Delta Zeta's national philanthropy is Speech and Hearing.  We proudly support three International Organizations who devote their work to promoting awareness, education and treatment of speech and hearing related issues.

Each year, Delta Zeta hosts two philanthropy events- A campus wide spaghetti dinner and talent show in the Fall and Turtle Tugs, a tug of war competition, in the Spring. All proceeds go directly to our charities. Feel free to check out the photos below!


Gallaudet University

Since 1954, Delta Zeta Sorority has shared a partnership with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the world's only university with undergraduate programs accessible to hearing-impaired students.

Donations to the Delta Zeta Foundation that are designated for Gallaudet University are used to fund Gallaudet Scholarships or other funding needs for the University, including endowment support for the library and performing arts.   Gallaudet University manages the funds donated, selects the scholarship recipients from the University, and administers the disbursement of scholarship funds. 

To learn more about Gallaudet University, visit them at


Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation's Mission is to change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing matters through education and research; while providing the gift of hearing to those in need around the world.  Delta Zeta alumnae and collegiate members can help us provide bears with hearing aid attachments from Build-A-Bear so that children at an upcoming hearing mission can have a 'furry friend just like them.''  Delta Zeta also supports Starkey Hearing Foundation through fundraising efforts and our members who volunteer at various Starkey Hearing Mission events.

Visit Starkey Hearing Foundation at


Painted Turtle Camp

The Painted Turtle's mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.  Through fundraising, donating items and our collegiate and alumnae members who volunteer their time to the camp, we're proud to help the children that it serves.  The Painted Turtle supports children's medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families.  There is no billing department. All campers and families attend free of charge.

Visit The Painted Turtle camp at


Contact our Philanthropy chair, Olivia at