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delta zetaHISTORY
The Delta Zeta sorority was originally founded in 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This was the same year that women were given status to enroll as full-time students at Miami University. Six women attending the university decided they wanted to start a sorority on the male-dominated campus. The women went to the university president, Dr. Guy Benton, for help with forming their sorority. The founders of Delta Zeta faced harassment from the men on campus for wanting to form a sorority. The founding members of Delta Zeta sorority were Alfa Lloyd Hayes, Mary Jane Collins, Anna Louise Keen, Julia Lawrence Bishop, Mabelle May Minton and Anne Dial Simmons.

The purpose of the sorority is to strengthen bonds of friendship among members, stimulate the pursuit of knowledge, promote the moral and social culture of members and develop guidance and unity.

PHILANTHROPY
Delta Zeta has had deep ties with organizations that work with the hearing or speech impaired. Currently the philanthropies of Delta Zeta are The Painted Turtle and The Starkey Hearing Foundation.

MOTTO
Let the Flame Endure Forever!

TRADITIONS

  • Delta Zeta colors are rose and green
  • Delta Zeta jewel is the diamond
  • Delta Zeta symbol is the Roman lamp
  • Delta Zeta flower pink killarney rose
  • The Delta Zeta mascot is the turtle

FUN FACTS

  • Dr. Guy Benton served as the Grand Patron of the sorority
  • There are 158 Delta Zeta chapters throughout the United States and Canada
  • More than 220,000 members have been initiated
  • The sorority joined the National Panhellenic Conference in 1910
  • The sorority was founded October 24, which was also founder Alfa Lloyd’s birthdayjoy behar

CELEBRITY ALUMNAE

  • Joy Behar (Co-host of The View)
  • Florence Henderson (Actor)
  • Mercedes Bates (1st female corporate officer of General Mills)
  • Marcia Wallace (Actress)
  • Kay Yow (NC State women’s basketball coach)

 

Common Misspellings

DZ, DZs, Delta Zetas, Delta Zeda, Delta Zada

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Dr. Debee Tanzer

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posted Sep 23rd, 2017 11:00 pm


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it's really not cool that the mottos is up there posted Nov 15th, 2015 4:50 am


Dara

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REMOVE THE MOTTO! THAT IS SECRET FOR INITIATED MEMBERS OF DELTA ZETA ONLY. posted Sep 17th, 2015 12:30 am


MC

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REMOVE THE MOTTO posted Mar 13th, 2014 2:17 pm


Zornitsa

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Lol iI really wanna go, i would like to be a pledge i Delta Zeta, it's something totally different lol i live in Bulgaria and we dont have such things i reallly hope someday i would be able to join a sorority of such kind :)) posted Jan 25th, 2012 4:51 pm


chelsea

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i want to go to miami university and i am british would i be able to join the soroity or any american soroity?? x posted Jan 2nd, 2012 10:33 pm


Natalie

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Im from the UK and i think this Sorority sounds outstanding! If only we had a Sorority like this ^^ in the UK ... I would proud to be a pledge ...

Natalie :) posted Nov 28th, 2011 10:22 pm


Kate

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PLEASE REMOVE THE MOTTO. posted Nov 23rd, 2011 4:11 am


Katy

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Agreed, please remove the motto! It's not for the world, just the Delta Zeta girls of the world! Thanks! posted Nov 17th, 2011 11:28 pm


Candace

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Please remove the motto from here. That is our closed motto and is supposed to be secret. Our open motto is "Behold the turtle- for she makes progress only when she sticks her neck out." Please feel free to use that motto instead. posted Nov 1st, 2010 1:04 pm


Katherine Perez

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART!!!!!!! posted Oct 11th, 2010 2:55 am


Julie

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That really has nothing to do with it....A family tree within your actual family is much different then a family tree within your sorority. I think your dad is trying to trick you..hahah posted Apr 18th, 2010 11:04 pm


Jazz

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I know its suppose to be a review, but I have a question! I'm a high school student and this is my last year. I will be off to college in the Fall. I want to pledge Delta Zeta, but my father said i have to follow the family tree. (IDK want that mean's either) He want's me to go into the Navy (4th gen) like the family did. Want should i tell him?

*GO DELTA ZETA* posted Feb 3rd, 2010 10:39 am



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