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.
Our chapter is very dedicated to philanthropy and community service. In the past year we've donated over 4,000 hours and over $10,000 as a Chapter, that is over 25 hours and $75 for each member! Each year our chapter holds 4 philanthropic events.
-The first we collected supplies and had a sisterhood event to package and sent supplies to an Armed Forces unit Stationed in Afganistan.
-The second event is the DZ Delt Carnival in the fall semester- Funds raised go to the Ames Youth and Shelter Services.
- We also had a New Member Pledge class event where we made Tie- Blankets to sent to the Painted Turtle Camp,
-Finally in the spring, we hold an event called "DZ Dogs." It is an all-you-can-eat hot dog buffet and is one of the most popular philanthropies on campus! We have a DJ, host a raffle and bring awareness to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.