Alpha, Miami University
About Alpha Chapter
Alpha was founded on October 24, 1902 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. We've been around 114 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 5. We currently have a total of 155 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.32!
Joan Metcalf Schaefer, Miami (OH) - Alpha, was presented with the Order of the Diamond to recognize 75 years of membership in Delta Zeta Sorority. Joan has always been proud of her Delta Zeta membership.
After graduating from Miami University, Joan went on to an incredible career as Dean of Women at the University of Southern California. She served as Dean of Women from 1955 to her official retirement in 1992, then spent the next 20 years volunteering at the university in her role as Dean of Women Emerita.
Joan was named "Honorary Alumna" in 1999 by USC.
Joan was supportive of young women and men during and long after their college careers. From the 1950s forward, she encouraged young women to pursue careers in medicine and law and other professions, and there are a large number of men and women who owe their success to her. When she retired, the university created an endowed scholarship in her name and today awards over $75,000 each year in scholarships and travel awards to outstanding USC students.
Joan in her role as Dean of Women in 1961.
Visit www.deanjoan.net, a website dedicated to Joan, her life and work, to learn more about this remarkable woman.