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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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  • 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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  • Time Travel at its Finest

    Researching stories and gathering images for the sesquicentennial pictorial history, Celebrating 150 Years of Delta Gamma, was fascinating and exhilarating. Little did my co-chair, Maureen McCulloh Hollmeyer, Gamma Rho-Wittenberg, or I know what we would discover. We didn’t even know what we were missing.

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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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  • Founders Focus: Evelyn Webb

    To continue our celebration of 148 years of Delta Gamma, we are taking a deeper look at the lives of our three founders. Learn more about Eva Webb!

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  • Founders Focus: Mary Comfort

    To continue our celebration of 148 years of Delta Gamma, we are taking a deeper look at the lives of our three founders. Learn more about Mary Comfort!

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  • Founders Focus: Anna Boyd

    To kick off our Founders Day celebration we are taking a deeper look at the lives of our three founders. First up, is Anna Boyd, read all about her life!

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  • ​Collegiate Development Consultants: Then and Now

    Our Collegiate Development Consultant (CDC) program celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. So much has changed in the ways of technology and travel for these women but the fact remains: for 75 years, these women have been an integral part in the development and growth of our sisterhood.

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