What Makes Tri Delta Unique?

What Makes Tri Delta Unique?

Here are some reasons Tri Delta is not your typical sorority.

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Delta Delta Delta fraternity better known as Tri Delta was established in 1888 at Boston University. The whole foundation of Tri Delta began with friendship between Sarah Ida Shaw and Eleanor Dorcas Pond. These women wanted to see a different organization created for women that followed the motto: "be kind alike to all and think more of a girl's inner self and character than of her personal appearance."

I joined this wonderful sorority in the Fall of 2017 and I have not regretted my decision at all. Growing up, I always thought that Greek Life was extremely dangerous since I had only heard of horrific stories about people getting drugged or completely intoxicated because of alcohol and have experienced traumatic things such as rape or harassment/hazing. When I started getting closer to starting college, I would hear on the news about hazing incidents that would land people in the hospital or have ended their lives. Sadly, because of these incidents - I was extremely discouraged on joining Greek Life when I started college.

Abby Austin and Marissa Vasquez during Fall 2018 RecruitmentMarissa Vasquez

Once I transferred to the University of San Francisco, my sister encouraged me to go through the Fall Recruitment that the three women fraternities were holding in September 2017. Despite being apart of another fraternity that was on campus, my sister highly encouraged me to look into Tri Delta since it was fairly new and thought that it was filled with amazing girls that she got to know. After going to the fall recruitment, I was extended a bid from Tri Delta and was evermore excited to join something new and filled with excitement. I was extremely nervous and shy when meeting everyone, but kid you not - I was so comfortable with everyone by the time Spring semester 2018 started. It was very fun!

Initiation 2018 Ashley S. Perez

I chose Tri Delta because it is not your typical sorority. It is the sorority that is actually like your family and acts like a home away from home filled with a lot of the ugly and bad, but most importantly - it is also a home filled with plenty of love and compassion from everyone within the chapter.

Go hard or Go Home... We go Tri Delta Style ;)Gabby Pascual

Just like me, there are many women within that chapter that share the same type of love that I have for Tri Delta and always share it whenever they get the chance to. Such as my Delta sister, Gabby Pascual who is currently serving as Vice President of Community Relations. Here's what she has to say about Tri Delta: "I am honored to be serving the chapter this year as VP/CR. Tri Delta has helped me come out of my shell by providing me with meaningful friendships and countless opportunities. Tri Delta's partnership with St. Jude has also inspired me to explore pediatric oncology as a future career. I am so grateful for what Tri Delta has provided me with, and I'm excited for this year!" Along with Gabby, another Tri Delta sister named Cami Yap, served as Vice President of Membership Experience this year. Here is what Cami had to say about Tri Delta: "I am beyond excited to serve as VP of Member Experience this year! I hope to grow our chapter and help women find their home like I did in Tri Delta. I love Tri Delta because we are such a diverse group of women. Each one of us brings something new to the table and makes our chapter that much more unique. From New Member to future Alumni, pearl to pansy, I hope every sister develops a love for Tri Delta greater than mine and friendships that will last a lifetime. Never in a million years did I see myself joining a sorority, but I am so happy to have found my home with Tri Delta."

Fall Initiation 2017Cami Yap

Tri Delta is like no other sorority. It is a sorority that is a family who supports and pushes each other to challenge themselves. It is a sorority that is challenging the stereotypical perspectives on sorority life. It is a sorority based on self-improvement, self-love, and most importantly - women empowerment in more ways than just one.

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10 Gifts Every Girl Who's Trying To Adult Should Add To Their Christmas List This Year

Start investing in your future!

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Here are some great gift ideas for the girl who is starting her life as an adult! These are just some basic essentials that can help you at least fake it 'till you make it!

1. A crock pot

There are going to be many days where you just want to make an easy meal an then come home from a long day and have it all cooked and ready. A crock pot is perfect for this and you can even make amazing desserts. Crockpots are typically on a super sale on Black Friday so be on the lookout for that.

2. A nice knife

There is nothing more aggravating then wanting to cook a nice meal for your self and getting hand cramps every other second because your Walmart knives can't cut through a piece of chicken. Although sometimes a nice knife or knife set can be expensive, it will be a great investment because you won't need to buy a new knife every year.

3. A pair of rain boots

There is nothing worse than waking up on a rainy day knowing you are about to be soaked when you walk outside. Whether its Hunter boots, Sperrys, Duck Boots or just Target rain boots get to wear out in the rain besides Vans. There is nothing worse than walking around in wet shoes all day.

4. A reliable computer

Although this is a more expensive gift, having a reliable computer is extremely important! If you can't rely on your computer you won't be able to get your work or school work done and you could lose important documents and it will cause a lot of extra

5. An e-reader

The older you get, the more important it becomes to read. There is so much knowledge that is to be gained from reading and why not try to absorb all the knowledge that you can while you're young! There are also a lot of books out there on how to adult which are usually hilarious but still provide a lot of help. If you are looking at a Kindle, Amazon usually releases pretty good deals on their products for the holiday season.

6. A blender

Smoothies are such an easy and healthy snack/meal that you can make and if you get one of the smaller, personal blenders it makes your life so easy! Along with crock pots, blenders are also always on sale on Black Friday so be on the lookout for one you like and share it with your friends and family!

7. Business clothes

In the next few years of your life, you are bound to end up somewhere that you need to have business attire. Whether it is a presentation at school, an interview, or maybe even a headshot photo it is critical to have a nice outfit stowed away in your closet.

8. A quality portable charger

For those of us who are always on the go, it is really nice to have a portable charger, especially one that holds multiple charges. This is such an easy gift to ask for and they are always on sale at Christmas time. Once you get one you'll never go back to your dead phone days!

9. A reusable water bottle

Whether it is a Swell, Hydroflask, or just an insulated bottle off Amazon, a reusable water bottle is so crucial to everyday life! Hopefully, you want one to help save the environment but a nice water bottle could also keep your water cold all day long which is perfect for those of us who are always super busy.

10. Stocks.

This may sound like a silly present and although it is not something tangible that you can have Christmas morning, it is something your future self will thank you for. Instead of having a relative buy you a present you don't really need, you should have them invest some of their money into a stock for you. Then over the years, you can watch your money grow in the market and sell it whenever need be. If you're on the road to adulating you might as well start with investing in your future.

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If You're A Master Of Procrastination, Try Using These 6 Ideas To Make Your Study Time Productive

Don't let valuable study time turn into Netflix time!

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We all know that college is full of distractions that always appear right when you need to be productive. From me to you, here are my top 6 tips on how to turn that procrastination into productivity!

1. ​Find a quiet space

If you ever want to get anything done, you must, and I mean must, get away from all distractions. That includes your bedroom! Your bed is your first enemy when it comes to getting work done. I have found that even being in the same room as my bed prevents me from focusing on anything but laying down.

Some people go to a study room in their house. Others go to the library or a bookstore. It's completely up to you where your quiet place is as long as you find it.

2. Step away from that phone

You will not be productive if your phone is buzzing every second and social media is just a fingerprint away--or a password away, for my Android users. If you cannot practice self-control and stay off your phone, turn it off and put it in your bag.

3. Organization is key.

To-do lists are always a good start to getting things done. Planning out what needs to get done based on deadlines, priority, and amount of work, make for a smooth study time.

Time management is another tool that helps when you start to feel overwhelmed or just having a brain fart. Not everyone can work consistently for hours on end. Give yourself some time to breathe and for the juices to flow!

Use your break time to check your phone, watch a show, do some laundry, etc. Anything that can give you a nice little break from all the thinking. Though the key to breaks is, you have to end it and get back to the work!

4. Music

This one might change depending on the person, but personally, music is my gateway to productivity. There have been times where I am on the verge of quitting when I realize, I have no music on.

Some might prefer to play soft classical music that will calm them and get their creative juices flowing. Others, such as myself, prefer to play Beyonce' and scream the lyrics at the top of our lungs. Either way, music is known to activate both the left and the right side of the brain, which leads to ultimate brain activity.

5. Snacks

Nourishment is vital to proper brain activity. If you haven't eaten and you're wondering why you can't focus or feel tired, you most likely need to eat. So before you sit down and try to push through those stressful assignments, make yourself some brain food.

On the other hand, snacks can serve as comfort food. If you're feeling down about all the work you have waited last minute to complete, comfort food is to the rescue!

6. Candles

Personally, I love a mood-setter. Sometimes setting up the room in a calming manner can help you think. Set up your favorite candles, dim the lights, and let them work their smell-good magic.

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