sharing our sisterhood
A little over a hundred years ago, seven Jewish women attending Cornell University were among many women who were discriminated against by Greek organizations because of their identity. In response to such exclusion, these seven women decided to establish their own sorority that would respect the individuality of its members. Thus, Sigma Delta Tau was founded in 1917 at Cornell University. Today, SDT exists as a national sorority that is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.
The Gamma Tau chapter of Sigma Delta Tau was founded at Columbia University in 1992. We recently celebrated our 25th anniversary and rededicated ourselves to SDT’s guiding principles of individuality, connection, engagement, and community. We are a sisterhood of women from diverse backgrounds involved in various activities on campus, throughout New York City, and wherever our adventures take us. Check out our Leadership Page to look at our continually growing list of involvement!
The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is to enrich the college experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting friendships, and to foster personal growth.
We are committed to making SDT affordable for every one of our members. Every semester all the money from one of our fundraising events, Eat Late, goes to helping our sisters pay their dues.
Our national philanthropy is Prevent Child Abuse America, and we put on two events every year in support: Eat Your Heart Out in the spring, and the It Factor in the fall. We are proud to say that this past year we raised over $5,000 for PCAA.