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New York Delta

Cornell University

Founding date: 6/15/1919

Installing Officer:
Arrow Editor
Sarah Poeroy Rugg, Massachusetts Alpha

Philanthropic Events:
Pi a Pi Phi

Installation of New York Delta

The installation ceremony took place in Risley Hall dormitory on June 15, 1919.

Living at New York Delta

The New York Delta house is extremely special, because it was built especially for Pi Phi in the 1950s. It has a beautiful plot of land that allows the sisters to have a retreat away from the campus buzz. It houses an incredibly diverse and unique group of young women who all share the Pi Phi values. The house provides a chapter space, which holds the entire active membership. The house also has had a wonderful chef who caters to everyone’s needs. As a result of all of these characteristics, the house is a home away from home for the sisters of New York Delta.

The chapter has a painting of the Pi Beta Phi house by Cindy Booth Ware, an alumna. Also, in one of the closets on the second floor there is landline telephone where girls in the house once left messages for each another.

Panhellenic Groups on Campus

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

Philanthropic Service

Pie a Pi Phi is New York Delta chapter’s main philanthropy event. It consists of Pi Phis getting pied in the face by other students who donate to the philanthropy.

Notable Alumnae

  • Susan Hills Murphy, Vice President of student and academic services at Cornell University

Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award Winners from New York Delta

  • Susan Hills Murphy (1998)