THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTaNOOGA
Welcome to the Pi Lambda chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The
Delta Zeta sorority was founded on October 24th, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Six young women came together to form a sisterhood whose purpose was to create true and lasting friendships, encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, promote values-based living and embrace social responsibilities. While our six founders took a leap of faith to start the first sorority on a male-dominated campus, we continue to strive and live by the values they created. Here at the Pi Lambda chapter, we continue to live by and take great pride in our six core values: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Social, Standards, Service, and Self.
It is our duty as Delta Zeta women to fulfill these values every day. We do this through supporting and raising money for our three philanthropies and our national service project. In the 2019 year we have raised over $19,000 towards our national and local philanthropies. We continue to serve and give in our community and this is one of our greatest values as a sisterhood. On top of that we strive to support each other with a “love that is ever steadfast.” In doing this, we strive to push each other to live by our six values, to become strong, empowering and confident women just like our founders. I truly believe Delta Zeta is an incredibly unique sisterhood to be a part of.
When you hear the word “sorority,” what are some of the first things that pop into your head? Friendships or sisterhood? Leadership? Service? While all of those things come with a sorority, it is so much more. My sorority and my sisters have provided me with so many opportunities and memories that I will never forget, like becoming president of our chapter. Some of those memories also include, the many many sisterhood events filled with lots of laughs, the long nights of studying filled with many tears, seeing the money and services we’ve provided to our philanthropies come to life, and the moments shared as a chapter that provided so much pride in who we are becoming as women.
I want to leave you with a quote that I came across last year during the Stand Up to Harvard movement. It states, “sorority: it’s not a house. It’s not a club. It’s not a party. It’s a challenge and a promise. It’s a million moments of truth. It’s old and it’s new. It’s a gift entrusted to me to cherish and then give away. It’s a shared mission. It’s a lifelong expectation. It’s a daily call to action. It’s an ancient tradition. It’s a future of opportunities. It’s a chance to matter.” This quote made me realize how much of an impact my chapter and our sisterhood has given me in ways I can never comprehend or explain.
With that being said, I would highly encourage any woman to consider going Greek and joining an
amazing sisterhood. If you have any doubts, questions, or just want to know more, please feel free to
contact me. I wish you the best in life and in your future adventures!
Delta Zeta Pi Lambda President