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Delta Zeta History

When six young women came together in 1902 to form a social sorority, they had a vision of lifetime sisterhood fostered by ideals that they cherished.

The six friends bonded quickly as they faced the challenges of starting a sorority on a male-dominated campus, as women had just been given full status as students at Miami University.

Alfa Lloyd, Mary Collins, Anna Keen, Julia Bishop, Mabelle Minton and Anne Simmons met with Dr. Guy Potter Benton, then president of the university, to make their idea a reality.

Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1902. It was the first sorority to be founded at the university. The Founders then went on to lay the foundation for the Sorority which would have a national reach.


Today, Delta Zeta has enriched the lives of over 285,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada.

Xi Omega History

The Xi Omega Chapter of Delta Zeta was installed at Purdue University on April 30, 1988. Our first member class was full of young women that cherished our values and wanted to make a difference in their community. Since then, Xi Omega has had about 2,500 members and alumnae members, many of which are still involved today!

They began building our home of 825 Hilltop Drive on September 18, 1988. Over 2,000 women have lived at the Delta Zeta Dream House since then. Every time we step into the foyer we feel the love and memories that have existed there for over 35 years!

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