, Six of the newly admitted women consulted university president Dr.  Having been a leader in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, he was familiar with the processes of a Greek organization and helped the women establish the first Delta Zeta chapter, the first sorority at the campus. They were a local, but were one of the largest and most popular fraternities on campus. Benton aided in preparation of the ritual, badge, and colors. Letters: the first Greek letter of each Greek word that makes up the name of the fraternity or sorority are often displayed on apparel. Continuous Open Bid (COB)/Open Bid: if a Panhellenic sorority does not reach the allowable membership total during formal recruitment or if they do not reach quota, they may hold an informal recruitment, and offer bid to potential new members. Interfraternity Council (IFC): the governing body of Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Colors: the official pair or triad of colors that represent a specific Greek organization. Delta Zeta is committed to supporting the camp financially through donations, as well as with their time through volunteering in the camp itself. Phoenix: Heritage, Inc., AZ. Sigma Kappa. Due to Panhellenic rules regarding quota and total, we were not permitted to add their actives to our chapter or else we would have had to take less pledges, since our chapter was already at total (which back then = 50 + seniors). Delta Zeta marked its Centennial Celebration in 2002. Soror: NPHC term referring to one’s sorority sister. Shop online for custom engraved Greek wooden symbols like double raised and mini symbols, Greek crests, script letters and more, at Something Greek. , The first National Assembly, with Lloyd as the national president, was held in 1907. Alumni (men)/Alumnae (women): more than one alumnus/alumna. Can be national or local or both. Advisor: an alumnus or alumna member who serves as a resource for the active chapter and liaison between the alums and collegians. Initiation: a formal ceremony in which a new member becomes an initiated member. As of 2013, there are over 244,400 college and alumnae members, making them the third largest sorority in the nation (after Alpha Delta Pi and Chi Omega). Also called a Neo. Greek Week: an organized week of activities specifically held to unite all Councils and their Chapters. Delta Zeta. Total: the maximum number of members a Panhellenic sorority may have. Learn how and when to remove this template message, DePauw University Delta Zeta discrimination controversy, List of social fraternities and sororities, "Delta Zeta Sorority Selected to Colonize at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)", "NPC Organizations That No Longer Exist; A Reflection on International Badge Day - Fraternity History & More", The Spring 1995 edition of The Lamp of Delta Zeta, "Delta Zeta - Panhellenic Association - Grand Valley State University", "Delta Zeta Sorority | Epsilon Zeta Chapter", "Up Close and Personal: OSU's Connection to 'Betty Crocker, "Women of Achievement – Law, Government and the Military", "Lamplighters host 50th Annual Flame Fantasy to Benefit the House Ear Institute", "Gail Patrick Believed Delta Zeta Worthy of Major Bequest", "EMB grad makes a name for herself in L.A.", "Kay Yow ΖΛ '62, 1987 Delta Zeta Woman of the Year", "DePauw University severs ties with sorority/", "Sorority Evictions Raise Issue of Looks and Bias", North American fraternity and sorority housing, History of North American fraternities and sororities, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Delta_Zeta&oldid=987227489, Student organizations established in 1902, Articles lacking reliable references from November 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2013, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rebecca Rusch (Alpha Beta) - professional athlete, This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 18:40.