Delta Gamma has been on American University’s campus since 1936 and represents a sisterhood that fosters friendship, thrives on individuality, promotes leadership, encourages academics, and prioritizes service.
Women who join Delta Gamma at American University recognize the value of being a part of something greater than themselves. New members are warmly welcomed into an unwavering support system throughout their college years. Graduates are thankful to DG for introducing them to their personal cheerleaders, best friends, and for ultimately allowing them to find their most authentic selves in college.
Delta Gammas understand that a sorority can have a different meaning for every individual- thus we support all our sister's endeavors inside and outside of Greek life. At the end of the day we work hard, we play hard, and we are committed to our saying "do good"- both on campus and in the greater Washington, D.C. community.
Delta Gamma Fraternity is one of the few Greek organizations that started its own philanthropy, Service for Sight. Service for Sight started when a blind Delta Gamma sister, Ruth Billow, from the University of Akron, petitioned for fellow DG sisters to establish aiding the blind as the heart of Delta Gamma's mission. The ability to see affects every individual, and Delta Gammas express their passion for this noble cause by volunteering, spreading awareness, and fundraising for Service for Sight.
Service for Sight supports children and adults who are visually impaired and promotes sight preservation. Our philanthropy also supports military veterans who are blind or visually impaired through our Joining Forces program as well as the elderly in our Golden Anchor program.
message from our president
My name is Kathryn and I’m currently the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Delta Gamma at American University. Something that has united our chapter throughout my time in DG is the embodiment of our motto: Do Good. Every DG brings unique experiences and interests to inspire and learn from one another. Being in an environment with so many bright and strong individuals inspires me everyday to be the best version of myself. From my best friends to my family line to my advisors, the relationships I have built through Delta Gamma have all played a role in making me who I am today and who I aspire to be in the future. DG has shaped who I am as a person, a leader, and a friend. I’m so excited to see what my DG experience holds through the rest of college and beyond.
Kathryn Dorans, President
Delta Gamma Beta Epsilon is proud to be the 21st and last Delta Gamma chapter nationwide to host the Lectureships in Values and Ethics program. The lectureships program was created to establish a venue on college campuses where values and ethics could be discussed in an open format. DG is so excited to bring speakers to American’s campus through this amazing program. This unique program is a source of great pride to the Delta Gamma Foundation in reinforcing its mission: 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.
message from foundation
As VP foundation, I am excited to help our national philanthropy, Service for Sight. Our two annual philanthropy events, Anchor Splash and Cycle for Sight, are great ways to connect the whole AU community while benefiting a great cause. With the help of other organizations on campus, we have been able to raise $5000 for Service for Sight this year! We are so excited to keep working with FSL and American to continue supporting this amazing cause.
Emily Ryan, VP: Foundation
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