Sisterhood | January 23, 2020

It is the distinct privilege of our alumnae chapters to celebrate Circle Degree and a Pansy Celebration 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 Celebration Resources

To assist you in planning your special event, we’ve compiled a Pansy Celebration Resource Kit, available in the Resource Library > Alumnae Chapter > Events > Pansy Celebration. Here you’ll find everything you need in one document: a planning guide, invitation and program templates, ceremony notes, Tri Delta related updates and information on how you can request a speaker.

Share your Event

Hosting a Pansy Celebration or Circle Degree? Submit your event in TriConnect (Programming > Actions > Celebrations > Pansy Celebration) to be posted on this page so local sisters can attend your event. After your event, share your stories with us to be featured on Tri Delta’s social media or potentially published in The Trident. For questions or assistance, please contact

Thank you for helping our collegiate members transition in to their lifetime membership of Tri Delta this spring!

Alumnae and Collegiate Chapter Events

Please contact the event chair to make sure the celebration is taking place.

Mt. Diablo
Pansy Dinner in Alamo, CA
April 21 at 6:30pm
Contact Sandra Jacobsen for details

Naples Area
Pansy Brunch at The Vineyards Country Club
April 4 at 11:30am
Contact Amanda Pelliccioni for details

Space Coast
Pansy Breakfast at Rockledge Country Club
April 4 at 10:30am
Contact Nancy Lundell for details

Pansy Celebration in Roswell
April 26 at 3:00pm
Contact Ashley Salzwedel for details

Pansy Brunch with Beta Omicron Chapter at Evangelical Free Church
April 18 at 10:00am
Contact Kristina Cole for details

Circle Degree & Pansy Buffet with Delta Pi Chapter at Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication
April 26 at 4:oopm
Contact Laura Walsten for details

Chicago SW Suburban
Pansy Brunch at Hinsdale Golf Club
May 9 at 9:30am
Contact Meg McEnenry for details

Pansy-Violet Brunch at Woodstock Country Club
April 19 at 11:00am
Contact Ashley Crossland for details

Pansy Luncheon & Circle Degree in Lafayette
April 26 at 1:00pm
Contact Dolly Poston-Zollars for details

New Jersey
Northern NJ
Pansy Brunch at Market Tavern
May 30 at 10:30am
Contact the alumnae chapter for details

Heart of Texas
Pansy Brunch & 20 Year Chapter Celebration in New Braunfels
May 3 at 2:30pm
Contact Kim Plumer for details

North Dallas Area
Pansy Brunch & Circle Degree at Canyon Creek Country Club
April 25 at 11:30am
Contact Ashley Coleman for details

Northeast Tarrant County
Mother/Daughter Pansy Tea at The Cottage Rose Tea Room
April 25 at 11:00am
Contact Hilarie Benedetto for details




Tri Delta Joins Sacred Heart University

We are thrilled to announce that the Sacred Heart Panhellenic Council has invited Tri Delta to establish a new chapter in 2020-2021!