Academics
At Delta Zeta we pride ourselves in achieving high academic standards- We assist women who are struggling with their grades as well as work as an entire chapter to continuously raise our academic standards. We have organized study hours each week where members can study together in a quiet place. In addition, we utilize Turtle Tutors, where women are paired with one another to enhance academic learning. Numerous resources are available at the chapter house including computers and study files filled with old exams and notes. . These programs help us reach our highest scholastic goals. We also have an Academic Adviser who is available to help with any issues or questions that arise. 

We are looking forward to our Annual Academic Dinner and Awards this fall- If you have questions about the Iowa State Chapter of Delta Zeta's academics, please feel free to contact me
Kate Everly
2014 Academic Chair





Chapter Involvement

Delta Zeta's share a strong sense of sisterhood, volunteer and give back to the community, and are leaders throughout Iowa State University. We are each involved in at least two student organizations. We have a broad range of interests and enjoy getting the most out of our college experience! Check out all the organizations we're involved in.


  • Ad Club
  • Cy Squad
  • Cyclone Alley
  • Dance Marathon
  • Ethos Magazine
  • Event Management Club
  • Fashion Show
  • Greek Week Aide
  • Greek Week Central
  • Hip-Hop Club
  • Honors Psychology Fraternity 
  • Homecoming Central
  • Hope for Africa
  • Hospitality Club
  • Iowa State Daily
  • ISD Style
  • ISU Blood Drive
  • ISU Cheer Squad
  • ISU Dance Team
  • Marketing Club
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • Order of Omega
  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • Pre Dental Club
  • Pre Med Club
  • Pre Vet Club
  • PRSSA
  • Psych Club
  • Rho Gamma, Recruitment Counselors 
  • Rho Lambda Honorary Society
  • Relay For Life
  • SALT Company
  • SCM Club
  • Ski & Snowboard Club
  • Student Alumni Association
  • TOMS Shoe Club
  • Trend Magazine



Chapter Leaders
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President
Amelia Medici


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Vice President Membership/Recruitment
Nicole Wong


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Vice President Member Education
Jamie Rix


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Vice President Programming
Jessi Orpen


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Vice President of Finance
Daniela Heppner


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Vice President of Scholarship
Kate Everly


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Panhellenic Delegate
Mimi Nguyen


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Social/Risk Management
Maddie Ferguson


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House Manager
Lydia Rhino




Chapter Updates

The Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Zeta recently attended the Delta Zeta 2014 National Convention in Tucson, AZ along with the other 159 chapters from around the country and Canada. While there, the chapter received several recognitions for their accomplishments, which are listed below.

- One of three chapters to receive honorable mention for new member education alumnae involvement

- One of three chapters to receive honorable mention for outstanding new member philanthropy event

- Recognized for donating over $10,000 as a chapter to various philanthropies and organizations

- Recognized for having over 25 hours of community service per member per year

- Recognized for donated over $75 per member per year to various organizations

- Recognized for having 100% of members involved in 2 or more clubs/organizations outside of the sorority

While at convention, the chapter president and advisor got to meet the 2012-2014 Delta Zeta National President, Jeanine Tripplet, and also had the opportunity to meet the newly installed 2014-2016 Delta Zeta National President, Diane Stecher.

 

Also at convention, the chapter president had the opportunity to escort Sandy Horton, Beta Kappa alumni and past Delta Zeta National Officer, for the closing banquet. Sandy is a very active alumna, dedicating her time both to Delta Zeta and the Iowa State Greek Community as a whole.

 

This past semester, members of the 2013-2014 executive board, as well as several up-and-coming leaders in the chapter, attended the Delta Zeta Region 8 Region Weekend in Minneapolis, MN. While there, the chapter received several awards and recognitions that are listed below.

- Most improved chapter

- Outstanding risk management program

- Most improved GPA

- Outstanding new member philanthropy event

- Outstanding community service event

- Outstanding programming event

Contact Us
Want to know more about us? No problem. Please contact us.

President
Amelia Medici

amedici@iastate.edu

Vice President Membership/ Recruitment
Nicole Wong
nawong@iastate.edu

Collegiate Chapter Director
Karina Buttler
karina.dz@gmail.com

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Philanthropy
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. 


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Recruitment


This year, recruitment will be held August 16-21st. The Beta Kappa Chapter at Iowa State University currently has 113 Chapter members and are looking forward to welcoming more this Fall. The entire Greek Community is very excited about recruitment this year and the increase of women interested in joining our chapter. Pictured below is the Beta Kappa pledge class of 2017. For questions regarding recruitment please contact the Office of Greek Affairs at (515) 294-1023 or sorority@iastate.edu. 






Welcome

Welcome to the Beta Kappa chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority- ISU