Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) was founded in Oxford, Mississippi in 1873 and has become an international fraternity based on the motto, "Do Good." Members work to live this motto in daily life. Its primary purpose is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the finest qualities of character. Friendships with members last a lifetime!
The Zeta Alpha chapter of Delta Gamma is proud to have over one hundred girls here at Villanova to call sisters. Voted Chapter of the Year in 2011, we are only growing stronger as a sorority and are proud to represent Delta Gamma on campus and beyond!
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In 1936 Delta Gamma adopted Service for Sight as our national philanthropy in order to help a visually impaired sister, Ruth Billow. For the past 85 years, Delta Gammas across the United States and Canada have helped people who are visually impaired of all ages. Through our Foundation, Delta Gamma has established five centers for children who are visually impaired. The Delta Gamma Foundation has awarded over $2.8 million dollars to organizations across the United States who share our mission. Delta Gamma has funded Braille books for schools, guide dogs, and genetic research on vision loss. Delta Gammas “do good” by completing over 250,000 service hours with those who are visually impaired each year. In addition to our overarching Foundation, Service for Sight, we also serve through our Golden Anchor Program, in which we volunteer with the elderly, and by donating box tops to local schools. Most recently, Delta Gamma announced Joining Forces, our collaboration with all the branches of the United States military to aid our heroes who have sustained injuries related to vision loss.
Each semester our chapter here at Villanova is directly involved with over 600 hours of service for our philanthropy. We do everything from volunteering at goalball tournaments held by the Blind Sports Organization to delivering needed goods to the VA in Philly. It really is the most amazing hands-on service opportunity when we serve our local community. We also host two fundraising events on campus each year: AnchorSlam, which is a volleyball tournament at the Oreo, has been held each year since 2018. In the spring, we host our annual philanthropy event, DG Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet. The line of Nova students waiting to eat our homemade desserts always wraps around Cafe Nova.
2011: Chapter of the Year
2012: Panhellenic's "Best Recruitment" & "Best Scholarship"