Delta Delta Delta
|Location||702 Bowdoin Street|
|National Founding||Boston University, 1888|
|Colors||Silver, Gold and Blue|
|National Philanthropy||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital|
|Open Motto||“Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another”|
Stanford Tri Delta welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. We believe diversity is the key to having a healthy, safe, and equitable community and are committed to making our chapter accessible to everyone. Tri Delta is defined by its community that holds countless social, cultural, and economic identities. Above all, we are dedicated to ensuring that Tri Delta is a space where everyone can find a sense of belonging.
Since 1999, Tri Delta has dedicated their philanthropy to their partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude promotes healthcare equity by providing free cancer treatment to children, and they are one of the leading hospitals in childhood cancer research. So far, Tri Delta has raised over $74 million dollars for St. Jude patients and families. Our chapter raised over $5,000 last year via various community fundraising events, such as dHop and Stacks. In addition to our commitment to St. Jude, we intend on emphasizing more active allyship and service to the communities around us at Stanford both as individuals and as a chapter. From contributing our individual talents to Alpha Kappa Alpha, Xi Beta, Inc. with their Justice 4 Black Lives initiative to creating a fund for the kitchen staffers that are core to Tri Delta’s house and family, we are a chapter that values showing up for our Stanford peers and service workers.
Stanford Tridelta is devoted to financial accessibility for our chapter and believes no member should be barred from our community for financial reasons. We are proud to unroll a new scholarship program for new members this quarter and to continue developing a strong and sustainable scholarship prgram for years to come. Our dues breakdown is below, followed by financial aid options.
- Our spring dues this year are as follows:
- Chapter and fraternity dues: 110
- New member fee- fraternity: 48
- Initiation fee- fraternity: 162
- Total: $320
- However, our chapter will pay half of all spring dues for PNMs, bringing dues down to $160 for every new member. We will also have an open scholarship request system where you can request full financial support from our chapter with no questions asked.
- In earlier years, we normally advertise the Stanford-run Opportunity Fund for students (which pays for all sorority-related expenses for those who are eligible) and an alumni-funded scholarship for members which have been amazing members of TriDelta (which you can apply for once you are a member). We as exec this year realize that so many members that need financial assistance can easily fall through the cracks of these, and we have focused our time on pulling funds from our chapter to create a stronger internal scholarship.
- Our chapter will pay half of all spring dues for PNMs, bringing dues down to $160 for every new member. We will also have an open scholarship request system where you can request full financial support from our chapter with no questions asked. We are also still open for Opportunity Funding for FLI students and an internal scholarship for active members.
- If you think of finances as a barrier to this community at all, please let us know and we will work individually with you to ensure that finances will not bar you from membership.
- Half of our Exec Board members identify as FLI and are backed by OppFund
- This past year we have paid for all expenses other than national dues for our members and argued to lower national dues for those on LOA, abroad, or special circumstances.
As a sorority, Stanford Tri Delta recognizes the institutional racism and classism that exists in Greek life. We are currently working with both ISC and Tri Delta Nationals to create systemic reform and address the harms of Greek life. We are not blind to the inherent problems of being a Greek organization, and we are dedicated to affecting positive, meaningful change in this system. However, we acknowledge that values are simply words and thus render no impact unless we bring them to life through meaningful and consistent action—we are looking for members who prioritize holding themselves and each accountable to the following projects in action and goals we have.
What We’re Reaching For:
- Ensuring that our definition of service is not only towards St. Jude, but also to our campus and surrounding communities.
- Continuing productive conversations with Tri Delta Nationals regarding our changing chapter status and needs.
- Working closely with Stanford Administration to reform and create lasting change of Greek Life’s existence and impact on campus.
Some Actions We’re Taking:
- Holding mandatory trainings that discuss racial and socio-economic inequities, implicit biases within our chapter and its recruitment practices.
- Creating both informal support and mentorship systems as well as amending our bylaws to create formal accountability mechanisms for any breach of conduct according to our community values.