Delta Delta

McGill University

1930

Historical facts: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. The secret society Omicron Sigma Theta was founded at McGill University during the 1926–27 academic year. As the group enlarged, it became interested in affiliating with a national or international fraternity and petitioned Kappa Kappa Gamma. The petition was approved at the 1930 Convention.

  2. Installation took place Nov. 21 at the Windsor Hotel with Fraternity Vice President Alice Tillotson Barney, Minnesota, and Grand Registrar Marie Bryden MacNaughton, Missouri, presiding. The official installing chapters were Beta Psi Chapter, Toronto, and Gamma Lambda Chapter, Middlebury. Beta Beta Deuteron Chapter, St. Lawrence, assisted.

  3. Delta Delta Chapter served as hostess chapter for the 1936 and 1942 Conventions at the Seigniory Club in Montebello, Quebec, and also at the 1950 Convention in Murray Bay, Quebec. 

  4. The chapter’s most important event of 1990 was its 60th-anniversary celebration, which was held at an alumna’s home in Westmount, Quebec. This celebration was the first event to be organized and promoted by the chapter’s new alumna organization, which was coordinated by Cynthia Price.

Fun facts:

  1. In 1949, the McGill women’s ski team consisted of all Kappas. Two were also on the Canadian team that competed at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The next year, one represented Canada in the World Championship in Aspen, Colorado.

  2. Hayley McGlone has her great-aunt’s badge. This beautiful badge belonged to Martha Douglas Bodman, Illinois Wesleyan, and has her initiation date (April 16, 1927) engraved on the back.

  3. In 2019, the chapter decided to switch its local philanthropy to Shield of Athena, which is a nonprofit organization for victims of family violence.

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