Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ)

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Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women's fraternity that promotes academic excellence, philanthropic giving, ongoing leadership and personal development and above all, a spirit of loving sisterhood. Guided by our Purpose, Alpha Gamma Deltas strive to attain a higher standard, thereby improving their lives, the lives of those around them and the communities in which they live. Together, we continually work to inspire the woman and impact the world.

Take a few minutes to explore our site and find out more about Alpha Gam on Villanova's campus!

HISTORY

Alpha Gamma Delta was officially founded on May 30, 1904, at the home of Dr. Wellesley Perry Coddington, a professor at Syracuse University, who was instrumental in the early development of Alpha Gamma Delta. Each of the Fraternity's 11 Founders were progressive and influential women who selflessly contributed to the foundation and growth of Alpha Gamma Delta. Since the founding, collegiate chapters have been installed at 194 colleges and universities across North America and more than 183,000 women have become Alpha Gam sisters. Guided by our Purpose, Alpha Gamma Delta sisters impact our communities and contribute to the world's work.

Lambda Gamma chapter at Villanova was installed on April 20th, 2013.

New Members
Our wonderful new members celebrating on Bid Day!
Sisters Group
sisters

EXECUTIVE BOARD

POSITION NAME EMAIL
President Libby Swett eswett@villanova.edu
VP Member Development Grace Hogan ghogan3@villanova.edu
VP Recruitment Alexa Major amajor1@villanova.edu
VP Operations Elisabeth Schiltz eschiltz@villanova.edu
VP Scholarship Claire Katchur ckatchur@villanova.edu
VP Campus Relations Ellen Lyman elyman@villanova.edu
VP Finance Sarah Zazzu szazzu@villanova.edu
Philanthropy Michaela Puccinelli mpuccin1@villanova.edu

ALPHA GAM AT VILLANOVA

Passion and purpose define Alpha Gams at Villanova. From taking on leadership roles in on-campus organizations like Blue Key and Special Olympics, excelling academically in every college across campus, and saving time for fun sisterhood events like retreats and movie nights, Alpha Gams know how to balance sorority life. Cheering on Villanova Basketball, staying up late studying, and attending multiple functions a semester is made so much better with sisters by your side!

PHILANTHROPY

In Alpha Gamma Delta we have two main functions of philanthropy: service and fundraising. Service is the hands-on component of giving back to our communities. Fundraising entails any monetary donation to an organization.

Alpha Gamma Delta’s philanthropic focus is fighting hunger. One in eight Americans and one in eight Canadians struggle with hunger. It's a cause that knows no bounds. It affects every race, age and community. Including the communities where we are placed. That is why we want to be a part of the solution. Through partnering with national and local organizations, we are able to make an impact on our communities.

We are proud partners of Feeding America and Meals on Wheels. Through these partnerships we're able to provide awareness on a national level while also partnering with local agencies where our collegiate chapters and alumnae chapters/clubs are located.        

Feeding America
Meals on Wheels

Our impact is enhanced through fundraising for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation. They provide fighting hunger grants to various organizations that are doing their part in their local community to fight hunger. Learn more about the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and all that they do to support scholarship, leadership, and service.


SYMBOLS AND COLORS

Colors:  Red, Buff, and Green
Jewel:   Pearl
Flower: Red and Buff roses, Green asparagus plumosa fern
Mascot: Squirrel
Motto:  Inspire the Woman. Impact the World.

RECENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  International Headquarters Awards

  • 2014 International Convention: New Chapter Achievement Award
  • 2015 TLC - Recruitment Decor Honorable Mention for our Coffee House Philanthropy Round
  • 2016 International Convention - Joy of Service Award, Honor Roll
  • 2016/2017 Pearl Scholarship Society
  • 2016/2017 Jewel Philanthropic Society

  Villanova Greek Life Awards

  • Spring 2017 #1 Panhellenic GPA
  • Spring 2017 Greek Week Panhellenic 2nd Place
  • Spring 2016 Greek Week Panhellenic Winners
  • 2016 Panhellenic Scholarship Award 
  • 2014 Panhellenic Leadership Development Award

FAMOUS MEMBERS

  • Margaret Moffat: directed the first Meals on Wheels
  • Karen McCullah: screenwriter and novelist (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She’s the Man)
  • Millie McWilliams Jeffrey: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient; labor, civil, and women’s rights activist 


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