Delta Zeta Iota Rho chapter of WCUPA
"A sisterhood that lasts a lifetime..."
News and Updates
Gaby Beck and Jessica Merryman traveled to Arizona for Delta Zeta’s 51st National Convention this July. They participated in a Hike for Hearing with Delta Zeta sisters from around the country, met many members of National Council including the President, and accepted a certificate of achievement for our chapter for exceeding the philanthropy standards of excellence by achieving more than 25 hours a service per member each year during 2012-2014.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 28 sisters who made Dean's List for Spring Semester 2014 and our 5 sisters who received 4.0 GPAs! We're so proud of you all!
On May 10th after Final's Week concluded at West Chester University, our sisters traveled down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a relaxing beach week sisterhood together. Our sisters had an amazing time experiencing sisterhood by living together for the week, bonding with other West Chester Greek organizations too, and making new memories as a way to celebrate the end of the semester and beginning of a new summer. Spring Semester 2014 is officially a wrap, Happy Summer 2014! DZLAM,
the sisters of Delta Zeta Iota Rho.
A few of our DZ seniors are shown to the left, out of the group of them that is graduated on May 10th! Congratulations to each of you, and you all have brought so much to our Chapter and made it a better place. Thank you for all you have done and we'll always be here for you because its not just four years, its for life. We'll miss you all so much but we know you going to do big things and have amazing experiences out in the real world! Make the most of this day and don't forget to celebrate your incredible accomplishment!
We’re honored to have received multiple awards at the WCU Fraternity Sorority awards, acknowledging the hard work and dedication we’ve put into making our chapter the best it can be. We received 4 Star Sorority and Overall Excellence in Community Service. Our one award specifically recognized us for excellence in New Member Development, Risk Management, Service to Campus, and Chapter Development. We are thrilled to say that Lacy Preddie was awarded “Chapter President of the Year” too. Also, for Delta Zeta’s Region Day, out of all the Delta Zeta chapter’s in our region, we won some incredible awards: Lacy Preddie won the Golden Crest Award and 2nd Place Outstanding Chapter President, Halle Feuerman won the Golden Heart Award, Hannah Seitz won 2nd place Outstanding New Member, Gaby Beck won 3rd place Outstanding Sophomore, and Tori Decesare won 3rd place Outstanding Junior. Congratulations ladies!
On May 2nd, we organized a fun sisterhood to the Phillies game, where we all were able to sit together and enjoy the game with one another.
On April 26th, Relay for Life was held at West Chester University. 55 teams participated, including our chapter of Delta Zeta. We are proud to say we raised a total of $6,335, making us the team that raised the most money out of the 55 teams participating from West Chester University. The event was filled with activities, and it honored those who have been affected by cancer. All the money raised went to the American Cancer Society.
For Greek Week 2014, Delta Zeta was paired up with Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity as "The 1980's" for our theme. Each team represented a certain decade this year. We enjoyed a week long of fun, competitive events against other teams that included teamwork, preparation, and cheering one another on. Sunday started off with the opening ceremony and team trivia. For team trivia, we were quizzed on questions involving Greek life, and we received 2nd place. On Monday, we competed in the Lip Sync competition and had a great time as we stayed true to our 1980's theme. Tuesday was the dodgeball competition, and Wednesday our sister Sarah Naekel sang an 80's medley with partner Ethan Pensak of SAE for the Greek Goddess competition. On Thursday, we enjoyed a special guest speaker who came out to present to our Greek Community. On Friday, we created an 80's inspired "Music Television" canned food sculpture for the final competition that took place during the week before the Field Games on Saturday! We all came out to support and watch our team compete in the games on Saturday, and we had a great time cheering one another and enjoying the friendly competition among the Greek community. Sunday the week came to a close with an "Adopt-a-Block" amongst the whole Greek community to clean up the streets of West Chester and give back to our community. The proceeds from attending all the events went to Camp Dreamcatcher, so our sister's we proud to raise money for a great cause while cheering on our team all week. Pictures from each event are featured above.
Delta Zeta's Learn to Listen week was April 6-14th. With a goal of spreading awareness and education on hearing loss and prevention, we providing information all week on social media. On Tuesday April 8th, we held a bakesale, hot dog sale, and Learn to Listen table on campus from 11-3 to help spread the word on the often overlooked issue of hearing loss and to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. To make a difference, we had a "Learn to Listen" pledge that we asked people to sign in order to end hearing loss.
On April 6th, the sisters of Delta Zeta held a Car Wash fundraiser outside of Burger King near the campus of West Chester University. We are proud to have raised $188 thanks to the support of the community!
Formal was held April 4th at 29 in Malvern. All of our sister's had a great night an looked beautiful dressed up! We received awards, and enjoyed the food and dancing!
On March 25th, our sisters had a great time going to Build-A-Bear to make and donate stuffed animal bears to the Starkey Hearing Foundation, where the bears will be given to a child in need.
On March 13th, this group of Delta Zeta sisters finished their training and officially became LGBTQA allies! We are proud of their support and commitment to an important community on campus!
On March 12th, the sisters of Delta Zeta held a Bake Sale fundraiser in Sykes Student Union from 11 - 3 pm. We sold freshly baked goods and delicious treats! We made $82! Thanks for all the support from the Greek community & everyone who stopped by.
Our sisters dressed up proudly for Panhellenic Badge Day on March 10th. We were happy to come together and work at a table in Sykes with the rest of the Panhellenic community, where members of the community were encouraged to go vote for the best Panhellenic t-shirt. Catherine Reisig is featured in her badge attire in the photo to the left. Below is our sister Amanda Purelli with the Panhellenic President. To the right below, is Halle Feuerman and Olivia Gilarde at the Panhellenic table with sisters of Alpha Delta Pi.
On February 21st, our sister’s held a Dip sisterhood. We all came together for some bonding & delicious dips we made for eachother. February 28th we had a movie and pizza sisterhood.
Sister to Sister, an organization six of our sisters are apart of that promotes positive body image, held multiple inspirational events this month in honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Many of our sisters came out in support of Sister to Sister's biggest event "Scale-Bashing" on February 19th and enjoyed a fun night of self-empowerment.
On February 11th, our sisters hosted a Zumbathon in support of the speech and hearing impaired. All proceeds benefited our philanthropy, the House Ear Institute. Everyone who attended enjoyed a fun night full of Zumba dancing, delicious food including pizza and baked goods, and incredible raffle baskets. We couldn’t have done it without our philanthropy chairs Halle Feuerman and Maddy Brookens, as well as our VP of Programs Liz Maue. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us! Check out our photo gallery for more pictures from the event!
Our sister on Panhellenic Council attended the American Fraternal Leadership Conference, along with a few other leaders in our close knit Greek community. The weekend-long event was a valuable and unforgettable experience. The goal of the conference was to promote leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders.
Congratulations to our sisters that graduated from West Chester University this winter, we can't wait to see what big things are in store for your future!
Congratulations to our 2014 executive board, with the addition of Panhellenic Delegate added this year! Sarah Naekel was elected for Panhellenic Delegate, Jessica Merryman for Treasurer, Tori Decesare for Academics, Amanda Purelli for Secretary, Elizabeth Maue for Vice President of Programs, Taylor Tannazzo for President, Gaby Beck for Vice President of New Member Education, Rachel Siegel for Risk Management, and Emma Ellman for Vice President of Membership.
Delta Zeta started off the school year with our 2nd annual Turtle Tug event. The turnout was a success and we were able to raise $700 for one of our philanthropies, The Painted Turtle Camp, with lots of appreciated support from our fellow greeks and the rest of the WCU community! Special thanks to the eight teams that participated!
Keeping up with Delta Zetas
April 17: Delta Zeta & Pi Kappa Phi's Spelling Bee philanthropy event
April 26: Relay for Life
3: Jillian Devlin 5: Brielle Zakashefski
8: Sam Schwartz 12: Alyssa Reinhard
17: Katie Garten 24: Gab Defazio
27: Graciela Aguiar
Our sorority was established 45 years ago on January 11th, 1969 at West Chester University.