October Founders Days!
We’re kicking the month of October on a great note–celebrating fraternity and sorority Founders Days this month! Here are the upcoming dates to look out for this month, along with a tiny bit of history on the founding and mission of these chapters.
Delta Xi Nu - October 7th
Delta Xi Nu is a multicultural sorority with a mission statement stating they are “committed to the furtherance of multiculturalism by promoting diversity and cultural awareness in our local communities and throughout the world”. The sorority was founded by five culturally diverse women in 1997 at Texas A & M University in College Station, TX. The sorority is focused on sisterhood, culture and education. To learn more about Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority click here.
Lambda Tau Omega - October 9th
Lambda Tau Omega is a multicultural sorority with a mission to “unite all women, promote high levels of academic excellence, positively impact our communities; and raise awareness and support for the welfare of children”. The sorority was founded by a group of sixteen young women in 1988 at Montclair State College in Montclair, NJ. They met with a common objective to create their own unique sisterhood and today focus on “Excellence through Unity, Knowledge and Dedication”. To learn more about Lambda Tau Omega, click here
Alpha Delta Gamma - October 10th
Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity’s mission is to “to unite congenial-minded men in a Brotherhood of love and high respect; to develop the highest Christian ideals of manhood among its members; to foster the interests of every institution of learning which it shall be affiliated; to promote scholarship among its members and their fellow members; and to further promote service of community so as to awaken in ourselves and our fellow man a realization of the Brotherhood of man”. Alpha Delta Gamma was founded in 1924 by four men at Loyola University Chicago in IL. The fraternity was founded on five different principles: Scholastic, School Spirit, Service, Spiritual & Social. To learn more about Alpha Delta Gamma, click here.
Alpha Phi - October 10th
Alpha Phi International Fraternity connects women with a common set of ideals: “a unique bond of sisterhood, a spirit of generosity, high expectations for character and a drive for innovation”. Alpha Phi was founded by ten women in 1872 at Syracuse University, who were among the very first women to attend the university. Their sisterhood focuses on supporting one another in lifelong achievement. To learn more about Alpha Phi, click here
Tau Epsilon Phi - October 10th
Tau Epsilon Phi is a fraternity that focuses on teaching, providing, giving and creating within their mission statement. The fraternity also emphasizes the principles of friendship, chivalry and service to its members. Tau Epsilon Phi was founded in 1910 by 10 Jewish men at Colombia University in New York City, NY. The 10 men dedicated themselves to building an organization free from discrimination focusing on friendship, chivalry for the love of service. To learn more about Tau Epsilon Phi, click here.
Delta Chi - October 13th
Delta Chi Fraternity is a organization based upon the values of friendship, developing character, advancing justice, and assisting in the acquisition of a sound education. The fraternity was founded by eleven men in 1890 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. They now focus on brotherhood, philanthropy and more. To learn more about Delta Chi, click here.
Kappa Kappa Gamma - October 13th
Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity is a women’s organization whose mission is to “seek for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles”. Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded in 1870 by six women at Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. They founded the fraternity to help express their belief in women’s potential to impact the world. To learn more about Kappa Kappa Gamma, click here.
Alpha Chi Omega - October 15th
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority is a women’s organization that states their vision is to “shape the future through the powerful, transformative and everlasting connections of real, strong women”. Alpha Chi Omega was founded by seven women in 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. They were all music students dedicated to advancing “the intellectual, social and moral culture” of its members. They empower their members to live as their true self. To learn more about Alpha Chi Omega, click here.
Zeta Tau Alpha - October 15th
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity is a women’s organization whose mission is to “make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual. Our goal is to connect members through a close bond of sisterhood and to build up a purer and nobler womanhood in the world”. The fraternity was founded by nine women in 1898 at Longwood University (then known as the Virginia State Female Normal School) in Farmville, VA. The women were all studying to be school teachers and wanted to build a community based upon friendship. Today, Zeta Tau Alpha urges its members to “seek the nobelest”. To learn more about Zeta Tau Alpha click here.
Kappa Delta - October 23rd
Kappa Delta Sorority is a women’s organization whose mission is to “encourage members to live with integrity and honor in the bonds of lifelong friendship; build confidence in members to excel in college and throughout their lives; inspire members to be active leaders, responsible citizens and engaged members of the community; and provide opportunities and experiences that foster personal and professional growth for a lifetime”. The sorority was founded by four women at Longwood University (then known as the Virginia State Female Normal School) in Farmville, VA. They were brought together by friendship and maintain the open motto “Let us strive for what is honorable, beautiful, and highest”. To learn more about Kappa Delta, click here.
Employee Spotlight: Kappa Delta Alumni
Marketing Coordinator Sydney Wagner is an alumna of the Theta Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Here is what she had to say about her experience:
“Kappa Delta inspired me to truly find the inner confidence I deserved by surrounding me with empowering women with similar values as mine. The memories I made throughout my college experience and beyond makes it an experience and sisterhood I truly cherish.”
Alpha Epsilon Phi - October 24th
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority is a Jewish women’s organization that’s core values state “Above all else, Alpha Epsilon Phi inspires exemplary women who are: enriched by sisterhood and unconditional friendships, dedicated to selfless service and inspiring others, and committed to intellectual growth and personal development. As a lifelong member of Alpha Epsilon Phi, I will: respect our shared heritage and traditions, exhibit high ideals and moral character, fulfill expectations and responsibilities of membership, and continually exemplify the values of beauty, strength, and wisdom as embodied by the three columns of our insignia.” The sorority was founded by seven Jewish women in 1909 at Barnard College in New York City, NY. They founded the sorority on the basis of friendship and sisterhood, academics, social involvement and community service. To learn more about Alpha Epsilon Phi, click here.
Delta Zeta - October 24th
Delta Zeta sorority is a women’s organization with the purpose is “to create among a group of women a true and lasting friendship, to encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote values-based living and embrace social responsibility.” Delta Zeta was founded by six women in 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The organization emphasizes the power of friendship within their mission and vision, and empower their members to “Go Live Truly”. To learn more about Delta Zeta, click here.
We are wishing every fraternity and sorority celebrating a Happy Founders Days this October. Check back here next month for November’s Founders Days History!