We are always looking for amazing women that are interested in joining our brave, bold and kind women on a path of leadership, community service and friendship.
If you were unable to join Tri Delta as a collegiate member, there is still a path for those that are interested in joining our sisterhood. Please read our FAQs below and contact Lisa Remsikova at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Honor Initiate?
An Honor Initiate is a woman who was not a collegiate member but still has a desire for membership in our sisterhood. In many cases, she has a prior connection to Tri Delta, has served as a volunteer or has a friendship with a Tri Delta sister. She may feel inspired by our sisterhood and mission and wants to contribute to our Fraternity. Honor Initiates enjoy the same rights and privileges as members initiated at a collegiate chapter.
What is the process for becoming an Honor Initiate?
An Honor Initiate candidate must have a sponsor to support her application for membership. A sponsor must be a member of Tri Delta in good standing. If you do not have a sponsor, Executive Office can arrange for you to meet with a local alumnae volunteer to assess your interest and to act as a potential sponsor. Once a woman has a sponsor, both the candidate and the sponsor must complete the same application for membership. Women are selected for Honor Initiation directly by the Executive Board of Tri Delta, and an invitation to membership requires unanimous agreement.
Is Tri Delta right for me?
We encourage any potential Honor Initiate to learn more about our Purpose as a fraternal organization. For information regarding our history, structure and Purpose, please explore the rest of our website. Here you will also learn about our philanthropic efforts like Tri Delta’s Foundation, childhood cancer and our national philanthropic partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can also read articles from our official magazine – The Trident.
Is there a cost associated with being an Honor Initiate?
If you are invited to membership, there is an Initiation fee of $160 and a badge fee of $178 – for a total of $338.
Is there a cost associated with being a member of Tri Delta?
If you are an initiated member, we highly encourage you to pay dues to your local alumnae chapter. Yearly dues for membership in an alumnae chapter range from about $40 to $70 per year, depending on the chapter.
If there is not a local alumnae chapter in your area, we encourage you to pay your yearly $33 dues directly to Tri Delta. Dues-Paying Alumnae Members have access to:
- Tri Delta’s networking app CONNECTDDD to form personal and professional connections with your sisters.
- Annual subscription to The Trident online
- Engaging interviews with Tri Delta’s members in the Let’s Talk Tri Delta podcast
- Tri Delta’s personal and professional development learning platform LEADDDer.org
- Fun and engaging virtual events with Tri Deltas across the globe
- Regular updates and communications from Tri Delta Executive Office
If I am invited to membership, what is the process for getting initiated?
Initiation is a secret Ritual where the values and meaning of the organization are revealed to you and you become a member. Arrangements for your Initiation will begin once payment of your fees is received. Honor Initiates are initiated at local collegiate chapters with that chapter’s new member class. You may wait several months before being initiated and will need to make accommodations to attend Initiation since chapters only initiate members once or twice per year. The Honor Initiate chair will make every effort to arrange your Initiation in a timely and convenient manner.
What happens once I am initiated?
We highly recommend that each Honor Initiate start by becoming a dues-paying member in her local alumnae chapter. Your alumnae chapter will provide you with the opportunity to get to know your sisters, make friendships, enjoy social events and participate in charitable activities. In addition, many alumnae chapters offer members opportunities to serve on committees or in leadership positions, which is a great way to become more involved.
You will also have the opportunity to get to know sisters around the globe through our networking app CONNECTDDD and learn together on our personal and professional development learning platform LEADDDer.org.
What opportunities are there for me in Tri Delta?
Tri Delta offers opportunities to grow and develop into the best version of yourself. From professional and personal development opportunities on LEADDDer.org and in LEADDD events to transformational programs there are numerous opportunities to grow. You can also gain experience as a volunteer with both collegians and alumnae and in many specialized areas such as charitable fundraising, chapter housing and finances. Working as a Fraternity volunteer is a great way to learn more about Tri Delta and at the same time develop relationships with sisters outside of your local area.
The quality of your experience as a Tri Delta depends on how much effort and time you put into your membership. Members who involve themselves generally enjoy a richer and more satisfying membership experience. The Honor Initiate chair is a resource for you to help you get engaged from the start and find your place in our sisterhood.