August 2018
2018 National Convention Recap
The SDT National Convention was held June 21-24, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. More than 260 collegians and volunteers gathered to celebrate empowerment, leadership and sisterhood.
National volunteers pictured prior to the Diamond Banquet on Saturday night.
Alumnae from the Epsilon-Cincinnati chapter enjoyed time together at the Happy Hour on Thursday.
The 2018-2020 National Board of Directors was installed on Saturday evening. Read more here
Alumna Spotlight: Allee Willis
During Convention, SDT recognized Allee Willis, Alpha Nu-University of Wisconsin, as the 2018 Outstanding Alumna. She is a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter/performer. She was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in June 2018.

Allee was not able to be with us, but sent a video with a fun and empowering message .

Sigma Delta Tau volunteers and representatives from National Council and Foundation will be presenting Allee with her award in person on October 13, 2018. If you live in the Los Angeles area, and are interested in joining, please email Kristen Jackson , Foundation Director.
Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Sisters
This summer, the Sigma Delta Tau Foundation awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to help our women achieve their educational goals.

Thank you to our alumnae sisters who have given generously to make our scholarship program thrive. Your dedication to the legacy of Sigma Delta Tau truly changes lives and inspires others to give back to our sisterhood as donors. Representing 25 chapters and sharing $40,650 in tuition assistance, here is the list of our outstanding scholarship recipients .

Help us congratulate our sisters by giving a donation to the SDT Foundation in their honor.
[Pictured: Foundation President, Beth Sesler, along with Trustee, Carol Ann Schwartz, are pictured with Angela Zisa from Alpha Tau who received a Sister-to-Sister Scholarship.]
Alumnae Day of Service This October
Save the date and begin planning on how you'll spend the Sigma Delta Tau Alumnae Day of Service during the weekend of October 13-14. This is a great opportunity to give back to your local community and reconnect with sisters! Last year, we had women in 10 different cities do various service projects including letter writing to the elderly, park clean ups, charity walks, and volunteering at food banks, homeless, and animal shelters.

National Vice President, Liz Norton, and Alumnae Programming Chair, Megan Lilly, will be hosting an online webinar on Thursday, August 23, at 9:00 pm ET, to discuss how you can plan a service project in your area. Please join us for this brainstorming and planning session. Register Now

If you are interested in organizing an Alumnae Day of Service project in your region, please complete a brief form in order to receive more information.
Join Us for Upcoming Webinars
We are so excited to kick off the Series this quarter! We have scheduled three outstanding alumnae to present these webinars.
Chapter Spotlight
During Convention, we also recognized the outstanding achievements of our collegiate chapters and individual members.

The Diamond Chapter Award is presented to chapters that excel in all aspects of sorority life. This award recognizes those chapters that have gone above and beyond the Sigma Delta Tau Standards for Chapter Achievement, and are recognized as a leading sorority on their campus. This year’s Diamond Chapters are:

  • Alpha Beta-University of Rhode Island
  • Alpha Iota-Tulane University
  • Alpha Mu-University of Miami
  • Alpha Tau-George Washington University
  • Gamma Chi-SUNY Geneseo
  • Delta Epsilon-Emory University
[Pictured: Alpha Tau-George Washington University collegiate delegates, along with their advisors.]
Share What Makes You a Sorority Woman
Sigma Delta Tau is proudly participating in Delta Gamma's #IamaSororityWoman campaign throughout August.

Sorority women are supporters of diversity and respect. Sorority women are welcoming to ALL, and prioritize compassion. We are sisters who inspire each other to be better each and every day. We are many things…but a single stereotype is one thing that we are NOT.

Show your SDT and Panhellenic pride throughout August by sharing your sorority story on your social media accounts and tagging with the hashtags, #IamaSororityWoman and #SDTempowers. Let the world hear who you are as a sorority woman and what sorority means to you. Follow along and engage with our social media posts, @SDTsorority.
Sisters,
I am very excited to be overseeing our alumnae programming during my time on the Board! You can also expect to hear from Megan Lilly, a national volunteer serving as our Alumnae Programming and Engagement Chair for this year. She’s always looking for new ideas and feedback, so please feel free to contact her at megan.k.lilly@gmail.com .

I look forward to the upcoming few months with lots of programming our three scheduled Empowering Alumnae Speaker Series webinars and Day of Service and engaging with alumnae online and in my city of Washington, DC!

Best regards,

Liz Norton
Gamma Delta-American University
National Vice President
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