A letter from the President
This year the Theta Delta chapter has continued operating on a virtual platform. Although distanced, our members have continued to achieve great success and spread their Tri Delta influence throughout our community here in Oregon and beyond. Theta Delta continues to place great importance on academic excellence, ranking first in PHC grades for the fall term and second in PHC grades in the winter. This past year we have managed to hold three COVID safe philanthropy events to raise money for St. Jude. In the Fall, we held Delta Desserts delivery, in the Winter we held our annual Sincerely Yours letter-writing campaign, and in the Spring, we will be co-hosting a virtual 5k for St. Jude with another Greek organization here on campus. Thanks to efforts from all of our collegiate members and our Director of Philanthropy, Maddie Crea ’19, we have been able to raise $52,000 for St. Jude thus far, making us one of the top donating chapters in the country. In early March, the executive board and I had the opportunity to attend virtual CLC and celebrate our chapter receiving the Excellence in Recruitment and Retention Award. We were also honored to watch our past President, Caroline Doyle ’17, give a moving speech as this year’s recipient of the Sarah Ida Shaw award. Although our usual events are different than years past, our officers have done an exceptional job given the circumstances. We have been able to hold a distanced, in-person, initiation event put on by our Director of Ceremonies and Ritual, Brittany Grenbemer ’19, and our Director of First-Year Experience, Addyson Mapes ’19. We have continued virtual sisterhood events to bond our members and keep membership alive. Our chapter is beyond proud of the efforts we have done to contribute to our community and keep Theta Delta strong. I am excited for what the future brings for the women of Tri Delta here at the University of Oregon.