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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.

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