As sisters of Sigma Delta Tau, we are all thankful for everything that the sorority has given us. Personally, I’m thankful to be a part of a national organization that has helped women live to their fullest potential for 100 years; a fact that I find truly inspiring.
Here’s what some of our members nationwide are most thankful for:
- We’re thankful for the home we’ve gained while away at school.
“SDT is a home away from home where sisters can gain not only friendship but guidance and support.” – Nicole Dash, Gamma Epsilon
- We’re thankful for all that being part of a national organization has taught us.
“I’m thankful for SDT because it has taught me how strong of a bond 200 women can create.” –Jenny Valfre, Gamma Lambda
- We’re thankful for the lifelong friendships and support system we’ve gained.
“I’m thankful for Sig Delt because my sisters have become my life long friends who support me and give me the confidence to be the best version of myself. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.” – Sari Kreutzer, Gamma Lambda
- We’re thankful that we were welcomed into an amazing sisterhood.
“I’m thankful that Sig Delt welcomed me with open arms and allowed me to meet some of my best friends. I’m lucky to be part of something that motivates me to be a better person.” – Cara Steinberg, Gamma Lambda
- We’re thankful for being part of an organization that lasts longer than four years.
“I am thankful for SDT for not only making my college years complete but for giving me such an exciting and rewarding job as an adult too!” – Farrah Maliavsky, Beta Tau, SDT Communications Coordinator
- We’re thankful for the way SDT has impacted us as women.
“I am so incredibly thankful for SDT because it has completely changed my college experience for the better. Sig Delt has taught me how to be a leader amongst my peers and has given me the best friends I’ve ever had, and I would not be the same if it weren’t for this amazing sisterhood.” – Amanda Spott, Alpha Iota
- We’re thankful for all of the opportunities it’s brought us.
“Sigma Delta Tau has given me every type of opportunity, friendship and support I ever needed. I am so thankful to represent a sorority that truly believes in empowering women across the nation!” – Jordan Fink, Gamma Pi, SDT Leadership Consultant
- We’re thankful for how empowered SDT has helped us become.
“I am thankful for Sigma Delta Tau because of how they have empowered me to grow as a women during my college years and now in my career. SDT sisters gave me the confidence to take on leadership roles in college that led to my interest working in Student Affairs. As a volunteer for SDT, I continue to grow in my knowledge working with college students and am lucky to have the opportunity to serve alongside our undergraduate sisters each year during the Alternative Spring Break service immersion trip. SDT has been empowering women for 100 YEARS and I am so thankful to be able to empower women and children through my service with the sorority.” – Jessica Ryan, Gamma Eta, National Recruitment Coordinator
- We’re thankful to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
“I am Thankful for SDT because it has provided me with a support system not just at my university, but nation wide.” – Tori Alexander, Gamma Mu, Leadership Consultant
- We’re thankful that we’ve had mentors throughout the college experience.
“I am thankful for SDT for guiding me through college and continuing to guide me through life. For the friendships, the experiences and the memories I am forever thankful to Sigma Delta Tau!” – Mindy Friedman, Alpha Nu
- We’re thankful for all of the people and friendships SDT has brought into our lives.
“SDT has helped me grow as a leader and a mentor, but more than that, it has brought me some of the most important people in my life. Everything I have and everything I am, I owe to this organization.” – Ali Shapiro, Alpha Xi, SDT Leadership Consultant
- We’re thankful for the unexpected (but important!) friendships.
“I came to College of Charleston from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and when I came I didn’t know a single person in South Carolina. I was so excited I didn’t even realize I was starting my life completely over. My first semester, I joined Sigma Delta Tau and the chapter has given me not only the friends I wanted but the sisters I needed. These girls pushed me to better myself, gave me the truth even when I didn’t want it, and were there when I was scared no one would be. Becoming a part of SDT’s sisterhood was one of the best decisions I’ve made!”- Emma Gibson, Delta Eta
- We’re thankful for the leadership skills we’ve gained.
“I am thankful I’m a Sig Delt because without SDT I wouldn’t have met my best friends, and I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to be a leader of 130 beautiful, empowered women. I am so blesSDT” – Jules Nienart, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for the rituals and traditions that SDT has taught us to value.
“I am thankful to be a legacy sister because I was given the opportunity to value the same rituals and traditions that my family has as well as my fellow SDT sisters whose numbers continually grow. This organization has given me an all encompassing Greek woman experience!” – Sheyenne Buchalski, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for finding our home.
“I’m thankful I found SDT a year ago when I transferred to Rutgers. I did not know anyone coming here and had no intentions of rushing but went out of my comfort zone and rushed with no expectations and I’m so happy I did it. Over the last year of being in SDT, I’ve never felt more at home at Rutgers and I’ve met so many hard working, funny, animated and motivated women whom I’m proud to call my sisters.” – Carole Rubin, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for being a part of an amazing sisterhood.
“I am thankful for SDT because it introduced me to 130 girls who are just like me and make me feel like I’m a part of something special.” – Alyssa Baran, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for finding our people.
“I’m thankful because SDT has not only led me to my best friends, it’s given me the opportunity to lead the most amazing group of women. I’m thankful to have found my people who not only love to give back to the community and support one another but also girls who are unique, genuine, loud, and super funny and who just get me. SDT ROCKS I WOULDN’T GIVE IT UP FOR THE WORLD!” – Hannah Stone, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for how welcome we feel in SDT.
“I love SDT because transferring to a new school is scary, but these girls made me feel at home. Everyone was instantly welcoming, friendly, and genuinely cared about me. This chapter embodies every aspect of sorority life that I was looking for when joining Greek life- the strong sisterhood, the genuine, diverse people, and the philanthropic and social involvement on campus. I wanted a sorority that didn’t feel like I was back in high school; I wanted life long friends and that’s what I found at SDT.” – Carly Kiley, Beta Tau
- We’re thankful for our philanthropies and that we get to help make a difference.
“We are thankful to be in SDT for all of the wonderful sisterhood and philanthropic opportunities. Without SDT we wouldn’t have all of our valued and lifelong friendships that we have made.” – Gamma Alpha Chapter
- We’re thankful for having the chance to make an impact.
“I am thankful for SDT because I love knowing that I am part of an organization that is bigger than myself and that can truly make a difference in the community. I also love having sisters to make memories with that will last a lifetime!!” – Megan Branz, Alpha Epsilon
- We’re thankful for helping to inspire women nationwide.
“We are thankful for SDT because we have the opportunity every day to represent a sorority that wholeheartedly believes in empowering women across the nation.” – Gamma Pi Chapter
- We’re thankful for SDT for making us better women and human beings.
“I am thankful for SDT because it has given me a new set of goals and standards to live by, as well as a connection to strong women all across the country.” – Deyanira Ochoa-Mercado, Alpha Upsilon
- We’re thankful for having a lifelong support system.
“I am thankful for Sigma Delta Tau because I have found sisters that seem to understand me better than I understand myself sometimes. I can be my whole true self in front of my sisters, without second guessing judgment, and know that they support me in all of my adventurous endeavors!” – Shelby Gerweck, Delta Alpha
- We’re thankful that the sorority has helped us grow.
“SDT provided me with a home and life long friends and sisters and for that I will always be grateful for SDT. I am thankful for SDT because it has helped shape me and make me who I am today.” – Connor Lasater, Rho
- We’re thankful for SDT because it has brought out who we really are.
“I am thankful for SDT because it really has helped me come out of my shell and grow as a stronger person. I am thankful for all of the friends I have made and I know these girls will always be there for me and their friendship is something I will always treasure.” – Maggie Moloney, Rho
- We’re thankful for the opportunity to help others just like us.
“I’m thankful for the leadership opportunities available to all members of SDT no matter their age and the way that the sorority encourages members to excel inside and outside of the sorority. Without the support of my sisters, I would not be where I am today.” – Katie McCoy, Rho
- We’re thankful for the chance to be involved.
“I’m thankful for SDT because it has made UA more than just a school, but a home away from home. Through my involvement with SDT I have met my family, and I’ve grown so much as a person and a leader, I’ll be forever thankful for that.” – Brianna Zarrinfar, Rho
- We’re thankful for everything that SDT offers its members.
“I’m thankful for SDT because it brought me my closest friends and provided me an opportunity to really come out of my shell and explore different leadership opportunities. These girls are my family and I don’t know where I would be without them!” – Sara Burns, Rho
- We’re thankful for the connections we’ve made.
“I’m thankful for SDT because it has introduced me to my best friends. Because of Sig Delt I now have the opportunity to become a better leader and friend.” – Michelle Bloom, Rho
- We’re thankful that we get to change lives inside and outside of our chapter.
“I am thankful for SDT Gamma Xi because I can wholeheartedly say it has enriched my college experience in ways I could’ve never imagined. I’ve gained leadership skills, the opportunity to touch and change many lives through our events, fundraising, and volunteer work – but most importantly, I have built friendships with people who have molded me into the best version of myself. The letters I wear empower me every day and for that I am eternally thankful.” – Krista Cerminaro, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for the sisterhood that’s full of outstanding women.
“I’m thankful for the SDT Beta Xi chapter at Union College because it led me to the friends and family I never even knew it was possible to have in my life. The genuine and honest women in this chapter are the brightest, kindest, funniest, best people I’ve ever met. I’m amazed every day by everything they do and I couldn’t ask for better sisters.” – Amy Corman, Beta Xi
- We’re thankful that we can rely on SDT.
“I love SDT because I can always count on my sisters for love and support.” – Sarah Kaplan, Beta Xi
- We’re thankful for the bonds we’ve made.
“I am thankful for SDT because it gives me sisters who I can trust with anything.” – Gillian C, Beta Theta
- We’re thankful for the lifelong friendships.
“I am thankful for SDT because I have made friends that I will now never forget. It has opened doors for me to experience so many different things that I can’t wait to take part in!!” – Steph D, Beta Theta
- We’re thankful that the sorority has touched every aspect of who we are.
“Everyday I thank myself for allowing such an empowering organization to influence every aspect of my life – my roommates, my closest friends, my career path, my personality, my skills, my values, my happiness, and my passion. Thank you SDT for giving me the experiences that define who I am.” – Marlee Michelson, Alpha Iota
- We’re thankful that we’ve had the chance to grow within the sorority.
“Sigma Delta Tau is something I am thankful for every single day. It has given me the opportunity to mature, learn, experience, grow and create all with my best friends by my side.” – Alpha Beta Chapter
- We’re thankful that this sisterhood has been around since 1917!
“I’m thankful that for 100 years Sigma Delta Tau has given women like me opportunities to lead. The skills I learned as chapter president — listening, problem solving and conflict resolution — have served me well throughout my career. I’m now the CEO of an educational software company with more than 500 employees. I use what I learned from working with people through my sorority experience every day. Thank you, SDT!” – Sari Factor, Upsilon, Past National President, SDT Foundation Board of Trustees
- We’re thankful because the friendships we form as active sisters will last forever.
“I am grateful for SDT because even after graduating college over 7 years ago, some of my closest friends are still my sisters!” – Shell Zeplin, Delta Zeta
- We’re thankful for the skills we learned as actives that we still use, even years after graduating.
“I’m thankful for SDT because my sisters are my forever friends, my family, my bridesmaids, and lifelines. While an active sister I had the best experiences and learned valuable skills that I use in my job today. As an alumna I am so thankful to still be connected and able to help, while continuing to grow with my sisters.” – Jessica Weisenbach, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for the confidence it has instilled within us.
“I just founded a scholarship and I feel that SDT has given me confidence to step out of my comfort zone and start this up, knowing that I’ll have support from sisters in my organization and their families, giving me the opportunity to give a scholarship to those who are deserving and have a prestigious character in my hometown community.” – Sara Payne, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for the motivation we’ve received from SDT.
“I’m grateful for SDT for giving me the most dependable support system I never knew I needed. For pushing me and motivating me throughout college and continuously being there for me now that I have entered adulthood. I’m so thankful for the friendships I have made through SDT, because I truly know they will last me a lifetime.” – Alexis Keresztes, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for the support we always have.
“I’m thankful to be SDT because of all the bonds I’ve made and all the support I now have being a sister. I was blesSDT with the beSDT.” – Megan Springer
- We’re thankful for the networking opportunities we’ve gained through SDT.
“I’m thankful for SDT because it’s given me so many opportunities and friendships that will last a lifetime!” – Chelsea Gottfried, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for finding inspiring sisters.
“I’m thankful for SDT because I’ve met so many different people and have taken a little bit of each of them to become the successful woman I am today.” – Nicolette Vassallo, Gamma Xi
- We’re thankful for 100 years of empowering women, building lifelong friendships and instilling leadership skills through Sigma Delta Tau.
By Kelly Potts, Gamma Xi-Montclair State University (2015). Kelly is a volunteer feature and blog writer for Sigma Delta Tau.