Delta Zeta at JSU

Delta Zeta at JSU Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is an international college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Today, Delta Zeta has 158 collegiate chapters in the United States and over 200 alumnae chapters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

There are over 220,000 college and alumnae members, making Delta Zeta the second largest sorority nationally and largest internationally. History of Delta Zeta Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Miami is dubbed the "Mother of Fraternities" because of the many prominent men's fraternities which were founded there. In 1902, Dr. Guy Potter Benton was elected as the president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. One of his first actions was to allow young women to enroll in the previously all-male university. That fall, six of the newly admitted female students organized the first sorority chapter. When these 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. These friends bonded quickly as they faced the challenges of starting a sorority on a male-dominated campus. The young women consulted Dr. Benton regarding the founding of such an organization. Having been a leader in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity he was familiar with the processes of a Greek organization and became a valuable resource for the women in the establishment of the first Delta Zeta chapter. The women were harassed for wanting to form a sorority. In one account, someone stole the constitution out of the secretary's hand but Dr. Benton pursued the offender and retrieved the constitution. On October 24, 1902, the State of Ohio issued formal Articles of Incorporation establishing the Delta Zeta Sorority. The founding members were: Alfa Lloyd Hayes, Mary Jane Collins, Anna Louise Keen, Julia Lawrence Bishop, Mabelle May Minton, and Anne Dial Simmons. Dr. Guy Potter Benton aided in preparation of the ritual, badge, and colors. Four new members soon joined the sisterhood, the first of whom was Elizabeth Coulter. Dr. Benton was named the Grand Patron and became the only man ever awarded the Delta Zeta badge. The sorority joined the National Panhellenic Conference in 1910. Through the years, Delta Zeta has absorbed four other sororities: Beta Phi Alpha in 1941, Phi Omega Pi in 1946, Delta Sigma Epsilon in 1956, and Theta Upsilon in 1962. Delta Zeta marked its Centennial Celebration in 2002. Chapters nationwide celebrated the event as well as a special convocation during the summer at the Delta Zeta National Convention. Famous Delta Zetas! Mercedes Bates (Theta) – first female corporate officer of General Mills Foods. After being appointed to head the Betty Crocker division, she was often referred to as "Betty Crocker". Shelley Berkley - U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district Joy Behar (Beta Pi) – host of The View on ABC Marti Dodson (Theta) – lead singer for national recording artist, Saving Jane Nanette Fabray (Xi Omicron) – actress, worked to bring sign language and captioning to television Edith Head (Alumna Initiate, Mu) – Emmy Award-winning designer; 7-time Oscar winner in costume design Florence Henderson (Alumna Initiate, Alpha Chi) – actress, (The Brady Bunch) Maurine Brown Neuberger (Omega) – former US Senator Melissa Ordway (Delta Delta) – actress and model Pat Priest (Alpha Chi) – actress, (The Munsters) Ivy Baker Priest (Alpha Chi) – Former United States Treasurer Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra (Alumna Initiate, Upsilon) – Known formally as Princess Märtha of Sweden, she was both a princess of Sweden and the Crown Princess of Norway. Marcia Wallace (Delta Nu) – TV and stage actress Kay Yow (Zeta Lambda) – Woman's basketball Coach, NC State

Mission: "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."

Have you heard the buzzz? Delta Zeta pc2020 is amazing!
08/16/2020

Have you heard the buzzz? Delta Zeta pc2020 is amazing!

DELTA ZETA DREAMING ♡ Only 3 more sleeps until recruitment!
08/09/2020

DELTA ZETA DREAMING ♡ Only 3 more sleeps until recruitment!

06/07/2020
“A few words of the Delta Zeta creed read: “to crusade for justice, to seek the truth and defend it always.”Delta Zeta a...
06/01/2020

“A few words of the Delta Zeta creed read: “to crusade for justice, to seek the truth and defend it always.”
Delta Zeta at Jacksonville State University does not tolerate racism, bigotry, hate, or brutality in any way, shape, form, or fashion. We condemn these acts of violence and people who use their power to abuse and dehumanize other people. To stay silent upon these actions is to be complicit with them. It is a disservice to our Black sisters and each member of the Black community. It is time for us to speak up, to educate ourselves, and educate others. Anything other than that is unacceptable.
We encourage our sisters and friends alike to extend their hearts and hands to the causes that will have the most impact on making a lasting change.
We can do better.
#blacklivesmatter” - Kate Seibert, on behalf of the Lambda Gamma Chapter

05/31/2020

To 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 someone is to inspire them to become stronger and more confident. Check out our sister Alison explaining how Delta Zeta has empowered her!

05/31/2020

To have a sense of 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠, means to have an affinity to a place or situation. Check out our sister Blair explaining what this value means to her!

05/31/2020

“Service is 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 and giving is a lifestyle” ♡ Check out our Chapter President, Kate Seibert, explaining what citizenship means to her!

05/15/2020

To be 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐬 means to show readiness to give more of something, such as money or time. ☆ Check out our sister Molly talking about the different ways our chapter is generous!

☆ 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 ☆
05/15/2020

☆ 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 ☆

☆ 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 ☆
05/15/2020

☆ 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 ☆

WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose DZ because I didn’t feel like I had to be anything but myself with these girls. They saw som...
05/13/2020

WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose DZ because I didn’t feel like I had to be anything but myself with these girls. They saw something in me that I didn’t necessarily see in myself yet and I’m so thankful for that. They welcomed me with open arms when I needed it most and showed me unconditional love. DZ has given me so many amazing friendships and opportunities I know would have never been possible if I hadn’t joined. Delta Zeta shaped me into the woman I am today and I’m so grateful to call this sorority my home!” - Emily Burt, PC ‘18

05/10/2020
Curiosity

To be 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬, means to be eager to know or experience something. It means to be inquisitive, intrigued, and interested. ☆ Here’s our sister, Taylor White, explaining more about what this Delta Zeta value means to her!

Life is better in Delta Zeta’s letters ♡ #knowgreek
05/05/2020

Life is better in Delta Zeta’s letters ♡ #knowgreek

Delta Zeta love will always conquer the distance ♡
05/02/2020

Delta Zeta love will always conquer the distance ♡

05/01/2020

May is Speech and Hearing Awareness month. This month, our sisters are raising awareness of the deaf community through teaching sign language while also highlighting our values as DZ women. We’re kicking off the month with one of the most important values of a sisterhood: 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩.

WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose Delta Zeta because all of the girls were so welcoming and nice! I knew that each one of them...
04/29/2020

WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose Delta Zeta because all of the girls were so welcoming and nice! I knew that each one of them would love me unconditionally and always have their arms open to me in any situation. I also saw it as a way to gain more experiences and opportunities to help me throughout life. I’ve only got to know these girls for a short time but I know I’ve already made life long friends who will be there for me every step of the way. I love my sisters so much and am so grateful for each one of them.” - Jessie Sandlin, PC ‘20

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04/25/2020

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WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose DZ because they are my family. These women are the ones who will have my back no matter what...
04/22/2020

WHY DZ WEDNESDAY ☆ “I chose DZ because they are my family. These women are the ones who will have my back no matter what. This organization is the most important thing I have ever been a part of. They have helped make me into the woman I am today and I will forever be grateful!” - Madison Goodson, PC ‘18

04/19/2020
Other Opportunities

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our sister, Sarah Sumners, talking about all of the amazing opportunities that come along with joining greek life!

04/19/2020
Other Opportunities

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our sister, Taylor White, talking about all of the amazing opportunities that come along with joining greek life!

04/19/2020
First Year Experience

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is one of our freshmen, Sydney Pettus, talking about her experience as a first-year Delta Zeta and how it has impacted her!

04/19/2020
First Year Experience

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is one of our freshmen, Anna Duvall, talking about her experience as a first-year Delta Zeta and how it has impacted her!

04/19/2020
Our Sisters

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our sister, Shelby Nelson, talking about her experience as a Delta Zeta and some of her favorite memories!

04/19/2020
Our Sisters

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our sister, Cecilia Price, talking about her experience as a Delta Zeta and some of her favorite memories!

04/19/2020
Meet Our CCD

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our CCD, Danielle Doblias, talking about her experience as an active Delta Zeta and more!

04/19/2020
Leadership Opportunities

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our VP of Programs, Miranda Prescott, talking about our leadership opportunities and her leadership experience!

04/19/2020
Our Philanthropy

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our VP of Philanthropy, Baylee Mardis, talking about our philanthropy, what it means to her, and some of our upcoming events!

04/19/2020
Recruitment Advice

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our VP of Recruitment, Emily Burt, talking about how we've been planning for recruitment, advice for JSU '24, and more!

04/19/2020
Fall Plans

INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS ★ Here is our President, Kate Seibert, talking more about our fall plans, what our exec board has been doing to keep in touch, and more!

Our sisters wish everyone a safe and happy Easter! ♥
04/12/2020

Our sisters wish everyone a safe and happy Easter! ♥

In order to keep our DZ spirit high during this time apart, our DZ Diamond, Leandra Underwood, hosted a virtual outfit c...
04/05/2020

In order to keep our DZ spirit high during this time apart, our DZ Diamond, Leandra Underwood, hosted a virtual outfit competition with our letters! The winner is... Alison Nunnelly! ♡

𝐓𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐬: You have given us the best memories over the past 4 years. You have led the chapter with grace and have ...
03/29/2020

𝐓𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐬: You have given us the best memories over the past 4 years. You have led the chapter with grace and have been amazing role models for all of us. You have helped mold the chapter into who we are today, and for that we are forever grateful. While your time with Lambda Gamma may have been cut short, the friendships you have made will last forever. We are sad to see you go, but we cannot wait to see the impact you will have on the world! ♡

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03/27/2020

Delta Zeta at JSU's cover photo

Delta Zeta at JSU
03/27/2020

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Delta Zeta ladies. I am Natalie Roig-McKnight I am a former sister and will be at JSU on Nov 7 at the career fair recruiting for teachers for the Tuscaloosa City Schools. We will be doing on site interviews so if you are an education major or math science or English and want to work in an amazing system with great opportunities come see me. 😍
The chapter is currently seeking donations for our savings fund called the "Giving Graciously Fund" which is meant to help current actives in the chapter with unexpected financial difficulties. We are accepting donations to this fund through this link: http://donate.billhighway.com/LambdaGammaGiftFund For example, we currently have one active and one promising new member who is now facing a financial difficulty to remain in the chapter. Both women are wonderful sisters who have fallen on a rough patch of no fault of their own. Both women are working, keeping grades a priority, and taking on roles in the chapter. They have come to me individually and asked for any way possible to stay in the chapter while they search for a better financial situation. If you feel called to give, these women would be forever affected by your generosity. I know it is hard to believe but not all women who we call sisters have a great support system financially to help them in a crisis. This fund will help with those moments. It will be a continuous fund and please know it will only be used in times of distress. Living our creed is our mission. LiDZ, Molly Jordan, CCD
Initiated on 4/22/86.
I had an absolute blast with the sister of Delta Zeta last night! Thanks for a fantastic time! All of the sisters were so nice and fun! Hope to see them all again at another event. Thanks for such a great night of fun!
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