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We are Sigma Delta Tau at GWU!

Sigma Delta Tau is a national sorority dedicated to enriching the college experience of women with similar ideals, building long lasting friendships, and fostering development within women. Our motto “Patriae Multae Spes Una” meaning one Hope of Many People represents an everlasting bond between the sisterhood created here, as well as through our achievements and philanthropy.

History

Sigma Delta Tau was founded on March 25, 1917 at Cornell University by seven young women who exemplified self-confidence and the willingness to take a chance. In response to the closed doors, and as a way to meet their own social and housing needs, these young women established a sorority, which would respect the individuality of its members, The personal growth and social development of each individual was the basis upon which the new organization would be built. Today, Sigma Delta Tau has over 40,000 initiates from over 90 chapters around the United States.




President’s Message

TARA OLSON



 

Welcome to Sigma Delta Tau at the George Washington University! My name is Tara and I am incredibly fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be the President of the Alpha Tau chapter. This organization has given so much to me in my three years as a sister and I’m so lucky to be able to give back in this role and so proud to represent an amazing group of woman.

To say, being a part of Sigma Delta Tau has changed my life for the better, is an understatement. There are so many inspiring young women I wouldn’t have met had I not joined this organization. They say to always surround yourself with those you admire, those who will lift you up. By joining this sisterhood, that’s exactly what I’ve done and the effect of that decision will last throughout my life. It is wonderful to know that I am a part of such an amazing group of caring, intelligent, and confident young women. Our chapter is filled with campus leaders, successful students, and dedicated philanthropists. Sigma Delta Tau has become my second home, and the sisterhood, my second family; I have made lasting memories, and found my best friends.

Take a look at our website to learn about Sigma Delta Tau, our dedication to sisterhood, scholarship, philanthropy, diversity, history, and tradition, and more importantly our dedication to each other!

SDLAM,

Tara Olson
President of the Alpha Tau Chapter
President.sdt@gmail.com


Our Symbols

Alpha Tau Chapter


+ Our Mission Statement:
The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is to enrich the lifetime experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting friendships, and to foster personal growth. Sigma Delta Tau shall encourage each member to reach her fullest potential by providing intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within a framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards.

Sigma Delta Tau Fun Facts
+ Our colors are Café Au Lait and Old Blue
+ Sigma Delta Tau was founded at Cornell University on March 25, 1917
+ Our Symbol is the Torch
+ Our Motto is Patriae Multae Spes Una (One Hope of Many People)
+ Our Jewel is the Lapis Lazuli
+ Our Flower is the Yellow Tea Rose
+ Our Mascot is the Teddy Bear
+ Our Philanthropy is Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA), JWI, and Women-to- Women International

Officers


Meet the officers

Executive Board 2017


TARA OLSONPRESIDENT

Debora KroppVICE PRESIDENT
Marie Line VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITMENT

Jessica Howell VICE PRESIDENT OF NEW MEMBER EDUCATION

Kristina Azevedo VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPY

Samantha Benenson VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Julia Dunne VICE PRESIDENT OF SCHOLARSHIP

Alexandra PenkavaSECRETARY

Elisa Bletsas PANHELLENIC DELEGATE

 

Socials

Crush parties, Formals, and more!




We are Sigma Delta Tau at GWU!


While balancing academics, philanthropy, and all of our individual interests, the girls of Sigma Delta Tau also host and participate in a variety of social events on and off campus! In addition to our biweekly sisterhood events, our Executive Board and Risk Manager work together to plan our two formals along with other social events we host throughout the year.

 


Philanthropy

We make it a point to give back

We are Sigma Delta Tau at GWU!

 

At the 1982 National Convention, the convention body unanimously agreed to adopt Prevent Child Abuse America as Sigma Delta Tau’s National Philanthropy. Prevent Child Abuse America is a voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse through citizen action.

Each Sigma Delta Tau chapter conducts an annual service project, educational program, or major fund raiser for the benefit of Prevent Child abuse America. Together, the SDT chapters contribute more than $100,000 each year to their National philanthropy.

SDT also supports Women for Women International which educates women in conflict zones so they can be financially independent. The Alpha Tau chapter sponsors a sister through Women for Women International so she can support herself and her family.

Sigma Delta Tau nationally supports JWI, which provides programming for women so that they can become more empowered. We have a special partnership with OPI to sell a nail polish called Girls Achieve Grapeness. All of the profits from Girls Achieve Grapeness fund programs that benefit women and girls.

The Alpha Tau chapter locally supports DC Family and Child Services by hosting school supply and clothing drives. Our chapter is dedicated to helping the community around us in Washington, D.C.

For more information regarding philanthropy please contact our Vice President of Philanthropy Kristina Azevedo at gwsdt.philanthropy@gmail.com.




RECRUITMENT

We are born leaders!

We are Sigma Delta Tau at GWU!

Dear Potential New Member,

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend The George Washington University! I honestly cannot imagine myself at any other university. There is so much to do and so much excitement in DC and I hope you take advantage of the city when we are here.

Going through formal recruitment will be the stepping stone to some of your best college memories. If you have not already, I urge you to register for formal recruitment. Joining SDT has opened so many doors for me and has provided me with an incredible family and a place to call home. Our chapter thrives of academic success, and we always have time to participate in social and philanthropic activities. There is always something exciting going on in SDT!

As a former freshman going through recruitment, I understand that the process may be intimidating or scary but the end result is one that will make your college experience so amazing and it will truly change your life.

The sisterhood that we have in SDT is incomparable to any other. Our chapter is full of girls with a variety of interests, hobbies and passions, but at the end of the day we are all sisters. I can honestly say that if I ever needed anything at all, I would feel comfortable calling any single girl in this chapter. Additionally, I know that if a sister was in need, I would drop everything for them.

If you have any questions at all about formal recruitment, SDT, life at GW, or sororities in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I am so excited to meet you during recruitment in the Spring!

Marie Line
Vice President of Recruitment
Recruitment.sdt@gmail.com




SISTERS IN THE CITY

Sisters Forever

We are Sigma Delta Tau at GWU!



We are fun and adventurous!

In addition to our dedication to Sigma Delta Tau, the sisters of the Alpha Tau Chapter are active members within DC community where we hold jobs and internships in various departments and organizations. Take a look at just a few of the organizations our sisters are involved in below!

+ Freelance Editorial Writer at Cosmopolitan
+ Washington Redskins Intern
+ Soul Cycle
+ The U.S. Department of Treasury
+ Jumpstart
+ BBYO
+ Gordon Ramsey and Caesar’s Entertainment
+ Michael Kors Intern
+ Anthropologie Visual Design Intern
+ Barney’s Summer Buying Program
+ The National Center for Health Research
+ Various Senators and Congressmen and Women

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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    Chapter President

    Julia Ferrari
    Email: president.sdt@gmail.com