About Sigma Delta Tau
Sigma Delta Tau, a National Sorority for college women, was founded at Cornell University on March 25, 1917. SDT is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference and has over 40,000 alumnae from over ninety college campuses across the United States and Canada.
The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau at SUNY Oneonta was re-colonized in October of 2003. The sisters of Sigma Delta Tau strive to uphold the values of sisterhood, academic excellence, and leadership. The chapter follows a 100% no-hazing policy and hopes to continue on as a strong group of women who excel in all aspects of life.
A Message From a Sig Delt Alumna
The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau was founded by 22 women who were looking for their place in Oneonta. They looked for a sorority whose values matched their own; one that would promote academic excellence, encourage leadership, and most importantly, uphold the bonds of sisterhood. That’s when they found Sigma Delta Tau and re-colonized in 2003. To this day, as our sisterhood continues to thrive and grow, we all continue to uphold the values our chapter was founded on. The sisters of Sigma Delta Tau are active in many other campus clubs and organizations and continue to set examples as campus leaders throughout Oneonta. Each sister has found her own place in this sorority and each shares an innate passion and love for this sorority and its sisters.
Upon first coming to college, I would not have pegged myself as the “sorority-type,” but once I met the girls of SDT, I knew I was in the right place. They exemplified leaders on campus and, when I did more research, I found that alumnae of SDT are leaders worldwide. I knew immediately that I wanted to align myself with these women in the only way I knew how: by becoming a sister of Sigma Delta Tau. While I was unsure of it at the time, I quickly grew to realize that my decision to join SDT was the best decision I could have made. Not only was this the right choice for me at the time, it has proven to be the best choice I have made throughout college. Through the sorority, I have had once-in-a-lifetime experiences and opportunities that I can only hope to share with you one day. I am proud to be not only a former president, but also a sister to this wonderful group of women. So please feel free to look around and get to know the sisters!
-Aja Heinlein, Alumna; 2010 President of Sigma Delta Tau, Gamma Epsilon Chapter