Rho Delta Chi
|Rho Delta Chi|
|Founded||January 17, 1991|
University of California, Riverside
|Motto||Together as One, Striving for Excellence|
|Pillars||Sisterhood, Scholastics, Service, Social|
|Colors|| Dusty Rose|
|Symbol||Heart with a Halo on the Left Side|
|Flower||White rose with red trim|
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 growing multicultural sorority that has expanded to over 6 chapters in the U.S.
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 called Founding Mothers.
Traditions and Symbolism
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 ΡΔΧ which means "peace" in Latin.
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.
- Delta Chi
This sorority chant was drafted at the 2012 Rho Delta Chi National Convention through the collaboration of the Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Epsilon chapters. Although the national Rho Chant is used by every chapter, shorter variations may exist among individual chapters
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).
Rho Delta Chi has four active chapters and one colony. Active chapters are indicated in bold, inactive chapters in italics.
|Chapter||Type||Status||Founding institution||Location||Charter date
|Alpha||Chapter||Inactive||University of California, Riverside||Riverside, California||January 17, 1991–20xx?|
|Beta||Chapter||Active||Texas A&M University||College Station, Texas||November 10, 1995|
|Gamma||Chapter||Inactive||University of California, San Diego||San Diego, California||November 9, 2002–20xx?|
|Delta||Chapter||Active||University of the Pacific||Stockton, California||May 21, 2005|
|Epsilon||Chapter||Active||San Francisco State University||San Francisco, California||February 19, 2012|
|Zeta||Chapter||Active||California State University, Northridge||Northridge, California||February 2, 2013|
|Eta||Active||Colony||The University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas||July 13, 2013|
- William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 9 Jul 2022. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
- Details from Rho Delta Chi History, accessed 9 Jul 2022.