Delta Alpha, California State University/Long Beach

About Delta Alpha Chapter

Delta Alpha was founded on March 20, 1954 at California State University/Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. We've been around 65 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 10. We currently have a total of 57 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.21! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $100.00!

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Risk at it's Core

At the end of January Breanna O’Neill attended the Chapter Operations Regional Experience (CORE) Training in Durham, North Carolina. This year Delta Zeta Nationals prepared an official training for those holding an office in VP of Membership, Treasurer, and the Standards Board Chairman. As the Risk Prevention Chair for 2019 for the Delta Alpha Chapter, Breanna’s position includes holding the responsibility of both Standards Board Chairman and Risk Management Chairman. Throughout the weekend she learned how to thoroughly execute her position, while complying to National’s policies and ensuring the future best experience for our chapter! More specifically, she learned the proper order of operations when a sister goes into “due process” and what steps of disciplinary action is required. After reflecting on the weekend, Breanna says she “Wants to ensure a clear line of communication with my chapter to reduce the number of women who meet with the Standards Board. In addition, I want to encourage a safe setting for sisters to be their best selves, in hope that it will reflect on the rest of the chapter!” Overall CORE was an amazing growing experience and opportunity for her and our fellow sisters from Delta Alpha along with meeting other DZ sisters from all over the country!

(breanna is featured on the right in the photo)

Delta Alpha Chapter (California State University/Long Beach) enjoy volunteering at The Painted Turtle camp
April 29, 2016

On the morning of February 6, 2016, 27 Southern California Delta Zetas, including members of the Delta Alpha Chapter at California State University/Long Beach, made the two-hour journey from the sandy coast of Long Beach to the grassy hills of Lake Hughes, California. The members reached the beautiful Painted Turtle camp located near Lake Elizabeth and about 15 miles west of Lancaster, California,

The Painted Turtle camp hosts children with serious medical conditions who can enjoy a camp experience and celebrate just being kids. The Painted Turtle provides fun and support for children with more than 70 medical conditions and helps children, as well as siblings and parents, have an enjoyable experience without having to worry about illness.

At camp, differences are celebrated and, since The Painted Turtle opened its gates in 2004, thousands of children and their families have enjoyed that freedom, encouraged to embrace their unique camp experience, and inspired to explore and foster personal growth. "Camp is all about empowering campers and as Delta Zeta women, we were proud and honored to pay forward our time and give our energy to camp that morning," said Kat Russo, LAMP Editor.
After checking in, having lunch, and playing some games with Delta Zetas from other schools and Phi Tau Fraternity friends from CSULB who also support The Painted Turtle, The Delta Alpha Chapter members made crafts for children who are unable to come to the camp because of their condition. Those campers get a special experience because camp is brought to them. The Painted Turtle Outpost is an outreach program that takes the fun and magic of camp  to the hospitals and medical community events throughout California and sets up a camp onsite.

Other volunteers prepared the play space for this summer’s campers, cleaning, organizing books, taking inventory, and making sure there was crayons and markers for the children. Others painted posters, organized summer brochures and itineraries for the campers arrive. The volunteers then enjoyed a question and answer session with the camp staff.

"Aside from the fun of The Painted Turtle camp that the kids experience," said Kat, "it is clear to anyone who steps foot in the dining hall that the camp is filled with magic. With misty eyes and hearty laughs, we listened to camp staff tell stories of kids who came to camp unsure of what to expect; afraid that their illness would get in the way of something great, only to see that same child at the end of the camp session with the biggest smile, surrounded by friends who share their condition, and the realization that their illness doesn’t own them. They are welcomed into camp with open arms and reminded that every child deserves to have the full camp experience."
Delta Alpha Chapter raises $1,500 for Starkey Hearing Foundation
January 25, 2015

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Delta Alpha Chapter's new 2016 Executive Board

The Delta Alpha Chapter raised $1,500.00 with its Turtle Tots event to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Join Delta Alpha (California State University/Long Beach) alumnae for an annual reunion!

Each year sisters from Delta Alpha Chapter (California State University/Long Beach) gather for a weekend to catch up and reconnect. The location is always out of town to allow everyone to enjoy a getaway. Last year, the gathering took place in Santa Cruz. Any Delta Alpha alumnae wishing to join us should contact Meagan Farrell at It would be great to see you!