It was the founding of Delta Zeta Sorority, whose purpose is to create among a group of women a true and lasting friendship, to encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote values-based living and embrace social responsibility.
Each of us wants to make friends, learn new things and do something that matters. It's part of the human experience. You might say it's in our DNA, but that doesn't make it any easier to do. But in 1902, six young women formed an organization that would help them move these ideas forward.
The six friends bonded quickly as they faced the challenges of starting a sorority on a male-dominated campus, as women had just been given full status as students at Miami University. Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anna Simmons met with Dr. Guy Potter Benton, then president of the university, to make their idea a reality.
Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1902. It was the first sorority to be founded at the 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 260,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada.
The values of a Delta Zeta are as follows: To create a true and lasting friendship among a group of women, to encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote values-based living and embrace social responsibility. In the Alpha Sigma chapter here at Florida State University, those values are taken to heart. We are a group of strong, motivated women with many different backgrounds but what brings us together is our shared values. In our chapter, we strive to make positive connections inside and outside the sorority. This encourages our members to grow and create opportunities for other women.
The chapter is lead by 13 women voted in by the chapter to serve them on the executive board. If you need to get into contact with someone please email