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So Symbolic… a Quick Guide to Sorority Symbols (Broken Down by Chapter)

There are so many different sororities that sometime it can be difficult to figure out which is which. There are many symbols, so many that it can be hard to keep track of them all!

Here is a break down of all the symbols for the Sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference and what many of these symbols mean.

So Symbolic… a Quick Guide to Sorority Symbols (Broken Down by Chapter)

The Colors: Black (secrecy), Blue (brotherhood), Pink (Sisterhood), White (purity), Purple or Gold (royalty, nobility)

The Symbols: Christian Cross (christian roots), Crown (nobility, points represent values), Flames/ Torch (life or love), Flowers (friendships, thoughtfulness), Hands (community, support, friendship), Heart (love), Judicial System (justice), Key (eternal flow of life), Lamps (scholastic), Links (friendship bonding), Quill (truth, pursuing truth), Skull (secrets held until death), Star (hope or truth), Star of David (Jewish Roots), Tree (life and growth), Wings, Arrows and Angels (aspiration, pursuit of dreams)

The Animals: Eagles (American), Owls (scholastic), Lion, Tiger (leadership), Phoenix (rebirth or strength)

The Jewels: Diamond (royalty, nobility, ability to never tarnish), Pearl (growth), Ruby (nobility), Emerald (hope, renewal, growth), Sapphire (wisdom, royalty)


Alpha Chi Omega (Alpha Chi)

Symbols: Golden Lyre, White Carnations, Pearls Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green

Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi)

Symbols: Diamonds, Lion (Alphie), Woodland Violet Colors: White and Azure Blue

Alpha Gamma Delta (Alpha Gam)

Symbols: Red and Buff Roses, Green Asparagus Fern, Pearl Colors: Red, Buff and Green

Alpha Epsilon Phi

Symbols: Columns, Pearls, Giraffes, Lilly of the Valley Colors: Green and White

Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII)

Symbols: Ruby, Sheaf of Wheat, Pandas, Red Rose Colors: Cardinal (Red)

Alpha Phi

Symbols: Ivy, Lilly of the Valley, Forget-me-nots Colors: Silver and Bordeaux

Alpha Sigma Alpha

Symbols: Star, Crown, Palm Tree and Phoenix, Pearl, Ruby, Dot the Ladybug, Aster and Narcissus Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold

Alpha Sigma Tau

Symbols: Anchor, Yellow Rose, Pearl Colors: Emerald and Gold

Alpha Xi Delta

Symbols: Quill, Pink Rose, Pearl, Diamond, Teddy Bear Colors: Light and Dark Blue and Gold

Chi Omega (Chi-O)

Symbols: Owls, White Carnation, Skull and Crossbones, Pearl, Diamond Colors: Cardinal and Straw

Delta Delta Delta (Tri-Delta, Tri-Delt)

Symbols: Pansy, Pearl, Dolphin, Pine Tree, Triangles Colors: Silver, Gold and Cerulean Blue

Delta Gamma (Dee-Gee)

Symbols: Anchor, Cream Rose Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue

Delta Phi Epsilon (DePhiE)

Symbols: Unicorn, Their Crest, Pearl, Purple Iris Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold

Delta Zeta (Dee-Zee)

Symbols: Roman Lamp, Pink Killarney Rose, Diamond, Turtle Colors: Rose and Green

Gamma Phi Beta (G-Phi)

Symbols: Crescent Moon, Pink Carnation Colors: Brown and Mode (Light Brown)

Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta)

Symbols: Kite, Twin Stars, Black and Gold Pansies Colors: Black, White and Gold

Kappa Delta (Kay-Dee)

Symbols: Nautilus Shell, Dagger, Teddy Bear, Katydid, White Rose, Diamond, Emerald, Pearl Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White

Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa)

Symbols: Key, Fluer-de-Lis, Owl, Sapphire Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue

Phi Mu

Symbols: Quatrefoil, Rose-colored Carnation, Lion (Sir Fidel) Colors: Rose and White

Phi Sigma Sigma (Phi Sig)

Symbols: Sphinx, American Beauty Rose, Sapphire Colors: King Blue and Gold

Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi)

Symbols: Arrow, Wine Carnation, Angel Colors: Wine and Silver Blue

Sigma Delta Tau (Sig Delt)

Symbols: Torch, Golden Tea Rose, Lapis Lazuli, Teddy Bear Colors: Cafe au Lait and Old Blue

Sigma Kappa

Symbols: Dove, Heart, Wild Purple Violet, Pearl Colors: Lavender and Maroon

Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma)

Symbols: Purple Violet, Pearl, Sailboat Colors: Royal Purple and Pure White

Theta Phi Alpha (Theta Phi)

Symbols: Compass, Sapphire, Pearl, Penguin, White Rose Colors: Blue, Gold and Silver

Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA)

Symbols: Five-pointed Crown, Strawberry, White Violet Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray

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