Gamma Delta

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, February 22, 1947-1976; re-established November 11, 2004

Gamma Delta was colonized by four members from Lambda chapter at Brenau and was installed with 22 initiates. The chapter met in a beautiful 18th Century-style room. An early president, Marion Ettie Szurek, was the Orange Bowl Queen, Florida Citrus Queen and attended Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in England in 1953. The chapter moved into their suite in the new Panhellenic House in 1957. Gamma Delta closed in 1976. A new expansion theme, "Come Home to Alpha Delta Pi" was unveiled when the sorority was selected to make an extension presentation in April 2004. Alpha Delta Pi was selected and 88 women "Came Home" to Gamma Delta for the fall installation. Six alumnae from the original chapter attended the installation banquet, including Marion. Traveling Chapter Consultant Kim Lorence, Alpha Beta - Iowa, was in residence for the school year. The chapter has a suite along side the other NPC groups and they have enjoyed tremendous success.