My name is Sara Cain and I am the President of Delta Gamma at The University of Texas at Austin! I am a junior studying Environmental & Humanitarian Engineering and grew up in Cypress, Texas. I am so excited and honored to be leading this amazing chapter of women! We are diverse in our goals, experiences, and passions, but the bonds that we have formed and the sisterhood that endures keeps our chapter of over 260 women together. The women of this chapter are my best friends, mentors, and the reason I am proud to call this chapter my home.
Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy is Service for Sight. We, the University of Texas - Beta Eta chapter, are lucky enough to get to work with Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, located about 10 minutes from our house. Once a month, the students either come to our house or we travel to the school and host themed parties for the students to do fun activities. We also host various fundraising events within the UT community in the fall and spring to raise awareness and money for our philanthropy. In response to the pandemic, we have also found fun and creative ways to serve this amazing community. We look forward to many more great events this year!
Additionally, our chapter is the only Panhellenic organization that gives back to the UT campus with a bi-annual lectureship series. In 2021, we hosted Sarafina Nance, NASA astronaut and women’s health advocate and in 2019, we hosted Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle! In previous years we have hosted others such as Shawn Johnson, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and Collins Tuohy, adopted sister to Michael Oher. In order to put on this event, we donate to the university each semester with the fundraising from Dessert with DG, one of my personal favorite fundraising events!
Dedicated to our studies, our chapter has consistently maintained one of the highest Grade Point Averages out of all the Panhellenic sororities at The University of Texas. The Beta Eta chapter is academically diverse with majors ranging from neuroscience to radio-television and film. Many members are in honors programs, including Plan II, Liberal Arts, Business, and Natural Sciences Honors. I am so proud to call these intelligent and driven women my sisters!
Delta Gamma has been on a mission the past few years to establish and emphasize the idea of social responsibility within our chapter. Our chapter is aware of the cultural changes that need to happen on campus as well as in the greek community and are doing everything we can to educate our members and encourage them to make an impact.
If this is your first time on the Delta Gamma website, I encourage you to explore and learn more about this amazing chapter! If you've been here before, welcome back!
I hope that you are able to find everything you need here. If I can help answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! My email can be found on the "Officers" page.
Sara Cain - MC ‘19