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The History of Delta Zeta

On Oct. 24, 1902, our sorority was founded at Miami University by six women: Julia Bishop, Anne Simmons, Anna Keen, Alfa Lloyd, Mabelle Minton, and Mary Collins. Women had only been fully admitted to the university that semester, and this group of women decided they wanted to form a sorority. Under the guidance of Dr. Guy Potter Benton, the Miami University president, they did so. Dr. Benton was named as the Grand Patron of the sorority, and to this day, is the only man to ever wear our badge. In 1911, Delta Zeta representatives first attended meetings of the National Panhellenic Council. We celebrated our sorority's centennial on Oct. 24, 2002.

Since 1954, the Delta Zeta Sorority has shared in a partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the world's only university with undergraduate programs accessible to hearing-impaired students. Through the Delta Zeta Foundation, we provide scholarship support for students, and support the library and performing arts programs endowment funds. Each year, our chapter raises money to donate to Gallaudet. In 1983, the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California also became part of Delta Zeta's national philanthropy. The Institute is one of the premiere research sites for hearing disorders and the prevention of hearing loss, and the adjacent clinic treats a variety of hearing disorders.

history. heritage . delta zeta facts . our creed

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