If you are a potential member or a new SDT parent, the following information should give you a good overview of why SIGMA DELTA TAU’S tagline is Empowering Women!
Promotes Academic Achievement – Sigma Delta Tau encourages each individual member to reach her fullest potential by providing intellectual opportunities. SDT begins academic programming immediately with the National New Member Program. Six pearls and a diamond on SDT’s National Torch badge represent the seven areas of sorority education. The diamond is designated for scholarship, as academic achievement is Sigma Delta Tau’s number one priority. SDT is dedicated to helping each member succeed academically through scholarship programming, recognition incentives, and mentoring opportunities.
Builds Leadership Skills – Sigma Delta Tau sisters develop leadership talents through “hands-on” experience in a variety of fields. Through chairing a project, leading an intramural team, holding an executive board office, or creating a fund raising campaign, SDT provides a solid training ground for young women to develop and hone their skill set that will be easily transferable to the workplace. Sisters learn to handle conflict resolution, manage multiple projects, practice public speaking, develop marketing strategies and run a chapter meeting!
Instills a Sense of Philanthropy – Every chapter of Sigma Delta Tau is actively involved in the support of SDT’s National Philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America. Through educational awareness programs, to community service projects, to fund raising activities, each chapter creatively donates their time, energy and money to assist the National Headquarters of PCAA or a local child abuse agency. Giving one’s personal time and talents to a worthy cause is rewarded with a sense of personal fulfillment and satisfaction; the habit of giving to others is often a life-time addiction!
Creates a Lifelong Bond of Friendship – The special bond of sisterhood provides a unique connection which begins in college and lasts a lifetime. These distinctive ties of friendship provide a network of female support in every phase of a member’s life. These friendships will enrich a sister’s college experience, as well as provide exceptional connections in both personal and professional life after graduation.
Today, Sigma Delta Tau is the largest historically Jewish sorority – and just as it was years ago when our founders created SDT- our traditions are relevant and our members are still appreciated for their individuality, encouraged to be inclusive and empowered to be leaders on their campus, in their community and beyond. We were founded by women who were discriminated against and therefore we are open to women of all backgrounds. SDT is committed to Empowering Women.