The Alpha Iota Chapter


In 1915, thirteen women formed a local sorority that they named Phi Chi. By November 1916, these women petitioned Delta Gamma for a charter. The Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Gamma was then installed on June 3rd and 4th, 1918, becoming the sixth sorority on the University of Oklahoma campus. Since Alpha Iota’s installation, we have continued to serve our university, community and Foundation.

Read a letter from Chapter President Morgan Peccarelli

Welcome to the Alpha Iota chapter of Delta Gamma at The University of Oklahoma! My name is Morgan Peccarelli and I am the current president of Delta Gamma here at The University of Oklahoma. I am honored to serve my chapter and look forward to the many rewarding opportunities Alpha Iota has to offer. My experience as a Delta Gamma thus far has been one I will never forget. Our chapter is comprised of talented, diverse, and accomplished women who I am proud to call my sisters. The lifelong friendships I have formed with these women is something I will never take for granted. Being a Delta Gamma has taught me how to be a leader, friend, and sister. In addition, Delta Gamma has provided me with countless opportunities both on campus and service opportunities within the community. I am proud to say I am a Delta Gamma, not just for four years, but for a lifetime.

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  • Fraternity Established: 1873
  • Chapter Established: 1918
  • Founders: Eva Webb Dodd, Anna Boyd Ellington, Mary Comfort Leonard
  • National Philanthropy: Service for Sight
  • Colors: Bronze, Pink & Blue
  • Motto: “Do Good”
  • Symbol: The Anchor
  • Flower: Cream Colored Rose

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Alpha Iota

Over the Last Decade

2004

The women of Delta Gamma held their first lectureship in values and ethics with speaker Jeff Probst, host of CBS’ Survivor and one of People Magazine’s 50 “most beautiful people.”

Sadly, weeks later Alpha Iota mourned the loss of Fern Holland, a member of Alpha Iota, well known campus leader and champion of women’s rights. She was the first civilian killed in Iraq during the war on terrorism. Every year Alpha Iota endows a scholarship in honor and memory of Fern Holland through their foundation.

Fern Holland
Fern Holland
8.5.1970 - 3.9.2004

Volunteerism category winner at OU President's Trophy Awards.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

2006-2007
Anchorman

AnchorSplash, one of the biggest sorority fundraising events on the OU campus, raised $18,000 for Service for Sight. A new fundraising event, AnchorMan, which is an all male beauty pageant, began this year and proved to be a huge initial success.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

Alpha Iota named most honorable chapter by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

2009

Vanessa Nixon elected homecoming queen.

DG wins best campus activities at the President’s Trophy Awards.

2nd place in Sooner Scandals.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices.

Superior rating in five of seven standards of excellence categories at Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Awards

2011

Greek challenge winner for Relay for Life.

1st place in intramurals

2nd place in Sooner Scandals

DG’s hold executive positions on 13 of the 14 Campus Activities Council staffs.

2nd in Sigma Chi Derby Days

Two DG’s are honored with the PACE award, representing the top 1% of the OU freshman class.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

Volunteerism category winner at OU President's Trophy Awards

2005

Alpha Iota continued to succeed placing 3rd in the Campus University Sing Show and consistently making and participating in the show again in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Alpha Iota wins outstanding multicultural programming at OU President's Trophy Awards

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

2008

Amanda Holloway, elected student congress president, homecoming queen and Big Woman on Campus.

Megan Bebb elected Campus Activities Council chairman.

DG brings ESPN sports anchor Linda Cohn to campus as part of the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

Alpha Iota wins runner up for best collegiate chapter at Delta Gamma national convention.

Superior rating in four categories at OU President's Trophy Awards.

2010

2nd place in OU Homecoming competition

Elizabeth Auld and Andrea Karch serve as Campus Activities Council Relay for Life and Green Week chairs.

DG brings Leigh Anne Tuohy, the women behind the movie The Blind Side to campus as part of the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

3rd place in Sooner Scandals.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices.

Named Most Honorable Chapter by Delta Gamma Executive Offices.

Alumna Kate Stanton named Outstanding Sorority Alumna at Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Awards

Vanessa Nixon selected as Collegiate Development Consultant by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

2012

Vicky Vargas elected Campus Activities Council chairman.

Superior rating in every category at OU President’s Trophy Awards.

Volunteerism category winner at OU President’s Trophy Awards.

2nd place in Sooner Scandals.

Placed in three categories of the OU Homecoming Competition.

Superior rating in six of seven standards of excellence categories at Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Awards.

Chapter adviser Kimberly Cindle Rieger wins Outstanding Panhellenic Adviser at Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Awards.

DG brings E!News host and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic to campus as part of the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics.

Awarded Patricia Peterson Danielson award by Delta Gamma Executive Offices

Becca Wilson elected to Panhellenic Executive Staff

Dennise Arzola and Rachel Simpson serve as Campus Activities Council Howdy Week and Mom's Day chairs

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