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  • Delta Delta Delta's History


    Tri Delta was founded Thanksgiving Eve, 1888 at Boston University by Sarah Ida Shaw, Eleanor Dorcas Pond, Florence Isabel Stewart, and Isabel Morgan Breed. 

    The Eplison Gamma chapter here at Eastern Illinois University was founded eight years ago.


    All throughout the country Tri Deltas have concentrated their philanthropic support toward Children’s Cancer Research. Nationally, Tri Delta has formed a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee since 1999. At St. Jude, the doctors and researchers are responsible for the care of children with life threatening cases of cancer and other terminal illnesses. We have events that we organize in the fall and spring semesters to raise money for St. Jude and awareness of Children’s Cancer.




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  • Delta Delta Delta Quick Facts

    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.

The dolphin symbolizes rebirth, friendship, and leadership. In Tri Delt, the dolphin is symbolic of clear skies and smooth sailing.

: Poseidon, god of the sea and one of the three rulers of the world, is the patron Greek divinity of Tri Delta.

: Silver, gold and cerulean blue. Green is also a significant color for it symbolizes the union of the three colors.