S: Delta Zeta Fall 2010
FC: Alissa Fraone Delta Zeta Fall 2010 | I love you little!! Your Big Sis Erin
1: Dear Alissa, Let me just say how proud and excited I am that you have become my little sis! You are such an amazing girl! I was so happy when you decided to be a Delta Zeta! And even happier when you wanted me to be your Big! Who would have known that when you walked through the doors at Sigma Pi during the summer that you would be my little!! I am so lucky to have someone like you in my life! I can't wait for all the many many adventures we will have together! Big and little bonding for sure is coming your way. Get excited! I can tell you are going to do big things in Delta Zeta! I am so excited to see how much you will grow as an initiate! :) You are amazing and I can't wait to get to know you even better than I do now. I already love you like a little sister! Plus you made me one legit paddle! :) Best little sister ever!! I hope you like your scrapbook!! It's for you to always remember your new member experience! I love you little!! Love, Your Big Sis Erin Hartje
2: Your Family Tree | The Hooligans "Bad Decision Family"
3: Caitlin Burkhart | Erin Vonderach | Jorden Castagna | Ericka Logan | Erin Hartje | Alissa Fraone
4: Our Founders: Julia Bishop, Alfa Lloyd, Mabelle Minton, Anna Keen, Anne Simmons, and Mary Collins | Delta Zeta
5: Our Symbols | Our Badge | Our Crest
6: About Your Sorority Delta Zeta | Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Miami is dubbed the “Mother of Fraternities” because of the many prominent men’s fraternities which were founded there. When six young women came together in 1902 to form a social sorority, they had a vision of lifetime sisterhood fostered by ideals that they cherished. These friends bonded quickly as they faced the challenges of starting a sorority on a male-dominated campus (women had just been given full status as students at Miami University in 1902). Although fraternities were well-established by the time Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton, and Anne Simmons met with Dr. Guy Potter Benton, then president of the university, to make their idea a reality, they faced derision from the male students of the university. This adversity served to bond them even closer. They applied for and received the Articles of Incorporation from the State of Ohio. The date of incorporation, October 24, is Alfa Lloyd’s birthday and that date is a tribute to her, for she quickly showed a leadership that was effective in moving the Sorority forward. Delta Zeta became the first sorority to be founded at Miami University. The Founders then went on to lay the foundation for the Sorority which would have a national reach. Today, Delta Zeta has enriched the lives of over 220,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy, and education that continue to enrich our members and enables them to enrich the lives of those in need.
7: The Delta Zeta Creed 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; To myself, Faith That I may walk truly In the light of the Flame. –– Dorothy Mumford Williams, Alpha Zeta (1939)
8: Bid Day
9: Star Light Star Bright I got the wish I wished last night. Dream Delta Zeta | Welcome Home
10: Turtle Pal Revealing | Nicole Quasney
11: Rosebuddy Revealing | Brittany Cohen
12: Breast Cancer Walk | & Sisterhood Retreat
13: San Francisco