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    • Delta Gamma ~ Sorority Spotlight

      Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ
      Open Motto: "Do Good.
      Mascot: Hannah Doll
      Symbol: Anchor
      Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
      Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
      Delta Gamma  was founded in Oxford, Mississippi at Lewis School for Girls, located near the University of Mississippi. Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort  Leonard founded the  women's fraternity in December 1873.  They started the fraternity to provide encouragement to each other and others and to facilitate intellectual growth.
       On the official Delta Gamma website they note that it is one of the oldest sororities and because of that they have had the opportunity for many firsts such as:
      • first women’s fraternity to employ a full-time staff member to address the health and wellness needs of its members
      • first women’s fraternity to incorporate a foundation in 1951
      • first to build an international headquarters specifically for that purpose
      • first to have seminars and house corporations
      • first to have an archivist handling historical materials at the international headquarters
      • first to receive recognition from the American Academy of Opthalmology for Distinguished Public Service
      • first to establish challenge grants in values and ethics, through the Dorothy Garrett Martin Lectureship in Values and Ethics 
      Sorority life means many things to many people. Sororities are a great place to develop lifelong friendships, learn about leadership, learn how to excel academically, and so many other things. Today Delta Gamma boasts over 143 chapters and 250 alumnae groups with over 142,000 members worldwide.
      Women's fraternities also provide many opportunities to help others in the community. Philanthropy is very important. Delta Gamma does so much to help folks in their community and their national philanthropy is on service for site. They have even partnered with TOMS for The Great Fight for Sight.
    • Sorority Spotlight ~ Alpha Phi

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

       

        

      Alpha Phi is a women's fraternity that was founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872.  Alpha Phi was the third Greek-letter organization for women and was founded by Clara Bradley Wheeler Baker Brudette, Hattie Florence Chidester Lukens, Martha Emily Foote Crow, Ida Arabella Gilbert DeLamanter Houghton, Jane Sara Higham, Kate Elizabeth Hogoboom Gilbert, Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults, Rena A. Michaels Atchison, Louise Viola Shepard Hancock and Clara Sittser Williams.  These ten founders were pioneers when it came to higher education for women.

      During this time in history it didn't seem necessary for women to attend colleges and universities but these women - and others like them - felt very differently. It wasn't an easy time and having the friendships and support of other women who were facing the same struggles made all the difference.

      According to the Alpha Phi website their purpose is as follows:

      The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character;
      unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members.

       

      In all that we do, we try to obey God's principles of justice and right. We have
      banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid
      each other through a constant watchcare always given in love.

       

      We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth.

       

      We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this
      ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking
      intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity.

      And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend
      a helping hand to one another.

       ~ Constitution of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Incorporated, Article II

       

      Alpha Phi are innovative thinkers and they are committed to empowering women. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation they officially adopted Cardiac Care and raise funds to support programs that focus on studying the symptoms of women's heart disease, its treatment and prevention.

       

    • Sorority Spotlight ~ Alpha Kappa Alpha

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

        

      Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
      Mascot: None
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
      Flower: Tea Rose

       

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded at Howard University in Washington DC on January 15, 1908 and was incorporated January 29, 1913.  It was also the very first Greek lettered sorority to be founded by African-American women. These women - who were only one generation removed from slavery -  were determined to make the most of their college experience and help others do the same.

       

        

      The founding members of Alpha Kappa Alpha were Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, Anna Easter Brown, Beulah Burke, Lillie Burke, Marjorie Hill, Margaret Flagg Holmes, Lavinia Norman, Lucy Slowe and Marie Woolfolk Taylor. Ethel Hedgeman was inspired by her future husband George Lyle, who was a charter member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Howard. With Ethel as the temporary chairperson, they wrote up their constitution, chose a motto and picked the sorority colors.

      After about four years the 20+ memebers decided they wanted to have a larger impact on their community. They also wanted to completely transform the sorority by changing their colors, constituion and letters. It was proposed that they should be known as Delta Sigma Theta but several people - including the founders - disagreed with the changes, instead theymoved forward as Alpah Kappa Alpha and in January 1913 they became nationally incorporated. In the fall of 1914 a second chapter was formed at the University of Chicago and today there are currently 900 chapters.

       

       

       Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has always be very dedicated to preserving and advocating for basic human rights. Their signature program initiatives include; Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) initiatives, health initiatives, global poverty, economic security initiatives, social justice and human rights initiatives and internal leadership training for external services initiatives. To learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha service initiatives visit the AKA official website.

       

       

    • Alpha Epsilon Phi

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

       

      In 1909 - at Barnard College - seven Jewish women met to form a "club" that would later become known as the sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. In the early 1900s it was very rare for women to attend college but in 1907 Barnard College opened its doors to young ladies of well-to-do families. Helen Phillips was the one who came up with the idea of starting the group. She along with Ida Beck, Rose Gerstein, Augustina Hess, Lee Reiss, Stella Strauss, and Rose Salmowitz founded Alpha Epsilon Phi on October 24th, 1909. The women shared common heritage, interests and an appreciation for true friendship. Their goal was to form a group that would help foster lifelong friendship and provide a home away from home for its members.

       

       

      Currently Alpha Epsilon Phi has over 100 chapters and over 80,000 initiated members. Although it is a Jewish sorority they are not a religious organization. According the Alpha Epsilon Phi official website "...membership (is) open to all college women, regardless of religion, who honor, respect and appreciate our Jewish identity and are comfortable in a culturally Jewish environment."  Young women who are part of a legacy are given careful consideration when pledging but  it is not guaranteed a bid.

      Philanthropy and service  are a big part of being an Alpha Epsilon Phi member. From the very beginning their focus was to assist Jewish war survivors, provide scholarships and aid in educational endeavors.  While members are involved in many philanthropic projects their two official philanthropic are the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Sharsheret.

       

       

    • Sorority in the Spotlight ~ Alpha Chi Omega

       

       

      Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
      Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
      Flower: Red Carnation

       

       

      Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana -- October 15, 1885.  In 1885 the Dean of this prestigious music school  invited seven young women to start a women's fraternity -- Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy DuBois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms and Estelle Leonard. This talented group of young women included 2 singers, 3 pianists, a composer and a cellist/ violinist/ bassist.

      In the beginning, association with the music school was preferred however, the women's fraternity was never strictly a musical organization. Its members actually graduated from several departments within the university. The founders selected the greek letter A (Alpha) because it was the very first sorority started at a school of music, they chose Ω (Omega) because they believed that they would also be the last fraternity of this kind. "Kai" (meaning and) was also added but later changed to Χ (Chi).

      Today there are 132 chapters of Alpha Chi Omega at colleges and universities across the country, with over 200,000 lifetime members. Currently, almost all the chapters are working to end domestic violence. They do this by volunteering at women's shelters, collecting clothing and other need supplies for women and children living in the shelters, and staffing domestic violence hotlines.

      Any woman who is part of a legacy - meaning her mother, grandmother  and great-grandmother are Alpha Chi Omega members - has an excellent chance at being accepted into the organization as well. Those strong connections are very important but being a legacy doesn't necessarily guarantee membership. Also, Alumna Initiates are women who weren't Alpha Chi Omega members in college and may have graduated many years ago. Alpha Chi Omega offers these women a fantastic opportunity to be part of the organization and benefit from all the wonderful things being a part of Alpha Chi Omega, has to offer.

    • Sorority Symbols, Mascots and More

       

      At Charming Chick we carry a large variety of sorority jewelry. If you are looking for the perfect gift to congratulate a young woman who has just become - or is - a sorority member, we have beautiful jewelry that proudly displays their greek letters as well as the mascots they adore.

      Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

        

      Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
      Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
      Flower: Red Carnation

       

      Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

        

      Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
      Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
      Jewel: The Diamond
      Colors: Azure Blue and White
      Flower: Woodland Violet

       

       

       Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

       

      Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
      Mascot: Squirrel
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Red, buff and green
      Flower: Red and buff rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

        

      Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
      Mascot: None
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
      Flower: Tea Rose

       

        

       

       

      Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

       

      Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
      Mascot: Panda
      Jewel: Ruby
      Colors: Cardinal
      Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear 
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
      Mascot: Golden Eagle
      Symbol: Sturdy Oak
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
      Flower: Forget-me-not

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

       

      Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
      Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
      Symbol: Phoenix
      Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
      Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
      Flower: Narcissus and Aster

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

       

      Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
      Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
      Symbol: Anchor
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
      Flower: Yellow Rose

        

       

       

      Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

       

      Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
      Mascot: Betxi Bear
      Symbol: Quill
      Colors: Double Blue and Gold
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

       

       

       

      Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
      Mascot: Owl
      Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
      Colors: Cardinal and straw
      Flower: White Carnation

       

       

       

      Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
      Mascot: Dolphin
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
      Flower: Pansy

        

       

       

      Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

       

      Open Motto: "Do Good."
      Mascot: Hannah Doll
      Symbol: Anchor
      Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
      Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

        

       

       

      Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Turtle
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
      Badge: Roman Lamp

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

       

      Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
      Mascot: Unicorn
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
      Flower: The lovely purple iris

       

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

       

      Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Jewel: Jade
      Colors: Navy blue and silver
      Flower: Blue Rose

       

       

       

      Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

       

      Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
      Mascot: White Seal
      Symbol: Crescent
      Colors: Brown and Mode
      Flower: Pink Carnation

       

       

       

      Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

       

      Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
      Mascot: Kite
      Symbol: Key
      Colors: Black and Gold
      Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

       

       

       

      Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
      Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
      Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Owl
      Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
      Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

       

       

       

      Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

       

      Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
      Mascot: Phoenix
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
      Flower: Orchid

       

       

       

      Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

       

      Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
      Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
      Symbol: Quatrefoil
      Colors: Rose and White
      Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

       

       

       

       

      Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Aim High"
      Mascot: Sphinx
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: King Blue and Gold
      Flower: American Beauty Rose

       

       

       

       

      Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

       

      Mascot: Angel
      Symbol: Arrow
      Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
      Flower: Wine Carnation

       

       

       

      Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

       

      Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
      Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
      Flower: Golden Tea Rose

       

       

       

      Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

       

      Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
      Mascot: Dove, Heart
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Maroon and Lavender
      Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

       

       

       

      Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
      Mascot: Sailboat
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and White
      Flower: Purple Violet

       

       

       

      Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
      Mascot: Penguin
      Symbol: Compass
      Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
      Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
      Mascot: Crown, strawberry
      Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
      Flower: White Violet

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