November 2019
Sigma Delta Tau's Third Annual Alumnae Day of Service
Sigma Delta Tau's Third Annual Alumnae Day of Service took place from October 12-13th! Thank you to the 100+ alumnae sisters who participated in this annual fall activity in over 15 cities across the country!

Sisters not only connected with new alumnae in their area but also gave back to organizations that have special meaning to them and their community. Alumnae participated in community walks, created decorations for a shelter, cleaned beaches and parks, volunteered in nursing homes, cooked meals and created women's care kits.

Were you interested in organizing an event in your city, but were unable to? We’re starting to look for organizers for the  2020 Sisters Night Out  event! For more information, please visit the website .
SDT Loves Pitt
Sigma Delta Tau is recolonizing our chapter at the University of Pittsburgh next semester. 

We are looking for outstanding undergraduate women from all class years , freshman through senior, to be the founding sisters at Pitt. 

Please let us know if you know any women at Pitt that you would love to see as part of our sisterhood. Please provide their information so that we can share this unique opportunity with them. 
If you live in the Pittsburgh area and would like to help with our special recruitment January 30 - February 2 or with the chapter advisory team please contact us at  nationaloffice@sigmadeltatau.org . Our alumnae are our best ambassadors so please follow us @SDTatPitt and help us share about SDT returning to Pitt!
Do You Have An Eye for Interior Design?
Calling all alumnae who have a background in interior design and a desire to get involved.

Our housing team is looking to hear from you on ways we can elevate the design elements of Sigma Delta Tau’s current and future homes around the nation.

If you’re interested in providing your services and supporting this endeavor, please email Joe Drain, Director of Housing , at housing@sigmadeltatau.org
Recipes for a Vegetarian Thanksgiving
Lifestyle Feature By: Cherise Mazur, Gamma Xi-Montclair State University
To find out how to make these delicious Thanksgiving foods, visit our blog for the recipes!
Vegan Carrot Soup
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Healthy Pumpkin Bars
To become one of our Lifestyle Blog Writers or have an opportunity to write a one-time feature, please email Jasmin Santos at jasmin.santos1014@gmail.com .
Government and the Sorority Experience
There is a lot going on in the domain of the federal government and federal courts that pertain directly to the sorority experience as we know it.

Most importantly, in August, the federal judge presiding over the lawsuit against Harvard and its unfair sanctions policy denied Harvard’s motion to dismiss.  This ruling is a good sign and provides some hope that the judge will find Harvard’s blacklisting policy against students in single-sex organizations to be discriminatory. (See related story immediately below.)  

Congressional Acts Affecting Greek Life

The Fraternity & Sorority Action Fund , of which SDT is a member, is on a mission to advance the following bills:

Collegiate Freedom of Association Act (HR3128)
The CFAA would allow students the right to freely join any single-sex association without penalties from universities or colleges. FSPAC is working diligently with members of Congress to have it inserted into the forthcoming Higher Education Reauthorization Act. The CFAA currently had 25 sponsors in the House of Representatives. Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ/ΣΧ), both Harvard graduates, are our co-lead sponsors of the bill. Fraternity and sorority leaders nationwide are working hard to secure co-sponsors for the bill in the Senate. 

END ALL Hazing Act (HR 3267)
16 members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. This act requires any college and/or university to report to campus police and law enforcement within 72 hours any hazing incident that “involves serious bodily injury or significant risk of serious bodily injury of a student.” In late October 2019, the bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Bob Casey (D-PA).

REACH Act (HR662/S 706)
The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act has gained support over recent months – 67 House co-sponsors and six co-sponsors of the Senate version. Introduced in January 2019, this bill would require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing incidents. The lead sponsors are Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH/ΔΣΘ) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). 

Please share this information with your sisters and contact your representatives and other key members of Congress who are sympathetic to, and supportive of, our causes. 

If you have any questions about SDT's involvement, please contact Government Relations Chairman, Lindsay Braverman Forman at LindsaySDT@gmail.com .
We Want Your Opinion!
SDT wants to know what you want to read! We want to ensure that our newsletter is not only informative, but also interesting. However, in order to make this happen, we need YOU to let us know what you want to see! 

Fill out this form to leave your opinion. Your opinion can include likes/dislikes from previous newsletters, lifestyle features you are interested in, or topics you would like to see incorporated. Basically, any thoughts that you have about the Newsletter are welcome! 
GEICO Member Discount
Did you know Sigma Delta Tau sisters may be eligible for a special discount on your auto policy? Get a  free quote and see how much .
Mission & Values
Mission Statement

Sigma Delta Tau empowers each member to reach her fullest potential by enriching the experience of women with similar ideals, building lasting relationships, promoting civic responsibility and fostering personal growth.
Values

Individuality : Enable each member to be her authentic self and empower her to reach her fullest potential through leadership and personal skills for academic and professional success.

Connection : Create a sense of belonging and meaningful relationships for sisters, not only in the sorority, but also within the community and world around them.

Engagement : Participate in a lifetime experience which provides opportunities and a network of personal and professional support for every phase of a sister’s life.

Community : Instill a sense of philanthropy and generosity in sisters and build purposeful partnerships to enhance the mission and goals of the Sorority.
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