Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Incorporated was founded on December 6th, 1998 at the University of Houston, Texas. Sixteen women from various backgrounds came together with the common goal of uniting women among the South Asian community. The Founders created the backbone of this sorority on the basis of the five pillars of Sisterhood, Respect, Loyalty, Honesty, and Friendship. They envisioned an organization that would highlight the diverse Indian culture through participation in community and social service projects.

Founding Mothers

Simran Bakshi Guiterrez
Heena Bhakta-Palmer
Leena Cherian Joseph
Bonna Choudhari
Rita Dhanani-Rauniyar
Anita Jari Kharbanda
Amitha Nikam-Verma
Avni Patel
Jesika Patel
Jolly Patel
Shevon Patel
Sonal Amit Patel
Arati Shah
Deepa Swamy-Kurian
Manisha Vakharia
Sarika Wadhawan

“Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day, and even a small minority, armed with these is surely Destined to Prevail against all Odds.”
– Swami Vivekananda

Over the Years

December 6th

Founded at the University of Houston, TX

Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. was established on December 6, 1998 at the University of Houston by sixteen South Asian women who recognized the need for an organization to promote the advancement of South Asian women.

February 1st

National Council Founded

National Council became the administrative and governing body of Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., possessing jurisdiction over all component parts of the Sorority. The purpose of the National Council is to ensure that the original mission, principles, and ideals formulated by our Honorable National Founding Mothers is continued and fortified by all existing and future chapters.

July 20th

Student Partnership Award Recipient

Delta Phi Omega was presented this award at National Conference in Dallas in 2008 by Asha for Education, for the year 2007. This award recognizes campus and community groups that work together to produce measurable improvements in children’s lives and to enhance learning in India.

July 16th

National Conference in Philadelphia, PA

July 16th-18th, hosted by Drexel University, Gamma Chapter.

June 3rd

National Conference in New Brunswick, NJ

June 3rd-5th, hosted by Rutgers University New Brunswick Colony.

June 4th

University of Illinois at Chicago becomes Mu Chapter

University of Illinois at Chicago obtains chapter status.

June 21st

Oregon State University becomes Nu Chapter

Oregon State University obtains chapter status.

July 19th

National Conference in Washington D.C.

July 19th-21st, hosted by National Council.

September 8th

University of Tennessee at Knoxville becomes Xi Chapter

University of Tennessee at Knoxville obtains chapter status.

July 19th

National Conference in Dallas, TX

July 19th-21st, hosted by Texas A&M University Colony.

March 7th

University of Alabama at Birmingham becomes Rho Chapter

University of Alabama at Birmingham obtains chapter status.

August 8th

National Conference in Atlanta, GA

August 8th-10th, hoested by University of Georgia of Omicron Chapter and Georgia State University Colony

August 9th

Georgia State University becomes Tau Chapter

Georgia State University obtains chapter status.

August 9th

University of Florida becomes Sigma Chapter

University of Florida obtains chapter status.

February 3rd

Rutgers University of New Brunsick becomes Upsilon Chapter

Rutgers University of New Brunsick obtains chapter status.

July 31st

National Conference in Chicago, IL

July 31st-August 2nd, hosted by National Council.

August 1st

Wayne State University becomes Phi Chapter

Wayne State University obtains chapter status.

April 25th

Joined NAPA

Became the 18th member of the National Asian Pacific Islander Panhellenic Association, a collective group of leaders within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community who work together to advocate, collaborate, and educate their members and constituency for the greater good. More information an be found on their website here.

June 21st

Executive Vice President Position Added

This position was added to National Council to act as the President’s right hand and handle all external affairs and matters for Delta Phi Omega, as well as NAPA related items such as conferences, workshops, networking, and meetings. The goal of this position is to allievate some workload and assist the president in overseeing the rest of National Council and Board positions, while working in conjunction with the rest of Council. Madhuri Patel was our first member to hold this position.

July 22nd

National Conference in Orlando, FL

July 22nd-24th, hosted by University of Central Florida Colony.

May 27th

National Alumnae Chapter Founded

Created with the help of National Alumni Director, Ankita Patel. The purpose of the national alumnae chapter is to unite sisters of Delta Phi Omega in a given geographical location in order to assist chapters and colonies, foster friendship, uphold values, and tradition of the sorority itself.

July 21st

National Conference in Boston, MA

July 21st-23rd, hosted by Boston University Colony and National Council.

July 22nd

University of Central Florida becomes Psi Chapter

University of Central Florida obtains chapter status.


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Purpose and Mission

The purpose of Delta Phi Omega shall be to foster unity among South Asian women, build community awareness, and gain a greater understanding of oneself and others. The sorority aspires to instill leadership traits, excel in all academic endeavors, to encourage an active relationship between the sorority and its respective university, and shall do so with the utmost compassion, dignity, and fortitude.


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