H I S T O R Y
On Christmas Day of 1873, when snow blocked roads made it impossible to return home, three women had a vision to create an organization that would offer its members a rich heritage; continuity based on sound and tested principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility, and intellectual honesty. Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort Leonard founded Delta Gamma on this day in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi.
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 offers its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime. Delta Gammas membership has grown to more than 142,000 women worldwide with 146 collegiate chapters and more than 250 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada.