Welcome to Delta Delta Delta
Many years ago at Boston University in 1888, Sarah Ida Shaw, our Founder, envisioned a women’s Fraternity that would promote the ideals of truth, self-sacrifice and friendship. The organization’s purpose, “Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another,” and motto help to keep that goal alive with our members today.
“At last, all was finished on Tuesday…November 27, 1888, but there was one more meeting of the two friends on the following afternoon before they separated for the Thanksgiving recess, at the top of the college building in what was then the Philological Library. It was there that the two women embraced each other and said ‘Tri Delta is founded.’”
Today, 125 years later, with more than 230,000 initiated members in 139 chapters across the United States and Canada, Tri Delta is one of the oldest and largest Greek letter societies of college women. The Beta Upsilon chapter of Delta Delta Delta has a long – standing tradition at the University of California, Irvine beginning with installation in 1979.
Written in 1888 by Sarah Ida Shaw, Boston:
THE PURPOSE OF DELTA DELTA DELTA shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way.
IT SHALL ALSO BE THE PURPOSE OF DELTA DELTA DELTA to promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between the Fraternity and the colleges and universities where the Fraternity has established chapters, to develop qualities of unselfish leadership among its members, and to encourage them to assume, with integrity and devotion to moral and democratic principles, the highest responsibilities of college women.
The Open Motto:“Let us steadfastly love one another”
Symbols: Pearl, Pine and Pansy
Mascots: Dolphins, Poseidon and his Trident
Colors: Silver, Gold and Cerulean Blue
National Magazine: The Trident
**Picture hearts represent sisters who have disaffiliated to be Recruitment Counselors**