"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 four philanthropic organizations, including one local to Chattanooga. Each year our chapter holds events to fundraise money for these amazing groups that include Starkey Hearing Foundation, Serious Fun Children’s Network, American Society for Deaf Children, and Marty’s Center.  

This past spring of 2022, our chapter hosted a week’s worth of fundraising events. This included tabling in the university center, Dogs day on Chamberlain field, and a DZ dance off where other Greek organizations danced for a chance to win a trophy. Overall this past semester raised close to $10,000, the most we have raised in the past 5 years. 

This coming fall semester we are looking forward to our fall festival in September! We are planning carnival style games for other Greek life students to take part in, at our sorority house. We also look forward to a hoops for hearing game in the ARC. We are excited to have the opportunity to raise money for a philanthropy that we love!

I’m extremely grateful for our wonderful Delta Zeta sisters and how lucky we are to raise money for deserving people and these organizations.

With love, 

Abigail Shackelford


In Delta Zeta, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community. Our National philanthropies include: The Starkey Hearing FoundationThe Serious Fun Children's Network, and The American Society for Deaf Children.


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. 

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This year we raised OVER  $9,200  FOR our philanthropies!