Kent State Delta Zeta Raises Unprecedented $77K With Incredible Philanthropy

Kent State Delta Zeta Raises Unprecedented $77K With Incredible Philanthropy

As a speech-language pathology major, benefits for the speech and hearing impaired were near and dear to my heart in school. As a professional sorority girl, any organized and animated group dance routine is too. Delta Zeta at Kent State University managed to combine the two in one of the most impactful and beautiful philanthropy events I’ve seen so far this year. You’ve likely heard of campus-wide philanthropy events raising tens of thousands of dollars, but hardly is that all the result of one sorority’s hard work.

Through discount nights at restaurants, collections of loose change, bake sales, and other charity events, along with selling 900 tickets to their annual Lip Sync event, Delta Zeta raised $77,000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University and The Painted Turtle Cam.

Seventy-seven THOUSAND. Greeks pride themselves on the money they raise each year, but this chapter really went above and beyond — plus their event sounds like it was pretty fun too.

Six sororities and sixteen fraternities put on four-six minute skits on which they were judged for creativity, choreography, lip-syncing ability, and *tears up* the ability to incorporate sign language. ATO’s performance was beyond adorable.

The girls were sure to include a segment during which the entire chapter signed its creed.

Amazing, amazing work, girls. Proud to call you fellow Greeks.


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Veronica Ruckh

Veronica (@VeronicaRuckh) is the Director of Total Sorority Move for Grandex, Inc. After having spent her undergraduate years drinking $4 double LITs on a patio and drunk texting away potential suitors, she managed to graduate with an impressive GPA and an unimpressive engagement ring -- so unimpressive, in fact, some might say it's not there at all. Veronica has since been fulfilling her duties as "America's big," a title she gave to herself with the help of her giant ego. She has recently switched from vodka to wine on weekdays. Email her at

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