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When going through recruitment, it can be difficult to research every sorority on campus. When I went through recruitment, I wished that I had a little cheat sheet to look at all the sororities. So, for all the girls going through recruitment this year — here’s your “little cheat sheet!” hopefully it helps you navigate which sorority is which and which ones spark your interest!

Alpha Chi Omega – First chartered at Oregon State in 1915, Alpha Chi Omega has 135 chapters across the country. Their flower is the red carnation and colors are scarlet red and olive green. ΑΧΟ’s philanthropy is Domestic Violence Prevention.

“Together let us seek the heights.”

Alpha Gamma Delta – There are over 180 ΑΓΔ chapters throughout the country. Their symbol is a red and buff rose with green asparagus plumosa fern. Alpha Gamma Delta was founded at Syracuse University in New York in 1904. Their philanthropy is the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, Diabetes Awareness and Education.

“Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.”

Alpha Omicron Pi – First established at Columbia University in New York in 1897, ΑΟΠ has over 150,000 members across the country. Their color is cardinal and their symbol is the ruby. The Alpha Rho Chapter at Oregon State was recolonized in 2013 and was officially an installed chapter as of March 2014. Their main philanthropy is the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization.

“Exceed the Expectation.”

Alpha Phi– The Beta Upsilon chapter of ΑΦ was established in 1947 and their symbol is the Ivy Leaf. Alpha Phi supports women’s cardiac research as their philanthropy and has events to raise money. Alpha Phi is also one of only three international sororities.

“Union Hand in Hand.”

Chi Omega – Established at Oregon State in 1917, ΧΩ is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with over 330,000 members. Their symbol is the owl and colors are cardinal and straw. Their philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and since 2002 they have raised over 12.9 million dollars nationally for Make-A-Wish.

“To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed.”

Delta Delta Delta – Founded at Boston College in 1888, ΔΔΔ now has over 138 collegiate chapters. Their colors are silver, gold, and blue with their symbols being a dolphin, pearl and the pine tree. Nationally, Tri Delta raised 15 million dollars over the course of three and a half years to help build a patient care floor in St. Jude Child’s Care Center. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is their main philanthropy.

“Let us steadfastly love one another.”

Delta Gamma – Three women at the Lewis School for Girls founded ΔΓ in 1873. There are currently 146 collegiate chapters nationwide and their symbol is the anchor. Since 1936 Service for Sight has been their main philanthropy, and they have raised over 2.8 million dollars to promote sight preservation and assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

“Do Good.”

Kappa Alpha Theta – Charted at Oregon State in 1917, ΚΑΘ has supported Court Appointed Special Advocates that impact the lives of foster children. Theta now has over 130 collegiate chapters across the United States and Canada. Their symbols are twin stars and a kite and their colors are black and gold.

“Faith, hope, love – these three, but the greatest of these is love.”

Kappa Delta – Founded in 1897 at the State Female Normal School in Richmond Virginia, ΚΔ’s colors are olive green and pearl white. Since 1988 the Alpha Kappa chapter has raised over $290,000 for child abuse prevention and education in the Corvallis community. They also support Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. as another philanthropy.

“Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.”

Kappa Kappa Gamma – Charted at Oregon State in 1919, ΚΚΓ’s mascot is the owl and their colors are dark blue and light blue. Kappa partners with Reading is Fundamental and supports it’s own members with their Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation that can help a woman in a time of crisis or with a scholarship.


Sigma Kappa – Five female students founded ΣΚ in1874 at Colby College. Currently there are over 116 collegiate chapters in the country. Their colors are maroon and lavender and their jewel is the pearl. They tend to multiple philanthropies such as; Inherit the Earth, Gerontology research, Maine Sea Coast Mission, and Alzheimer’s Disease research.

“One heart, One Way.”

We hope this helps you all navigate recruitment a little bit better! HCXO!

Volleyball player and English major at Oregon State!
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