Beta Upsilon
Female
Council Membership: 
Panhellenic Council
Chartered: 
1954
Mission: 

Delta Gamma offers women of all ages a rich heritage based on principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. Its primary purpose 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.

Physical: 

715 NW 23rd St. Corvallis, OR 97330

Mailing: 

Same as above.

House Capacity: 
60
Total Members: 
124
Recruitment Requirements: 

**Formal Recommendation Forms may be mailed to the chapter house at the above address or emailed to Jenna Sanders at deltagammarecruitment1873@gmail.com**

Jenna Sanders
VP Membership
sandejen@oregonstate.edu
(559) 917-6563

Organization Facts: 

Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls by three young women who were unable to go home for the Christmas break. Together, Anna Boyd, Mary Comfort and Eva Webb created a club of "mutual helpfulness."

They chose the Greek letters Delta and Gamma because of their desire to "Do Good." It remains Delta Gamma's motto today and a driving force in all we do.
Delta Gamma is a sisterhood built on a commitment to making the world better through not only service, but also a deep appreciation for each individual.

What started with three women in Oxford, Mississippi, has since grown into an international Fraternity with 150 collegiate chapters and more than 215 alumnae groups. Delta Gamma's sisterhood continues to inspire women through the values that were built into our very first Constitution. Article II, written by our Founders in 1873, states:

"The objects of this Fraternity shall be to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote their educational and cultural interests, to create in them a true sense of social responsibility and to develop in them the best qualities of character."

While the Constitution spells out the values of a Delta Gamma woman in Article II, you can't tell the story of Delta Gamma without speaking of hope.
The original pin of the Fraternity was the letter "H," which the Founders meant to stand for hope. A few years before she died, Founder Mary Comfort Leonard described the first pin:

"We went to a local jeweler and had our pin made-the letter 'H,' which stood for hope, for we hoped great results and have not been disappointed…" - The Shield

Delta Gamma Fraternity does not discriminate in its membership selection on the basis of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability or other characteristics protected by state, provincial or federal law. Membership is open to all individuals who identify as women. Those selected for membership in Delta Gamma must have good scholarship, be of good character and standing, have an interest in activities that will enhance the academic atmosphere at the college or university, and have a sincere desire to contribute to the work of Delta Gamma.

All efforts are in place to guarantee those selected for membership in Delta Gamma have good scholarship, are of good character and standing, have an interest in activities which will enhance the academic atmosphere at the college, university or community, and have a sincere desire to contribute to the work of Delta Gamma. The Executive Offices will continue to work with the individual chapters to ensure that all policies and procedures are followed at all times

Chapter Facts: 

Chapter Facts: Beta Upsilon chapter was established on September 28, 1945 with help from our sisters at the Alpha Delta chapter. On April 27, 1946 we held our first initiation at our brother fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. We moved to our current house on November 15, 1969.

Chapter President Contact Information:

Cami Love

Email: osudeltagammapresident@gmail.com

Phone Number: 805-234-7753

 

Famous Alumni: 

Sabrina Bryan, Patricia Heaton, Ann Daly (Former President of DreamWorks), Joan Lunden (Former Co-Host of Good Morning America)

Philanthropy: 

The Delta Gamma Foundation fosters lifetime enrichment for members, promotes Service for Sight and partners with the Fraternity to ensure the future of our sisterhood. Our dedicated members and friends make the mission of the Foundation possible through service, awareness and fundraising.

Volunteer service is at the heart of Delta Gamma’s work. Through Service for Sight, Service for Sight: Joining Forces, the Golden Anchor Program and community activities, the Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of our members and chapters. Service for Sight has been at the core of the Delta Gamma mission since 1936 when a member who was blind, Ruth Billow, Eta-Akron, petitioned members to adopt "Aid to the Blind" as our official philanthropy.

In addition to service, members invest in the future of Delta Gamma by making tax-deductible gifts to the Foundation. Financial support comes from many sources including our collegiate chapters, alumnae groups, individual members and more. Through this support, the Foundation provides grants to our members as well as to organizations across North America that promote sight preservation and aid to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. The Foundation also provides generous grants to the Fraternity to help Delta Gamma create programming to develop members’ leadership skills, teach social responsibility and foster personal growth.

Beta Upsilon hosts their annual Anchor Splash events in the fall, which consist of a synchronized swimming routine performed by fraternities and sororities on campus. Each fraternity and sorority is coached by the freshmen and sophomore members of Delta Gamma. The final day of the philanthropy is the date of the Mr. and Mrs. Anchor Splash Pageant.  Each fraternity and sorority on campus nominates one of their members to participate in a pageant where all participants perform a talent and are asked a question relating to philanthropy and service.  At the pageant, we announce the house that won the week’s events and the Mr. and Mrs. Anchor Splash. There are also check-ins in the Memorial Union Quad every day of this 3-day philanthropy event to raise awareness around campus about Service for Sight. Members of the chapters participating in Anchor Splash can earn extra points by checking in and learning more about our philanthropy.

Anchor Slam occurs in the spring, and it is a dodgeball tournament that stirs up the competition between all of the fraternities and sororities on campus.
It is a one-day philanthropy and is much smaller than Anchor Splash, but we know that it is another way for our chapter to donate to the Delta Gamma Foundation.

 

Chapter Type: 
Sorority