Speech and Hearing

As Delta Zeta women, we are truly global citizens and believe that service to others enriches the world.  Our national philanthropy, supported by both collegiate and alumnae chapters, is speech and hearing. Our chapters support local and national speech and hearing organizations, volunteering many hours and generously fundraising for this cause. Delta Zeta partners with Starkey Hearing Foundation to use hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Starkey provides over 1 million hearing aides domestically and abroad. You can visit Starkey’s website for more information.

Painted Turtle Camp

The Painted Turtle Camp is Delta Zeta’s national service project. Their mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Delta Zeta members volunteer at the camp as well as raise money for this amazing cause. Delta Zeta knows the power of women to effect positive change, and has proven it from our earliest volunteer work during World War I to the efforts given today to foster speech and hearing programs and support The Painted Turtle. Delta Zeta members take change into their own hands by volunteering wherever they see a need. Learn more about the Painted Turtle Camp on their website.


Our sisters volunteer in our local community through a variety of outlets. Our local service projects include volunteering regularly at the Richardson Boy’s and Girl’s Club and Pedi Place.

At Boy’s and Girl’s Club our sisters help students with homework, assist with programs and activities, and act as positive role models. We love spending time with these amazing kids and watching them grow!

PediPlace is a non-profit pediatric center for children who are uninsured or qualify for Medicaid. Without places like PediPlace, these children would typically make unnecessary visits to the emergency room or go without any medical care all together. Our sisterhood volunteers at their office and decorates the patinet’s waiting rooms. These decorations not only help brighten up with walls of the office, but impact the visits of the children, families, and employees. Our efforts help create a friendly and welcoming environment for children during their visits.We are proud to serve our communities through our efforts at Boy’s and Girl’s Club and PediPlace.

Spring 2018

  • Smooches and Pooches: Raised over $800 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • Highest fundraising sorority at CometThon
  • Helped Callier Center raise over $10,000 for UTD’s annual Giving Day

Fall 2017

  • Concert for Callier: Raised over $1000 for the UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders to help provide speech, language and audiology services to the patients of the Callier Center

Spring 2017

  • Highest fundraising sorority at CometThon
  • Delta Zeta Wing Fling: Raised over $5000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Fall 2016

  • Delta Zeta FriΔay Night Lightz: Raised over $3000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation


Spring 2016

  • Delta Zeta Boot Scootin’ BBQ: Raised over $3,500 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Fall 2015

  • 1st Place Kappa Sigma Box-a-thon
  • Delta Zeta Pumpkin Wars: Raised $2,770 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Spring 2015

  • Delta Zeta Country Wing Fling: Raised over $5,000 for speech and hearing

Fall 2014

  • 2nd Place Kappa Sigma Box-a-thon
  • Participated in Pie an ODPhi
  • Volunteered at the Love for Kids Christmas Party

Learn more about our Spring 2015 Philanthropy event Boot Scootin’ BBQ

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