October 2018
Join Us for Alumnae Day of Service
Sigma Delta Tau's Alumnae Day of Service is just 2 weeks away! Have you signed up to volunteer in your region? 

Over the October 13-14 weekend, join fellow alumnae at events in Boca Raton, FL, Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Jacksonville, FL, Memphis, TN, NYC/Brooklyn, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Rochester, NY and Washington, D.C. Please  visit our web page  for more information.
Celebrate Our Outstanding Alumna in LA
SDT is excited to celebrate with the 2018 Outstanding Alumna, Allee Willis , Alpha Nu-Wisconsin (1969). Join us Saturday, October 13, from 12 - 2 p.m. at Valley Inn Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California. The cost is only $36 per person. Register here

Allee is a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter/performer. Her credits include Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," and The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There for You (Theme from Friends)." She also co-authored the Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway musical, "The Color Purple." She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June 2018.
Join Us for Upcoming Webinars
During our September webinar, we heard from Wendy Lieber about valuable entrepreneurial lessons you can put to work in your career or personal life. Watch the recording here .

Coming in October, join us for a webinar on making the most of our time with our children. Dr. Sally Goldberg, Ph.D. is a pioneer in the field of early childhood education. She will be sharing guidelines and strategies that parents can use to promote development whenever they can. Dr. Sally released a New Book in June, “ Fun Baby Learning Games ," (Gryphon House). She was the recipient of the “Baby and Maternity Magazine 2018 Preferred Choice Award” Baby and Toddler Developmental Books Category.
Get to Know National Volunteer Jessica Chi
The Alumnae Programming and Engagement Committee is excited to continue our series spotlighting Sigma Delta Tau’s wonderful volunteers! This month we are introducing you to Jessica Chi . Jessica has been volunteering for SDT since graduating from our Gamma Tau chapter at Columbia University in 2015. Her love for SDT is shown throughout her multiple volunteer roles. Currently she is an advisor for our Gamma Rho chapter at Ramapo, and a member of our Housing, Alumnae Programming and Strategic Planning committees. Read our Q&A with Jessica to see why she is so passionate about volunteering for SDT!
Meet This Year's Collegiate Leadership Team
The Collegiate Leadership Team (CLT) is be comprised of dynamic, undergraduate sisters who have demonstrated a personal interest in leadership and who aspire to further develop their leadership skills. The CLT members serve as change agents and represent the collegiate voice at the national level of our organization. Each member is charged with promoting the ideals and values of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority and the initiatives of the National Board of Directors.

We're thrilled to announce this year’s Collegiate Leadership Team of nine outstanding juniors and seniors... read more
Girls Achieve Greatness
SDT is proud to partner with Jewish Women International on the Girls Achieve GrΣΔΤness campaign in October which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Chapters are selling OPI nail polish in a variety of colors. The money raised will help support important programming including our Safe Smart Dating program with Zeta Beta Tau and building children's libraries in domestic violence shelters. Connect with your local chapter to support this wonderful cause!
Update on the Greek Community and Government Relations
After many high-profile hazing deaths, a new coalition is forming between parents, the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) to address the dangers of hazing. This is the first time the Conferences have partnered with the families of those affected by hazing to bring about culture change. The first action to come out of this partnership is an announcement by the NIC that no drinks that contain more than 15 percent alcohol by volume (15% ABV) can be present in any fraternity facility or at any fraternity event by September 1, 2019, unless served by a licensed and insured third-party vendor, effectively banning hard liquor from fraternity events. While the elimination of liquor from fraternity events will not alone eliminate the poor choices students make that lead to hazing, we applaud this policy change as a step toward eliminating hazing from the culture of Greek Life and we look forward to partnering and supporting the efforts of this new group as it continues its work.

With advocacy efforts started in the spring, we continue to follow and support the strengthening of language in the PROSPER Act, legislation currently in Congress that, among other provisions, would prevent colleges and universities from receiving federal dollars if they penalize members of single-gender social groups. This is in response to the decision by Harvard University to bar members of single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations from holding student group leadership positions, varsity athletic team captaincies, and from receiving College endorsement for prestigious fellowships. Sigma Delta Tau members benefit from the opportunity to join a single-sex organization and we will work hard to ensure future students can be afforded the same opportunity.

SDT is excited to partner with our friends across badges in both the NIC and NPC to work toward strengthening and protecting our Greek community. If you are interested in learning more about our government relations work or have a connection in state or federal government, please reach out to our Government Relations Chair, Leslie Herman leslieh.sdt@gmail.com .

Fall is finally here! We've been very excited watching many of our chapters welcome new sisters for the past few weeks. Did you know we welcome nearly 2,500 new members each year? Keep an eye on our social media, @SDTsorority, and follow your chapter, to join in the celebration!

If there is a Day of Service activity in your area, I hope you'll reach out to the group and join. If not, I hope you find some time during the weekend to remember your sisterhood experience and perhaps do something in honor of that. The SDT Foundation would also appreciate your support!

Liz Norton
Gamma Delta-American University
National Vice President
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