Almost a hundred years ago, seven women attending Cornell University were amongst many women who were discriminated against by Greek organizations since they were part of a minority. In response to such exclusion, these women decided to establish their own sorority that would respect the individuality of its members. Thus, Sigma Delta Tau was founded at in 1917 at Cornell University. At the present time, SDT exists as a National Sorority that is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.
The mission of Sigma Delta Tau is "to enrich the college experience of women of similar ideals, to build lasting friendships and to foster personal growth. Sigma Delta Tau shall encourage each member by providing intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within the framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards."
The Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Tau was founded at The University of Alabama on May 10, 1935. We include a number of girls from very diverse backgrounds and are all involved in various activities all over campus!