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Florida Delta

University of Florida

Founding date: 4/19/1969

Installing Officers:
Helen Boucher Dix, Ohio Beta (1969); Grand President
Jean Wirths Scott, Pennsylvania Beta (1985)

Philanthropic Event:
Down 'N' Dirty

Installation at Florida Delta

The chapter was installed on April 19, 1969. Due to declining membership, the chapter’s charter was withdrawn in 1977. The chapter was reinstalled on February 9, 1985. The installation banquet took place at the Gainesville Golf and Country Club and was hosted by the Orlando, Florida, Alumnae Club. Angels holding wine carnations decorated tables and a small angel favor marked the place of each new initiate.

Living at Florida Delta

The Florida Delta chapter facility has 14 bedrooms, with about 40 women living in the house every year. Recently, the kitchen was renovated and a new chapter room was built. One of Florida Delta’s favorite house feature is the outside deck on the second floor. Chapter women can relax, do homework or sunbathe on the furniture. Members look forward to more renovations to come in the upcoming years! 

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha

Philanthropy at Florida Delta

Florida Delta’s major fundraiser is called Down ’N‘ Dirty. It consists of a huge barbeque at the house and a flag football tournament held each spring. The men of University of Florida’s fraternities and members from other organizations compete in the tournament to be named the overall winner of Down ’N‘ Dirty. The event is a lot of fun and has the highest participation out of every sorority philanthropy on campus each year. This year, Florida Delta raised more than $30,800 for Read > Lead > Achieve® and the Pi Beta Phi Foundation.

Notable Alumnae

  • Rachel Nickels, started a clothing line called “Shabby Gator”
  • Rachel Ring, helped found Swamp Records. Swamp Records is the University of Florida’s very own student-run record label and explores and promotes the music industry at the University of Florida as well as the Gainesville area.