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ΔΓ – Delta Gamma
Founded December 25, 1873 (1873-12-25) (age 133)
Lewis School for Girls, (Oxford, Mississippi)
Type Social
Motto Do Good
Colors Bronze, Pink, and Blue
Symbol Anchor
Flower The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
Publication Anchora
Philanthropy Service for Sight
Members 141,000 currently
lifetime
Mascot Hannah Doll
Headquarters 3250 Riverside Drive
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Homepage http://www.deltagamma.org

Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. Image File history File links DeltaGammaCrest. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... The use of the word pink as a color first occurred in the 17th century to describe the light red flowers of pinks, flowering plants in the genus Dianthus. ... The term blue may refer to any of a number of similar colours. ... A stocked ships anchor. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

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Delta Gamma History

Delta Gamma was founded on December 25, 1873, in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi. The group was founded by Mary Comfort Leonard, Eva Webb Dodd, and Anna Boyd Ellington. December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ...


The badge of Delta Gamma is a golden anchor and may only be worn by initiated members. Before the adoption of the golden anchor, the symbol of Delta Gamma was simply an "H" for the word "hope." Upon learning the traditional symbol of hope is an anchor, the badge was changed. Today's badge has a small rope wrapping around the top of the anchor with the Greek letters Tau Delta Eta (ΤΔΗ). A stocked ships anchor. ...


The early growth for Delta Gamma was confined to women’s colleges in the southern United States. Within a few years, Delta Gamma had established itself in the northern United States and later to the East with the help of George Banta, a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Delta Gamma's only male initiate. Because of the assistance provided by George Banta, Delta Gamma retains close historical ties with Phi Delta Theta fraternity. George Banta (1857-1935) was a Phi Delta Theta(ФΔΘ) attending Franklin-Indiana College graduating in 1876, and serving as ФΔΘ national historian. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... George Banta (1857-1935) was a Phi Delta Theta(ФΔΘ) attending Franklin-Indiana College graduating in 1876, and serving as ФΔΘ national historian. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ...


Delta Gamma was one of seven charter members of the National Panhellenic Conference when the first inter-sorority meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts in 1891. Today, the National Panhellenic Conference is the governing body of sororities in America with 26 members. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... 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. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 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...


As America's population moved west, Delta Gamma followed. What began as a social and philanthropic organization in the South soon became an international fraternity in both scope and thinking as Delta Gamma established itself not only in the United States, but also in Canada.

Through the years, goals and achievements have grown as Delta Gammas continue to live by the motto set forth by the founders, “Do Good.” During World War I, Delta Gamma established and funded an orphanage in Belgium and opened the Delta Gamma House for Children in Holland. Image File history File links Pialpha. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Motto (French) Ik zal handhaven(Dutch) I shall stand fast1 Anthem Het Wilhelmus Netherlands() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() [] Capital (and largest city) Amsterdam2 Official languages Dutch3 Ethnic groups  80. ...

Image File history File links Dgbadge. ...

Delta Gamma Mission Statement

Delta Gamma offers to women of all ages a rich heritage based on principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. Its primary purpose is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the finest qualities of character.


Famous Delta Gamma firsts

  • First fraternity to establish an independent philanthropic foundation in Ohio in 1951 (Service for Sight)
  • The first sorority to have its own in-house printing press.
  • The first and only panhellenic group to have its flower registered with the American Rose Society - "Delta Gamma"
  • One of the seven original groups that began the National Panhellenic Conference
  • First Panhellenic group to build its own facility, the Delta Gamma Executive Offices in Columbus, Ohio.
  • First and only fraternity to sponsor a traveling art exhibit Art of the Eye, which benefits Service for Sight.
  • First recipient of the Helen Keller Philanthropic Service Award, given by the American Foundation for the Blind, for assistance to those who are visually impaired and for sight conservation.

The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notable Delta Gammas

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

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Trivia

  • Initiation fees pay for a member's lifetime subscription to the Delta Gamma publication ANCHORA.
  • Delta Gamma currently has 146 chapters.
  • Delta Gamma has 253 alumnae groups.
  • Delta Gamma has approximately 15,650 collegians.
  • Delta Gamma has approximately 127,000 living Delta Gamma alumnae.
  • Delta Gamma has 39% legacies pledged.
  • The oldest existing chapter is at The University of Akron - Eta
  • As of 2006, Delta Gamma has:
    • 2,037 25-year members
    • 1,097 50-year members
    • 646 60-year members
    • 67 75-year members
  • Delta Gamma women were featured on the show "Happy Days"
  • Delta Gamma is featured in the book "Legally Blonde." In the movie, the name of the sorority is changed to "Delta Nu," but the crest of the chapter remains the same with a chihuahua head substituted for the rose.
  • Northwestern University's Sigma chapter of Delta Gamma appears on the "Evanston: Northwestern University" episode of TLC's show Trading Spaces.
  • Delta Gamma was mentioned in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

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References

  1. ^ Most organizations typically referred to as "sororities" are officially fraternities. Of the 26 organizations inside the Panhellenic Conference, only one (Alpha Delta Pi) is officially a sorority today. All other 25 are actually fraternities. The term "sorority" did not originate until 1874 to differentiate between women's and men's social organizations. Many women's organizations that formed before 1874 refer to themselves as fraternities, and many organizations forming after 1874 followed the tradition.
  2. ^ 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 Anchors Online Noteworthy Delta Gammas. Delta Gamma (April 9, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-25.

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External links

  • Official web site

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Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is a college fraternity, although more often referred to as a sorority, founded on December 25, 1873, in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi.
The early growth for Delta Gamma was confined to women’s colleges in the southern United States.
Delta Gamma is featured in the book "Legally Blonde." In the movie, the name of the sorority is changed to "Delta Nu," but the crest of the chapter remains the same.
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Delta (upper case Δ, lower case δ) is the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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