The sorority culture in a year end review has been the source of numerous news stories. From the Fraternity and Sorority Concert Series to the sorority girls at Florida State University who fell victim to an online predator. It seems that because of these headlines and many more, sororities were heavily trafficked for online news and information. Here is a list of the most popular sororities of 2010 based on website traffic:
- Pi Beta Phi: Founded at Monmouth University in 1867 although its original name was I.C. Sorosis. Pi Beta Phi, also commonly known as Pi Phi’s symbols are the arrow, angel, and its colors are wine and silver blue. Pi Beta Phi was the first sorority to be a national organization.
- Alpha Chi Omega: Founded at DePauw University in 1885 and was first founded around the school of music. Commonly known as A Chi O, Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, which focuses on domestic violence awareness and prevention.
- Delta Gamma: Delta Gamma, known commonly as DG, was founded in 1873 on the campus of the Lewis School for Girls in Oxford, Mississippi. The official philanthropy for Delta Gamma sorority is Service for Sight, which helps those who are visually impaired. The symbol of DG is the anchor and its colors are blue, pink and bronze.
- Kappa Delta: Founded at the State Female Normal School in Farmville, Virginia, known today as Longwood University in 1897, Kappa Delta supports four philanthropies Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia and Orthopaedic Research Awards. Kappa Delta’s colors are olive green and pearl white, and it is commonly known as KD.
- Delta Zeta: Commonly known also as DZ, was founded in 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio the same year that women were given status to enroll as full-time students at the school. DZ’s colors are green and rose and its philanthropies are the Painted Turtle and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
- Kappa Kappa Gamma: Founded on the campus of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois in 1870, Kappa Kappa Gamma is known commonly as also KKG or simply, Kappa. Its colors are dark and light blue and the official philanthropy of Kappa Kappa Gamma is Reading is Fundamental.
- Chi Omega: Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is also commonly known as Chi O. Chi O is the largest sorority in America, according to the National Panhellenic Conference. The official philanthropy of the Chi Omega sorority is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Delta Delta Delta: Known commonly as Tri Delta or Tri Delta, Delta Delta Delta was founded in 1888 at Boston University. Their national philanthropy is St. Jude and Cancer Research and it is widely known that March is St. Jude/Tri Delta month.
- Zeta Tau Alpha: Founded in 1898 at the State Female Normal School, which is now Longwood University, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the Zeta Tau Alpha national philanthropy as is breast cancer research and awareness. Zeta Tau Alpha colors are turquoise and steel gray and its symbols are the five pointed crown and strawberry.
- Delta Sigma Theta: Founded in 1913 at Howard University, Delta Sigma Theta boasts that it is the largest sorority in the world. Sorority members are known commonly as Deltas and its colors are crimson and cream.