ONE HOPE OF MANY PEOPLE
"Patriae Multae Spes Una"
Sigma Delta Tau empowers each member to reach her fullest potential by enriching the experience of women with similar ideals, building lasting relationships, promoting civic responsibility, and fostering personal growth.
Sigma Delta Tau was nationally founded at Cornell University on March 25, 1917 by 7 young women. The seven women were Dora Bloom, Amy Apfel, Marian Gerber, Grace Srenco, Inez Ross, Regene Freund, and Lenore Rubinow. Along with these women was Brother Nathan House, who wrote the rituals for Sigma Delta Tau. These women, led by Dora Bloom, would establish a sorority which would respect the individuality of its members. The personal growth and social development of each individual was the basis upon which this new organization would be founded.