DALLAS, Texas, April 17, 2019 – The Executive Board of Tri Delta announced today that it has temporarily suspended the operations of the Phi Rho Chapter at the University of the Pacific, effective April 30, 2019.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have suspended the operations of our Phi Rho Chapter at Pacific, for a minimum of four years,” said Kimberlee Di Fede Sullivan, Tri Delta’s Fraternity President. “The decision was made following several years of declining membership numbers, which has led to an inability to sustain chapter operations.”
“Our priority now is assisting our collegiate members through this transition. These are valued members who will continue their lifelong membership in Tri Delta as unaffiliated collegiate members,” said Sullivan. “Tri Delta has enjoyed 60 years as a part of the Pacific community. We are working with our loyal alumnae and the university to ensure a successful return to full operations at Pacific so that future generations of Tri Deltas may engage in our sisterhood, dedicated to helping women live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime.”
ABOUT TRI DELTA
Founded in 1888, Tri Delta is a premier women’s organization dedicated to helping women live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime.With more than 236,000 members worldwide, Tri Delta operates 141 collegiate chapters and 54 chapter facilities on campuses across North America, and provides resources and support to 66 local house corporations nationally and 254 alumnae chapters globally.
As a society created to be “kind alike to all,” Tri Delta members are passionate about serving others. There are three aspects to Tri Delta’s philanthropic focus: sisters helping sisters through the Tri Delta Foundation,support for childhood cancer initiatives at the local and regional level, and a 20-year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to find cures and save children at the inter/national level.