Delta Zeta National Philanthropies
We take pride in our philanthropy and service efforts. Each spring semester we raise money through events such as Big Man on Campus (a male beauty pageant) and a silent auction during our annual Parents’ Weekend Banquet, Greek Life and Homecoming. In 2016, Big Man on Campus raised over $3000 for The Painted Turtle Camp!
The Starkey Hearing Foundation
In 2006, Delta Zeta’s National Convention voted to make Starkey Hearing Foundation a philanthropic partner with Delta Zeta for the cause of speech and hearing. Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. As a member of Clinton Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade and currently gives more than 175,000 hearing aids annually. In the Spring of 2015, Delta Zeta also took on a new philanthropy event called Hike for Hearing to further support the Starkey Hearing Foundation. To learn more about the Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit https://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org
The Painted Turtle Camp
In 2006, Delta Zeta joined efforts with The Painted Turtle Camp, a camp that provides a life changing experience to children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families. The Painted Turtle has no billing department. All campers and families attend free of charge. The Painted Turtle Camp is associated with Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall camps. To learn more about the Painted Turtle Camp, visit http://thepaintedturtle.org/about/.
I Have a Choice
Delta Zeta chapters participate in I Have a Choice during annual National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) each fall and has become a leader in the education of college-age students about alcohol consumption. Delta Zeta women from across the country enrich the minds of students by talking about the effects of alcohol on one’s body, the warning signs of alcohol abuse, social respect and consent around alcohol consumption, preventative social event planning processes and other topics! Each year, Delta Sigma sets up a table on the Quad with Root Beer to advocate for save alcohol consumption.
Local Philanthropy Efforts
Locally, we take part in various service activities each semester. This includes Highway Clean-Up, Adopt-A-Soldier, Truman State’s Big Event, Special Olympics, Relay for Life and many others!