Theta Iota, Western Carolina University

About Theta Iota Chapter

Theta Iota was founded on May 8, 1962 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. We've been around 57 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 14. We currently have a total of 50 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.14! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 189 service hours and $129.10!

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Sisterhood Day

Kyler Johnson (Left) and Kennedy Reed (Right). These two ladies of the Theta Iota chapter of Delta Zeta share an amazing photo of themselves during the sisterhood day event for recruitment week. A long week in which both ladies helped participate in selecting some of the newest members of Delta Zeta, and which we as a chapter could not be more proud of ALL of the ladies that took part in such an amazing event. A small message from Kennedy, "We as Delta Zeta women should strive to inform others about the passion we uphold for Delta Zeta, and we should share the wonderful memories that Delta Zeta has given to us. Delta Zeta is fierce and she is the reason we have scholar collegiate women, friends, but even more she is the reason we have a sisterhood to call ours."

Recruitment Spring 2019

We celebrated the amazing arrival of wonderful NEW women to the sisterhood of Delta Zeta. We in which helped select young women in what we thought was for the best interest of the Theta Iota chapter of Delta Zeta. We welcomed 22 new members in our sisterhood, and we could not be more proud. Recruitment week was held January 16th through the 20th. The first two days were sisterhood days, and rounds lasted about 30 minutes each. Day three was philanthropy, and the chapter did an activity of putting ear plugs in with the PNM's to demonstrate what it would potentially sound like with a hearing impairment. Day four was preference ceremony, and oh man was that sappy! We shared laughter and tears with the girls as the week came to an end, and as a whole,? it was a hard decision for the chapter in making sure we saw potential in each bid we gave out.

Christy Phillips-Brown, Delta Zeta National Vice President of Collegians, named one of six of Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Grocery

SALISBURY, N.C. — Progressive Grocer magazine has named six Food Lion leaders to its prestigious 2017 Top Women in Grocery, one of the food industry’s highest honors.

Christy Phillips-Brown, APR, Director of External Communications and Community Relations for Food Lion, and Delta Zeta National Vice President of Collegians, is one of those six leaders.

Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery award recognizes grocery retail leaders who demonstrate excellence in leadership daily throughout the industry, their stores and the communities where they proudly live and work. The awards honor leaders in various categories.

Christy Phillips-Brown oversees public relations, media relations, executive communications, crisis communications and community relations. During her tenure, she has transformed the public relations team to drive more proactive public relations efforts through effective storytelling, led the development of the company's national award-winning philanthropic platform, Food Lion Feeds, as well as created new and innovative brand journalism tools to help position Food Lion positively in the grocery industry. Christy is a resident of Charlotte, N.C.

"We are extremely proud of the excellent leadership and commitment these leaders have exhibited to our customers and associates,” said Greg Finchum, senior vice president of retail operations. “Food Lion appreciates the positive difference they each make everyday."

All six leaders will receive their award on November 9, 2017 during a special cocktail dinner celebration at the Westin O'Hare, in Chicago, Illinois.

Christy, who has served on Delta Zeta's National Council since 2014, has also served the Sorority in many other roles, including Regional Collegiate Coordinator and College Chapter Director.

About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, a U.S. division of Zaandam-based Royal Ahold Delhaize Group. For more information, visit


Theta Iota Chapter named Chapter of the Year at Western Carolina University
June 24, 2016

The Theta Iota received the Chapter of the Year Award at Western Carolina University for the 2015-2016 year.

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"The real achievement happens when change is embraced," said Emily Wall, Historian and LAMP Editor. "With encouragement from Whitney Reed, our College Chapter Director, we're here as sisters to pick one another up and help each other reach our individual and group goals. We are all very different, but we all hold the same ideals. We're an extremely goal-driven group of women, and we're taking advantage of that throughout the numerous opportunities that we encounter."

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Emily continues, "I live by the Creed every day, but what I hold onto the most is 'to those who my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.' I will do this, not only for my sisters, but to any person I meet. As our chapter is growing, so is our love for an organization that never lets us down. Theta Iota became Chapter of the Year because we worked hard to live by our Creed, to raise money for a philanthropy that touches each one of our hearts in one way or another, and by inviting women into our Sorority who hold the same moral values as each woman who came before us has. These women will continue to perpetuate this growing and ever-changing legacy that is Delta Zeta."