Our chapter of Eta Beta at the University of Hartford was established in 1996 and has flourished ever since. It is incredible to watch the years pass and with each new year comes new sisters! We are confident in ourselves and each other and we help each other along the path of life like any sister would.
The Eta Beta chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity, began as Delta Psi Omega, an interest group of about 30 women at the University of Hartford. The founding sisters had a sincere desire to become involved in the Greek system. They wanted a group that focused on acceptance, diversity, service, and friendship. On April 18, 1996, the Panhellenic Council voted unanimously to accept our new sorority.
It was then time to choose our national affiliation. We decided to invite two sororities to our campus: Delta Phi Epsilon and Delta Gamma. We would choose our national backing after two presentations from these two groups.
After two very impressive presentations, we chose Delta Gamma. Our colonization lasted about two months. During that time we established our first Chapter Management Team, wrote our chapter’s by-laws and standing rules, and learned as much as we could about our sorority. We worked extremely hard with our Collegiate Development Consultant from Executive Offices. She was our teacher, advisor, and most important, our friend throughout the entire semester.
The sisters of the Epsilon Pi chapter at the University of Connecticut were very supportive of us; they attended our pledge ceremony and acted as our big sisters. It was great to have sisters so close to "show us the ropes".
After much preparation and anticipation we were initiated on November 16, 1996. During our first semester as Delta Gammas we built a strong foundation for our chapter to be built upon.