Alpha Gamma Delta made its entrance at Iowa State in 1917. The Rho Chapter has a strong presence on campus with their high regard for academics, leadership, and philanthropy. Members are also involved with numerous other organizations on campus, including VEISHEA planning, Dance Marathon, and Block and Bridle.
AGD’s philanthropic endeavors support the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation whose funds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Financial support funds research and provides monies for children with juvenile diabetes to go to camp. In the fall AGD hosts the Pajama Breakfast in which all members wear pajamas and serve breakfast on a Sunday morning. In the spring, AGD brings “Mr. Greek” to campus with the members of Alpha Chi Omega. “Mr. Greek” is a male beauty pageant in which men from the Greek community can compete for the title of Mr. Greek.
In addition to their philanthropic activities, AGD members also stress the importance of scholarship. Tutor assistance, study groups, and incentives such as “Yays for A’s” and “Yippee Skippee” encourage members to achieve A’s and B’s in their classes. A 2.3 GPA is required of all members to maintain active status in the chapter. In the fall 2007, AGD ranked first of all sororities in its members’ grade point average with a 3.3 overall average.
Finally, AGD prides itself in its participation in many of the campus events at Iowa State. From homecoming to Veishea to Greek Week, AGD sisters can be found participating in many fun activities. In the spring 2008, AGD won first place honors overall during Greek Week, sharing the award with Beta Sigma Psi and Beta Theta Pi.
Alpha Gamma Delta Dinner, 1954