Penn History

Sororities at Penn, 1890-1990

Sigma Delta Tau (1920)

Sigma Delta Tau was founded on March 25, 1917, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, by seven Jewish women who felt discriminated against by existing Greek organizations. The Sigma Delta Tau motto is “One hope of many people.” Its colors are cafĂ© au lait and old blue and its flower is the Golden Tea rose.

The Beta chapter of Sigma Delta Tau was founded at Penn on June 20, 1920.

Sigma Delta Tau, sorority, insignia, 1931
Sigma Delta Tau, sorority, insignia, 1931