Tag Archives: osu

You Will Be Missed: Pledge Class 2010

Senior Circle Degree

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.

Pansy Brunch 2014

Jennifer Shultz, Mom Glenda Most, Allison Christian, Kristin LaGree, and Kelly Greer

Seniors, you will be missed!

 

$15 Million In 5 Years? Let’s Try $15 Million in 3.5 Years!

481

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.

 

Why My Big Rocks: Samantha to Danielle

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.”

WHY MY BIG ROCKS

 

 

Littles, if you would like to brag on your big, message me on the Phi Upsilon Facebook page!

 

Spring 2014 Candlelights: Love Is In The Air

Love was in the air this past spring semester. We had a total of 10 candlelights. Here are the pictures of our sisters who were either dropped with their boyfriend’s fraternity letters or got engaged!

Sisters that were dropped:

Spring 2014 Candlelights 7 Spring 2014 Candlelights 3Spring 2014 Candlelights 1 Spring 2014 Candelights

 

Sisters who are now engaged:

Spring 2014 Candlelights 8 Spring 2014 Candlelights 6 Spring 2014 Candlelights 5 Spring 2014 Candlelights 4 Spring 2014 Candlelights 2 20140518-191252-69172787.jpg

Mom’s Day 2014

Tri Delta ladies love our moms!

Mom’s Day was April 5, and we had possibly our best Mom’s Day Celebration yet! At our celebration, we had a picture taking station, a silent auction, a painting spot outside in the luckily perfect weather and lots and lots of sweet treats! We also had wonderful Italian food catered in by Joseppi’s. We cannot thank our two Mom’s Day chairs, Ashton Lieberman and Kaleigh Mangrum, for putting on a successful Mom’s Day Celebration.

Mom's Day 1 Mom's Day 2 Mom's Day 3 Mom's Day 4 Mom's Day 8 Mom's Day 5 Mom's Day 6Mom's Day 9

COB Bid Day 2014

COB Bid Day 6

Another Bid Day has come and gone. We were lucky enough to go through Continuous Open Bidding during the spring. We held recruitment events such as OrangeLeaf dates, a pancake brunch, a volunteer event at the Humane Society and a movie night. To say the least, the recruitment events were so much fun, and because of that, 17 wonderful women decided to join our sisterhood.

COB Bid Day 3 COB Bid Day 2COB Bid Day 1 COB Bid Day 7 COB Bid Day 4 COB Bid Day 5 IMG_7382COB Bid Day 8 COB Bid Day 10COB Bid Day 11 COB Bid DayCOB Bid Day 9

 

Bid Day: Fall 2013

Fall recruitment came and went so fast. It was so exciting seeing all the wonderful new women who were about to find their home away from home at Oklahoma State University. With one semester of practices, a mid-summer workshop and one full week of crucial preparation, fall 2013 recruitment started, and we received the best pledge class we could have asked for. We are so thankful for the classy and spunky ladies that joined our fall 2013 pledge class.

1003892_10201831840462606_1620489669_n 60206_10201831849822840_1144224259_n

1094825_10201831844982719_940103451_n 1002354_10201831765500732_1733744240_n

543852_542712305782730_190666843_n

Mid-Summer Workshop

MidSummer Group

A few weeks ago, our sisters got together for our annual Mid-Summer Workshop! It was a fun weekend being united with our sisters and to prepare for recruitment.

We can’t wait to build our sisterhood through Formal Fall Recruitment and meet the Potential New Members. Please visit our Recruitment page or visit Oklahoma State’s Panhellenic Council’s Recruitment site for more information!

 

Pansy Brunch Celebration

Pledge Class 2009

Pledge Class 2009

This afternoon, we celebrated our annual Pansy Brunch! This brunch is an opportunity for our chapter, local alumnae and the parents of seniors to honor our graduating members for their dedication to Phi Upsilon. Today, we celebrated pledge class 2009 seniors and everything these outstanding Delta ladies have brought to our chapter. Senior, Sara Fevurly, was honored with receiving the Mildred Iota Award and was the first runner-up for the Sarah Ida Shaw Award!

Thank you to the parents, alumnae and sisters who came to celebrate today. Most importantly, thank you seniors for being an invaluable part of Phi Upsilon and continuing our legacy at Oklahoma State University. However, it doesn’t end here because being a woman of Tri Delta is something for life, not just four years.