As Delta Zeta women, we strive to exemplify our creed in our actions. "To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, May I give graciously of what is mine" is just one part of our creed that embodies our love and devotion to our philanthropies and the importance of service.
In 1954, Delta Zeta named Speech and Hearing as its philanthropy focus, partnering with Gallaudet University, the world’s only university making undergraduate programs accessible to the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students. At Gallaudet University, Delta Zeta endowed the Delta Zeta Scholarship Fund and the Fine Arts Endowment Fund. There is also a collegiate Delta Zeta chapter, Omicron Sigma, at the university.
Over a half decade later, in 2006, Delta Zeta voted to make Starkey Hearing Foundation another philanthropic partner for the cause of Speech and Hearing. In 2015, Delta Zeta pledged to raise $5 million in five years for Speech and Hearing, and this amount will be donated directly to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Additionally, The Painted Turtle camp is Delta Zeta’s National Service Project, coupled with the Sorority’s national commitment to support the camp through donations. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. There is no billing department. All campers and families attend free of charge.
Locally, our chapter (Lambda Psi) also works closely to give back to the Girls Inc. of Columbus by hosting events and mentoring the girls.
Feel free to click on any of our philanthropy's logos below to learn more about these amazing organizations and how Delta Zeta works with them!