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 Painted Turtle Camp is an organization that provides quality care for ill children. This amazing facility allows sick children to simply be kids while still receiving proper care that they would not be provided at a typical camp. Twice a year, new Delta Zeta members make tie blankets for children at the Painted Turtle Camp.
| Pie the Prez |
Our newest philanthropy event was Pie the Prez. For $4.00 and 2 pie's, students were allowed to pie executive members from each fraternity and sorority chapter here at Iowa State University. This event was extremely successful thanks to the help and support of every single chapter and their members. Money raised went to help package goods to send to our troops overseas.