Delta Zeta Sorority
Xi Psi Chapter
Delta Zeta at GVSU originally existed as Chi Omega Delta, a local sorority that operated for eight years at Grand Valley State College before becoming a colony and affiliated with Delta Zeta on December 3rd, 1988. 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 the 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 have valued citizens deeply committed to making a difference where we live. Our promise to our Sorority and our commitment to enrich the world is for a lifetime.
Nickname: DZ, DeeZee
Motto: May the flame endure
Colors: Old Rose and Nile Green
Symbol/Mascot: Roman Lamp, Turtle
Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
Founded Nationally: October 24th, 1902, at Miami University
Founded at GVSU: October 14th, 1989
National Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing; The Painted Turtle, The Starkey Hearing Foundation
Local Philanthropy: Gilda's Club, Sheldon Meadows, Gods Kitchen, and the YWCA
National Publication: The LAMP of Delta Zeta
Principles/Values: Friendship, Curiosity, Generosity, Citizenship, Belonging and Empowerment
Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Xi Psi Achievements
Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards:
-Chapter of Excellence in Programming
-Excellence in Chapter Improvement
-Coat of Arms Award
-Excellence in Chapter Advising- Gwen Shick
Homecoming Champions: 5th Consecutive Year
Excellence in Sisterhood: Fraternity and Sorority Life award presented to on chapter a year.
Spirit of Service Award: Logged the 3rd highest service hours of all student organizations on Grand Valley's Campus.
Art Hills Spirit Award: Presented to an organization that has demonstrated exceptional school spirit.
National Website: www.deltazeta.org
Chapter Website: http://xipsi14.wix.com/gvdeezees
Chapter Social Media:
President: Brooke Bulanda - Xipsipres@gmail.com