DELTA ZETA HISTORY
The Delta Zeta Chapter was organized and chartered in Charlotte, NC on December 4, 1934. With the vision that service to our community would be our greatest legacy, the following women laid the foundation for Delta Zeta to make a difference:
• Soror Ethel Butler
• Soror Thelma Harris Hunt
• Soror Lucille Robinson
• Soror Laura Davidson Rollings
• Soror Sarah Scott Schofield
In its seventy-nine (79) year history, Delta Zeta has coordinated hundreds of events ranging from financial workshops, community health fairs, Easter egg hunts, voter registration drives, candidate debate forums, and much more. The chapter prides itself on being the conduit to bring members of the community together from all walks of life. We are here simply to serve others and will do the work to ensure than an impact is made.
Delta Zeta Chapter sponsors the Amicae of Charlotte (Friends of Zeta); as well as all three national youth affiliates: the Pearlettes, Amicettes, and Archonettes. The chapter also provides direction and support to two undergraduate chapters: Kappa at Johnson C. Smith University and Upsilon Xi at UNC-Charlotte.In April 2001 Delta Zeta established a separate non-profit organization to increase the capacity in which they could provide assistance to the community. The Zetas of Charlotte Benevolent Foundation (also referred to as the Zetas of Charlotte) is a 501c(3) organization established to foster the ideals of service, scholarship, and unity among mankind.
Through the Foundation, the Zetas of Charlotte are able to award scholarships to deserving area high school students on an annual basis. The Sarah Scott Schofield scholarship was established to recognize the achievements and potential of young women and to assist them financially with their pursuit of higher education. The Zetas of Charlotte also provide scholarships through the Rites of Passage program, a ten-month long initiative where participants interact one-on-one with community leaders and participate in a variety of workshops such as beauty seminars, etiquette luncheons, girl talk meetings, personal safety workshops, high school/college preparatory seminars, and community service. The program culminates in the annual “Showcase of Pearls”, a presentation of the young ladies to the community in a display of talents and beauty.