A Sorority Centered on Service

By Sara Tompkins
Staff Writer

“Individually unique, together complete,” is the saying that reads on the shirt of the members of  Zeta Phi Delta, Marywood’s service-oriented sorority. By their motto, readers can tell what their mission statement is: a strong bond between women who enjoy serving their community. Zeta Phi Delta is the first sorority at Marywood whose accomplishments within campus and in the surrounding area have made an impact.

Most recently, Zeta Phi Delta has walked in the Race for the Cure. Also, they have volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House, as well as being in the Santa Parade. Besides walking in races and parades, Zeta Phi Delta also collaborates with Campus Ministry during Thanksgiving. They take food donations from students and faculty and put together baskets for needy families. From their long range of service, Zeta Phi Delta’s presence is known for volunteerism throughout the Marywood community and beyond.

In years past, the service-based sorority has been involved with Kids Stuff and Bowl for Kids Sake, among other service activities. They are also a part of the Marywood Christmas tree and donate gifts to needy children throughout the area. Besides all the events they do on campus, members of the sorority are required to do twelve hours of community service a semester. They also have to uphold a 2.5 GPA and have 10 library hours per semester.

“Zeta Phi Delta is a great sorority to be a part of,” senior service chair Angel Fuller explains, “It’s important to be apart of something that gives back to the community.”