A letter from our president
Welcome to Delta Gamma at Arizona State University! My name is Madison Magrosky and I’m our chapter president. I am so excited to share a little bit about this chapter and the women who make it so special.
My freshman year I wasn't sure Greek life was for me. After seeing the friendships and memories being made by my peers who joined, I decided to go through recruitment as a sophomore. I immediately felt at home in Delta Gamma because the conversations I was having felt like I was talking to my best friend. College goes by in the blink of an eye so as I enter my senior year, I can't imagine this time without my sisters.
The sisterhood in Delta Gamma has helped shape me into the woman I am today. As a new member I was very shy and did not have a lot of leadership experience. Through the welcoming nature and support of my sisters I got more involved and eventually ran for Vice President: Foundation. This position helped me learn so much about myself and my passions. Following that, I ran for president last fall and would not change this experience for anything! This chapter has allowed me to surround myself with such caring and dedicated women. Delta Gamma gives you an unmatchable support system and I am so thankful to have found this.
While we are all at Arizona State University for our academics, Greek life allows you to make memories and friendships to supplement that experience. Some of my best college experiences were with my sisters, whether it was sisterhood events like roller skating, hanging out at our house at the Greek Leadership Village or finding my future roommate. However, academics will always be the top priority so I have loved having my sisters to have study dates with, tutoring sessions or for just an extra boost of confidence going into an exam!
Something that really stood out to me during recruitment and continues to be something I love about this chapter is our involvement. We are incredibly hands-on with our philanthropy, Service for Sight, which supports our local chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind as well as the Phoenix location of the Foundation for Blind Children. Beyond our philanthropy, many of our women have internships, jobs, and leadership positions in organizations on campus.
My sisters truly inspire me each and everyday and I am beyond thankful to have found them! I am so honored to be able to represent this incredible chapter full of remarkable women. Being a Delta Gamma is something I will forever cherish as it is not four years, but for life.
Delta Gamma offers to women of all ages a rich heritage based on principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. 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.
Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School
for Girls by three young women who were unable to go home for the Christmas break due to unforeseen weather. Together, Anna Boyd, Mary Comfort and Eva Webb created a club of "mutual helpfulness." They chose the Greek letters Delta and Gamma because of their desire to "Do Good." It remains Delta Gamma's motto today and a driving force in all we do.
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delta gamma today
Delta Gamma has more than 245,000 initiated members with 150 collegiate chapters and more than 374 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada. 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.
official symbols and insignia
Badge: The Golden Anchor
Colors: Bronze, Pink, Blue
Symbol: The Anchor
Flower: Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
Motto: "Do Good"
Mascot: Hannah Doll
Gamma phi chapter
-Established at Arizona State University in 1958
-251 active members
-Housed in the Greek Leadership Village, which is the housing for all sororities and fraternities who elect to live there at Arizona State University.
- 2017 ASU Chapter of the Year + Current 2020-2021 Chapter of the Year
-Awarded the "President's Cup" 2020-2021 as well as numerous other awards.
-Average GPA of 3.6
A letter from our vp membership
My name is Tara Malakian and I am the Vice President of Membership for the Gamma Phi chapter of Delta Gamma at Arizona State University! I am from Scottsdale, Arizona and am a senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Business!
Going through recruitment my freshman year, I didn't entirely know what to expect as I was a first-generation greek. I knew that I was looking for genuine friendships and new experiences. I remember speaking with the women of Delta Gamma and feeling so welcomed and comfortable, like I was talking to a friend I've had for years. Three years later, and I can now confidently say that I've met my best friends, held two leadership positions, developed a passion for philanthropy, and made so many memories.
Joining a sorority has been such a positive and amazing college experience. I truly cannot even think of what my life would be like If I had never had this experience. From countless late night study sessions, sleepovers, date parties, sisterhood events, random adventures, I will truly cherish these memories forever. This sisterhood is not just for four years, but for life! I truly feel like I have grown up with this chapter and I love that I am still so close with sisters who have already graduated.
I am so so excited for you to experience the excitement of going through recruitment and joining a chapter. You’ll get to see just how incredible being a part of a sisterhood is and all the opportunities that come with it. I know the women of Delta Gamma are beyond excited to meet you this fall and show you just how much we love this chapter!
Remember to be yourself & to cherish every moment. I promise these years go by so fast but I know you’ll find everything you're looking for and so much more <3
PANHELLENIc RECRUITMENT AT ARIZONA STATE
The Panhellenic Council hosts Formal Recruitment over the first two weekends of the fall semester. The recruitment process allows potential members to visit each sorority on the first day of recruitment and throughout the two weekends, find a group of women that feels like their home away from home. At the end of each day, chapters will select potential members to invite back to their next event and potential members will prioritize their selections as well. This mutual selection process allows for the best fit for both the chapter and the new member. Although COVID-19 might alter the recruitment process slightly, we still ensure that every potential new member will have the ability to find their home away from home here at Arizona State.
WHY DELTA GAMMA?
Delta Gamma encourages an atmosphere among women that fosters high ideals of friendship, promotes their educational and cultural interests, creates in them a true sense of social responsibility and develops in them the best qualities of character. Every member is unique and yet they all share a single bond of friendship through Delta Gamma.
Delta Gamma is more than just a collegiate experience; it is a lifetime of commitment, support and opportunity. While a member's collegiate experience may include fun social events, chapter meetings and leadership opportunities, her Delta Gamma experience will grow into something much more. When a Delta Gamma looks for her first professional job, when she expands her family, or when she moves to an unfamiliar city; Delta Gamma will be a part of her story.
WHO CAN JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD?
Delta Gamma is proud that each member is valued for her individuality. We are looking for women who will bring the qualities that our members themselves hold near and dear, such as: The best qualities of character, aspiration to belong to an organization with high ideals of friendship, educational and cultural interests, a sense of social responsibility, and a desire to develop on a personal level Being a Delta Gamma is more than joining a chapter of our Fraternity. Joining Delta Gamma is the first step in developing a life-long sisterhood and bonds with women who truly want to make the world a better place and have committed to "Do Good" each day.
OUR FOUNDATION: THE DELTA GAMMA FOUNDATION
DELTA GAMMA IS THE FIRST & ONLY FRATERNITY TO HAVE A NATIONWIDE PHILANTHROPY.
about our foundation
Delta Gamma holds many fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for our foundation. The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight, and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood. In 1873, the Founders of Delta Gamma adopted the motto, “Do Good.” In 2017, all the Delta Gamma collegiate chapters raised $2,376,125 for our philanthropy and foundation.
Today, Delta Gamma's nationwide strive to uphold this ideal through awareness, fundraising, and service. The Delta Gamma Foundation also supports annual scholarships, fellowships, and loans. Service for Sight has been at the heart of DG's philanthropic mission since 1936. The Delta Gamma Foundation has given over $2,800,000 in Service for Sight grants to organizations/schools that share the mission: to promote sight preservation and assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Our foundation also provides need-based and merit-based scholarships and fellowships. In 2017, 576 scholarships and fellowships were awarded to collegians and alumnae.
To read more about our amazing foundation please visit:
OUR PHILANTHROPY: SERVICE FOR SIGHT
OUR PHILANTHROPIC EVENT: ANCHOR SPLASH
We hold our annual Anchor Splash® event to benefit our national foundation: Service for Sight. Our philanthropic event consists of a week of events leading up to the Anchor Splash competition that takes place at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. These events include a Penny Wars Contest, Capture the Anchor, a Percentage Night, and t-shirt sales. During the actual event teams compete in a swimming relay race, save the DG, and synchronized swimming. We are so happy to announce that this year we raised a more than $60,000 for Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Foundation for Blind Children, and The Delta Gamma Foundation.