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Tri Delta begins recruitment process at Tech

September 22, 2016

KAILEE COURTS
Staff Reporter | kec029@latech.edu

Tri Delta is joining the Greek system at Louisiana Tech and they are looking for girls to help start their chapter.

Delta Delta Delta is a Panhellenic organization established at Boston University in 1888.

Jane Ashley Rayborn is a Tri Delta alumna, and she is at Tech as a consultant to help get the chapter started.

“We are very excited to be here at Louisiana Tech,” said Rayborn, a graduate of Louisiana State University. “There is a lot of support from the national level to get the Tech chapter started.”

Rayborn said they are now looking for underclassmen as well as upperclassmen.

“We really want to tap into the organizations that are untouched by Greek life,” she said.“We want to show these girls that they can create their own Greek life experience by joining.”

She said the girls who choose to help start the Tri Delta chapter at Louisiana Tech will be able to decide what they want to get out of the experience.

“We want to give the ladies full control,” she said. “They will decide on what kind of social events, sisterhood events and philanthropy events we have.”

The girls who decide to join Tri Delta will have a chance to be a part of the founding team at Louisiana Tech.

Katherine Hammond, a senior kinesiology major, said one of the things that drew her to Tri Delta was the possibility of being a founding member.

“I had thought about joining a sorority in the past, but never got into it enough to rush,” she said. “What really got my attention is how great it would be to be a founding member, and the legacy we will have a chance to leave.”

Hammond said she was also drawn to Tri Delta because of the leadership opportunities and the chance to work with their philanthropy, which is St. Jude Research Hospital.

Johanna Hartzog, a senior graphic design major, said Tri Delta’s philanthropy is what really drew her in.

“I have family members who were Tri Delta members at LSU, so I am kind of biased toward them,” she said. “St. Jude hits me close to home and that made the decision easier.”

Hartzog said she has always wanted to join a sorority but has been hesitant to do so, and Tri Delta coming to Tech was the final push she needed.

“Since Tri Delta is new at Tech, I want to try to help start it off and soar whenever I leave,” she said.

Anyone interested in learning more about Tri Delta can visit its website, tridelta.org, or its twitter, @latechtridelta.

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