Delta Zeta

Xi Psi Chapter

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 have 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.

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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 "The Starkey Hearing Foundation", Gallaudet University, and The Painted Turtle Camp

Local Philanthropies: Gilda's Club, Sheldon Meadows, Gods Kitchen, and the YWCA

Recent Awards:

Fall 2014 - Winter 2015 Xi Psi Achievements

Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards:

-Chapter of Excellence in Programming

-Excellence in Chapter Improvement

-Founders Award

-Anchor Award

-Coat of Arms Award

-Lighthouse 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.


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Contact Information:

President: Meredith Ellis

Recruitment Director: Angel Delabbio

Chapter Advisor: Gwen Shick,


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