“The purpose of this 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.”
~ Constitution of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Article II, Sections 1. and 2.
Delta Zeta’s mission is to be a lifelong, values-based membership experience for women. Delta Zeta’s vision is to be a global women’s organization whose shared values truly inspire action and impact lives.
In the fall of 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, six of the first female students enrolled on the campus dreamed of creating a sorority.
Together, Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton, and Anne Simmons sought to create something special—a sorority based upon the noble principles of friendship, scholarship, and service.
Determined to make their vision a reality, they met with Dr. Guy Potter Benton, the university's president. With his support, their dream began to take shape.
From these meetings, Delta Zeta Sorority was born. The first sorority was founded at Miami University. The Sorority’s inception marked an exciting milestone for these young women and others across the campus. And that impact would soon reach far beyond campus borders.
Over 120 years later, Delta Zeta has impacted the lives of over 285,000 alumnae and collegiate members. And as the flame passes from one generation to the next, our story continues to be one of resilience, friendship and the power of a shared vision.
Truly Connected (TC), including TC Gather, TC Grow, and TC Share, now has a refreshed look and an exciting new platform that will take Delta Zeta mentorship opportunities to the next level. These efforts are supported by generous donations from the Delta Zeta Foundation.