Delta Nu

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

  1. Before a sorority system existed on the campus of Massachusetts State College, Delta Phi Gamma, open to all women of the college, served as a social organization.

  2. In fall 1941, Sigma Beta Chi became interested in affiliating itself with a national fraternity and began negotiations with Kappa Kappa Gamma. In July 1942, the members of Sigma Beta Chi were informed that the group had been granted a charter at the 1936 Convention at the Seigniory Club in Montebello, Quebec.

  3. That fall, Graduate Counselor Alice Anne Longley Roberts, DePauw, introduced the chapter to Kappa ways, instructing the girls in sorority lore and preparing them for their big days in December when the new Kappa chapter, Delta Nu, would be officially installed.

Fun facts:

  1. A joint sorority drive was led by Delta Nu to improve sorority housing. It was not until 1960–61 that the house corporation began planning a new house.

  2. A proud achievement came in 1984 when Delta Nu won the UMass gold chapter excellence award for finishing first in nine of 10 categories. The chapter demonstrated excellence in member involvement in campus activities, scholarship (highest GPA), fundraising, public relations, and officer training.

  3. In 2018, as a chapter, Delta Nu decided to switch its local philanthropy from Susan G. Komen to the Ellie Fund, a nonprofit that fights breast cancer and provides free services to ease the effects on patients and families.

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