Support the Delta Sigma Chi Commemorative Award
Delta Sigma Chi's mission has always been to promote diverse friendships and scholarship among the sisters...sisters who remain true to always participating within the University and the community. Our mission is to raise money to fund the Delta Sigma Chi Commemorative Award so that we can help a female student achieve her educational goal. Make a gift today and make a difference in someone's tomorrow!
In 1958 when we arrived at Rutgers-Newark, there was no campus, just classrooms in buildings scattered around downtown. We were all commuting students, eager to find friends and have a place to meet. There were eleven fraternities and one sorority as the college for years had many more male than female students. However, the times were changing, and in 1958 a large group of women arrived at Rutgers-Newark. The lone sorority held an open house and many of us attended. By the end of the afternoon, we were quite discouraged. We wanted a place that would provide the inclusiveness and support that we needed - and it was not available at that time.
Delta Sigma Chi was born out of that experience. We banded together to create a diverse organization, years before diversity became popular, and we thrived! Delta Sigma Chi became our home away from home, adding immeasurably to the quality of our college years.
This award will recognize the accomplishments of one female student, helping to meet her financial obligations so she can concentrate on her studies.
Last year Delta Sigma Chi’s award supported Eileen Nguyen a third-year student studying journalism and video production. Eileen joined us at the Delta Sigma Chi luncheon and expressed her gratitude to us. “Without this award, I know I would be struggling after graduation to pay off loans. Knowing that I have this scholarship is encouraging me to keep moving forward and to keep working hard to pursue my dream. Your generosity is something that the world can never get enough of and I can't thank you enough.”
Delta Sigma Chi and Rutgers-Newark made a significant difference in our lives, providing us with an excellent education, a safe place to discover our uniqueness, and relationships that have withstood the test of time. Together, we can make a difference for other women like Eileen!
We ask you to make a donation to fund the Delta Sigma Chi Commemorative Award. Our goal is to raise at least $2,500 so that we can give back to help another woman achieve her educational goal! No amount is too small or too big. This year we'd like to be able to report that 100% of the Delta Sigma Chi sisters supported the award, and we know together we can do it!