WHY TRI DELTA?
Founded by women, for women, Tri Delta is proud to have more than 18,000 members in more than 140 chapters on college campuses across the U.S. and Canada, and more than 220,000 alumnae members in chapters around the world. Tri Delta is boldly leading the way—and often setting the standard—on important issues such as: body image, mental health, inclusion, collegiate housing, leadership development and governance.
Whether serving as officers or participating in a chapter’s educational programming, our members are offered the support and opportunity to grow as leaders. Throughout the collegiate experience, Tri Delta’s members will attain core competencies and skill development in areas that empower them during their collegiate years and lifetime membership in Tri Delta.
Tri Delta understands that its members are college women first, and part of Tri Delta’s Purpose is to broaden the moral and intellectual lives of members. Whether by providing scholarship funds through Tri Delta’s Foundation to assist with educational costs, or by promoting academic success through innovative chapter programming, Tri Delta offers encouragement and support to collegiate members as they pursue academic achievement.
Tri Delta is committed to changing the way the world treats and defeats childhood cancer – locally through raising funds and support to children’s cancer charities and hospitals, and at the national level through our partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tri Delta has raised more than $75 million for St. Jude since 1999, and as a result of our latest pledge, St. Jude to named its short-term housing facility on the St. Jude campus Tri Delta Place. Our collegiate chapters are on the front lines of raising funds and awareness for St. Jude on their campuses and in their communities.
Since being established in 2000, University of Washington Tri Delta has been known for an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. It’s this standard of excellence that has provided the impetus for us to grow into the business we are today.
We believe that the customer always comes first - and that means exceptional products and exceptional services. Get in touch today to learn more about what we have to offer.
JOIN TRI DELTA!
Tri Delta is a founding member of the National Panhellenic Conference, an umbrella organization for 26 member groups. Women are encouraged to participate in the recruitment processes as determined by our host institutions. Watch this short video to learn more about Tri Delta.
Are you a potential new member? Tell us about yourself. What are you passionate about? What makes you, you? We invite you to complete this form so we can learn a little more about you!
Helping our sisters become the best versions of themselves starts at the beginning—with New Member Education—and continues through a lifetime. We offer all members opportunities for personal growth, leadership and professional development through our signature programs.
REFERENCES AND REFERRALS
We want to know who is interested in membership in Tri Delta. If it’s YOU or someone you know, let us know. Use this form to introduce yourself or a potential new member to Tri Delta.
Introduce a potential new member using this referral form.
While references are no longer required for membership, they do help to identify women who are interested in Tri Delta membership. Tri Delta members in good standing can use this form to introduce a potential new member after signing in to your My Tri Delta account.
Use this form to write a reference.
Why are references and referrals important?
Both are ways to introduce a potential new member (PNM) to a Tri Delta chapter. They provide valuable information to learn more about the potential new member and help the chapter have better quality conversations with the PNM during recruitment.
Each chapter uses references differently. If the chapter wants more information, they may contact the person who submitted the reference. Alumnae are asked to refrain from contacting the chapter regarding the status of any PNM.
Are references required?
No, the Bylaws of Delta Delta Delta state that references are not a requirement for membership. However, some chapters rely heavily on references as a way to learn about PNMs before recruitment.
What information do I need to complete a reference or referral form?
To complete a reference or referral form, you will need the PNM’s full name and the college or university they attend/will attend. Be ready to share if you personally know the PNM and why they are interested in Tri Delta and why you would recommend them for membership in Tri Delta.
Any additional information may be provided to you by the PNM through a resume or photo. The reference form includes other fields to provide information, such as activities the PNM has been involved in throughout high school or college or any previous work experience. This information is all helpful for our collegiate chapters as they prepare to meet the PNM during recruitment.
Can I submit a printed reference?
Tri Delta offers a printable PDF reference form in addition to our online reference form for your use. When a PNM provides you a physical packet with a printed resume and/or photo print the PDF reference form and mail the materials to the collegiate chapter.
When do I need to turn in a reference or referral form?
Deadlines for submission vary between our chapters. Reach out to the collegiate chapter director of member selection or ask the PNM.
If you are concerned that your submission is late. Please complete the online reference form anyways!
How do chapters select New Members?
Membership selection is ultimately the privilege and responsibility of each collegiate chapter. A reference form, a letter of recommendation or potential new member’s legacy status does not guarantee an invitation into membership. Additionally, the membership selection process is confidential. Chapter members may not disclose information regarding the decision to keep or release a PNM in the process.
Overall, membership in Tri Delta is mutual. Our membership selection process helps us get to know PNMs we think might be a good fit, while PNMs get to learn more about us and decide if we are the organization for them. It is important for both sides to feel like we are a good match!
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
For more than 100 years, Tri Delta has been providing a home away from home for our members, and a place for them to live, learn and lead – with Purpose – for a lifetime.
We welcome parents and family, of both our newest Tri Deltas and interested collegiate women, to get a glimpse into membership in Tri Delta. The publication below lets you follow along and see “what to expect” from the Tri Delta sorority experience today and beyond. You will learn about our transformational collegiate chapter programming, leadership opportunities, our passion for serving others through philanthropy and ways you can connect and engage with your Tri Delta during their membership. Read more here.
Tri Psi Mothers’ Sorority
For 105 years, Tri Delta has been the only sorority to have a Greek letter sorority for their mothers. Our mothers’ organization, Tri Psi, consists of dedicated mothers that come together each year to support their Tri Deltas and assist our members in every possible way. Tri Psi awards $5,000 low-interest rate loans to Tri Delta members receiving or pursuing graduate degrees, and $1,000 undergraduate scholarships to selected members entering their junior year. To learn more about Tri Psi, visit tripsisorority.com.
Who We Are
Attending a school like the University of Washington can be an overwhelming experience, especially for young women moving away from home for the first time. Joining the Greek Community is one of the most effective ways to make this transition smoother. In addition to providing you with a home away from home, becoming a member of Delta Delta Delta will provide you with lasting friendships among women who share common values and goals. Each member of our chapter forges meaningful memories while participating in a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime. However, none of this is possible without taking the first step to participate in Formal Recruitment.
Sorority life is a tradition deeply rooted at the University of Washington. The purpose of Formal Recruitment is to give potential new members an inside look at what sorority life is like. During Formal Recruitment, you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our members. Through these conversations you will be able to learn about the values and sisterhood of our chapter. In addition, we will share with you what the Theta Alpha Chapter has to offer in terms of leadership opportunities and philanthropic involvement. Formal Recruitment provides us with the chance to meet incredible women who may become part of sisterhood. We look forward to meeting you in the fall!
If you are an alumnae or collegiate member wishing to submit a reference to the Theta Alpha Chapter on behalf of a Potential New Member, follow this link to DOWNLOAD the reference form. Once you fill the form out, please email it to our Reference Chair, Taylor Comerford, at email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you in the fall
Annalise Castner, Vice President of Membership