Welcome to Delta Gamma at The University of Florida!
Our sisterhood is comprised of incredibly talented, diverse, and accomplished young women, each who bring something special to our chapter. Our members strive to live up the ideals set by our founders to foster friendship, academic excellence and a true sense of social responsibility.
It is the spirit of that legacy that guides our sisterhood, for hope, for strength and for life.
On Christmas Day in 1873, snow blocked roads made it impossible for three young women at the Lewis School for Girls in Oxford, Mississippi to return home. Together that snowy day, Anna Boyd Ellington, Mary Comfort Leonard and Eva Webb Dodd endeavored to create a club of “mutual helpfulness” and Delta Gamma was born.
Our founders 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. They wanted a sisterhood built on a commitment to making the world better through not only service, but also a deep appreciation for each individual and together they laid the foundation for a rich legacy built on the sound and tested principals of personal integrity, personal responsibility, and intellectual honesty. Now an international Fraternity with 151 collegiate chapters, over 250,000 members, and more than 220 alumnae groups. Delta Gamma’s sisterhood continues to inspire women through these timeless values.
The Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity enjoys a long-standing tradition at the University of Florida. Our local history dates back to 1949 when installed as one of the first 10 sororities at UF. Four years later in 1952, Gamma Theta broke ground on our official DG home becoming the first permanent sorority house on UF’s Sorority Row. This new house would become a home away from home for generations of Delta Gamma sisters as our chapter continued to grow stronger with each new member class.
Being a Delta Gamma is more than just a collegiate experience; it is the beginning of a relationship that fosters each individual’s growth and always endeavors to represent college women at their best. Within our sisterhood you will find incredibly talented, diverse, and accomplished young women, each of whom bring something special to our chapter. Living out our motto “Do Good”, you will find Gamma Theta sisters eagerly involved in philanthropy, academics, campus leadership and friendship.
The Legacy of Choosing Delta Gamma
DG sisterhood lives beyond the memories of our college years. It offers experiences that shape women’s lives and helps lead them into a lifetime of fulfilling membership as an alumna. Upon graduation, Delta Gamma sisterhood is a network of support that enables each alumna to pursue her dreams and goals, while allowing her to give back. With opportunities to join one of more than 200 alumnae groups, mentor today’s collegians, serve as advisers, and volunteer for leadership positions, the Delta Gamma journey does not end after college. Instead, our sisterhood broadens to give each Delta Gamma the chance to continue her involvement in her own unique way.
Delta Gamma Foundation
Serving others is at the root of our history. Delta Gamma was the first sorority in the United States to independently establish its own philanthropic foundation, Service for Sight. Dedicated to sight conservation since 1936 when a member who was blind, Ruth Billow, Eta-Akron, asked the Fraternity to consider aiding the visually impaired, Delta Gamma Foundation functions as the philanthropic arm of the organization. Since that time, the Foundation has grown tremendously raising millions of dollars to benefit organizations that help further our shared mission, while our members have served thousands of hours helping those living with blindness or other visual impairments.