The Alpha Theta Chapter: University of Kentucky
The Alpha Theta chapter at the University of Kentucky has a rich history, as does Delta Zeta nationally. The Alpha Theta chapter was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest chapters on campus. Currently, we have over 260 members and continue to grow. As a chapter, we strive to donate our time and talents, give charitably to speech and hearing philanthropies, and to enrich our lives through leadership, social engagement and sisterhood.
Nationally, Delta Zeta was founded in 1902 at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio by six women-Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anne Simmons.
- Grand Patron: Dr. Guy Potter Benton, D.D., LL.D, (Phi Delta Theta)
- Colors: Rose and green
- Flower: Pink Killarney rose
- Jewel: Diamond
- Badge: Roman Lamp
- Mascot: Turtle
- Number of Collegiate Chapters: 160 in the United States and Canada
- Number of Alumnae Chapters: Over 200 alumnae chapters offer continuing association in 49 states, including Hawaii as well as the United Kingdom and Canada. Surfing Sisters is our first virtual alumnae chapter, established in 1998 as an option for alumnae who do not live near an established college or alumnae group.
- Number of Initiated Members: Over 247,000
- Number of collegiate members: At any given time, Delta Zeta has more than 14,000 undergraduate members.
Our National Purpose
"The purpose of this sorority shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort. The purpose of this sorority shall be advanced through the National Convention, the National Council, and the college and alumnae chapters."
Constitution of the Delta Zeta Sorority, Article II, Sections 1. and 2.