We’re so excited to meet your daughter and welcome her to the fraternity/sorority community! Please take a few moments to explore our website and learn more about our local chapter, as well as our international organization. Inspired by the vision and values defined by our 11 Founders, Alpha Gamma Delta challenges members to lead lives of significance that positively impact their communities.
Here are some frequently asked questions we receive from parents of new members and potential new members:
Q: Why should my daughter join Alpha Gamma Delta?
A: Women join sororities for different reasons, but all of us are bound by common values and ideals—friendship, service, scholarship, personal development and leadership. Being an Alpha Gam is a special experience that offers college women opportunities to develop and grow personally while meeting a group of lifelong friends. In addition, membership offers a network support that can be beneficial when living far from home or in a large university environment—and well beyond the collegiate years. With nearly 200,000 members, Alpha Gams can be found all over the world, in your hometown and right here at our own alma mater.
Q: Does Alpha Gamma Delta haze?
A: Alpha Gamma Delta has a zero-tolerance policy towards hazing of any kind.
Q: How much does it cost to join Alpha Gamma Delta?
A: Our dues and fees are structured to align with our campus norms. For more detailed cost information, please contact our Vice President–Finance, listed under Chapter Officers.
Q: My daughter was asked to join Alpha Gam. What comes next?
A: Immediately after joining, your daughter will begin her new member period. During this time, she will attend weekly meetings with other new members, make new friendships and learn about Alpha Gam’s history and values.
Once initiated, your daughter will enjoy the lifelong benefits and responsibilities of membership. After college, she’ll become an alumna member of Alpha Gamma Delta. A member is an alumna far longer than she is a collegian. Alumnae share pride, love and respect for their Alpha Gamma Delta membership long after they graduate.
With nearly 200,000 members, Alpha Gams can be found all over the world, in your hometown and right here at our own alma mater.
Q: How much time will my daughter have to commit to Alpha Gamma Delta?
A: Our chapters are asked to have meetings at the same time every week, alternating between business and programming. We encourage our chapters to make the most of their time together and combine activities where possible, rather than adding to the calendar. In addition to chapter meetings, your daughter can expect to participate in philanthropic events, community service and other campus activities.
Q: What is my role as an Alpha Gam Parent?
A; Support daughter’s decision to join by learning more about us! Whether you’re already familiar with fraternity/sorority life or it’s all new to you, please know you also have a place at Alpha Gamma Delta. There are many opportunities for you to share in this aspect of your daughter’s life.
A Word From Our Moms
"It made me so very happy when my daughter, Mahaley pledged Alpha Gamma Delta; to know she would experience the depth of friendships, the love of a sisterhood and learn the same values I did as an undergrad. Now that she is an Alumnae it adds an entire new dimension to our relationship. I look forward to working and serving along side her as we support our Gamma Psi's. "
Debby Leigh Walden Heller, Gamma Psi 1984
Mahaley Heller, Gamma Psi 2017
"Freshman year, Rachel was adamant about not going through recruitment even though she had always heard from me about the wonderful experience I had with Greek life in college. By Sophomore year, she decided to give it a try. Recruitment was a great experience and she met many new friends and also found her home in Alpha Gamma Delta. Since that time, she has poured into this sisterhood and vice versa. Not only did she join a sorority but she is now president! Through AGD, she has made lifelong friends, learned the importance of giving back to the community and also strengthened her leadership skills. These girls have her back through good times and bad. I am so impressed with this sisterhood and these young women!"
- Amanda K. Hill
"My daughter, Hannah, was blessed in middle school and into high school with a great friend group. Their bond was uncommon and based on their faith and shared values. I was concerned she would really miss this group as she started her college experience, but I was encouraged as she made the decision to go through recruitment. I know how much I treasured my time in Alpha Gamma Delta, but I wanted her to find her own place. I was completely thrilled when I saw her run toward the red, buff and green on Bid Day! I am so proud of the woman she is in all aspects of her life - from growing in her faith, volunteering with her sisters in service to others, and maintaining a 4.0. She is making memories and lifelong friends and I know the best is yet to come."
- Deana Ingram