The Purpose of
Delta Delta Delta
…shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way.
It shall also be the purpose of Delta Delta Delta to promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between the fraternity and colleges and universities where the fraternity has established chapters, to develop qualities of unselfish leadership among its members, and to encourage them to assume, with integrity and devotion to moral and democratic principles, the highest responsibilities of college women.
Tri Delta was founded Thanksgiving Eve, 1888 at Boston University by Sarah Ida Shaw, Eleanor Dorcas Pond, Florence Isabel Stewart, and Isabel Morgan Breed. Tri Delta’s symbols are stars & crescents, the dolphin, and the silver trident. Tri Delta’s colors are silver, gold and cerulean blue. Green is also significant for Tri Delta as it represents the union of the three colors.
The Pearl: It was chosen to symbolize the new member, because it is the one jewel that grows developing from a tiny grain of sand into a thing of great value and beauty.
The Pine : The pine tree is a symbol of Tri Delt’s collegiate members because it represents growth and lofty aspirations.
The Pansy : It is a symbol of alumnae membership.
Dolphin: The dolphin symbolizes rebirth, friendship, and leadership. In Tri Delt, the dolphin is symbolic of clear skies and smooth sailing.
Poseidon : Poseidon, god of the sea and one of the three rulers of the world, is the patron Greek divinity of Tri Delta.
Colors : Silver, gold and cerulean blue. Green is also a significant color for it symbolizes the union of the three colors.
Motto: ”Let us steadfastly love one another.”