Why go Greek?

So your daughter is interested in greek life, and you aren't sure how to feel about it. We are so incredibly saddened by recent events that have given greek life a bad name in the media, but we can assure you that our sisters have anything but negative experiences within our sisterhood! At Lycoming College, greek organizations are Academic, Social, and Service oriented. 


Lycoming College as well as the Panhellenic Council take hazing very seriously.  Please see Lycoming College's Hazing Policy to learn more:

Time Commitment

The length of any new member program is limited to a minimum of four (4) weeks and a maximum of seven (7) weeks and must end at least two (2) full weeks before the beginning of final exams according to the Panhellenic regulations.


What are the academic benefits of being a sister of Gamma Delta Sigma?

In order to be extended a bid, we require a 2.0 GPA from a Potential New Member. New Members and Sisters are held to high academic standards. Typically at least 1/4 of our house is on the Deans List every semester. 

Many of our sisters are tutors in different subject areas. They, in collaboration with our Scholarship Chairperson, help sisters in any way that they can to achieve the academic excellence that we know they are capable of!

How does Gamma Delta Sigma give back to the community?

Gamma Delta Sigma holds two Philanthropies: The Brandy Lee Sudol Auction & Love Your Melon.

Each semester our sisters complete group service projects. See the involvement tab for more information.

Does Gamma Delta Sigma have networking benefits like a national sorority?

GDS, although local, has nationwide base of alumni consisting of 450+ sisters who are extremely involved and supportive of our active sisters and each other. 

Our Alumni have also assisted many sisters in finding internships and jobs during their undergraduate experience at Lycoming and after graduation. 

How much does it cost to be a part of the sisterhood?

Since GDS is a local sorority, our dues are much less expensive than those of traditional national sororities. Likewise, every single dollar of your dues is put directly back into the organization to fund special sisterhood events, fun opportunities and other exciting things like formals and matching t-shirts! 

New Member Fee: $85 

Semesterly (post New Member Education Program) : $150

If a sister makes the Dean's List, she pays less in dues for the semester.

Do current sisters have time for activities outside of GDS?

You can find a sister of GDS anywhere on campus while still making time for GDS and academics!

We are involved in the following:

  • Soccer
  • Theater
  • Swimming
  • Lacrosse
  • Student teaching
  • Radio
  • Newspaper
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Orchestra
  • Play By Faith
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Student Senate
  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Intermural Sports
  • Tutoring Programs
  • On/Off Campus Jobs
  • Colleges Against Cancer


What is the difference between a local sorority and a national sorority?

A local sorority, like GDS, is a sorority you can only find on Lycoming College's campus. We are rich in history and focus on community while still maintaining  a large alumni base. 

A national sorority can be found on other campuses throughout the nation. The other campus groups are called chapters.