Delta Zeta is an international college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Today, Delta Zeta has 158 collegiate chapters in the United States and over 200 alumnae chapters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. There are over 234,000 college and alumnae members. In 2007, a New York Times article regarding the closure of the DePauw University chapter of Delta Zeta accused the organization of discrimination of girls based on looks. Article II 'The purpose of this sorority shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort.' Delta Zeta Sorority was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902.
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