On September 14th Sigma Delta Phi introduced Brian Finnegan to the campus as the new D Phi Sweetheart. Fraternity Nu Lambda Phi carried their brother Brian to the creek as the active D Phi’s sang their classic cheers. Welcome to the family Brian!
Sigma Delta Phi alum Kelly (Scobee) Truax received a Learning to Teach & Teaching to Learn honor. To read more, click here!
The D’Phis started the countdown to homecoming by creeking our sweetheart, senior Tyler Depew of the Kappa Alpha Phi fraternity.
The week got even more exciting when two of our sisters were sweethearted! Senior Elizabeth Abel was chosen as Kappa Alpha Phi’s sweetheart and senior Ashley Ferwerda was chosen as Delta Iota Kappa’s sweetheart.
On the day of homecoming, the D’Phis competed in the float competition during the Homecoming Parade with the brothers of Nu Lambda Phi. This year’s theme was musical genres and the D’Phis and the Nu Lambs chose the theme of British Invasion. The float won 2nd place in the float competition!
Later that night, the D’Phis celebrated 95 years of unbroken sisterhood by having a reception. The D’Phis shared their favorites memories and concluded the night by dancing to hits throughout the decades.
Sunday marked the first upperclassman social bid day. The D’Phis are excited to announce that we have added one new social to our sisterhood, junior Chrissy Cypher!
The D’Phis ended Homecoming Weekend with senior Kristyn Romell being t-shirted by her boyfriend.
Grove City College’s annual homecoming festivities will take place on the weekend of September 25-27. This year Sigma Delta Phi will be celebrating its 95th anniversary. For a full list of events, click here.
To celebrate the sorority’s 95 years of unbroken sisterhood, the actives invite you to a reception at the the Double Tree by Hilton, Cranberry/Pittsburgh. To register for the reception, you can register online at Grove City College’s website by clicking here. The cost of the reception for alumnae or guest of an alumnae is $46.00 each. The school has also reserved a block of rooms at the hotel for those interested. You can find more information about reserving a room here.
All of the current actives hope to see you there!
The D’Phis had a very busy end to the spring semester. The D’Phis hosted two social rush events, a pajama party and a spa night, organized by the informal rush chair Breanna Renkin.
The D’Phis also held the spring formal at Angora Gardens in White Oak, PA. The formal was organized by social rush chair, junior Ashley Ferwerda.
Senior Samantha Pierce got showered for t-shirting her boyfriend. Junior Elizabeth Abel was t-shirted and laveliered by her boyfriend.
The D’Phis also hosted their annual Parents’ Luncheon during Family Weekend, which was organized by vice president Claire Haumesser.
The D’Phis also competed in the annual All-Campus Sing competition. The D’Phis performed “Best Day of my Life” by American Authors, led by Greek Sing leader Samantha Pierce. The D’Phis won First Place in the sorority category and won the overall women’s title. Senior Catherine Fitzhugh also was awarded the highest GPA for a senior woman in a sorority.
The D’Phis ended the year with will downs.
Congrats to all the graduating seniors!
This past Saturday, the D’Phis volunteered at the Pittsburgh Project. The trip was organized by the RA of the D’Phi hall. The Pittsburgh Project is a Christian non-profit development organization to create leader and to serve the residents. Junior Rachel Martin works at the Pittsburgh Project during the summers.
At the Project, the D’Phis helped in several different areas. Some D’Phis organized and cleaned one of the storage area. Other D’Phis aided in the Project’s warehouse where they organized ladders and wood.
Sophomore Abby Hephner showed off her carpentry skills and junior Abbi Liff used her electrical engineering skills to staple a new wire into the ceiling.
The D’Phis finished up the day by hitting up Peppi’s for some delicious sandwiches.
For more information or to donate to the Pittsburgh Project, click here!
On January 24, 2015 the rush season came to close, bids were given out, and cheering could be heard from the apartments as sororities cheered for their new members. As usual, the D’Phis gathered outside of Rockwell to sing D’Phi songs and cheer for new members.
Sigma Delta Phi cheering outside of Rockwell.
After Greek Unity Weeks, Sigma Delta Phi added four new baby pandas to the sorority. Congrats to junior Ashley Ferwerda and freshmen Tiffany Bicek, Katie Fecher, and Lauren Fishel!
The new active members of Sigma Delta Phi at the Ganza, hosted by the Rhos housing group.
(from left to right: Tiffany Bicek, Katie Fecher, Ashley Ferwerda, and Lauren Fishel)
As always, fall semester was a busy time for the D’phis! We kicked off the year by attending the annual Street Dance on September 5th.
For the homecoming parade, we worked with the Nu Lamda Phi Fraternity to create a wonderful Indiana Jones themed float. The float included a large pyramid, two giant snakes, and an Ark of the Covenant. The float finished second in the Greek life float competition.
On November 7th, we hosted the annual Monte Carlo Game Night. This all-campus event featured games, mocktails, and prizes with the proceeds benefiting the Pittsburgh Project.
First Formals took place on November 6th, ushering in the formal rush season. The actives played games, chatted, and shared snacks with rushes.
Other fall events included a visit to the local corn maze and a trip to Fright Night at Kennywood. The close of the semester offers the exciting prospect of even more fun in 2015. Stay posted for upcoming D’phi news!
On September 24th, 2014, Aaron Rosenburger of the Adelphikos Fraternity was named the Sigma Delta Phi sweetheart for the 2014-2015 school year. Aaron, a junior, is a longtime friend of the sorority. This picture was taken by Rainbow Bridge after Aaron was “creeked” — part of the sweethearting tradition.
Yesterday the sisters of Sigma Delta Phi braved the snow and cold to celebrate our new members with cheers, songs, hugs and lots of pictures! After a fantastic rush season, thanks to rush chairs Rachel and Lizi, we welcomed 11 new members with open arms.
After being retrieved from their rooms, the girls were serenaded with traditional D’Phi cheers and songs in front of Rockwell! Our new baby pandas are joined for Greek Unity Week activities with our October social member, Kendra. This makes for a total pledge class of 12. We can’t wait until these ladies can wear their letters with pride!