Panhellenic Association

Delta Zeta


          The purpose of Delta Zeta 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. We share a common purpose: to make life fuller, more meaningful, more rewarding. Within Delta Zeta, we call it enriching. To our members, it is the promise of friendship, personal development and opportunity. To the community we are valued citizens deeply committed to making a difference where we live. Our promise to our Sorority and our commitment to enrich the world are for a lifetime. 

Open Motto: “Enriching.”

Founded Nationally: October 24, 1902 — Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Founded at Grand Valley: October 14, 1989 (Formerly Chi Omega Delta, a local sorority that existed for eight years at Grand Valley State College before they became a colony and affiliated with Delta Zeta on December 3, 1988)

Mascot: Turtle

Jewel: Diamond

Color: Old rose and nile green

Flower: Pink Killarney rose

Magazine: The LAMP of Delta Zeta

National Philanthropies: Speech and Hearing Impaired: supporting The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Gallaudet University; and The Painted Turtle Camp

Local Philanthropies: Gilda’s Club, Sheldon’s Meadows, God’s Kitchen, Quota Club, Relay for Life, and the YWCA

Recent Awards:

Grand Valley Greek Life Awards - Spirit of Service Award (2014), Art Hills Spirit Award (2014), Excellence in Sisterhood (2014), Light House Award (2014), Coat of Arms Award (2014), Excellence in Presentation Award (2011), Sorority Woman of the Year Award (Erika DeVriendt - 2011), Lighthouse Award (2010), Excellence in Chapter Improvement Award (2010)

National Awards - 24 Years of Consecutive Quota (2013), 100% Involvement (2013), Outstanding Alumnae-Collegiate Chapter Relations with the Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter (2011)

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Contact Information: 

President:  Darian "Dee" Farrell,

Recruitment Director: Kylie Mowinski,

Chapter Advisor: Gwen Shick,

Chapter House Address: 10321 42nd Ave Allendale, MI 49401


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