ATHLEEN BAIRD ☆ CHRISTY BARTHA ☆ MEREDITH CARLIN
VANESSA CARTISANO ☆ MARISSA CORNACCHIO
ALYCIA DAMMERS ☆ AMANDA EISENHARD ☆ VALERIE KOUBA
SUZANNA O'HARA ☆ KEEHNA PALEY ☆ LISA PERKOWSKI
BARBARA WEIRICH ☆ REBECCA WOLF
Our Roots ...
On October 6th, 2001, 13 unique young women united together to establish a sorority on Marywood University's Campus. These ladies believed that there were great advantages to upholding a Sisterhood. Their vision was to create a sorority that consisted of women who appreciated friendship, promoted loyalty and service, helped build character, as well as provide a sound education.
Being that Zeta Phi Delta is a service based sorority, we take great pride in our Sisterhood's involvement within and outside of the Marywood Community. We not only physically dedicate our time to various non-profit organizations, but we also actively raise monetary donations and place drop-off boxes around campus.
Zeta Phi Delta is always open to giving back to the community any way possible. We also allow for our sisters and alumnae to bring various service opportunities to our attention--this way, our window and desire for service is never obstructed.
As active sisters, we require our members to meet a certain amount of service hours every semester (see more information here). This ensures that our sisters are not only developing character, but understanding the importance of giving back to their community.
Zeta Phi Delta's philanthropic work involves Breast Cancer & Breast Cancer Awareness. Our Sisterhood is a strong advocate for both women and men to regularly check their breast health as well as provide support for anyone who is undergoing treatment for this disease.
Zeta Phi Delta acknowledges October as our "Philanthropic Month," but we still raise awareness and collect donations for different Breast Cancer organizations year round. Some of the main non-profits we dedicate our time to are Breast Friends, METAviver, as well as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Zeta Phi Delta partners with Breast Friends during our "Pink Tea" brunch towards the end of the spring semester and creates "Chemo Baskets" for patients in treatment. Zeta Phi Delta also partners with the Susan G. Komen Foundation through the "More than a Pink Walk" every fall. Zeta Phi Delta actively raises money & awareness for these non-profits--including METAviver--throughout the semesters.
Zeta Phi Delta provides the opportunity for each member to form lifelong friendships within our sorority. We cherish each and every connection we make with one another and strive to make them stronger through our Sisterhood.
To preserve our bond of sisterhood, we require our active members to participate in social events during each semester (see more information here). These social events range from study sessions at our Marywood Library, to movie nights or Zumba classes. We are honored to have the opportunity to help create amazing friendships that will last a lifetime among our sisters, and will continue to harbor different ways to expand on this for years to come.
Zeta Phi Delta will always prioritize the education of its members. Respective chairs work alongside Marywood faculty members to ensure that each sister is meeting Marywood's GPA requirements and excelling in the classroom. We also require active sisters to foster their educational studies through documenting the amount of hours they've spent in the Marywood library or around campus studying or completing classwork (see more information here).
Zeta Phi Delta understands the importance of building academic resumes, and we provide different opportunities to help enhance that--especially through the amount of service hours we participate in. This benefit not only helps after graduation when looking for jobs, but also allows for our sisters to be competitive applicants for graduate schools and higher education programs.
Our Symbols ...
Symbol: Celtic Knot
Flower: Yellow Rose
Mascot: White Tiger
Colors: Midnight Blue & Silver