Chapter Cheat Sheet

 

Wait, Delta Gamma and Delta Zeta are not the same thing? And one has three Deltas? Why are Alpha “Phi” and Gamma “Phi” Beta pronounced differently? Sorority chapters and the Greek alphabet can be confusing at first glance. And second glance. Okay, it can take a while. But HCDU has partnered  with DU Panhellenic for your ultimate sorority “cheat cheat”, and soon enough, you’ll know your DZs from your DGs like a “Chi O” pro.

Alpha Phi:

 

Nickname:

A Phi

Colors:

Bordeaux, Silver

Symbols:

Ivy

Founding Date:

October 10, 1872

Founding School:

Syracuse University

Flower:

Lily of the Valley, Forget-Me-Not

Philanthropy:

Alpha Phi Foundation in support of Women's Heart Health

Philanthropy Event:

Red Dress 

 

“The women I've met in Alpha Phi have pushed me to be the best version of myself. I would have never had the courage to run for President until my friends in Alpha Phi gave me the confidence to do it!” - President Liz Jones

 

Chi Omega:

 

Nickname:

Chi O

Colors:

Cardinal, Straw

Symbols:

Owl, Skull, Crossbones

Founding Date:

April 5, 1895

Founding School:

University of Arkansas

Flower:

White Carnation

Philanthropy:

Make A Wish

Philanthropy Event:

Wish Week

 

“For me, Chi Omega is home because of the people here - my chapter has given me people who know me better than anyone else and who constantly encourage me to become the best person I can be. Thanks to Chi O, I have sisters who inspire me to do great things and allow me to support them in return. Chi O has given me sisters to live life with - whether we're studying late at a coffee shop, serving kids at Children's Hospital, skiing in Colorado's amazing mountains, or adventuring to a new restaurant in Denver - I know I'm never alone. My hope for all women going through recruitment is that they have a chance to find their people, and to find their home.” -President Erin Beasley

 

 

 

 

Delta Delta Delta

 

Nickname:

Tri Delt, Tri Delta

Colors:

Blue, Silver, Gold

Symbols:

Dolphin, Peal, Pine, Trident

Founding Date:

November 27, 1888

Founding School:

Boston University

Flower:

Pansy

Philanthropy:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Philanthropy Event:

DHOP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Gamma:

 

Nickname:

DG, DEEG

Colors:

Bronze, Pink, Blue

Symbols:

Anchor

Founding Date:

December 25, 1873

Founding School:

Oxford

Flower:

Cream-Colored Rose

Philanthropy:

Service for Sight

Philanthropy Event:

Anchor Cup

 

“My chapter has felt like home because it's the support system that is always there for me whenever I need it.  I knew traveling far from home for school would mean I would need a strong support system. When I went through recruitment and met Delta Gamma, I knew it was right for me.  The women were incredibly welcoming and genuine. As us seniors say, Delta Gamma is the place where you can always find comfort, someone to crawl into bed with when your having a tough day, and someone to always walk you home when you feel lonely.” -President Carson Beineman

 

Delta Zeta:

Nickname:

DZ

Colors:

Rose and Green

Symbols:

Roman Lamps, turtle

Founding Date:

October 24, 1902

Founding School:

Miami University

Flower:

Pink Killarney Rose

Philanthropy:

Speech and Hearing; The Painted Turtle; The Starkey Hearing Foundation

Philanthropy Event:

Big Man on Campus

“I am so proud to be Greek! My involvement with Fraternity and Sorority Life at DU has not only improved my leadership skills and overall confidence but given me a broader community outlook and desire to make a difference. Through Delta Zeta specifically, I have made lifelong friends and formed everlasting memories.  I am beyond grateful for the support of my DZ sisters and the FSL community as a whole throughout my college years.” -President Sydney Finley

 

 

 

 

 

Gamma Phi Beta:

 

Nickname:

GPhi, Gamma Phi

Colors:

Brown, Mode (Pink)

Symbols:

Crescent, Ladybug

Founding Date:

founded upon a rock 1874

Founding School:

Syracuse University

Flower:

Carnation - pink

Philanthropy:

Girls on the Run, Campfire USA

Philanthropy Event:

Moonball