March 2021

By Leigha Whitridge, Director of Public Relations

Founder’s Day

This month marks 10 years of Beta Psi! We honored our founders, Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard, and the values they laid out for us. They founded Delta Gamma in lasting friendships that encourage and empower our members to be the best version of themselves, while striving to always ‘Do Good.’ Alabama and DG alum, Sydney Ryba, gave a captivating speech about the lessons learned during and after her experiences in Delta Gamma that she looks back on with “nothing but nostalgia and, more importantly, gratitude.” She described her position on the Chapter Management Team saying, “This chapter taught me so many things about myself that I didn’t know and so many skills that I would’ve previously never had. I learned how important it is to go all in for something when you want it. I couldn’t imagine looking back on my college life without those women or that experience.” The love and support that grows from Delta Gamma’s sisterhood was evident. She said it best when ending with “Sometimes it is easy to say that DG is a small part of your life, but I promise you’re wrong.”

Big Little and Initiation

They’re finally official!!! We are so grateful to have gotten our girls this spring semester and continue to grow Beta Psi. After Inspiration and Initiation, we were so happy to share our rituals and the bonds of sisterhood with these amazing women. Welcome to the sisterhood MC’20!

Parent’s Weekend

We love parents weekend! At The Bear Trap our sisters and their parents enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the rooftop. We were lucky enough to listen to The Band U.S again at one of our events! On Sunday, we got to take our parents bowling and later enjoy coffee and treats at Heritage House. Shoutout to our VP Programming, Ainsley Melrose, and her directors for throwing on such a fun weekend!

Anchor Ball

We were thrilled to have our annual formal, Anchor Ball, this year! The Band U.S provided great music that our sisters and dates danced to all night. Druid City Social was decorated with twinkling string lights and full of smiles and laughter.

February 2021

By Leigha Whitridge, Director of Public Relations

COB Bid Day Retreat: DG Disco

Welcome new members!!! We got to welcome our new member class with a night of roller blading to some fun throwbacks under colorful disco lights. These women are such an amazing addition to our chapter, and we are thrilled to keep growing our sisterhood. We can’t wait to keep getting to know each and every one of them!

CMT & JCMT

Our new Chapter Management and Junior Chapter Management Teams are in full swing. They have already dedicated so much time and effort towards Beta Psi, leading with the word “Transparency” in mind. As leaders, they focus on being open, honest and inclusive while working hard for our chapter. We are eager to see what amazing things they do next!

Galentine’s Day

There is no better day to celebrate sisterhood than Galentine’s Day! We sipped on coffee and snacked on treats at Heritage House while laughing throughout the morning. We got to spend the day enjoying and appreciating all the wonderful friendships formed through Delta Gamma.

Milk and Cookies

This year, our sisters were able to put on our Milk and Cookies Fundraiser again. With the help of our friends, we were able to fundraise over $8,000 for our philanthropy, Service for Sight. Thank you to everyone who supported this great cause and helped us live out our motto, “Do Good.” Shout out to our VP of Philanthropy, Maddie Fries, and everyone involved for putting on such a great event.

November 2020

By Leigha Whitridge, Director of Public Relations

Ginger Bread House Sisterhood

Let the holiday festivities begin! To kick-start the most wonderful time of the year, we paired up and spent the evening decorating gingerbread houses and cookie Christmas trees with icing and colorful candy in our dining room. Keeping them together was a lot easier said than done, but don’t worry, only a few gingerbread houses ended up on the floor!

Ornament Making

In the season of giving, our sisters sent off these sparkling handmade ornaments to the residents of the Pine Valley and Crimson Village retirement homes. Never underestimate the value of a simple, yet sentimental, gift, especially in times like these. Hopefully these ornaments will serve as little reminders of the joy, warm wishes and snow we are wishing everyone this year.

House Decorating

How many sorority sisters does it take to decorate a house? We came together to get our house looking festive and ready for the holidays. Like years before, our Christmas tree, garlands and outside wreaths all incorporate our light blue with silver accents. Three stockings now hang above the fireplace in honor of our founders Anna, Eva and Mary. Our anchor shines bright on the row wrapped up in glowing string lights.

September & October 2020

By Leigha Whitridge, Director of Public Relations

Friendsgiving

We are so thankful for our sisterhood, especially in times like these. The support and friendship from our sisters this semester is something to truly be grateful for and remember in this season. With a Friendsgiving dinner, we celebrated this amazing sisterhood and ate lots of turkey!

Pumpkin Patch

Nothing says fall like the pumpkin patch! We got to spend the day outside picking out pumpkins and laughing with our sisters, as well as petting the adorable farm animals. 

Football

There’s nothing like game days in Tuscaloosa. Even though they looked a little different this year, we still got to cheer on our team in Bryant Denny with our sisters. With the season coming to a close, we look back on all the wins and get excited for the remaining games. Roll Tide Roll!

August 2020

By Anna Desjardin, Director of Public Relations

Work Week

Navigating how to do recruitment during a global pandemic was a learning curve that we all had to get behind, but we would be nowhere without our amazing Membership team! These girls led us through work week flawlessly and showed us all of the ins and outs of Zoom recruitment. Although we wish we got to spend the week with our sisters in person, it was such a delight getting to see everyone through the computer screen since March!

Recruitment

Although things looked different this year, we had so much fun completing virtual recruitment for the first time ever! Getting to chat with all of the PNMs over Zoom was definitely something we never imagined, but we had so much fun doing it! In the end, we walked into Bid Day with our masks on and smiles underneath because WE GOT OUR GIRLS!

Bid Day

Even during a pandemic, BID DAY IS THE BEST DAY! We absolutely swept the row this year and we were so excited to greet our new members to our house in a socially distant manor! We wish our active members could have all been there to bring our girls home, but we all still had a great time meeting each new member through Zoom later in the day.

Bid Day Bowling

We had such a fun time at Bowlero with our new members to celebrate them joining our home! Dressed in Bid Day jerseys and our signature bronze, pink and blue, our girls bowled the night away. We LOVE our new members already!

First Day of Classes

New school year means new clothes, right? Well in our case this semester its new masks! Having to wear masks during classes isn’t so bad when you have your sisters by your side. We jumped into the new school year ready to learn on Zoom and in the classroom, waiting patiently to be in the top-4 for grades once again!

February 2020

By Anna Desjardin, Director of Public Relations

Anchor Ball

We had so much fun dancing the night away at Anchor Ball this year! Our girls got to spend the night with their sisters and their dates overlooking the Black Warrior River and singing along with Park Band. Cypress Inn was such a delight and we loved every minute of it!

Galentine’s Day

All you need is love and your sisters ♡ Happy Galentine’s Day from Beta Psi! We spent the day in our lovely home surrounded by our sisters, a chocolate fountain, cookies, and a movie. We are so thankful to share love in the bonds, always!

Milk and Cookies

With sugar-filled smiles we are so proud to announce that we raised $14,610 at our annual philanthropy event, Milk and Cookies, to benefit Service for Sight and the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind! We are so appreciative to everyone who donated and came by to eat delicious cookies with us and create puffy-paint coloring pages for visually impaired children!

Sisterhood Date Party

The mountains are calling and we must go ✰ We had such a fun time at our sisterhood date party wearing all of our favorite ski lodge gear! Twelve25 was a new location that we had so much fun at and even got to sing some karaoke 🎤 Who’s ready to sing next?!

Parents’ Weekend

The most wonderful weekend of the semester! We had the BEST time with our parents in town for a few days. We began the weekend with a Friday night social event at Hotel Capstone for parents and daughters to mingle. Saturday night our sisters and their parents enjoyed dinner at Indian Hills Country Club. To top off the amazing weekend, we welcomed all of the families into the Delta Gamma Mansion for brunch and house tours. We are so thankful that our sisters are surrounded by such loving, supportive, extraordinary people! Thank you for all you do, moms, dads & more!

January 2020

By Anna Desjardin, Director of Public Relations

CMT & JCMT 2019-2020

With a new year and decade, we are so excited to hit the ground running with our official Chapter Management Team and Junior Chapter Management Team! These girls have already done so much to better our chapter and we cannot wait to see what else is in store. Their intentionality is like no other and we are so proud to have women like them lead us!

December 2019

By Anna Desjardin, Director of Public Relations

DG Drops a Pin, Winter Break Style

As the year comes to an end & the Spring semester is about to begin, it’s so fun to see where our sisters have gone this winter break! From the ski slopes of Colorado to the mountains of Costa Rica and all the way to the cliffs of Hawaii, our girls are enjoying every minute of their time away! We can’t wait to get back to Tuscaloosa and hear all about our sisters’ adventures.

 

November 2019

By Anna Desjardin, Director of Public Relations

THANKSGIVING

This Thanksgiving we’re thankful for friends that became family! We have had such a great semester with so many memories to cherish. We’re thankful for our sisterhood every day, but especially today! Bama Delta Gamma wants to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

TREE DECORATING

There is no place like home for the holidays! Our collegians and alumnae had a great time together decorating our beautiful house for Christmas. We chose to decorate using our classic pink and blue and hanging three stockings for our three founders, Anna, Eva, and Mary. Such a wonderful start to the holiday season!

CHRISTMAS SEMI-FORMAL

The weather outside might be frightful, but spending time with our sisters is so delightful! As the semester comes to an end, our members chose to celebrate by rocking around the Christmas tree with their dates at the Tuscaloosa River Market! We loved having holiday decorations all around the venue to get right into the spirit of the season. 

October 2019

By Lawson Colgate, Director of Public Relations

Anchor Splash

Beta Psi stays doing good the best we know-how. That is, fundraising for our philanthropy! For Anchor Splash Beta Psi partnered with The University of Alabama fraternities to benefit Service for Sight. From serenading our sisters, percentage nights, and practices multiple times a week, our members helped to prepare for our main event. Each fraternity had an anchorman who represented them in the pageant and question portion of the event, as well as someone who participated in the talent competition. To wrap up the event the fraternities each performed a dance, choreographed by their coaches, our members. With clever Delta Gamma related answers, remarkable piano players, and entertaining dances, there was never a dull moment! Multiple categories of awards were presented, including an overall award presented to Sigma Tau Gamma, the 2019 Anchor Splash champs! Although, Service for Sight is the real winner because we fundraised over $20,000 for our philanthropy!

Forever Home!

Hey sister, will you accept this rose? Our new members are officially official! Through inspiration and initiation, Beta Psi welcomed our new members into our chapter. These rituals are sacred to the women of Delta Gamma and we were delighted to share them with MC ’19. Following the initiation ceremony, families joined together in our beautiful home to celebrate with Monarch Coffee treats. Welcome to the lifelong membership of Delta Gamma, sisters!

Ghoul’s Night Out

With Halloween right around the corner, our members celebrated by dressing in costumes of their choice! The venue, The Historic Drish House, was decorated with spooky decorations to fit the occasion. Our members and their dates monster mashed into the hollows of the night. We had a fang-tastic evening!