Sorority Spotlight: Delta Delta Delta reaches out with many ways of friendship, service

CAPA members might recognize “Poseidon’s Readers” from the well-publicized Tri Delta book club. Its name derives from the Tri Delta symbol, patron Greek divinity Poseidon, god of the sea. The reading group garners membership from Panhellenic and non-Greek members alike, fostering new friendships.

Last month, Poseidon’s Readers discussed THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah, a New York Times bestselling author who also happens to be a Tri Delta. What fun! Yes, yours truly recently signed up and is enjoying the depth, knowledge and laughter of this friendly group.

History

The Delta Delta Delta (a.k.a. Tri Delta) sorority draws its purpose from the founding of the group on Thanksgiving Eve, 1888, at Boston University. There were already three organizations at the college, however, two friends got together and made the decision to create a new group “that would be kind to all and think more of the girl’s inner self and character than of her personal appearance.”

Strong words in Victorian USA, the two individuals who spoke them founded a bond of friendship, education and a network of support for women of many backgrounds, lasting more than 130 years.

Service

Today, with executive offices in Dallas, TX, Tri Delta boasts 141 collegiate chapters and 254 alumnae chapters, making it one of the largest sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference in North America.

Nationally, the sorority sponsors Children’s Cancer Research partnered
with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Locally, Tri Delta feature programs to benefit health and welfare of the community. Northeast Ohio’s local alumnae chapter sponsors its annual Mad for Metro event in March, the latest one being held March 29.

Check out the book club, too!

Submitted by Pat Magee-Nemetz,
Delegate, Alpha Gamma Delta
Sources: tridelta.org; Wikipedia; local
Tri Delta alumnae

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