In the fall of 1902, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, opened its doors to female students with the induction of a new president, Dr. Guy Potter Benton. Six of those young women - Julia Lawrence Bishop, Anne Dial Simmons, Mary Jane Collins, Mabelle May Minton, Anna Keen, and Alfa Lloyd Hayes - came together to organize a social organization of their own.
On September 24, 1902, the six women chose to name their sorority Alpha of Delta Zeta and their colors to be old rose and green. The Delta Zeta sorority was officially incorporated on October 24, 1902.
Delta Zeta has continued to prosper throughout the years with over 165 chapters. Delta Zeta has now grown into the second largest national sorority and even has collegiate chapters in Canada, making it the largest international sorority!
Georgia State University is home to the Delta Delta chapter of Delta Zeta. Established in 1955, the Delta Delta chapter continues to provide opportunities for service, sisterhood, scholastic achievement, and leadership development to women at Georgia State University.
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.
We inspire, promote and nurture: enduring friendships, personal development, leadership excellence and innovative growth. We strive to be a premier women's organization by creating an enriching environment which is essential for all and empowering our members for life.
The Delta Zeta badge is the Roman Lamp. Our badge has been voted the most beautiful of badges and is on display in the Smithsonian Museum.