History and Facts


Our Creed

To the world, I promise temperance and insight and courage,
To crusade for justice, To seek the truth and defend it always:
To those whom my life may touch in slight measure,
May I give graciously Of what is mine; To my friends,
Understanding and appreciation; To those closer ones,
Love that is ever steadfast; To my mind, Growth; To myself, Faith
That I may walk truly In the light of the Flame.



Delta Zeta, founded in 1902 at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, originally consisted of Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Louise Keen, Julia Lawrence Bishop, Mabelle M. Minton and Anne Dial Simmons.

It was not uncommon for young women to gather in the homes of their friends and enjoy social affairs; however, they wished to form a campus organization to continue their enjoyment of social affairs. Many women found the idea of a sorority quite appealing, and their wishes came true when they established the Alpha chapter of Delta Zeta.

As the six women planned, they chose a new hybrid rose for the flower - the Killarney rose. From this they drew the logical colors of rose and green to represent their sorority. They applied for and received Articles of Incorporation from the Department of State of Ohio. The six chartered members announced their sorority to the student body at an elaborate "Rose Reception" held in Alfa Lloyd's home. However strong in conviction and determined they were, the six coeds endured much difficulty in their first year as they attempted to establish the sorority at Miami University.

Today Delta Zeta is now the largest international sorority for women, with more than 150 collegiate and 250 alumnae chapters worldwide.


Chapter Name: Gamma Nu
Region: 16
Installation Date: March 26, 1949

Nickname: Dee Zee

Colors: Old Rose and Nile Green

Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

Emblem: Roman Lamp

Jewel: Diamond

Official Mascot: Turtle

Contact Delta Zeta
Delta Zeta National Headquarters
202 East Church Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: (513) 523-7597
Fax: (513) 523-1921

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