Our seniors have went through the Circle Degree, have had their Pansy Brunch and have now graduated. You will be extremely missed. You have went through the new member program, endured homecomings, countless bid days, became littles, became bigs, found your best friends, volunteered countless hours, watched your best friends graduate, recruited fabulous new pledge classes, lived with over 80 girls in one huge sorority house, cried on a sister’s shoulder, had a sister cry on your shoulder, found out who you are and left a legacy.
We hope you cherish the moments and memories you have made within your years at college. Remember being a Tri Delta lady is for life, not just four years. We can’t wait to watch you grow and go out into the real world.
After Cirlce Degree, we had our annual Pansy Brunch. We loved having alumnae, parents and sisters get together to celebrate the wonderful pledge class of 2010. Every year one senior is awarded the Outstanding Senior Award, and this year the award was given to Allison Christian. Allison has held positions as Academic Chair, New Member Educator and Chapter President. Allison demonstrates the true characteristics of a Delta lady.
Seniors, you will be missed!
Tri Delta Fraternity reaches fundraising milestone: $15 Million in three and a half years for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
On Saturday, Feb. 1, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity officially announced the completion of its $15 million fundraising goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. The original campaign, which began in July 2010, was to raise $15 million in 5 years for the hospital. Tri Delta completed the goal a year and a half ahead of schedule.
The announcement came during the annual Tri Delta St. Jude Leadership Weekend in Memphis, Tenn., where more than 350 Tri Delta members were gathered to learn about the hospital’s operations, attend educational sessions on fundraising best practices and celebrate the Fraternity’s partnership with St. Jude.
The Phi Upsilon of Delta Delta Delta at Oklahoma State University raised $36,957 in the past year to support St. Jude. The women serve their passion about this cause by hosting a philanthropy event called Delta House of Pancakes where they sell pancakes and Delta Delight Under An Oklahoma Night where they hire a band and invite people to come dance in the fall. In the spring, the women participate in letter writing to raise funds for this cause.
The partnership between Tri Delta and St. Jude has seen extreme growth over the past 15 years. Since officially naming St. Jude its philanthropic partner in 1999, Tri Delta has raised more than $27 million for the hospital. The Fraternity’s first $1 million endowment in 2002 provided a teen room for patients between the ages of 13 and 19. Then, in 2006, Tri Delta announced its campaign to raise $10 million in 10 years to name to the Tri Delta Patient Care Floor in the Chili’s Care Center. This goal was met in just four years. The $15 million campaign, completed in November 2013, was dedicated to naming the Specialty Clinic at the hospital.
“Tri Delta is an amazing partner that consistently outperforms its own ambitious fundraising goals to support the children and families of St. Jude,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The results are a reflection of how passionately and genuinely their members have embraced our lifesaving mission. We are fortunate to have Tri Delta as our partner and join them in celebrating their $15 million contribution to help St. Jude find cures and save children.”
Currently, Tri Delta and St. Jude leadership are discussing future naming opportunities, and Tri Delta will announce its next fundraising goal in July.
Bigs: Mentors, best friends, shoulders to cry on and so much more.
An interview with Samantha Sturtevant on her big, Danielle Farrar:
“My big rocks because she is real. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, and I love that! She’s so funny, outgoing and is always there when I need her.”
“My “love story” with my big actually started on Bid Day. She was one of the first people I met at the house. So when we went on a sponsor date and found out we had met earlier, we clicked right away especially while talking about our love of VH1 countdown shows. We only went on one sponsor date, but we both knew we had found our big/little pair.”
“My big is always there for me no matter what. I can tell her anything, and she doesn’t judge. She was really there for me when I was going through a rough patch during spring semester. I was just done with school, people and just wanted to go home. But she calmed me down, talked me through it all, and made me feel a lot better and not so homesick. I will probably always be thankful for that moment.”
Littles, if you would like to brag on your big, message me on the Phi Upsilon Facebook page!