Welcome to the Gamma Delta chapter of Delta Zeta at the Pennsylvania State University!

On behalf of the sisters of Delta Zeta I would like to formally introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about our organization! We are a fun-loving and unique collection of women who share strong bonds of sisterhood and friendship. Our chapter values our high standards in academics, diversity, commitment to philanthropy, pride in our organization, and most importantly each other. Our chapter, and Delta Zeta nationally, are here to provide a home away from home and an irreplaceable collegiate experience for our members. The Gamma Delta chapter of Delta Zeta supports the well-being, growth and success for not only our chapter as a whole, but also for each individual member. We strive for a balance in academics, service, and social life in order to maintain a well-rounded personality, self, and group image. Our chapter wants our members to experience every aspect of Penn State and encourages our members to be highly involved across campus. Our sisterhood provides lifetime friendship, academic achievement and support, opportunities for personal development and volunteer experience.

In regards to what our chapter does each year, we participate in Homecoming, Greek Sing, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (also known as THON), Greek Week and other Panhellenic and Penn State campus events. We are extremely active in the Panhellenic community; attending many events from educational opportunities to outside philanthropies. Being Penn Staters, and members of the Greek community, we take a lot of pride in THON. This year, we raised over $75,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund, supporting children and their families who are fighting pediatric cancer. We held our own philanthropy event called The Amazing Race last spring, raising over $2,500 to benefit our national service project, The Painted Turtle Camp. Last fall we raised over $2,000 for Starkey in our 3rd Annual Delta Zeta Fall Festival for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Additionally, we make every effort to give as much back to our community through volunteering in local service projects. Every year we hold an event called, “Puppy Jam”, for Centre County PAWS and we continuously participate in the American Red Cross blood drives.

Delta Zeta sisters pride themselves in absolutely everything that they do. We want to represent ourselves, and the Panhellenic community in the best light possible. We are women who want to make a difference in the world, but we are also students who want to make the best out of the years we are active collegiate members. We cheer on our Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium and share time with close friends on the weekends, while participating in service events and scholastic discussion during the week – all while wearing our letters proudly. I hope our website can help you develop a better understanding of our sorority and continue to learn more about our chapter. As it states in our creed, “For those closer ones, love that is ever steadfast,” I welcome you with love on behalf of the entire chapter.


Riley Cummis

Delta Zeta President


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