Delta Eta Iota was founded in January of 2008 by five young women who felt a sense of community and sisterhood.
In 2006, when the Kappa Sigma sorority wanted to found a chapter at the University of Lethbridge, the Student’s Union declined because they felt Greek Life was discriminatory. The Student’s Union did not feel there was enough push for Greek organizations on campus to recognize a sorority. From 2006-2008, Kappa Sigma pushed to be recognized, and wanted a sorority on campus to help with that.
When Bill Cade became president of the University of Lethbridge, he pushed to have a Greek Life presence on campus. In his college days Mr. Cade had attended University in the United States, where Greek Life has a massive presence on campus. Bill Cade knew how beneficial Greek life can be to student life.
Bill Cade knew how beneficial Greek life can be to student life.
Cade came to one of Kappa Sigma’s pledging information sessions to speak about Greek Life. Cade heavily lobbied the Student’s Union with the position that sororities and fraternities have a positive impact on campus.
That initiative sparked widespread support from the administration of the U of L. Once the University gave its approval to the Student’s Union, the Student’s Union finally obliged and allowed for official recognition of Kappa Sigma. Soon after, our five founders formed Delta Eta Iota on the University of Lethbridge campus in 2008. After our founders established our sorority, Greek Life continued to grow via Kappa Beta Gamma. Over the past few years Delta Eta Iota has continued to grow on & off campus at the Lethbridge College with the addition of another chapter.