In the fall of 2001, Delta Gamma Fraternity colonized the chapter of Eta Theta at Saint Louis University. 109 girls were initiated and that winter, a banquet was held in our honor as the international Delta Gamma president presented us with our golden anchor pins and our charter. We held informal recruitment that spring and welcomed 9 more members to our chapter. We held our firsts of what has become our signature events including Crush Party, Anchor Splash, Founder’s Day, and the Golden Anchor Ball.
The next fall, we welcomed 53 more women to the chapter in our first formal recruitment becoming the largest chapter on SLU’s campus. We had our first Presents, Parents Weekend, Cream Rose Ball, and also won first place in Sigma Phi Epsilon’s SLUperbowl. We helped out at the Shining Light Tree Lot, a now favorite pastime, raising money for the Delta Gamma Center, and our second Anchor Splash raised even more for Service for Sight.
Over the years we have welcomed more than 600 women into our Eta Theta chapter and have grown in sisterhood and involvement at SLU. Our Anchor Splash philanthropy weeks have helped to raise over $10,000 for Service for Sight since our colonization. We have received some outstanding awards within our international fraternity such as the Founders Award, the Patricia Peterson Danielson Award, the Community Service Award, the Merit Award, the George Banta Award, the Bill Norman Award for Community Service, and the Philanthropy Award. Within SLU’s community, we had the highest GPA in 2004, 2013-2019, and have been awarded the Most Outstanding Organization on SLU’s Campus and twice the Most Distinguished Chapter on Campus. Eta Theta is both humbled and honored to have been awarded Delta Gamma's most prestigious collegiate award at convention for 2018-2019: Outstanding Collegiate Chapter (Division 1)!
As a chapter, we have achieved what we had hoped for when we started on SLU’s campus - to have success and grow as a representative of the good that Delta Gamma can do. Anchored in friendship and sisterhood, we build on our success and provide an example to everyone that all you have to do is “Do Good.”