Delta Delta of Delta Omicron is located at Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY). We are in the Zeta North province of Delta Omicron. Other chapters in Zeta North are:
Delta Kappa at Marshall University (Huntington, WV)
Alpha Eta at Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
The Delta Delta chapter of Delta Omicron was founded on March 18, 1933, at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. The Delta Delta chapter was in fact a rather early installation being the twenty-eighth chapter to be installed since the founding of Alpha Chapter in Cincinnati. If you have any more information on the founding of Delta Delta, let us know!
The chapter owns a Guest book that was used as early as 1969 in which prospective members, pledge members and alumni have signed their names for various social functions including “Informal Rush: ‘Beethoven’s Birthday,’ February 5, 1970.” The latest date contained in the Guest book is from “Pledge Class, Fall 2006.” Three names are signed on that page, and we believe the chapter went defunct around this time. It is said the chapter failed to maintain consistent Chapter Adviser support and could not continue to exist.
However, the current music department at Georgetown is as supportive as ever. On September 8, 2011, GC Junior Evan Harrell emailed International President Jennifer Klafeta about reinstalling the Delta Delta chapter. Over the course of the next few months, Evan worked with Jonny Ramsey and Ann Jones, both Past International Presidents, on the process of getting Delta Delta back on its feet.
Other music students who were interested met regularly to learn the Creed, Purposes, Ideals and History of the founding of Alpha Chapter when the sisters of old dreamed of Delta Omicron. The group of 11 collegians and 2 professional members were initiated into the bonds of the Fraternity on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The collegiate members were: Lauren Kohake, Johnathan Rogers, Sarah Cox, Collin Smith, Caitlin Knox, Elizabeth Maines, Shay McCleavy, Bri Gibson, Genée Johns, Chelsea Brown and Evan Harrell. The professional members were: Dr. Mami Hayashida, Chapter Adviser; Dr. John Campbell, Faculty Sponsor.
Alpha Gamma Chapter Adviser Ann Jones presided at the initiation. Also in attendance for assistance at the ceremony were: Nina Belle Durr, Delta Delta almuna; Lynsey Shelton, Alpha Eta President; Nancy McKenney, Alpha Eta Chapter Adviser; Laura Peper, Zeta South Province President. A Reinstallation Musicale was held immediately following the ceremony. See pictures from the reinstallation.