Delta Zeta Sorority

Omicron Mu Chapter



Founded Nationally: Miami University, October 24, 1902

Chartered at Upstate: 1992

Symbol(s): Turtle

Color(s): Rose & Vieux Green

Nickname(s): DZ, Dee Zee

National Affiliation: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)

Minimum National Membership Requirements*

Chapter Instagram: dzuscupstate

Delta Zeta Sorority National Website
Three Delta Zeta sisters sit on a bench smiling at the camera

Delta Zeta Sorority was founded by six extraordinary women at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on Oct. 24, 1902. The purpose of this sorority, which was created on a predominately male campus, was to develop a premier women’s organization that fosters everlasting friendships, the pursuit of knowledge, and lifelong service to others.

In 1954, Delta Zeta’s National Convention voted to make speech and hearing our philanthropic concern. Since then, members have raised millions of dollars to support local organizations tending to the needs of non-hearing people. In 2016, we named Starkey Hearing Foundation our National Philanthropy Partner in an effort extend our impact throughout the world. Heart for Hearing is the theme for our personal philanthropy and chapter events designed to raise money and awareness in support of our philanthropic partners who are making a difference the world over.

Some notable Delta Zetas include: Florence Henderson (actress-The Brady Bunch); Maurine Brown Neuberger (former U.S. Senator); Kay Yow (women’s basketball Coach, N.C. State); Ivy Baker Priest (Former United States treasurer); Nanette Fabray (actress, worked to bring sign language and captioning to television); and Shelley Berkley (U.S. representative for Nevada’s 1st congressional district).


* These are the national minimum requirements. Chapters may have higher standards. Please reach out directly to the chapter to inquire about their chapter requirements.


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