"To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously  of what is mine..."

This line of our creed shows that giving and serving others is at the core of what Delta Zeta believes in and works for.

In 1954, Delta Zeta's Convention body voted to make the cause of speech and hearing our national philanthropy. Each Spring, we hold our annual philanthropy week to raise money for one's in need.

A letter from our VP of Philanthropy

Pi Lambda has the privilege of supporting 4 philanthropic organizations, including one located right here in Chattanooga. Each year, our chapter hold events in the fall and spring semesters to raise money for these extremely deserving groups.


In the fall, we host our Spikes for Tikes event, which is a volleyball tournaments held to raise money for the Marty’s Hearing Center, our local philanthropy. We voted to change our local philanthropy this year and we are very excited to get to work with them. Our main events are held in the spring to raise money for our national philanthropies, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University, and the Painted Turtle Camp.


Our first event of the spring is Hamburgers for Hearing, which is a cookout and cornhole tournament. Our second event of the spring was our first annual Homeruns for Hearing, where the organizations on campus got to do a relay race and play in a wiffle ball tournament. This past year, we were able to raise over $17,000 for our philanthropies, which goes straight to helping people all over the world gain the ability to hear.


This sisterhood and these philanthropies mean the world to me. I am so thankful that I was able to join an organization that has a desire for giving back to those who are not as blessed as we are. My love for philanthropy has grown exponentially since joining Delta Zeta, and I’m so glad that I have a support system of sisters that have the same love and desire as I do.

With Love,

Alyse Rietveld

In Delta Zeta, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community. Our National philanthropies include: The Starkey Hearing FoundationThe Painted Turtle Camp, and Gallaudet University.


Our local philanthropy is Marty's Hearing Center, which serves as an educational program for children with hearing, speech, and language impairments. We are honored to be given the opportunity to volunteer and give our time to this amazing organization


We enjoy getting to involve other organizations on campus to be apart of supporting our philanthropies that are very dear to our hearts. We are so thankful for all the people that make raising money for these philanthropies so fun and worth all the hard work. 

This year we raised OVER $17,000 FOR our philanthropies!