National Founding Date: December 25, 1873
Chapter Founding Date: 1944
Colors: Pink, Blue, and Bronze
Flower: Cream Rose
Values: Learning/Growth, Collaboration, Professionalism, Integrity
Motto: "Do Good" / "For Hope, For Strength, For Life"
Philanthropy: Service for Sight
Dues: First Semester ($779), Average Semester ($459.50 in house, $837.50 out of house)
Purpose and Mission
Our Founders sought to maintain high ideals and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in order to exemplify college women at their best.
Today 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.
Delta Gammas at Carnegie Mellon are well-rounded, dedicated women who are passionate about being involved. As a result, sisters are an integral part of the Carnegie Mellon community and have a strong presence on campus. We are members of clubs and activities ranging from Society of Women Engineers to Dancer's Symposium to The Tartan to Habitat for Humanity to Varsity & Intramural sports teams. We can be found working as tutors, doing research for professors, TAs, office assistants, and even Orientation Counselors. It is our mission to inspire the greater campus community, and not just the Greek Quad.
Sisterhood events: Formal, Friday @ 5 - a weekly activity for sisters to catch up that varies from yoga, to Thanksgiving dinner before fall break, to writing holiday cards for our troops, Date Parties, Socials with Greek and Non-Greek organizations
Our chapter has been a presence on the CMU campus for over 70 years, graduating thousands of women who have lived the values of Delta Gamma and shared them with the Carnegie Mellon community. These values are based upon the ideals of personal integrity, philanthropy, scholarship and, of course Doing Good.
Our academic and philanthropic achievements fail to thoroughly demonstrate what being a part of DG is all about. Through our membership, we have made enduring friendships, gained a countrywide support system, and found a home away from home. We applaud each other's successes, and help each other through individual struggles. Our chapter is made up of incredibly talented, diverse, and accomplished young women, brought together by a commitment to unconditional friendship and self-actualization.
Service and Philanthropy
DGs volunteer weekly at the local Shadyside Nursing Home and hold annual fundraisers. Anchor Clanker and Anchor Slam, to raise money for our philanthropy, Service for Sight. Through this philanthropy, our chapter gives hundreds of hours in service each year to the visually impaired.
National Philanthropy: Service for Sight & Service for Sight: Joining Forces
Signature Event: Anchor Slam & Anchor Clanker
Other Service Activities: Shadyside Nursing Home, Lion's Club Christmas Tree Sale, VisionWalk, Western Penn School for the Blind volunteering
Delta Gamma Beta Nu is proud to be a part of a Panhellenic Community with an overall GPA of 3.30, ranking higher than the CMU all-women's GPA. To maintain this statistic and to continually improve our own academics, DG provides study hours as well as educational and professional workshops each semester. Our sisters are also deeply involved in the campus community, holding leadership roles and participating in other organizations, too numerous to list.
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Programming/Events: Lamp of Knowledge with 4.0 Semester, Semesterly Recognition for 3.5 and above
The Delta Gamma Foundation: The Delta Gamma Foundation supports collegiate members who have proven financial need and student loan debt through our A Need-Based Scholarship Program. Merit-Based Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified, initiated members pursuing undergraduate degrees. Applications are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis from August 1 –April 1.
The Delta Gamma Foundation offers one-time, interest-free student loan, up to $2,000, to initiated members toward their educational expenses. Loan payments begin three months after graduation or leaving school, repaid in 25 monthly installments of $80. The entire amount borrowed must be repaid. Loans cannot be used to pay Delta Gamma Fraternity dues.
Anchor Grants: Anchor Grants help Delta Gamma sisters who find themselves in extreme, unexpected life circumstances. To apply for an Anchor Grant, you must be an initiated Delta Gamma member and in good standing with the Fraternity. Anchor Grants are awarded throughout the year, as funds are available.