The Gamma Alpha Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was installed at the University of Georgia in 1923 and is the third oldest sorority on campus. After almost ninety years on campus, the ladies of Gamma Alpha continually strive to surpass the principles of sisterhood set forth by their eleven founding members through service, scholarship, and involvement.
The Alpha Gamma Delta foundation, which benefits diabetes research is Alpha Gam’s national philanthropy. Through the foundation, large grants are made annually to organizations and individuals for diabetes research, treatment, and education. Alpha Gam hosts an annual philanthropy event each fall called Mr. Milledge, in which members of fraternities compete in a male beauty pageant. This spring Alpha Gamma Delta will also begin a new philanthropy event, titled “Sorority Fitness Games,” in which members of sororities will compete against each other in several athletic events. The money raised at each event is donated to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation.
Not only do the sisters of Alpha Gam give back to the Foundation, but they also give back to the local community. The chapter supports Talmage Terrace and Lanier Gardens senior living community and frequently visits the residents. Alpha Gams also take pride in supporting other Greek and campus philanthropy events. Across campus, you can find an Alpha Gam in nearly every organization. Sisters participate in the UGA Honors program, Order of Omega, honors societies, and are represented as college ambassadors. Leadership comes naturally to Alpha Gams. Sisters are active in several pre-professional organizations, Young Life, Autism UGA, Manna Project International, Wesley Foundation, Golden Key, Leonard Leadership Scholars, Arch Society, as well as UGA Miracle, Relay for Life and UGA HEROs. Sisters are also involved with Redcoats, Majorettes, cheerleading, Hoop Girls, Red Hotz, Sports Medicine, and Dance Dawgs. Many of the sisters also have participated in Study Abroad programs to places all over the world including Australia, South Africa, China, New Zealand, and Spain.
Alpha Gamma Delta holds a special place in each sister’s heart and looks forward to sharing that experience with you during recruitment. From themed social events to sisterhood parties to formal dances, there is never a dull moment. Alpha Gamma Delta welcomes you to the University of Georgia and looks forward to meeting you during Recruitment this year!
Alpha Gamma Delta
530 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
Nickname: Alpha Gam
National Founding: Syracuse University, May 30, 1904
Colors: Red, Buff, and Green
Flower: Red and Buff Roses
Symbol: 14 Pearls
Magazine: The Alpha Gamma Delta
153 Tate Student Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Elizabeth H. Pittard
Assistant Director for Greek Life
Advisor to the Panhellenic Council