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    Welcome to the Sigma Delta Tau Upsilon chapter Website, located at Indiana University. Congratulations to our new pledge class of 2015! We are thrilled to have a wonderful new SigDelts! Our chapter currently has 128 active members and with the arrival of PC ’15, we will have 170 sisters.  We strive to uphold the traditions and values that Sigma Delta Tau has so proudly established. The house is located at 1410 N. Jordan Ave Bloomington, Indiana.

     

    Our mission statement:

    The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is to enrich the college experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting friendships and to foster personal growth. Sigma Delta Tau shall encourage each member by providing intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within the framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards.

  •  On March 25, 1917, seven young woman who exemplified self-confidence and the willingness to take a chance, founded a new sorority at Cornell University. The name chosen, Sigma Delta Phi was soon changed to Sigma Delta Tau when the women discovered the letters belonged to another Greek Organization. Most of the seven women had already experienced the subtle, but very real, discrimination practiced against religious minorities by many Greek organizations at the time. In response to the closed doors, and as a way to meet their own social and housing needs, these young women established a sorority which would respect the individuality of its members. The personal growth and social development of each individual was the basis upon which the new organization would be built.

    "It shall be the purpose of this fraternal organization to form a close social and fraternal union of those of similar ideals and to foster, maintain and instill such ideals in the hearts of its members as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true womanhood, democracy and humanity."

    -Sigma Delta Tau National By-Laws

    Upsilon Chapter at Indiana University was founded on April 20, 1940.