A reference or recommendation is a letter of introduction a Tri Delta member provides to a collegiate chapter on behalf of a potential new member.
Please remember, membership selection is the privilege and responsibility of the collegiate chapter members. A reference or letter of recommendation does not guarantee an invitation to membership.
To write a reference, you need to be a member in good standing with the Fraternity. Tri Delta offers an online reference form that is sent directly to the collegiate chapter reference chair where the potential new member is going through recruitment. You can also download a PDF copy of the form that you can either email or print and mail directly to the collegiate chapter reference chair. To access the reference form, you must log in to www.tridelta.org.
Reference processes vary greatly by chapter. Specific questions can be answered by an alumnae chapter reference chair in the university's area or by the collegiate chapter reference chair. Locate a reference chair when you log in to My Tri Delta, go to Resources > Board & Volunteer Directories > Reference Chairs.
It is finally Recruitment time! Recruitment team for 2020 cannot wait to build upon the great year we had last year. We are anxiously waiting to meet all the great girls and we cannot do it without your help. Let’s make sure to stay in contact-communication is key!
Please send in all references in a digital form (pdf’s or jpeg’s). Having all of the recs in a digital format makes it so much easier to keep track of all the girls, as we are trying to get away from storing all recs in binders with so many papers. By having everything online, everyone on the recruitment team can access the files no matter where they are. The online submission via Delta’s Only is an option; however, we prefer a digital copy of the reference form linked.
You may send these into our email firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not require that the recs come graded. We receive over 1,000 recommendations, so please do not send anything certified mail. I will send you a confirmation email, letting you know I received the rec. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic we, unfortunately, will no longer be accepting letters of support as we have lost access to our chapter facilities. To note, this will not affect your recruitment process in any way, and we hope you can understand!
We must have a reference for each Potential New Member (PNM) to invite them to our second round (Philanthropy Day this year). We need all references sent to the email@example.com account or uploaded by June 1st, 2020- this is a preferred deadline, but the hard deadline is by August 1st, 2020. Because the University of Texas has Open Recruitment, all of the girls from your area will attend our Open House party. After this, all rounds are by invitation only. This is why it is so important we get references for each girl.
For us to evaluate a PNM fairly, we must have a valid reference with the necessary information. Please complete all of the required information on the reference form in addition to attaching a resume, transcript, and photos.
We’re so excited about Recruitment this year! We greatly appreciate your support of Theta Zeta. We cannot stress it enough- please keep us informed. It is so important! Looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Reference Chair - The University of Texas