About Delta Zeta
The purpose of this sorority shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort. The purpose of this sorority shall be advanced through the National Convention, the National Council, and the college and alumnae chapters.
Delta Zeta's Founders: Julia Bishop, Anne Simmons, Mary Collins, Mabelle Minton, Anna Keen, and Alfa Lloyd
The Delta Zeta Creed
To the world,
I promise temperance and insight and courage,
To crusade for justice,
To seek the truth and defend it always:
To those whom my life may touch in slight measure,
May I give graciously
Of what is mine;
To my friends,
Understanding and appreciation;
To those closer ones,
Love that is ever steadfast;
To my mind,
That I may walk truly
In the light of the Flame.
Dorothy Mumford Williams, Alpha Zeta (1939)
Delta Zeta was founded on October 24, 1902 by these six women: Julia Bishop, Anne Simmons, Anna Keen, Alfa Lloyd, Mabelle Minton, and Mary Collins. It is the first national sorority at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Delta Zeta is one of the sororities with the largest number of college chapters. Our 165 college chapters are distributed from coast to coast while our 250 alumnae chapters offer continuing association in 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada.
The sorority colors are rose and green, the flower is the pink Killarney rose.
The sorority emblem is the Roman lamp, its official jewel is the diamond.
Delta Zeta Headquarters is located in Oxford, Ohio.
Delta Zeta has a National loan fund and many scholarships to aid members who may need financial assistance to finish their education.
Delta Zeta's quarterly magazine , THE LAMP OF DELTA ZETA, is sent to all members.
Delta Zeta college chapters receive supervision from national officers, regional directors and local alumnae advisory boards.