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150 Years

  • Delta Gamma Celebrates 150th Founders Day 

    March 15, 2024, officially marks 150 years of the Do Good Sisterhood. Founded in 1873 at Lewis School in Oxford, Mississippi, Delta Gamma has more than 260,000 initiated members, 149 collegiate chapters and more than 170 alumnae groups. 

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  • Delta Gamma Announces Digital Archives Project

    For Immediate Release:  Contact: Mallory Borino, Director of Marketing and Communications, Delta Gamma Announces Digital Archives Project Columbus, Ohio [February 20, 2024]— In honor of the sesquicentennial milestone, Delta Gamma Fraternity has partnered with HistoryIT to digitize over 150 years of archival treasures currently stored and displayed at Executive Offices (EO). This project will […]

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  • Delta Gamma 71st Biennial Convention 

    Join sisters beneath the California palms to conduct DG business and celebrate 150 years of sisterhood. Delta Gamma's 71st Biennial Convention will be held June 27-30 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. 

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  • From the Archives: Article II

    What better Delta Gamma artifact to start the sesquicentennial year with than Article II? The origin of Article II goes back to our very founding. The very first Constitution was written the night Delta Gamma was created. Anna, Eva and Mary were sitting on “Old father Noah”, the name they had given the large four-poster bed in their room when they decided to form a society for mutual helpfulness. Learn more about the story behind the formation of Article II.

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  • From the Archives: Centennial Quilt  

    In 1973, to celebrate Delta Gamma turning 100 years old, Officer Training Seminar (OTS) was held in Oxford, Mississippi, June 20–26. Kathryn Bell Gray, Mu-Missouri, who served as Fraternity President from 1972–1973, asked delegates to participate in a quilting bee as part of the centennial celebration. Learn more about one of the largest items in the Archives, the Centennial Quilt.

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  • From the Archives: The First Delta Gamma Cookbook  

    The first Delta Gamma cookbook was proposed to help fund Delta Gamma’s scholarship program. This project was led by the Minneapolis alumnae chapter. Compiled from recipes sent in by members, it was published in 1912. Learn more about the first Delta Gamma Cookbook, which features several recipes from two of our Founders.

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  • From the Archives: The First Alumnae Chapter

    The story of Delta Gamma’s first alumnae chapter reflects an important cultural moment in the United States in the 19th century. Learn more about the history of Delta Gamma's first alumnae group, featuring an article published in the Cleveland Press in 1968, which details some of the remarkable history of the first alumnae chapter.

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  • From the Archives: Lewis School Door

    Sometimes, the most seemingly mundane, everyday object can have an extraordinary history and symbolism. This is the case with this door from the Lewis School. Learn more about one of the oldest artifacts in the Frances Lewis Stevenson Archives at Executive Offices.

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  • 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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