WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE
EPSILON DELTA CHAPTER
for hope. for strength. for life.
The History of Delta Gamma
Delta Gamma was founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort Leonard in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi. The Founders sought to maintain high ideals and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in order to exemplify college women at their best.
Today, Delta Gamma is an international women's fraternity that continues to place a strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership, and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for excellence and offers the programming and support to help each member reach that commitment. Delta Gamma offers its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime.
Delta Gamma's membership has grown to more than 142,000 women worldwide with 146 collegiate chapters and more than 250 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada,
"Sisterhood is many things:
It's a warm smile on a cold and rainy day...
a friendly hug..
a cheerful hello...
It's all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better.
It's knowing that there will always be someone there for you.
It's dreams shared, and goals achieved.
It's counting on others and being counted on.
It is real."
Motto: "Do Good"
Wash & Jeff: 1989
Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue
Flower: Cream-colored Rose