw and Pond not only found a fraternity, but also wrote the rituals and constitution as well as designing the emblems. The choosing of the name was a mutual decision. Eleanor suggested a triple letter while Sarah chose the actual letter and developed Greek mottos and passwords. The inspiration for these came from a variety of sources such as Egyptian Lore, Hindu mysticism, Greek and astronomy, which reflected the wide and various interests of Sarah Ida Shaw. Image File history File links Tridelta_badge. ... Image File history File links Tridelta_badge. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... A Hindu ( , Devanagari: हिन्दु), as per modern definition, is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, and the religious, philosophical and cultural system that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant Astronomy (also frequently referred to as astrophysics) is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earths atmosphere (such as the cosmic background radiation). ...

The Founders of ΔΔΔ:

Image:sarah ida shaw.jpgSarah Ida Shaw Image:eleanor dorcas pond.jpgEleanor Dorcas Pond
Image:florence isabelle stewart.jpg Florence Isabelle Stewart Image:Isabel Morgan Breed.JPG Isabel Morgan Breed

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Famous Firsts

  • First women's fraternity to be founded as a national organization with complete plans for governmental structure and expansion.
  • First to plan an alumnae system.
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  • First to publish a book-length history: A Detailed Record of Delta Delta Delta, 1888-1907.
  • First women's fraternity to hold a national Leadership Conference.
  • First to establish a central office (now called Executive Office).
  • First women's fraternity to have a social networking tool online. (InCircle)
  • Tri Delta was the first NPC group to adopt a central accounting system for its collegiate chapters.
  • Tri Delta pioneered chapter visitation in 1905, appointing an officer to visit all chapters.
  • In 2002, Tri Delta created a life member program (Life Loyal) to recognize members who want to support the continued growth and development of the Fraternity.

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Traditions and Legacy

  • The pearl is the jewel of Tri Delta. It was chosen to symbolize the new member because it is the one jewel that grows, developing from a tiny grain of sand into a thing of great value and beauty.
  • The pine tree is a symbol of Tri Delta's collegiate members because it represents growth and lofty aspirations.
  • The pansy is Tri Delta's flower. It is a symbol of alumnae membership and the third step in the lifetime development of Delta Delta Delta's members.
  • The dolphin was considered a good omen by the ancient Greeks. It symbolized rebirth, friendship and leadership. In Tri Delta the dolphin is symbolic of clear skies and smooth sailing and has special significance for Fraternity leaders.
  • The patron Greek divinity of Tri Delta is Poseidon, god of the sea and one of the three rulers of the universe.
  • Tri Delta's colors are silver, gold and cerulean blue. Green is also significant for Tri Delta as it represents the union of the three colors.
  • Each newly inducted member receives a hand made gold pin with three deltas painted on a crescent moon. Above this are three stars; each holds a small pearl inside.
  • Tri Delta began regular publication of its quarterly magazine earlier in its existence than any other women's fraternity. The Trident has been published continuously since 1891.


New Member Pin
New Member Pin

In 1999, Tri Delta joined with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to form a partnership. With this arrangement St. Jude (through the fundraising branch, ALSAC) assists Tri Delta chapters to plan philanthropy events that will directly benefit the children and subsidize research costs at St. Jude. In less than four years, Tri Deltas across the nation raised over $1,000,000 dollars to build a Teen Room at the Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Image File history File links Tridelta_new_member_pin. ... Image File history File links Tridelta_new_member_pin. ... St. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ...

Tri Delta also raises money annually to support various local Children's Cancer Charities.

In March 2007, Tri Delta made a commitment to support St. Jude's through a "10 in 10" campaign. This campaign is focused on raising 10 million dollars to build a new floor that will focus on patient treatment and brain tumor research.

Tri Deltas are committed to helping St. Jude's in every way possible. To date, Tri Delta has raised 3.5 million for St. Jude's.


  • Tri Delta's Badge(Pin) is supposed to be buried with the sister or sent back to National
  • The Tri Delta Badge should never be altered as a collegiate member but after graduation it can be turned into a ring
  • While wearing her Badge as a collegiate member a Tri Delta is never allowed to wear informal clothing such as jeans and flip flops.
  • Tri Delta has been featured by Saturday Night Live in a series of short skits, where a sorority member answers the telephone "Delta Delta Delta, can I help ya, help ya, help ya?"[citation needed]

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Notable alumnae

For a full list of notable Delta Delta Delta alumnae please visit here. [1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Distinguished Deltas Directory. Delta Delta Delta. Retrieved on 2007-04-22.

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