Eta Gamma Delta
Founded1928; 96 years ago (1928)
University of Puerto Rico
ScopePuerto Rico
MottoSemper Fidelis
Nicknamela Eta
HeadquartersSan Juan
Puerto Rico

Eta Gamma Delta (ΗΓΔ) is a Puerto Rican sorority established in 1928.


In March 1928 a group of young ladies enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras founded Eta Gamma Delta Sorority. Its first president was Margarita Ortiz Toro.[1] During the presidency of Beatriz del Toro in 1929, the sorority was recognized by university authorities. By 1932, an alumnus chapter called "Capitulo Pasivo" was organized in San Juan during the presidency of Conchita Santana Campos.

In 1940, on the (Colegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecanicas) now the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Gilda Cernuda, Socorro Gaztambide, Aida Gauthier, Iris Ramírez, Catín Rllán, Doris Pérez, and others founded Delta Phi Omega sorority, it was the first sorority at the campus. On April 14, 1941, the then-president of the Alpha chapter of Eta Gamma Delta, Annie Bonar, invited this new group to join Eta Gamma Delta as its Beta chapter. After several meetings and visits by the Eta sisters, all the Delta Phi Omega sisters took the formal initiation and became part of the Eta Gamma Delta.

In 1943 the Alumni chapter at Mayagüez was established, calling itself the Zona Beta, their first president was Virginia Ramírez. It was then that the need for a central governing body became apparent. In 1944, the first Directiva General or central office was established with Eleonor Lawton as its first president.

In March 1946, the ladies of Delta Omega Mu local sorority met with Eta Gamma Delta member Sarah Torres Peralta. The purpose of their visit was to discuss with her the idea of Eta Gamma Delta establishing its Gamma chapter in the Interamerican University at San Germán where Delta Omega Mu was located. After several meetings and discussions, the ladies of Delta Omega Mu and others of the Beta chapter at Mayagüez who studied at the Interamerican became the Gamma chapter of Eta Gamma Delta. Their first chapter president was Rosarito Armstrong.[1]

In 1949, the Delta chapter was founded by the Catholic University at Ponce. Its first chapter president was Rosarito Armstrong, the same sister who had been the first president of Gamma chapter.[1] In 1955 an alumnus chapter - Zona - was founded at Ponce; its first president was Práxes Torres de García. In 1990 the Zeta chapter was established at the University of Sagrado Corazon.[1] By February 1990 the Kappa Zona was established in Arecibo.[1] In 1991 on an annual convention the Kappa chapter was re-instated. Most recently Zone Omega was established in 2007 in the state of Florida.

Notable members


Collegiate chapters

Undergraduate chapters are given a Greek-letter name, followed by the appellation, "Activo", noting they are chapters for active members.

Chapter Charter date Instituion Location Status References
Alpha Activo March 1928 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Active
Beta Activo 1941 University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Active [3][a]
Gamma Activo 1946 Inter American University of Puerto Rico--San German San Germán, Puerto Rico Active [4][b]
Delta Activo 1949 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico Active [5]
Zeta Activo 1990 Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico Inactive [1]

Alumni chapters

Alumni chapters are given a Greek-letter name, with the appellation, "Zona".

Chapter Charter date Location Status References
Zona Alpha 1932 San Juan, Puerto Rico Active [c]
Zona Beta - 1943 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Active
Zona Delta 1955 Ponce, Puerto Rico Active
Zona Gamma San Germán, Puerto Rico Active
Zona Epsilon - Yauco, Puerto Rico Active
Zona Kappa February 1990 Arecibo, Puerto Rico Active [1]
Zona Tau Tampa, Florida Active
Zona Omega - 2007 Orlando, Florida Active

See also


  1. ^ Chapter formed from Delta Phi Omega (local), established in 1940.
  2. ^ Chapter formed from Delta Omega Mu (local).
  3. ^ This chapter was originally called Capitulo Pasivo.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Duprey Salgado, Nestor R. (March 20, 2003), R. de la C. 6319 (in Spanish), House of Representatives of Puerto Rico, pp. 1–2, retrieved September 1, 2010
  2. ^ Morey Noble, Angel (March 7, 2023). "P. de la C. 1653" (in Spanish). House of Representatives of Puerto Rico: 1–3. Retrieved April 3, 2023. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "UPRM" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-01-16.
  4. ^ Baird, William Raimond; John Robson (1977). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, Issue 19. G. Banta Co. p. 120.
  5. ^ "PUCPR" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2008-01-03.