Adopted in 1936, Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy is Service for Sight. Delta Gammas work to aid to the blind and visually impaired of all ages. The Delta Gamma Foundation has provided over $3.15 million in funding to four Delta Gamma schools for visually impaired children, as well as organizations across the country who provide services to the visually impaired. Each year, Delta Gammas complete over 150,000 Service for Sight volunteer hours. Delta Gammas at OU fulfill our Service for Sight mission by working with the visually impaired in the Norman and Oklahoma City communities, our partnership with New View Oklahoma and raising money via Anchorsplash and Anchorman.
In 1873 our three Founders adopted the motto “Do Good.” Delta Gammas live that motto daily through our philanthropy work, our dedication to our sisterhood, and our work with our universities and communities.
Service for Sight
Anchorsplash is hosted by Delta Gamma every fall at the OU swim complex. One of the first philanthropy events on the OU calendar, Anchorsplash draws over 1.500 students to watch fraternities compete in various water sports. Anchorsplash raises nearly $10,000 each year for Service for Sight.
Anchorman, Delta Gamma’s annual male pageant, is held during the spring semester. One of the most popular philanthropy events at OU, the DGs sell out Catlett Music Center and fraternity men compete in a Miss America-style pageant for the honor of being crowned Anchorman. The proceeds from Anchorman benefit Service for Sight and the Delta Gamma Lectureship series.
Every other year as part of the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics series, our chapter brings a nationally known speaker to OU as a service to the university and Norman community. The Lectureship event is provided at no cost to the public. Past Lectureship speakers have included E! News host and breast cancer survivor, Giulianna Rancic, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and Leigh Ann Tuohy, the real woman behind the movie "The Blind Side."