Beauty Without Definition
“The purpose of the sorority Phi Delta is to create a balanced organization of beautiful, smart, caring, fun-loving university women who have a true desire to serve others through numerous philanthropic and social events.”
Phi Delta was created in Fall 2006 by nine women who wanted a sorority that best fit their personal values. No one wanted to choose between social or service, which is why Phi Delta is under such special interest. Phi Delta has three pillars from which we base our events: philanthropy, sisterhood, and social. We make sure our activities are as diverse as our girls are. Though we have three pillars, not one is more important than the others. With us being a smaller, close knit group of girls, everyone’s voice is heard; so if you have an great event idea, all you have to do is speak up!
Every semester, Phi Delta supports charities in several different areas. In the fall, we raise money for Camp EDI, a week-long summer program for children with diabetes. In the spring, we participate in Relay for Life, which helps raise awareness and money for cancer research. Phi Delta supports several other charities, such as the Polar Plunge and the Alzheimer’s Walk! We also aid the local community with services like street cleaning, and we even lend aid to our fellow students with Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) notes!
We have had a wide range of sisterhood events, from spa nights to holiday parties! We try to keep our events as diverse as possible every semester so that we’re constantly experiencing new things with our sisters. In the fall, we have a sisterhood retreat where the whole weekend is devoted to sister time in a sleepover-party fashion. In the spring, we put together a field day, where we play in the sun all day to shake off the Kirksville winter blues, and to welcome the warm weather!
Even though we are a non-Greek sorority, we often have different themed social mixers with Truman’s fraternities and other organizations on campus. Each semester, we have one big social event! In the fall, we have Date Party, a themed mixer for Phi Delts and their dates. In the spring, we have Formal, a more elegant gathering for our members and one other organization on campus.