Symbols And Insignia
Fraternity Original Badge
The original badge of our Founders was the letter “H". This symbolized Hope, which was our Founders’ watchword.
New Fraternity Badge
Only initiated members wear the official badge of the Fraternity. In 1877 the “H" badge changed to an anchor, which is the traditional symbol for hope.
New Member Pin
Women who are pledged to join, but who are not yet initiated wear the new member pin. The white shield has the Greek letters Pi Alpha inscribedon it. This shield is the suggested Fraternity badge and will be exchanged for the badge upon initiation.
The cream-colored rose has been loved by Delta Gammas since its selection as the official Fraternity flower at the third Convention in 1885. It is special to us, both for its beauty and its association with joyful Delta Gamma memories: clutching the stem nervously during preference parties, receiving a perfect blossom during Initiation, or reminiscing over fragrant centerpieces at Founders' Day.
The Fraternity Colors are bronze, pink, and blue.
The crest of Delta Gamma holds a special meaning with its members. The colors of the crest are cream for the rose at the apex of the crest; gold for the three, five-pointed stars on the shield, the rope around the shield and outline of the scroll ribbon; burnt maize for the flanking ornaments of the rose and the Greek letters, 'Tau Delta Eta'; blue for the lower two-thirds of the shield; green for the upper third and center section of the shield and the leaves of the rose; and rose pink for the Greek letters Delta Gamma which appear on the center section.