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Sororities

Alpha Gamma Delta

Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority

 Chapter President : Gretta Martin

The Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was instilled at Duquesne University in April of 1971. Every year the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta look forward to their philanthropy event, Water Wars, which raises money for Diabetes Awareness and Education. Alpha Gamma Delta consistently has the highest GPA within all of Greek Life and was awarded the President's Cup in 2015, which is the highest award a chapter can receive within Greek Life at Duquesne University.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

 Chapter Contact: Lauryn Robinson

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American college women. Founded in 1908 at Howard University by 20 young women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. has grown into an international organization with 200,000+ members. Alpha Kappa Alpha's mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of "Service to All Mankind".

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Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority

Chapter President: Brianna Dzurisko

Alpha Omicron Pi serves a longstanding tradition since its founding at Barnard College in 1897. On January 2, 1897 AOII was founded by four collegiate women in New York. Duquesne University's Alpha Mu chapter was founded February 9, 2014 and has since been named the 2016 Most Spirited Sorority. The chapter was also awarded the 2016 President's Cup, an award granted annually to the top sorority on Duquesne's campus. Alpha Mu has a collective 3.45 grade point average and works actively throughout the semester to support their philanthropic organization, the Arthritis Foundation. The chapter hosts two philanthropy events each year, Spike Out Arthritis in the fall -a student volleyball tournament- and a lip-sync battle in the spring, that are hosted to support and fundraise for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Alpha Phi

Alpha Phi Sorority

 Chapter President: Mikella Buncich

Alpha Phi was founded at Syracuse University in 1872 and quickly grew to universities around the nation and Canada. Alpha Phi is currently the third largest Panhellenic sorority. The Epsilon Iota chapter was founded at Duquesne in 1970. Alpha Phi's philanthropy is the Alpha Phi Foundation, a trifold organization that supports scholarships and financial aid for sisters, empowering women in leadership, and its biggest focus: heart health. Duquesne Alpha Phi has raised thousands of dollars for their philanthropy through events such as their annual Red Dress Gala and Alpha Phifa. This chapter has been recognized internationally for their 2015-2016 recruitment, along with receiving the DUV Student Organization of the Year Award for the past two consecutive years.

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Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

 Chapter President: Morgan Hamby

Since 1971, the installment of the Beta Delta Chapter at Duquesne University, Alpha Sigma Tau has consistently inspired women to define excellence and use that excellence to enrich their lives as well as the lives of others. The Beta Delta Chapter is proud to continuously go above and beyond to display their mission for all to see, whether it is through our public displays or our private everyday lives. In 2015, Alpha Sigma Tau was able to raise over $20,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation at the Miss Duquesne Pageant, as well as work with local non-profit organizations, such as Zachary's Mission, to make sure that the community we live in is better with every passing hour. Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to be one of the first groups to be all-inclusive philanthropically, with Best Buddies being involved in the Miss Duquesne Pageant.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

 Chapter President: Jasmine Patterson

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. Our organization was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 young women attending Howard University in Washington DC. They are one of the oldest chapters here at Duquesne University and they work with multiple service organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area.

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Delta Zeta Sorority

 Chapter President: Maranda Thomas

On October 24, 1902, six women came together to form the Delta Zeta Sorority at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. From then on, Delta Zeta has been enriching women's lives all around our nation. It is the third largest sorority in the nation at this time as well. The Kappa Xi chapter here at Duquesne was colonized on May 17, 1969. The Delta Zeta sorority supports speech and hearing education and awareness. Delta Zeta's national philanthropy is The Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Kappa Xi chapter also supports the Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus. Each year, the Kappa Xi chapter hosts two philanthropy events: Hike for Hearing, a 5K run/walk benefitting The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Big Man on Campus, a male beauty pageant that benefits the on campus speech and hearing clinic.

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Gamma Phi Beta

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority

 Chapter President: Gabriella Spahr

 Gamma Phi Beta was founded on November 11, 1874, at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Our mission is to inspire the highest type of womanhood through our core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty. Our philanthropy is Girls on the Run, an organization that trains girls to compete in a 5k while helping them gain confidence and teaching them how to be strong women one day.

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Sigma Gamma Rho

Chapter President: Jasmine Smith

Sigma Gamma Rho was founded to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the United States and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our values are based upon sisterhood, respect, honesty, accountability, integrity, excellence, and communication. Sigma Gamma Rho was founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their colonizing year at Duquesne University was in 2016. They work with multiple service organizations throughout the Pittsburgh area.

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Sigma Kappa

Sigma Kappa Sorority

 Chapter President: Anna Zuschnitt

Sigma Kappa was founded on November 9th, 1874 in Waterville, Maine. Our Kappa Mu chapter was founded in 2006 at Duquesne University. Our national philanthropies are Inherit the Earth, Maine Sea Coast Mission, Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Research, and the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Kappa Mu strives to attend as many events on campus as possible, to support other organizations and other chapters philanthropic and Panhellenic events. We host multiple events during the year such as Ultra Violet Challenge (UVC), and Cut Out for Alzheimer's to raise money for our philanthropies. At National Convention, our chapter won the award for Outstanding Public Relations for 2015. We currently have a chapter of over 80 active members. Our sisterhood is built upon friendships that last a lifetime. We are a group of girls who support, encourage and motivate one another. Our values are personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty; bound by a promise.

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Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

 Chapter President: Miah Dunkleberger

Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) was founded in 1898, at Long Wood University. It is currently the second largest organization in the National Panhellenic Conference, with over 245,000 initiated members. The Eta Beta chapter was chartered at Duquesne University on April 26th, 1970. ZTA's philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. They are partnered with The American Cancer Society, the National Football League, and Bright Pink. For the past three years, this chapter has been awarded Crown Chapter. Last year ZTA won the Founders Club Achievement Award for raising $10,000 for the philanthropy.

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