Alpha Gamma Delta

Delta Gamma Chapter at Montana State University

Chapter History

Delta Gamma Chapter has an interesting history. In December of 1920, the chapter began as a local women's fraternity called Zeta Kappa. The university was founded only 27 years earlier, and was then known as Montana State College.

In 1923, the women of Zeta Kappa wrote a petition to the Alpha Gamma Delta Grand Council and worked to prove themselves worthy of becoming a chapter. Emily Butterfield, founder of Alpha Gamma Delta, visited Bozeman, and the women fell in love with her. Finally, in January of 1924, the women received notice that they were granted a charter, and became the Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta.

Delta Gamma's original chapter house was located in the center of Bozeman, at 320 S. Wilson. However, the chapter soon (in 1935) moved to new quarters on the college campus, in the Quadrangle. On International Reunion Day thirty years later, April 21, 1963, the current chapter house was dedicated.

To this day, collegiate members interact with alumnae and gaze at old photos to learn about their rich history of Delta Gamma Chapter.