Chapter Involvement
Delta Zetas are leaders on campus. Delta Zetas currently participate in over 25 student organizations including College Republicans and University Democrats, Women In Science and Engineering, and Medicus. Delta Zetas are officers in Scuba Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Best Buddies, to name a few. 

Delta Zetas volunteer their free time. Last year chapter members volunteered 535 hours for 43 organizations including Best Buddies, Relay For Life, Dance Marathon, UNIFEM, Greek Week, Safe Haven Shelter, A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter, 10,000 Hours Show, Blood Drives, Meals on Wheels, Iowa City clean-up, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The United Nations Association of Iowa and several schools in the surrounding area.
Chapter Leaders
Kirstin Pannkuk

Conner Maginn
VP of Membership

Michelle Brooker
VP of New Member Education

Maureen Darby
VP of Programing

Alyssa Meyers

Natalie Mogul 

Paige Weber
Social Chair

Hannah Ebbing
Risk Manager

Alyssa O'Neal
House Manager

Miranda Niles
Academic Chair

Julia Erickson
Philanthropy Chair
Contact Us
Want to know more about us? No problem. Please contact us.

For inquires about Delta Zeta, please contact our President, Kirstin Pannkuk at

For inquires about recruitment and membership, please contact our Vice President of Recruitment, Conner Maginn at

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Our Story
Founded on October 24, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Delta Zeta is one of the largest sororities, with more than 150 collegiate and 250 alumnae chapters worldwide. Delta Zeta unites its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, encourages the pursuit of knowledge, promotes, the moral and social culture of its members, and helps sisters develop plans for guidance and unity in action.

Delta Zeta is the largest sorority in the world and second largest in the United States.

Delta Zeta Fun Facts:
Colors: Rose & Green
Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
Jewel: Diamond
Badge: Roman Lamp - recognized as the most beautiful badge by the Smithsonian Institute and was honored by Tiffany & Co.
Mascot: Turtle
Number of Initiated Members: 220,000+

Famous Delta Zetas:
  • Joy Behar, TV talk show host
  • Mercedes Bates, first female cooperate official for General Mills, nicknamed "Betty Crocker"
  • Florance Henderson, Mrs. Brady on The Brady Brunch 
  • Marti Dodson, lead singer for Saving Jane

Delta Zeta’s national philanthropy, supported by both collegiate and alumnae chapters, is speech and hearing and The Painted Turtle camp.  Delta Zeta's partnerships with and The Painted Turtle and The Starkey Hearing Foundation were announced at the 2006 National Convention.  All of these important programs provide additional volunteer and giving opportunities for collegiate and alumnae members.

Chapters also support local and national speech and hearing organizations, such as Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the only four-year liberal arts school in the world devoted wholly to the needs, instruction, and training of young people who are deaf, and the House Ear Institute, which is one of the world's foremost research, teaching, and treatment centers in the field of hearing.

The Iota chapter of Delta Zeta holds a philanthropy each semester. In the fall, we had the DZ Trivia Bowl. The DZ Trivia Bowl is a great way for the students and community of Iowa City to test their knowledge of different topics, such as sports, history, geography, science, and pop culture - all in the name of charity. It was a great turnout and our proceeds went to the Delta Zeta Foundation and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. In the spring, Delta Zeta will be hosting our first annual Desert Bar. This will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize with others attending, while enjoy a wide variety of deserts ranging from cupcakes to ice cream, and who doesn't like desert?! All of our proceeds will go to The Painted Turtle Camp. 

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Delta Zeta is currently taking new members! 

If you're interested in becoming a member of Delta Zeta, please visit our contact us page.

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Welcome to the Iota Chapter of Delta Zeta! The members of the chapter and I are delighted that you are visiting our website.  My name is Kirstin Pannkuk and I'm serving as President of Delta Zeta at the University of Iowa in 2014.   

The purpose of the Iota Chapter of Delta Zeta is to encourage each of our members to adhere to high standards for academics, leadership, service, and above all, sisterhood. We pride ourselves on maintaining a genuine and tight-knit bond that enriches our lives.  Personally, Delta Zeta has provided me with the opportunity to get involved, build life-long friendships and memories, and the chance to develop my professional skills. Being a Delta Zeta sister has enhanced my college experience and given me personal and professional development opportunities that will equip me for a successful career. 

On campus, my sisters and I are proud to represent Delta Zeta through the various academic and philanthropic organizations that we support, including: Dance Marathon Leadership, Helping Hawks Mentoring Program, Homecoming Council, University of Iowa Student Government, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Campus Activities Board, Students to Assist Recruitment, Hillel Leadership and many more. We encourage participation in all University of Iowa organizations, which enables our sisters to maximize their college experience. When we're not volunteering on campus, we enjoy donating our time to our sorority sponsored philanthropies, including: the House Ear Institute, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and the Painted Turtle Camp. In fact, during Region Weekend 2013 our chapter was recognized as the top Delta Zeta chapter in our region for our philanthropy.

Additionally, our chapter places a strong emphasis on personal and professional development opportunities outside of the classroom. We hold numerous sisterhood events, in-house educational events, attend other social events in the Greek community, and host events for our sisters and their families.

To learn more about how you can join the Iota Chapter of Delta Zeta, please send me an email message at

Delta Zeta Love and Mine,

Kirstin Pannkuk
Iota Chapter President