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.

Delta Zeta members holding wood Delta Zeta letters

Sorority Facts

Nickname: DZ, DeeZee

Motto: May the flame endure

Colors: Old Rose and Nile Green

Symbol/Mascot: Roman Lamp, Turtle

Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

Stone/Jewel: Diamond

Delta Zeta members posing in front of the Delta Zeta house

More Facts

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

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

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