A Message From Our President, Alex York:
Sisters, alumnae and prospective members, WELCOME to the Eta Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma at New York University!
I am the current president, Alex York, and I am so excited to share with you what our chapter of Delta Gamma is all about.
Delta Gamma was founded in Oxford, Mississippi in 1873 by just three collegiate women. Since then, our international fraternity has grown to include over 200,000 initiated members and 220 alumnae groups (and the numbers are only growing!). The objectives of Delta Gamma Fraternity are to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, and to create in each other a true sense of social responsibility and the best qualities of character.
Delta Gamma Eta Phi works each and every day to achieve these expectations. Eta Phi was founded at NYU in 2016. In these few years our sisterhood, hours of service and involvement in NYU and around NYC has grown immensely. The community we have created at NYU is one of compassion, talent, humility, character and undeniable love for one another.
When I first joined Delta Gamma my freshman year, I had no idea what to expect. To be honest, I was skeptical about the entire process. But within meeting the first few women of Eta Phi and attending only a few events, I knew I had finally found a group of girls who would allow me to be myself and welcome me for it. Eta Phi women come from countless backgrounds, majors, interests and goals. And the constant support for one another regardless of similarities or differences amazes me every day. I cannot imagine my life without the sisters who have become my best friends and the community that has given me confidence boost after confidence boost to believe in myself and the power of friendship and sisterhood.
As president, it is my ultimate goal to make as many sisters as possible feel accepted, heard and taken seriously both in DG and throughout their lives. I hope to continue our culture of hard work, responsibility and stomach-wrenching laughter in as many ways as possible. I am so excited to see what the women of this chapter are capable of this year.