Delta Zeta is an organization founded on lasting friendships, shared values, and a common purpose to live truly. Members of Delta Zeta are lifelong learners, empowered to lead and serve, are global citizens, and give graciously.
“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.”
Delta Zeta was founded by Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anne Simmons at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on October 24, 1902.
When the six young women came together in 1902 to form a social sorority, they had a vision of lifetime sisterhood fostered by ideals that they cherished. The six friends bonded quickly as they faced the challenges of starting a sorority on a male-dominated campus, as women had just been given full status at the university. The group met with Dr. Guy Potter Benton, then president of the university, to make their idea a reality. It was the first sorority to be founded at the university.
The Founders then went on to lay the foundation for the Sorority which would have a national reach. Today, Delta Zeta has enriched the lives of over 260,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada.
Delta Zeta—Pi Sigma
The Pi Sigma Chapter of Delta Zeta was installed on The University of Texas at Dallas campus on December 7th, 2014. After months of recruiting some of the highest achieving women on campus, the charter was signed by 53 recently initiated sisters. As a young chapter, the women of Pi Sigma have the amazing opportunity to create their own legacy on campus. Members are enriched by building traditions for future Delta Zeta women to come.