charity: Starkey Hearing Foundation
Philanthropy: Clay Classic
Colors: Rose & Green
Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
symbol: Roman Lamp
Founded at uf: 2003
involvement: As Delta Zetas, we strive to continuously embody our core motto, “Give Graciously.” Every year, we give the gift of speech and hearing to thousands of people around the world by fundraising for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. We also use our time and talents to give back locally to organizations such as UF Health Shands Conference on Pediatric Hearing Loss, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and the Alachua County Humane Society. Additionally, each of our sisters’ continue to empower one another by being involved in hundreds of organizations at the University of Florida. Whether it’s leadership in Student Government, making miracles through Dance Marathon, working alongside professionals in a variety of industries, or performing groundbreaking research in STEM, we strive to make an impact greater than ourselves every day. As Delta Zetas, we full-heartedly embrace our motto by supporting one another and always giving graciously in everything we do.
#westicktogether because in times of uncertainty, one thing is for sure. Delta Zeta will always be a place you can call home. The bond this sisterhood gives you, the lifelong friends that you’ll make, and the everlasting memories you’ll have are irreplaceable. Being a Delta Zeta means having a never-ending support system and an unbreakable bond that goes beyond just four years.
When I stepped into Delta Zeta for the very first time as a freshman during formal recruitment, I had no idea how much of an impact this chapter would have on my life, but I did know one thing - this place was my home. The women I met were adventurous, bold, and compassionate; but most of all, these women made me feel loved and valued the second I walked in the door. Three years later, I still feel the same love and encouragement from every woman in this chapter that I felt that very first day at Delta Zeta.
This chapter has brought me some of the greatest moments of my life. From traveling across the country with my sisters to having a shoulder to cry on on my hardest days, I cannot imagine my life or my college experience without these women by my side. This chapter has become my rock in this constantly changing world, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There is truly nothing like the selfless, unique love that I have experienced in this chapter--these women are my family. As president, it is such an honor to be able to give back that same love to all of my girls that has been given so graciously to me over the past three years.
As you begin your own journey in college, my hope for you is that you find a place that feels like what I’ve found here: a place with people to support you through the highs and lows, a place where you can be your truest self, and a place where you will make some of the greatest memories of your life. Delta Zeta has truly changed my life, and it is my honor to welcome you to our sisterhood. Joining the Panhellenic community was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I am so excited for you to begin your search for a home. Recruitment can be an overwhelming process, but trust me when I say there is a place for you in the Panhellenic community where you are valued, loved, and feel most at home. You deserve a place where you can be yourself, and my hope for you is that you will always feel at home at Delta Zeta!
-Sarah voskamp, Delta Zeta President