A (large) part of my job is correspondence with other chapters and I just wanted to give a shout-out to our lovely “Delta Doll” sisters at OU who were kind enough to answer some of my questions about their chapter:
How many members do you have at your chapter?
We have 44 wonderful Sistaus!
When is your chapter’s birthday?
We were founded on April 28, 1946.
What are some events and activities your chapter has participated in?
Some of the things we do include monthly dress-up chapters where we have our social head pick a theme (like rock star chapter, or halloween chapter), we do a lot of joint social events with KKY (this summer we did a camping trip and it was so much fun!), we also are planning on a Sisterhood retreat this year (for the first time) and we are so pumped. The Delta Dolls also do an annual Pride Work Day in which we help our band director with any and all tasks that will make our band camp go smoothly (we make music folders, help with instruments, help line and "tick" the practice field, etc), we help band freshmen move into the dorms, we help with band camp, we help distribute uniforms and the great Nike apparel we all get, we help with game day tasks (passing out plumes, passing out food, cleaning up, etc.), we help usher our School of Music's performances, we hold receptions for some of our music ensembles after concerts, we host an Alumni reception during our homecoming week, we help collect and deliver canned food to our local Christmas Store, we have participated in Habitat for Humanity as well as "The Big Event" which is a campus wide service event where we help out around the Norman community. This isn't everything we do, but I think you all get the idea ;)
What is something you would like to share about your chapter?
Our chapter could have been the second national chapter, but our founders decided to wait until the fourth so that we could be the first "twin" chapters with our brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi. We take a lot of pride in being the twin chapters of Delta. :) Also, one of our own Delta sisters, Dorothy Allen Nichols, became the fourth National President of Tau Beta Sigma. We have also hosted SWD Convention twice!
We also received a lovely letter from Beta Gamma this week telling us about the great service they have done for the University of Texas Longhorn band as well as the service they have done for their community (like volunteering at the Ann Richards School for Girls!).
We love hearing from other chapters and learning about our sisters all across the country, despite any school rivalries that may exist, ;) – thanks again, Delta and Beta Gamma! :3