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All sororities not created alike: Who’s who at UM

Delta Delta Delta

Delta Delta Delta, also known as the Tri Delts, has made a strong stance on the UM campus since re-chartering only three years ago. The sorority was a strong presence on UM between 1948 and1980, so it still has many rich traditions and a history at the University of Miami. The sorority has grown quickly, getting involved in Homecoming and Greek Week over the past several years. The Speaker Pro Tempore of the Student Government is a member of Delta Delta Delta.

Motto: “Let us Steadfastly Love One Another”

Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue

Philanthropy: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Famous Alumnae: Elizabeth Hanford Dole, 2000 Republican Presidential nominee, former president of the American Red Cross, Shawn Weatherly, Miss American and Miss Universe, 1980, Leeza Gibbons, News Anchor and Talk Show Host

National Website: www.deltadeltadelta.org

Delta gamma

Delta Gamma, also known as DG, has been at the University of Miami since 1946 and has gained much respect with its long tenure. Delta Gamma has many women involved on campus in Student Government, Panhellenic, Orientation and many other activities. Each year Delta Gamma holds its weeklong philanthropy, Anchor Splash, where the fraternities compete to raise money for their philanthropy. Since Delta Gamma’s symbol is the anchor, Anchor Splash is focused on water events, such as synchronized swimming and a belly-flop contest.

Motto: “Do Good”

Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue

Philanthropy: Service and Sight, Aid to the Blind, and the Delta Gamma Foundation

Famous Alumnae: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Actress, Jill Savery, 1996 Olympic Gold Medallist, Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF

National Website: www.deltagamma.org

Delta phi epsilon

Delta Phi Epsilon, also known as DPhiE, has been a strong organization on this campus for many years. The sorority holds a rich tradition with its annual philanthropy, Deepher Dudes, a night of fun-filled events. Deepher Dudes is a night when fraternities compete in events at The Rat for their philanthropy, Cystic Fibrosis. Delta Phi Epsilon sisters were this year’s winner of the Presidents Cup, as well as winners of Greek Week 2002. You will always hear these women doing there D Phi E chants, while wearing their Purple and Gold letters on campus.

Motto: “Esse Quam Videri”

Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold

Philanthropy: Cystic Fibrosis, Anorexia Nervosa and other Associated Eating Disorders, and the Delta Phi Epsilon Foundatio.

Famous Alumnae: Lee Ducat, founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Judith Seitz Rodin, President, University of Pennsylvania

Phyliss Kossoff, cofounder of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

National Website: www.dphie.org

kappa kappa gamma

Kappa Kappa Gamma, also known as Kappas, is the oldest sorority on the University of Miami campus. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been at the University of Miami since 1938, and it has been bleeding “Blue and Blue” since. Last year, Kappa Kappa Gamma was the winner of both Homecoming and Greek Week. You can always see Kappa Kappa Gamma out once a year holding its Kappasta, an Italian Cuisine prepared by the sisters to raise money for their philanthropy. This year, the Executive Secretary of the Student Government is a Kappa Kappa Gamma sister.

Motto: “A Special Bond of Friendship”

Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue

Philanthropy: The Love Jen Fund

Famous Alumnae: Julian Ward Howe, Author Battle Hymn of the Republic

Ashley Judd, Actress, Jane Pauley, “Dateline NBC” Host.

National Website: www.kappakappagamma.org

Sigma delta tau

Sigma Delta Tau, also known as SDTs, has been a great asset to the Greek Community. They were founded at Cornell University with the goal of enriching the college experience, making long lasting friendships and fostering personal growth. Their motto translated into English mean “One Hope of Many People,” which describes how the sorority’s ideals are held closely to heart by all the sisters.

Motto: “Patriae Multae Spes Una”

Colors: CafE au Lait and Old Blue

Philanthropy: Children’s Home Society Prevention of Child Abuse

Famous Alumni: Dr. Joyce Brothers, Psychologist, Sherry Lansing, Producer

Terry Savage, Author

National Website: www.sigmadeltatau.com

Zeta tau alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha, also known as Zetas, cannot be missed anywhere because of those Blue and Grey letters the sisters wear. Zeta Tau Alpha holds a fashion show every year to raise money for its philanthropy. This year the sorority raised almost $20,000. Its mission statement is to develop the individual sisters of the sorority through visionary programming. The Zeta Tau Alpha president is also Co-chair of Category 5, the Student Government Spirit Programming Board.

Motto: “Seek the Noblest”

Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Grey

Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Famous Alumnae: Elizabeth Ward, Former Miss America, Ruby Graham, Former Chief Editor of “Seventeen Magazine”, Rebecca Holden, Actress

National Website: www.zetataualpha.org

Compiled by Mike Johnston

July 29, 2002

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