Rho Delta Chi

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Rho Delta Chi
ΡΔΧ
Rho Delta Chi Crest
FoundedJanuary 17, 1991; 28 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
FlowerLipstick Rose
MascotWhite Dove
Chapters6
PillarsSisterhood, Service, Scholastics, Social
Websitehttp://www.rhodeltachitamu.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 15 women.

These founding mothers include:

  • 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). The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The sisters of Rho Delta Chi help promote The American Lung Association throughout campus and the local community by spreading awareness about various lung diseases such as lung cancer, asthma, COPD, and Influenza to students on campus and the community. Rho Delta Chi also actively participates in fundraisers every semester to help donate funds for the American Lung Association.

Chapters[edit]

Established Chapters of Rho Delta Chi[2]

Full Fledged Chapters[edit]

Colonies[edit]

References[edit]