"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. "
- Constitution of the Delta Zeta Sorority
Delta Zeta Founders
Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Dr. Guy Potter Benton is our Grand Patron for his contributions in helping our founders set up Delta Zeta as a sorority.
These women were; From the left to right, Alfa Lloyd Hayes, Mary Jane Collins, Anna Louise Keen, Julia Lawrence Bishop, Mabelle May Minton, and Anne Dial Simmons.
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;
That I may walk truly
In the light of the Flame.
- Dorothy Mumford Williams, Alpha Zeta Chapter