LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
I am incredibly grateful to serve as the Collegiate Chapter President for Delta Omega. We are home to three hundred brave, bold, and kind women who I am proud to lead. I, alongside my Executive Board, work each day to ensure that the purpose of Tri Delta is fulfilled – to establish perpetual bonds of friendship among its member, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way. For nearly a century, our Tri Delta women have carried on beautiful traditions, empowering ideals, and philanthropic goals. From our historic residence, designed by A. Hays Town, to the Tri Delta House at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, it is the women of Tri Delta who make this place a home.
Throughout its history, Greek Life at LSU has served its community in more ways than most realize. At Delta Omega, over just this past year, we have raised $189,586 for St. Jude’s, making us one of top fundraising Tri Delta chapters of the 122 chapter across the nation. In 2014, Tri Delta pledged to raise 60 million dollars for St. Jude’s in 10 years — the single largest fundraising commitment in St. Jude’s history, and 6 years later, we are nearly there, with around 50 million raised. Our philanthropy is something that we hold very dear to our hearts at Tri Delta. The ground-breaking work being done at St. Jude’s is nothing short of extraordinary. And we, as Tri Delta women, are incredibly proud to help them in every way we can.
We are LSU collegians at a time unlike any other. From a National Championship (Geaux Tigers) to a global pandemic, our experience has been somewhat of a whirlwind. Through it all, our members have exceeded my expectations of what it means to be there for one another, even if it is from six feet away. Being a Tri Delta is so much more than meets the eye. It is laughing in the snack kitchen till our stomachs hurt. It is taking the annual trip up to Memphis to see the children of St. Jude’s. It is standing together in Tiger Stadium with the three triangles on our buttons. It is walking into a huge auditorium, seeing a familiar smile and knowing exactly where to sit. It is the pride we feel when we are asked what sorority we are in, and we get to say Tri Delta.
The gratitude I have for the women I get to share my college experience with is insurmountable. Our successes have come from the endless support from family, friends, and alumnae. Without that support, we would not be able to live, learn and lead with purpose for a lifetime.
Delta Love and Mine,
Establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members
Develop a stronger and more womanly character
Broaden the moral and intellectual life
Assist its members in every possible way
DELTA OMEGA CHAPTER
The Delta Omega chapter of Delta Delta Delta was established at Louisiana State University on February 27, 1934. The Delta Omega chapter entitles its members to a perpetual bond of friendship and prides itself on the motto:
“Let us steadfastly love one another.”
Our chapter is acknowledged for its outstanding involvement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital year after year. The girls of Delta Omega strive to be sincere, genuine, and to achieve excellence while always upholding the overall values of Delta Delta Delta.
The Delta Delta Delta house, which overlooks the picturesque LSU Lakes, was built in 1966. Designed by A. Hays Town, the famous American architect known for his work, which was heavily influenced by the Spanish, French, and Creole history of Louisiana, has a special character all its own.
Our house is home to fifty-four Tri Delta ladies. The living quarters are known as the senior wing, double wing, and dungeon. There is a communal bathroom with a washer and dryer in each hall. The courtyard, which was renovated in the summer of 2015, is a member favorite with its rocking chairs, swings, large fountain, and relaxing atmosphere. Other rooms in the house include the kitchen; the Delta café, which always comes stocked with snacks; living room; a cozy room, known as the pearl, that is used for studying or visiting with friends; computer room; president’s office; and chapter room.
Each room of our house aids in the excellence of each of our members by creating a quiet, comfortable sanctuary meant to feel like home, and the Tri Delta house staff works hard to keep our home looking beautiful, both inside and out.
During the school year, the Tri Delta house hosts many events including philanthropy fundraisers, recruitment parties, initiations, retreats, and various panhellenic events. The Tri Delta house is the perfect place to spend time with sisters during your college years and make memories that last a lifetime.