Delta Eta

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

  1. In 1932, after 13 years of hard work and high hopes, the 235 actives and alumnae of local group Lambda Phi Lambda became members of Delta Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. The petition had been accepted at the 1932 Convention.

  2. The Lambdas had owned or rented several houses before the 1929 acquisition of the eight-room red-brick bungalow located close to the campus and other fraternity houses. The chapter was installed there.

  3. Delta Eta is honored to own the Maude Gorham Key, which was donated by Vilate Crane Shaffer, 1945–48 Province President.

Fun facts:

  1. In 1919, the nine founders of local sorority Lambda Phi Lambda chose an hourglass as their pin to mark the time until Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity would accept their petition. In 1932, the sands of the hourglass ran out and Delta Eta Chapter was established. 

  2. A special song, known as “The Garden Gate Song” was part of the petition and was later adopted as a Kappa song. Five other of the chapter’s songs appear in the Fraternity songbook: “Kappa Maid,” “Kappa Rhapsodie,” “Panhellenic Song,” “We Are the KKGs” and “I Love Your Blue.”

  3. Hanging on the living room wall is Kappa’s Coat-of-Arms that was created by the mother of a Delta Eta member.

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