It is the distinct privilege of our alumnae chapters to celebrate what we now refer to as “Pansy Brunch” and Circle Degree with our collegiate members.
A Tri Delta Tradition
Celebrating our collegiate members’ graduation and Circle Degree, the third and final degree of Initiation, dates as far back as 1908, when an article in a secret publication called The Triton, shared details about a “pansy luncheon,” hosted by alumnae chapters each spring.
Later, in 1927, the first official Pansy Breakfast was hosted by Theta Xi Chapter at the University of Southern California. The tradition quickly spread across the country and was the topic of a LIFE Magazine photo essay in 1945.
Pansy Brunch Resources
To assist our alumnae chapters in your planning, we’ve compiled a collection of Pansy Brunch Resources available for reference and download on My Tri Delta in the Resource Library. Included in the 2018 Pansy Brunch Resource:
- Planning guide
- How to request a Tri Delta speaker
- Tri Delta Grace, invitation and program printable templates
- Tri Delta Ceremonies – Circle Degree, Silver, Golden and Diamond Circle
- Updated information about Tri Delta today
Share your Event
Hosting a Pansy Brunch or Circle Degree celebration? Submit your event with Executive Office to be posted on our events page so sisters can attend your local event. After your event, share your stories with us to be featured on Tri Delta’s social media, or potentially, be published in The Trident.
Thank you for helping our collegiate members transition in to their lifetime membership of Tri Delta this spring!