The Dirty Dozen and Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Iota
The sisterhood and friendships in Sigma Delta Tau, don’t end when you graduate. Our inspiring alumni, known as the “Dirty Dozen” are an incredible example that the friends and values we cherish during college last for the rest of your life. The Dirty Dozen are twelve amazing and unique women who were all members of Tulane Sigma Delta Tau in the late 60's and for the past nine years have reunited and returned to New Orleans to spend time with their sisters and give back to the community. Even though before a few years ago, they’d barely picked up a tool before, each year when they come back to New Orleans, they volunteer their time with Habitat for Humanity rebuilding a family’s home.
Since 2011, the current sisters of Sigma Delta Tau have invited the Dirty Dozen to our sorority house to meet these amazing women and hear their stories of what Tulane and SDT were like 50 years ago! Inspired by their commitment to giving back to New Orleans, our sisters also decided to help volunteer with their Habitat Build. This past year, The Queen Latifah Show recognized the Dirty Dozen for their outstanding sisterhood and community service and decided to give them a surprise! The Queen Latifah Show producers came out to New Orleans and filmed the current sisters in SDT in a secret video message, thanking the Dirty Dozen and pledging to send as many sisters as we could to volunteer with their Habitat Build. Our video message aired on national television on the Queen Latifah Show to surprise our alumni. When they came down to New Orleans for their annual trip, many of our sisters volunteered with them at their Habitat build. The sisters and alumni had a great time, building, painting and getting to know each other as the Queen Latifah Show filmed all their hard work!
COMING TO NOLA?
If you are planning on making a trip back to Tulane and the great Alpha Iota Chapter, please contact our Alumni Chair, Carly Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Sigma Delta Tau Official Network page on Linkedin!
OUR AMAZING ALUMNAE
Watch below to learn more about the "Dirty Dozen" Alumnae of Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Iota