Founders Day Story Contest

Do you have a meaningful story of Delta Zeta friendship to share? In honor of our 120th Founders Day, The LAMP of Delta Zeta is searching for the most inspirational story of friendship representing our sisterhood. We are searching for a story that will inspire thousands of other sisters and remind us all of what friendship and belonging really means. Which sister, who has gone above and beyond in her steadfast loyalty as a friend, comes to mind? What experiences bring you to tears when you reflect back on them? Where do you get inspiration to be a good friend? And are you up to the challenge to share that with sisters in 400-600 words?

  • Who: Any Delta Zeta member
  • What: 400–600-word story about inspirational friendship
  • When: Entries due October 24, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Where: Email entries to [email protected]

The winning entry will be printed in the Winter issue of The LAMP and receive a $250 Visa Gift Card. Five honorable mentions will be selected, and each will be published in the Digital Content of the LAMP as well as receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. Entries will be judged by The LAMP Committee. The winning entry and honorable mentions will be required to submit photos to support their story and must have permission for any member’s likeness or image to be used in publication. All entries become the property of Delta Zeta Sorority and will be edited as needed. Questions on the challenge can be directed to Allison Lynch St. Germain, Managing Editor, The LAMP of Delta Zeta at [email protected].


We are looking for the extraordinary, the things that make you pause, maybe tear up when you reflect on them, our real Delta Zeta headliners. Be creative with the theme, inspire us, motivate sisters with your thoughts.


Good luck!