- Designation: Gamma Eta Chapter
- Active Members: 74
- SJSU Founding: 1948
- National Founding: December 25, 1873 at the Lewis School for Girls in Oxford MS
- 2011 Service / Philanthropy: 2,331 hours of service, $11,804
- Scholarship: Fall 2012—2.92, Spring 2012—2.98
- Colors: Bronze, Pink, Blue
- Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
- Symbol: Anchor
- Motto: "Do Good"
- Nickname: DG, DeeGee
- Famous Alumae: Joan Lunden (t.v. host), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (actress), Mary Landrieu (Senator (LA)), Christine Lahti (actress), Patricia Heaton (actress), Mary Fran (actress), Ann Coulter (political commentator, author)
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About Delta Gamma
Delta Gamma was founded in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi by three young women, Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Web Dodd, and Mary Comfort Lenard, who found a common bond of friendship and loyalty. Their friendship and goals of furthering their educational and cultural interests inspired similar groups to also join under the same name and insignia of Delta Gamma. Our motto and constant goal is to, "Do Good."
History of Gamma Eta Chapter
Delta Gamma offers to women of all ages a rich heritage; continuity based on sound and tested principals of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. Throughout its existence at SJSU, Delta Gamma has won Panhellenic awards for most spirited chapter, highest GPA, and a regional award for our collumnae (Collegiate and alumnae) programming. In 2010, Delta Gamma, Gamma Eta received the 2010 Patricia Peterson Danielson Award for the second year in a row, Standout Sorority of the Year, Outstanding Grade Point Average for New Members and one of it’s members receive the award for Woman of the Year and Honorable Mention. Gamma Eta members are focused on school work and achieving good grades but also loves participating in our chapter’s philanthropies, club and intramural sports as well as sisterhood activities and spending time bonding together.
Our original symbol was an H for hope, which was later revised to our Golden Anchor. Our colors are bronze, pink, and blue and the Delta Gamma cream rose is registered with the national rose society. The Gamma Eta Chapter at San Jose State was installed in 1948. Our housing corporation has provided us with our beautiful home, which was built specifically for Gamma Eta, on the corner of 8th and Reed Street, a short walk from campus. The home houses 56 women and renovations are made each summer to keep the house up to date and to meet the member’s needs.