National Philanthropies

"To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine"

The Painted Turtle Camp

The Painted Turtle's mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Delta Zeta supports The Painted Turtle camp as one of its national philanthropies. Through fundraising, donating items and our collegiate and alumnae members who volunteer their time to the camp, we're proud to help the children that it serves. 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.


The Painted Turtle camp is associated with SeriousFun Childrens Network founded by Paul Newman.

Speech & Hearing

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's Mission is to change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing matters through education and research; while providing the gift of hearing to those in need around the world. Delta Zeta alumnae and collegiate members can help us provide bears with hearing aid attachments from Build-A-Bear so that children at an upcoming hearing mission can have a 'furry friend just like them.' Delta Zeta also supports The Starkey Hearing Foundation through fundraising efforts and our members who volunteer at various Starkey Hearing Mission events.

Visit The Starkey Hearing Foundation at here!



Since 1954, Delta Zeta Sorority has shared a partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the world's only university with undergraduate programs accessible to hearing-impaired students. Donations to the Delta Zeta Foundation that are designated for Gallaudet University are used to fund Gallaudet Scholarships or other funding needs for the University, including endowment support for the library and performing arts. Gallaudet University manages the funds donated, selects the scholarship recipients from the University, and administers the disbursement of scholarship funds. 


To learn more about Gallaudet University, visit them click here!

"Thank you to Delta Zeta!"
from the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Internal Philanthropy

Philanthropy events hosted by the Gamma Lambda chapter to support our national philanthropies


DZ Turtle Bowl 

In 2017 Delta Zeta held its first annual DZ Turtle Bowl. The candidates included Meghna from Alpha Omicron Pi, Meaghan from Kappa Delta, Victoria from Delta Gamma, Nicole from Alpha Phi, Van from Alpha Sigma Phi, Hilario from Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sutton from Theta Chi, Tyler from Sigma Nu and Joe from Pi Kappa Phi. Our main event was the turtle bowl where all of the candidates had to build their best all-star coed flag football team and run the rock for the win to get Diamond Girl and Diamond Stud.​

Diamond Stud

Bobby Munnerlyn, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Diamon Girl 

Quinn Bohrer, Alpha phi


Diamond Stud

Navpreet Singh, Alpha Tau Omega


Diamond Girl

Nicole Ferreira, Alpha Phi


Diamond Stud

Sutton Ryan, Theta Chi


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