In 1983, twelve women studying on the Mines campus joined together to form an organization that would provide a chance for women to support each other while studying in a largely male dominated atmosphere. They formed a local sorority called Omega Delta Psi that existed for two and a half years. As the group continued to grow in size and prestige on campus, the leaders felt it would be beneficial for the women in the organization to have more than just local recognition. Letters were written to several nationally established sororities about the idea of colonizing our chapter into a national organization and five responses were received.
Interviews were scheduled with representatives from each of the five national sororities. As soon as the Pi Beta Phi alumnae and representatives walked onto our campus, the ladies of Omega Delta Psi knew it was a perfect fit. The Mines chapter was pledged to Pi Beta Phi on October 20, 1985. On February 1st, 1986, the chapter was initiated into the sorority by Grand President Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg.
Our affiliation with Pi Beta Phi has been absolutely fantastic. The sorority has embraced the unique characteristic of our chapter and we have integrated all of the wonderful things about Pi Beta Phi on our campus.
The Twelve Founding Members of Colorado Delta