AUSTIN, Texas—The Delta Gamma Foundation and the sorority’s Beta Eta Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin have endowed a $100,000 lectureship in values and ethics.
This gift is the largest ever from a sorority or fraternity to The University of Texas at Austin.
The Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and Ethics will invite noted speakers to the university campus each year. The lectures will be open to the community and will explore values and ethics as they relate to commerce, culture and world events.
"Providing leadership and guidance to our students and to the community is an important role for The University of Texas at Austin," said Jim Vick, vice president for student affairs. "This lecture series is a perfect vehicle for fulfilling that role.
"This gift is an extraordinary example of how students, past and present, are helping to shape this university. We are very grateful to the Delta Gamma Foundation and to the local chapter for making these lectures possible."
The Ohio-based Delta Gamma Foundation provides matching grants of $50,000 to universities whose chapters’ members and alumnae raise at least that amount.
The Delta Gamma chapter at The University of Texas at Austin is one of several nationwide to host such a series. Others have been endowed at universities such as Southern Methodist and Duke, drawing such notables as Madeline Albright, William Bennett and Paul Newman.
"We would like the lectureship to become part of the rich heritage of the university, a tradition that will continue well beyond our lifetimes," said Joan Curry, a 1958 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a Delta Gamma alumna.
A steering committee of representatives from Delta Gamma and the university will select speakers for the annual talks, which will begin next fall.
For more information contact: Jim Kunetka, Office of Resource Development, 512-475-9641.