Delta Delta Delta Sorority to Rush in Fall


AMANDA JOHNSON | THE SPECTRUM Renee Dubois, assistant director of sorority and fraternity life, was on hand Wednesday for Delta Delta Delta's meet and greet.
Renee DuBois, assistant director of sorority and fraternity life, was on hand Wednesday for Delta Delta Delta’s meet and greet.

North Dakota State will add its first sorority in 70 years this fall.

Delta Delta Delta, Tri Delta for short, will rush in fall 2016. Emma Fritzkapps, a Creighton graduate, is an alumni of Tri Delta and will help the new members start this branch of the sorority.

Valarie Hall, from the executive office, will be the project lead and will be working as a consultant and will help the alumni who will help with getting Tri Delta up and running.

Hall said this is a “once in a lifetime chance” for students who join as it isn’t every day that a new sorority comes to campus.

The process began with NDSU sending out a notification to all of Greek life they were looking to expand and add a new house. Three organizations were invited to NDSU to look at the campus and meet with faculty and administrators as an interview for the different Greek groups.

Julie Haskell, director of volunteer development at the executive office, said that those who came out to look at NDSU from Tri Delta “fell in love with the campus, students, and faculty.”

Renee DuBois, assistant director of sorority and fraternity life, was part of the initial search process and will help with setting up the new chapter. DuBois said “adding Tri Delta will push our current chapters to try new things and step up their game.”

They are looking for all students who aren’t in a Greek life to rush. Tri Delta held a meet and greet Wednesday with the executive board and alumni that will help run the chapter in the fall.

Tri Delta will partner this spring with administrators and NDSU students, launch marketing campaigns and start training the chapter advisory team.

In the fall, Tri Delta will have a formal recruitment, first round only, recruit potential members via consultations, welcome the founding members and start new member education.

Initiation will occur in spring 2017. Tri Delta will select chapter officers, cultivate chapter leadership and launch the community body image initiative.

Hall said the “other groups are getting larger” and Tri Delta will help grow the Greek lives on campus.

Haskell said they “really want to be a part of this campus” and they would have been disappointed if they were not chosen.

There are 125 local alumnae that will assist with support, guide and lead the new NDSU chapter. The executive from the board is working with a local realtor to assist in looking for the chapter house.

“Tri Delta is full of energy, and they will not have a problem getting people involved not only in their organization, but rethinking Fraternity & Sorority Life as a whole,” DuBois said.

Kappa Alpha Theta in 1947 was the last sorority to join NDSU.

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