Rho Delta Chi

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Rho Delta Chi
ΡΔΧ
Rho Delta Chi Crest
FoundedJanuary 17, 1991; 30 years ago (January 17, 1991)
University of California, Riverside
TypeSocial
ScopeNational
 United States
MottoTogether as One,
Striving for Excellence
Colors  Dusty Rose   Teal Green
SymbolHeart with a Halo on the Left Side
FlowerWhite rose with red trim
MascotWhite Dove
Chapters6
PillarsSisterhood, Service, Scholastics, Social
Websitehttps://www.rhodeltachiofficial.com/

Rho Delta Chi (ΡΔΧ) (also known as "Rhos"), is an Asian-interest, but not Asian exclusive, sorority founded at the University of California, Riverside on January 17, 1991. Rho Delta Chi focuses on 4 main pillars which include: Sisterhood, Service, Scholastics, and Social. It is a rapidly expanding multicultural sorority that has expanded to over 6 chapters in the U.S.[1]

History[edit]

Rho Delta Chi was established on January 17, 1991 as the first Asian American sorority at the University of California, Riverside. The sorority was formed by fourteen women.

Founding Mothers[edit]

  • Rose An
  • Kathy Bak
  • Janet Fukuhara
  • Kim Hirano
  • Christine Ige Shimane
  • Sue Lee
  • Jackie Phaphui
  • Christine Sato Yamazaki
  • Jina Song
  • Mina Song
  • Stephanie Tanaka Chang
  • Stephanie Uchida Lee
  • Lana Wong
  • Min Yi Kim

Letters[edit]

The founding mothers of the alpha chapter chose the Greek letters ΡΔΧ in hopes of bringing harmony among all ethnicities. This also represents the symbolic representation of PAX which means "peace" in Latin.

Rho Chant[edit]

Sorority chants are used at meetings, social events, public events, and step shows. Different sororities and fraternities create chants as a response to their organizations being called in a roll call of attending sorority and fraternity events. The national Rho Chant is as follows:

Who are we?

Rho D.

D. What?

Delta Chi

One-Nine

Nine-One

Rise Together
Rhos Forever.

This sorority chant was drafted at the 2012 Rho Delta Chi National Convention through the collaboration of the Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Epsilon chapter. Although the national Rho Chant is used by every chapter, shorter variations may exist among individual chapters

Philanthropy[edit]

In the year of 2016, Rho Delta Chi established a national philanthropy. Rho Delta Chi's national philanthropy is partnered with the American Lung Association (ALA).

Chapters[edit]

Rho Delta Chi currently has six chapters and one colony. Active chapters are indicated in bold, inactive chapters in italics.

Chapter Status Founding institution Location Chaptered date
Alpha Chapter University of California, Riverside Riverside, California January 17, 1991
Beta Chapter Texas A&M University College Station, Texas November 10, 1995
Gamma Chapter University of California, San Diego San Diego, California November 9, 2001
Delta Chapter University of the Pacific Stockton, California May 21, 2005
Epsilon Chapter San Francisco State University San Francisco, California February 19, 2012
Zeta Chapter California State University, Northridge Northridge, California February 2, 2013
Eta Colony The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas July 13, 2013

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