Delta Gamma was founded by Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd and Mary Comfort Leonard in 1873 in Oxford, Mississippi, at the Lewis School for Girls near the University of Mississippi. The Founders sought to maintain high ideals and standards and to encourage intellectual growth and service in order to exemplify college women at their best.

    Today Delta Gamma is an international women’s fraternity that continues to place a strong dedication on personal values and standards, academic excellence, leadership and service. Delta Gamma encourages each member to strive for excellence and offers the programming and support to help each member reach that commitment. Delta Gamma offers its members the experience of sharing the strong bonds of sisterhood for a lifetime.  


    Xi chapter of Delta Gamma was founded in 1885 after the transfer of two collegians, Fannie Mulliken and Mary E. Thompson, from Buchtel College to the University of Michigan.  Lonesome for the DG sisters they left behind in Ohio, Fannie and Mary attended the 1885 Convention, with hopes of establishing a DG chapter of their own in Ann Arbor.  The first official Xi meeting was held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 1885, with seven members in attendance. 

    Since then, Xi chapter has become a model of success within the Delta Gamma Fraternity, and the world beyond.  During the influenza epidemic, Xi members served hot meals to military personnel.  To aid the war effort, six Xi women enlisted during World War II.  Beginning with its visionary pioneering women, Xi chapter has maintained a rich tradition of values, service, scholarship, accomplishment, and involvement in the vast world around them, a tradition that will only prove stronger in the exciting years to come,