Welcome to the website of the Zeta Phi chapter of Delta Gamma in Cambridge, MA!
Since its founding in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1873, Delta Gamma has become an international fraternity built upon our founders’ watchword, Hope. With 147 collegiate chapters across North America and over 200,000 initiated members, the DG network is far-reaching and deeply supportive. As outlined in our constitution, the primary purpose of Delta Gamma is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility and develop the finest qualities of character.
Delta Gamma - Zeta Phi has focused on these goals for the past 20 years, since our founding in 1994. We were the second sorority on campus, but the first sorority to have our own space (just across from Berryline, prime real estate!). In fact, at our last National Convention, we were awarded Outstanding House Corp for a non-residential sorority house in addition to the Patricia Peterson Danielson Award, which goes to chapters who meet high standards of excellence, and we had the highest cumulative GPA of any Delta Gamma chapter! Well done, Zeta Phi!
That being said, our university is a highly competitive environment with exceedingly talented women, and it has been my experience that Cambridge DGs embody all the best qualities and talents of our campus. Our chapter includes UC executives, CityStep and PBHA Directors, varsity athletes, talented musicians, amazing dancers, published cancer researchers, PBK scholars, past (and future, congrats girls!) employees at BCG, Bain, McKinsey, Google, Microsoft, and more. Our alumnae are partners in top consulting and law firms, students in the most prestigious graduate programs, Hoopes prizewinners, Fulbright fellowship holders, and teachers with TFA and CityYear. No matter where you go, or want to go, there’s a DG who can help.
Delta Gamma’s motto, Do Good, is something that we take to heart —nationally, we were the first women’s fraternity to incorporate a foundation, Service for Sight. Service for Sight has the dual purpose of stopping blindness before it starts, as well as improving the quality of life for those for whom blindness isa fact. Service for Sight has granted millions of dollars to genetic research, impaired-vision adaptive devices, Braille and audio books, guide dogs, and hundreds more life enhancing programs. Furthermore, last year the Foundation launched a new program: Joining Forces—a partnership to aid service members in all branches of the military who receive injuries resulting in vision loss. We are additionally partnered with Toms, with “The Great Fight for Sight” program, a one-for-one charitable donation program linked to their eyewear sales.
Our chapter supports this cause through volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness. We host AnchorSlam each fall, a charity basketball tournament, as well as participating in Vision Walk to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In previous years we’ve hosted an “Anchorman” pageant, an all-male beauty pageant to raise money (and pick an awesome guy to worthy of the title!) We have a strong relationship with Perkins School for the Blind, the school that Helen Keller attended, and each semester donate hundreds of hours of service to the school. Last, my favorite, we have an annual Milk and Cookies fundraiser, which results in hours of baking with sisters and tons of happy Cambridge students getting homemade cookies delivered directly to the dorms! Through these and more, Delta Gammas are always doing good for the visually impaired community, as well as looking for more ways to help!
My absolute favorite part of being a Delta Gamma is the sisterhood. Whether it’s studying in the DG house, going to Newbury for Sunday brunch, group VIP seating at Eleganza, spa retreats at the Charles, or partying at our formals and date events, the DG social calendar is always full of opportunities to spend time with sisters. In Delta Gamma I have made some of my best friends, my future bridesmaids, women who will be there for me not just through the craziness that is college, but through life. These bonds will and do reach beyond the ivy gates of our school—alums across the country, not just from our chapter but all chapters, are an amazing resource in finding jobs, moving to new cities, and navigating really anything that life throws our way.
More than anything, I am so impressed with and grateful for my sisters. I have never known so many beautiful talented women to so consistently inspire me, challenge me, lift me up when I’m down, and make me smile. It’s an absolute honor to represent this chapter as president and I cannot wait to see what the coming year holds.