The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way.
At Boston University in 1888, Sarah Ida Shaw said to Eleanor Dorcas Pond, "Let us found a society that shall be kind alike to all and think more of a girl's inner self and character than of her personal appearance." At that moment, the two friends embarked on their journey to create Delta Delta Delta.
In 1999, Tridelta formed a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital, located in Memphis, TN, runs solely on donations, and no child is turned away from treatment due to a family’s inability to pay. In addition to St. Jude, we also support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which was founded by Alex, a girl with cancer from the Villanova community at the age of four. Although Alex passed away at the tender age of eight, the Foundation has raised more than $45 million in hopes to cure cancer.
The Gamma Beta chapter at Villanova holds various events on campus throughout the academic year in order to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The sisters are proud to announce that for the 2010-2011 academic year, they raised over $30,000 for pediatric cancer research.
When you walk around campus, you can always spot a group of Tridelta girls eating lunch together, at the library together, or hanging out in between classes together. Although they are united by their blue and yellow colors, the bond between sisters goes much deeper. Many times throughout the semester, Trideltas get together for Deltas Only events, which include workshops, speakers, dinners, themed chapter meetings, and much more!
Learn more about Delta Delta Delta at www.tridelta.org