Panhellenic Sororities at the University of Alberta

This year, as you consider all the new clubs you should join, consider joining a women's fraternity. A sorority is essentially the club that encompasses everything you may be looking for: leadership opportunities, philanthropy, social events, and an international community of like-minded women. Going through sorority recruitment, which is run by Panhellenic (an umbrella organization for 26 national women's sororities throughout the United States and Canada), allows you to choose from 4 panhellenic sorority houses at the University of Alberta. The recruitment process takes six days on our campus, allowing women time to visit each house and determine the right fit for them. To give you a little head start, below are the 4 Panhellenic sororities at the University of Alberta, and some facts about them.


Alpha Gamma Delta 


AGD was founded on May 30, 1904, at Syracuse University. Their colors are red, buff, and green and their mascot is a squirrel. Their flower is a red and buff rose with green asparagus plumosa fern. Their jewel is a pearl. Their motto is ‘live with purpose’. Their philanthropic focus is fighting hunger and there are are currently 198 chapters in the USA and Canada.


Delta Gamma


DG was founded on December 25, 1873, in Lewis School for Girls. Their colors are bronze, pink, and blue and their symbol is an anchor. Their flower is a cream colored rose. Their motto is ‘do good’. Their philanthropic focus is service for sight (Delta Gamma Foundation) and there are currently 150 chapters in the USA and Canada.


Kappa Alpha Theta


Theta was founded on January 27, 1870, at DePauw University. Their colors are black and gold and their symbol is a kite. Their flower is a black and gold pansy and their motto is ‘leading women’. Their philanthropic focus is CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and there are are currently 212 chapters in the USA and Canada.


Pi Beta Phi


Pi Phi was founded onApril 28, 1867, at Monmouth College. Their colors are wine and silver blue and their mascot is an angel. Their symbol is an arrow and their flower is a wine carnation. Their philanthropic focus is Read > Lead > Achieve and there are currently 208 chapters in the USA and Canada.

To learn more about sorority recruitment at the University of Alberta, drop by clubs fair and speak to any  of the four sorority tables or the Panhellenic table for more information.