Financial Literacy for Delta Gammas

When we think of health and safety, often the things that come to mind are healthy eating, physical fitness, mental wellbeing, peace of mind in our homes or having a safety-tested vehicle. How often do you think of financial planning and personal finance as key to your health and safety? We want you to feel empowered to educate yourself and become more confident in talking about money, planning for your future and being an independent decision-maker related to your financial health. By educating yourself and making informed decisions, you will find financial well-being possible.  

Funded by the Delta Gamma Foundation, these resources are designed just for Delta Gamma members, to assist you in gaining confidence in your own finances. Simply click into each section to explore the specific modules with resources, videos and other helpful information to learn at your own pace. 

Visit the Financial Literacy Library!

Hope Serving

The Hope Serving: Service-Learning Experience offers both collegiate and alumnae Delta Gammas the opportunity to participate in hands-on service related to our service for sight mission and develop as leaders on a local, regional and (inter)national level. The Hope Serving program encourages learning and critical thinking through hands-on service, community involvement, civic and social justice education.

 As a result of the Hope Serving experience, each participant will be able to:

  • Describe and emulate the Service for Sight mission.
  • Engage in lifelong service endeavors.
  • Create collumnae relationships.
  • Assess how Service for Sight impacts her as an individual.
  • Convey a rich understanding of the population served, and how this understanding parallels her sisterhood experience. 
  • Develop and articulate a deeper understanding of herself.  

Lewis Institute

Lewis Institute provides students with the opportunity to explore values congruence, identify their leadership style and strengths, understand successful approaches to conflict and develop an action plan or vision focused on systemic issues resulting in positive change.

Delta Gamma recognizes the significance of developing our members’ leadership capacity and the purposeful learning that occurs through values-based leadership programs. As a result, the Delta Gamma Fraternity and Foundation are committed to fund one woman from each collegiate chapter to attend the Lewis Institute. Check out this video from a past session of Lewis Institute.

Act with Intention: Health and Wellness Education

Beginning fall 2022, we are excited to provide new programming focused on the health and well-being of our members. Every four years, members participate in a series of rotational program offerings:

  • Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP)
  • You Can Help A Sister (Mental Health)
  • Redefine the Path (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).

These programs are conducted by trained facilitators and are funded by the Delta Gamma Foundation. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in programs such as the Human Dignity Workshop and Mock Trial.

Anchored in Courage

Prior to initiation, new members will engage in Xcelasone (excel-as-one), an interactive education program that empowers participants to make safer, healthier and more compassionate choices. This program supports the early development of new members while promoting the values of the Fraternity.

Additionally, The Courage Award recognizes members, new members and higher education professionals who find the courage to stand up to protect their dignity and/or that of others. Learn more about the Courage Award process in the DG library.

Mental Health and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Delta Gamma is deeply committed to supporting our sisters’ mental health. Multiple programs empower members to engage with their mental health, including opportunities to become trained in Mental Health First Aid and QPR, a suicide prevention framework. 

Additionally, several programs focused on mental health and wellness are available in our collegiate education program, DG Dialogues, including “Behind Happy Faces: Understanding Mental Health,” “Behind Happy Faces: Talk to a Sister” and “Safe Medication Practices for Life.”

In addition to these programs, Delta Gamma also has further mental health resources available to all members, like our Mental Health Resource Guide and a guide to support a sister who may have experienced racial harm, and partnering with organizations like the JED Foundation.

Our Partnership with OneStudent

Delta Gamma is committed to creating a Culture of Care – one that supports women and gives them the resources they need to confront sexual violence. One in five women will be sexually assaulted by the time they graduate college, according to The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study. Delta Gamma partnered with One Student to help lead the conversation on consent and sexual empowerment. Through this partnership we are committed to providing resources to empower our collegiate and alumnae members. Click here to view a webinar from Kelly & Becca, founders of One Student.

Creating a Culture of Consent     |     Supporting Survivors     |     Raising Respectful Humans

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