Tri-Delta Is Not Your Stereotypical Sorority

The mainstream media would have you believe that sororities are just groups of college girls that are stuck-up and like to do nothing but party. However, a lot of Pacific students know better. Many of the sororities at Pacific are made of women who are friendly and dedicated to volunteering and fundraising for charitable organizations. One of those sororities is Delta Delta Delta, better known as Tri-Delta.

The Phi Rho chapter of Tri-Delta was installed at the University of the Pacific in 1959 with the purpose of establishing “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.” Even today, Tri-Delta is fulfilling that purpose.

Tri-Delta has a lot of meaning to the women who are members of it and call each other sisters. Not only does it provide these women with a place to be themselves and to be surrounded by good friends, but it also helps host events that support the surrounding community.

 

“On campus and with DHOP, our main goal in the sorority is to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We do Delta Deserts in the Fall and DHOP in the Spring. All the money we raise goes to St. Jude, so that’s our main purpose of hosting these events,” described former Tri-Delta president Kristina Davis, Graphic Design with a minor in Business Management, ‘17.

With Women’s History Month coming to an end, Tri-Delta has continued to encourage and support its sisters in being strong and intelligent women of character.

 

“I have always been taught that it is important that women are recognized and empowered,” shared Giulianne Pate, Sociology with minors in Gender Studies and Political Science ‘19, and sister of Tri-Delta, “Looking at our history in this country, that has obviously had not happened. We have been oppressed, so I think it is important to recognize what women have gone through.”

Tonight, March 30, from 6:00p.m. to 9:30p.m., Tri-Delta will be hosting DHOP at the Tri-Delta sorority house to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pacific students and residents of the Stockton community are invited to come by and help donate to St. Jude while also enjoying pancakes made by the sisters of Tri-Delta.

This will be the second year that Tri-Delta has hosted DHOP, and they’re hoping to make the event an even bigger success. “We’re going all out this year, we’re shooting for the stars, and we’re trying to get five thousand dollars,” declared Tri-Delta philanthropy chair Patricia Braña, Political Science ‘18. Tickets are only $5 and it is only $7 at the door.

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