Although there were three women’s groups represented at Boston University in 1888, seniors Sarah Ida Shaw and Eleanor Dorcas Pond saw a need for a different organization that would “be kind alike to all and think more of the girl’s inner self and character than of her personal appearance.” Not only did these two young women create the framework of our organization, but they also created its Rituals and symbols, wrote its constitution and designed its emblems. All was finished on Thanksgiving Eve 1888 when the two embraced each other and declared “Tri Delta is founded.” Their vision has grown into the dynamic women’s organization we know today.
Explore Tri Delta’s Digital Archives
We’ve been hard at work taking our history digital! It’s a huge undertaking, but we believe it’s important to protect and preserve our history for generations to come. What pieces of Tri Delta history are waiting for you to uncover and share? Click below to visit our digital archives and explore by collection, delve into the image gallery or try your luck in the search bar.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? This is just the beginning of our digital work! Come back to visit and explore as we continue to add to our digital archives. Then join us in protecting and preserving Tri Delta’s history. Find out how you can help by emailing email@example.com.
Meet our brave, bold and kind Founders.Click Here
Browse our badges and milestone jewelry.Click Here
Symbols and Colors
Learn more about our symbols and colors.Click Here
Find inspiration from the Ginger Hicks Smith Museum and ArchivesClick Here