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150 Years

  • From the Archives: The First Delta Gamma Songbook

    Music and songs have been a part of the history of Delta Gamma from its very early days. The publication of the first Delta Gamma songbook came after several years of discussion and frequent changes in who was responsible for its compilation and publication. While some of this early history is murky much of it can be traced through the Convention minutes.

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  • Let’s Spell it Together: S-E-S-Q-U-I-C-E-N-T-E-N-N-I-A-L

    Since 1881, Delta Gammas have gathered at Convention with the purpose of accomplishing the business of the Fraternity and shaping its future direction. Sigma-Northwestern collegians summarized their 1902 Convention attendance aptly: “Perhaps the best lesson that Convention teaches us all ... is to work not only for the good of our individual chapters but also for the good of our Fraternity as a whole.” Days and evenings are punctuated by banquets, speeches, the sweet melody of Delta Gamma songs and reveling in sisterhood.

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  • 2022 Convention Awards

    2022 Convention Awards On Saturday, June 25 2022, Delta Gamma Fraternity presented and celebrated the 2022 Convention Award winners. Below you will find a description of each award and the award recipients. George Banta Award Recognizing collegiate chapters that have been established for between two and five years, the George Banta Award honors a young […]

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  • Celebrating Eighty Years of the Delta Gamma Executive Offices

    2022 marks 80 years of Delta Gamma having a dedicated office. This timeline (a virtual experience of the Archives Exhibit featured at Convention 2022) weaves through the history of Executive Offices, the spaces it has occupied, and just a few of the people who have made the work accomplished there possible.

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  • Long Live the Letter H

    Our seal has gone through numerous iterations during significant events or times in our history, yet many were incorrect due to various turns of events and mistakes which could be seen as a comedy of errors worthy of William Shakespeare himself. From 1877 until 2022, there are seven variations on the seal, many with mistaken founding dates or lettering.

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  • Samara’s Story: Reflecting on My Asian Identity

    ​Meet Samara Morris, Alpha Zeta-Lawrence! She is a senior studying music education and clarinet performance and recently served as her chapter president during the 2020-2021 academic year. This month we are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and we are honored to be sharing stories from our members to provide members the opportunity to lean into our value of educational and cultural interests as outlined in Article II. Samara was adopted from China as an infant and she hopes to share this formative experience with other members of the Do Good Sisterhood.

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