Delta Zeta- Theta Mu of Saint Cloud State University held our Hike for Hearing event on September 22. We hosted it at the Quarry Preserve in Waite Park, MN. It was Amazing Race style so we had a variety of challenges the individuals or teams of 5 had to complete. It was truly amazing how 20 of us woman plus the individuals who participated came together in the COLD weather to participate and raise money!
Theta Mu, St. Cloud State University
About Theta Mu Chapter
Theta Mu was founded on January 8, 1966 at St. Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, MN. We've been around 53 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 8. We currently have a total of 27 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.18! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 145 service hours and $1096.29!
The Theta Mu Chapter of Delta Zeta teamed up with the fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, to help support their philanthropy called Freeze-A-Thon, to raise money for the SeriousFun Children's Network! For one week, members would take turns to stay out in the cold for 24 hours from February 5th-9th, to help raise money! Everyone had a great time staying in a tent over night, doing homework, watching movies, and of course eating pizza! We had a goal of $3,000 and we were able to raise $3,543 (in online donations). Phi Kappa Tau decided to give proceeds to the Painted Turtle Camp and we are so happy we get to support them and the event! Our Philanthropy Chair, Hannah Maas, says that she is so happy with the outcome of our event and that she is proud to be a DZ! She has dedicated herself to this event for the week by going on many radio stations and giving much of her time! our chapter strives to go above and beyond and we continue to give graciously!
The Theta Mu Chapter at St. Cloud State University invited friends and family to hike to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
"Our chapter raised $340 dollars with all proceeds going to the Starkey Hearing Foundation for speech and hearing," said Kylie Nelson, Alumnae Relations Chairman. "After the walk, we sold t-shirts and our Philanthropy Chairman gave a speech and some facts on raising money for Starkey. It was great to have other chapters, the community and alumnae to come support us and our philanthropy!"
The Theta Mu Chapter held its third annual Turtle Brunch in March, 2017. The chapter raised more than $1,000 by selling brunch, souvenir cups and hosting a silent auction. All money raised was donated to The Painted Turtle Camp.
"This is one of Theta Mu's favorite philanthropic events," said Kylie Jo Nelson, LAMP Editor, "because we have a great time eating with organization."
The Theta Mu Chapter of St.Cloud State University helped the organization, Wigs for Women, this year at its annual event.
"This is our second time volunteering with this event and working with the wonderful women who organize it," said Kylie Nelson, LAMP Editor. "The event raised around $9,000 to help women battling cancer receive a wig and bring their confidence back!"
Marissa Von Broten, President of the Theta Mu Chapter at St. Cloud State University, has confidence in herself and the faith that she is making a difference -- all because of her Delta Zeta experience.
"Delta Zeta has done so many wonderful things for me," Marissa said. "Ever since I joined Delta Zeta, I have a confidence in myself and a genuine appreciation for everything this Sorority does for women. Delta Zeta has helped me become a better leader, and I have developed a passion for my chapter and this organization on a national level. I would do anything for any of my sisters, and this Delta Zeta has taught me to love my sisters, and myself, more.
"Because of this amazing organization, I have been inspired to give more of myself. Our chapter has put on amazing events to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation and The Painted Turtle camp, simply because we are so passionate about these causes. I am honored to be a part of something so wonderful, and I cannot wait to see the growth this organization experiences in the future."
The Theta Mu Chapter at St. Cloud State University celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. In January of 1966, Theta Mu Chapter charter members Katherine Erickson Wilks, Judyanne Honigs Beissel, Sharon Josephs Blalock, Mary Harris, Kathleeen Hogan and Gayle Nimmo McKean were initiated, making Theta Mu the third Minnesota college chapter in Delta Zeta at the time.
Once the chapter was established, 31 members pledged to Delta Zeta in April of 1966. The picture includes some of the women of the 1966 class. The Theta Mu Chapter is thriving today. "We have 35 wonderful members that continue to hold fast to the beliefs and values of Delta Zeta," said Hailey Cummings, LAMP Editor and Alumnae Relations Chairman. "We have our charter members to thank for bringing us this amazing sisterhood that became possible at St. Cloud State University!"
Members of the Theta Mu Chapter and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at St. Cloud University teamed for the school's Freeze-A-Thon event. Freeze-A-Thon takes place over five days event to raise awareness and funds for the SeriousFun Children’s Network, which is the umbrella organization of The Painted Turtle camp, Delta Zeta's national service project.
"Approximately 60 volunteers participated, and each spent about 10 hours outside raising money for this amazing organization," said Hailey Cummings, LAMP Editor. "We had a courageous goal of raising $5,000 and we are lucky to say that with the amazing help of the community and alumnae, we made our goal!"
Charter members of the Theta Mu Chapter in 1966.
We've got a great weekend planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our beloved Theta Mu Chapter. Join us at the Killarney Rose Ball in St. Cloud in April 2016. (Date and location TBA.) We will have events planned Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning. Visit our Reunion Website for more information!