Alpha Theta, University of Kentucky

About Alpha Theta Chapter

Alpha Theta was founded on May 26, 1923 at University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. We've been around 94 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 13. We currently have a total of 248 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.4! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 7558 service hours and $54688.36!

Heart for Hearing
School Year Total
$346
School Year Goal
$5,000
Total Raised
$63,332

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Chapter News

Notes for Lyla!

As members of Delta Zeta Alpha Theta it is important that we not only give back to our philanthropy, but that we give back to our community as well. One of our new chapter members made our chapter aware of a 12-year-old girl named Lyla. Lyla had been experiencing forms of bullying at her school and her self-confidence has been wearing thin. One of the few things that has been able to brighten Lyla’s day is the simple note she gets every day in her lunch box from her mom. The mom posted about the bullying issues on social media, and soon after the story was picked up by a local news station. Upon sharing Lyla’s story, the news station began writing her letters as well, and members of the station took time out of their day to spend a few minutes to meet sweet Lyla and bring a smile to her face.


Though there has been a lot of support for Lyla, she had begun to run out of lunch notes. As a chapter, we decided to encourage our new friend and write her some notes! We got all different kinds of fun patterned paper and markers and decided to host an event dedicated to writing Lyla notes. We hosted an ice cream social where members came and built ice cream sundaes while they wrote Lyla notes. We encouraged our girls to write notes with Lyla's two favorite things which are God and animals and stories of how our members went through tough times, but ultimately came out stronger! The event was a huge success! Our members loved giving back to the community especially to a young 12-year-old girl since we can all remember those times ourselves. We were glad to take 10 minutes of our day to brighten Lyla's whole day!

DZ Dodge- Alpha Theta Chapter

Delta Zeta’s 2nd annual spring philanthropy event, DZ Dodge Tournament, where teams will dip, dodge, dive, duck, and dodgeball their way to victory. The proceeds from the tournament helped benefit both our local and national hearing and speech philanthropies, Starkey Hearing Foundation and Lexington Hearing and Speech Center. Lexington Hearing and Speech Center is a school where children with hearing and speech impairments can get the specialized care they need to get the most out of their education. The event also helped to benefit the Delta Zeta Foundation. This year we had the honor to host some of the children from LHS/Kentucky Hands and Voice. These children were able to come out and watch the event, play carnival games and also participate in a dodgeball game with the members of the Delta Zeta- Alpha Theta chapter before the championship. From this event, our chapter was able to raise and donate around $2,800 to our various philanthropies. This was such a fun event and an amazing way to help support our philanthropies. We can't wait till next year!

Delta Zeta Alpha Theta Mr. UK Pageant

The Alpha Theta chapter of Delta Zeta hosted its 18th annual Mr. UK pageant at Memorial Hall on the University of Kentucky campus. All proceeds from the event were donated to our national philanthropy the Starkey Hearing Foundation and our local philanthropy Lexington Hearing and Speech. The competition consisted of 19 young men who are associated with several different organizations and chapters throughout campus. These organizations include Greek Organizations, UK Cheerleading, ROTC, and more. Each contestant was competing for the chance to be the next Mr. UK as well as a $300 scholarship provided by the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Kentucky. Each contestant had coaches to help them along the way, consisting of a coach from Delta Zeta as well as a coach from a different sorority on campus to promote Mr. UK and to participate in fundraising. This year at Mr. UK, the Alpha Theta chapter raised $30,581.00 to be donated to our philanthropies, Lexington Hearing and Speech and Starkey Hearing Foundation.

University of Kentucky Delta Zeta DanceBlue

DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon. All of the money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids and families of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and well into the future. DanceBlue also helps to provide funds to support research at the UK Markey Cancer Center. 

Through 12 years of DanceBlue, more than $11 million has been raised to support this cause and this year's efforts alone raised over $1.8 million. This year, the Alpha Theta Chapter of Delta Zeta raised $31,538.36 and had 38 members participate in the marathon. Also this year, Madison Conroy, a senior Delta Zeta, served as the Overall Chair for DanceBlue accompanied by 5 other senior members of the chapter who served in various other positions on the committee.