Epsilon Upsilon, University of Central Oklahoma

About Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

Epsilon Upsilon was founded on September 11, 1956 at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. We've been around 62 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 11. We currently have a total of 55 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 $0.00!

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Sweet for Starkey

The cold weather is now upon us, so we decided to break out the fire pit and roast some s'mores with our sisters.

The Epsilon Upsilon chapter just hosted our annual "Desserts with Delta Zeta" philanthropy event. Like years in the past, the event was incredibly successful. Our sweet sister, Jordan Gray, wrapped up her time as VP of Philanthropy with the sweetest event. We are so thankful that she was able to put on such an incredible event which gave the chapter a great opportunity to reach out to the community, not just in greek life but as a whole, so that we could raise money for Starkey.

Our sisters brought all kinds of desserts; from cake pops to cute little turtle cookies. We are also so thankful for the alums of our chapter for being there to support us and even bringing some sweet treats along with them. The continued support from our alumnae chapter is what helps this sisterhood thrive, as well as the support from our friends and family who also attended our event.

We wrapped us the night with a dance party with members from other chapters on our campus that came to support us.

In total, we were able to raise $2,100 with this sugary sweet event, and we can't wait till next year rolls around so we can max out our sugar intake once more.

Epsilon Upsilon is For The Kids

On April 14th, Delta Zeta and the rest of the fraternities, sororities and on-campus organizations at the University of Central Oklahoma danced for a total of 8 hours for a philanthropy event held by UCO called Bronchothon. All the aching backs, hurting feet and growling stomachs were so worth it as we watched the Bronchothon team reveal how much money we had raised on stage. Each hour of the event consisted of different themes, and songs were played in light of those themes. Our sisters jammed out to Jonas Brothers, Sean Kingston, and even the Hannah Montana theme song together.

Bronchothon is an organization/event held on our campus each year that consists of a day of dancing for the kids. All the proceeds from the event go towards our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Oklahoma City. At the event, miracle children attend and perform talent shows, share their stories, and dance the night away with us. This event is especially close to the heart of our chapter because one of our alumna women has a miracle child, Mattie, who stole the show and brought a tear to our eyes all in the same night as we heard her story and watched her perform a dance routine on stage.

Before the final hour of the event, awards were given to the different organizations for their contribution to the event. Our chapter won 3rd place in the overall miracle cup points for attending events, sharing donor drives, and raising money, which was amazing. One of our sisters who we are extremely proud of, Jessica Chiaffitelli, raised the most money on her donor drive out of all the participants at $4,400. A few of our members who did an amazing job representing Delta Zeta at this event were Sam Scales (who was on the board of directors for Bronchothon), Whitney Hammer, and Kelsey Jones (our Bronchothon Chair).

This event raised $97,504.29 in total for the kids. It was truly a complete success, and Delta Zeta was so happy to be a part of it.

“To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.”


Epsilon Upsilon Chapter Hosts Breakfast at Delta Zeta

There is nothing like walking into a house and smelling bacon and cinnamon rolls. That is what we smelled when we walked into our home, along with our peers, family members, and friends on campus March 29th. Breakfast at Delta Zeta not only made for a ton of smiles and laughs, but we also raised $1,600 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. We decided to host a new event to raise money towards our philanthropy, and it turned out really successful…. And made for some super cute pictures as well. We had enough donuts, yogurt and berries, bacon, bagels, and muffins to last a lifetime.

This event wouldn’t have been successful without the help of our VP of Philanthropy exec member Jordan Gray. She spent months planning this great event, and making sure it was a success. It was her very first philanthropy event, and a debut of Breakfast at DZ, which was more than a hit. Our sisters also contributed tremendously by selling 6 tickets each at $5 to their friends and family, and they spent plenty of time tabling in our student union which helped advertise for our event.

Breakfast at Delta Zeta was a first, and will most definitely not be a last. You may ask, “what does it sound like to change a life?” and my answer to you would be the sound of my sister’s giggles and bacon sizzling on the stove as our CCD cooks in the kitchen, or even a high five from a sibling as they walk through the doors of our home. With the money we raised, we were truly able to save lives. So the world may hear.

As Holly Golightly once said, “home is where you feel at home,” and these sisters have made Delta Zeta home.

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter (University of Central Oklahoma) raises more than $4,200 for speech and hearing

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter (University of Central Oklahoma) hosted its annual Hike for Hearing on March 4, 2017. With 160 participants, the event raised $4,210 for speech and hearing.

On April 1, the chapter participated in the Big Event on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Students were divided into groups to help different sites throughout the community.

"Most of us helped a neighborhood clean their streets and walkways," said Katherine Shanks, LAMP Editor. "We also had the privilege of participating in our campus's first ever BronchoThon, a dance marathon benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. We were the second highest fundraising organization on campus. Our entire campus raised $68,405.37 for the kids!"

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter (University of Central Oklahoma) raises $2,000 for Delta Zeta Foundation

Epsilon Upsilon hosted its successful Desserts with Delta Zeta fall fundraising event, which included delicious desserts and raffle baskets decorated for guests to enjoy. "We raised over $2,000 with this event for the Delta Zeta Foundation," said Kimberly Gardner, LAMP Editor and Historian. "We are also raising awareness for i Have a Choice week and are preparing for homecoming next month."

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter wins first place in University of Central Oklahoma Homecoming parade
March 16, 2016

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter won first place in the University of Central Oklahoma Homecoming parade, which led the chapter to third place overall. Epsilon Upsilon has proudly completed 3,604 community service hours in the past year.