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.
Flower: Golden Tea Rose
Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
Badge: Jeweled Torch
Colors: Café Au Lait and Old Blue
Motto: Patriae Multae Spes Una
Crest: The SDT crest is shown in light blue and gold with a red flame on the Torch, flanked by seven drops to either side and our motto in the ribbon along the bottom.