Theta Rho, California State University/Los Angeles

About Theta Rho Chapter

Theta Rho was founded on April 30, 1966 at California State University/Los Angeles in La Verne, CA. We've been around 52 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 10. We currently have a total of 65 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.07! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!

Heart for Hearing
School Year Total
$2,983
School Year Goal
$5,000
Total Raised
$17,827

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Chapter News

A Personal Philanthropy Becomes Social Media Driven-Campaign for Theta Rho (California State University/Los Angeles), Raising $400 in 5 Days for Los Angeles Dream Center

The Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles raised over $400 in five days during a social media campaign, “Give Me 5 in 5 Days”, to fund community outreach programs provided by the Los Angeles Dream Center.

For nearly a decade, Theta Rho member Kimsly Quezada has poured her heart into volunteering at the Los Angeles Dream Center. The safe place, which has been committed to the Los Angeles community for over 22 years, offers assistance to in-need government housing projects, houses families and emancipated youth at no charge, and provides rehabilitation to those affected by the addictions of substance abuse.

"Helping others and volunteering has always been something dear to my heart. So, when joining Delta Zeta, I was instantly attracted to how much they care for others through philanthropy. Delta Zeta has given me the chance to introduce non-profit organizations to an amazing chapter like Theta Rho," says Kimsly Quezada.

From July 17 to midnight on July 21, 2017, the Theta Rho Public Relations Committee used the chapter’s social media as a way to campaign for philanthropy funds toward the Dream Center. The chapter’s followers were encouraged to donate $5 and to share and post the campaign photos to their accounts to motivate even more awareness for the Los Angeles Dream Center.

Through the “Give Me 5 in 5 Days” campaign, the Theta Rho Chapter widened its audience and engaged those unaffiliated with Greek organizations to support Delta Zeta and the Los Angeles Dream Center. The campaign also united Theta Rho alumnae, collegians, and fellow Delta Zeta chapters. Theta Rho was incredibly grateful for the $50 dollar donation provided by the Pi Kappa Chapter at the University of Idaho.

"This social media-driven campaign proved that small gestures, like re-posting, to increase awareness for a cause or forfeiting a daily Starbucks to donate $5, can make a game-changing impact on the lives of others," said Destinee Cordeiro, Theta Rho Public Relations Chairman. "The Theta Rho Chapter would like to give praise and gratitude to the extended Theta Rho family for supporting and making this campaign possible. Special thank you to our Collegiate Chapter Director, Tania Roney, who helped with the creation and implementation of this campaign. Thank you to all the Pasadena-Foothill alumnae who shared, re-posted and donated toward our campaign. And, once again, an enormous thank you to the Pi Kappa Chapter of the University of Idaho for being so generous and lending a hand to a fellow Delta Zeta chapter." 


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Delta Zeta Theta Rho Chapter
Delta Zeta Theta Rho was founded at the California State University/Los Angeles campus on April 30, 1966. It is one of 166 international chapters of Delta Zeta Sorority which was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Theta Rho is a part of Delta Zeta’s Region X and serves the greater Los Angeles community. With a roster of over 100, the chapter takes pride in developing the greater world’s strong future leaders and global citizens. To learn more about Delta Zeta Theta Rho, visit www.deltazetacsula.com

Dream Center Foundation
The Dream Center Foundation funds programs providing educational opportunity, emergency food and medical services, transitional housing for homeless families, youth and veterans as well as support for victims of human trafficking through its principal partner, the Dream Center Los Angeles. Each month more than 50,000 people are assisted in Los Angeles alone, and countless others through its network in 41 states and 21 countries. To learn more, https://dreamcenter.org/

California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. Cal State LA is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, the University serves more than 28,000 students and has more than 245,000 distinguished alumni.

Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center. For more information, visit www.CalStateLA.edu.

Theta Rho Chapter improves chapter GPA by 12.5%, now among top in academics at CSULA

Theta Rho Chapter members understand that "We are, first and foremost, students," and take pride in their academics as university students. "As a chapter, we have made efforts and changes to enhance our experience as Delta Zetas," said Caitlin Spencer, Academics Chairman.


"Our perennial pursuit to improve our chapter has led to our academic progression" she continued. "We increased our chapter GPA by 12.5 percent in Fall 2016. Our chapter GPA achieved was a 3.12, rising from a 2.78 in the previous semesters, while our New Member class GPA increased from 2.84 to 3.18. This put our chapter in the top averages nationwide and amongst the top organizations at CSULA.



"Though we had a minor challenge with some of our members on academic probation, we were able to proudly report 12 members on the Dean's list and take immense pride in their individual accomplishments. Since our GPA has increased surpassing our 3.0 goal, we are continuing our overall efforts to improve our academics as a chapter.

"Our new members and members are encouraged through our academics program incentives, study hour competitions, and study buddies. Still, the most important factor in our achievements is reaching these goals as a chapter. This past year, I was also able to set our records through our GINsystem, allowing us to remain more focused on our chapter goals.

"As the Academics Chairman, I am proud to showcase how our membership in Delta Zeta has enhanced our college education. We have learned how to focus on our college career while maintaining our social responsibilities as Delta Zeta members. We have created a better space academically on campus and improved our attitude towards school. Our academics adviser, Adrienne Ferguson and I, work closely to help improve and enhance our member's experience and our hard work is paying off," Caitlin concluded.

Theta Rho Chapter (California State University/Los Angeles) receives six university Standards of Excellence Ceremony Awards

The Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles swept six awards during the campus’ Standards of Excellence award ceremony hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator, Michael Maksymowski, at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.



One of over 25 sorority and fraternal organizations on the university's LA campus, Theta Rho received one of eight recipients gifted with the "Excellence in Civic Engagement" award; one of 11 groups and the only National Panhellenic sorority recognized for the "Excellence in Social" award; one of nine organizations presented with the "Excellence in Values and Standards" award; one of 11 recipients presented with the "Excellence Leadership Development" award; and one of 10 groups selected for the "Excellence Financial Obligations" award. Theta Rho also took home the coveted “Overall Chapter Standards of Excellence” award and was one of the nine organizations who were celebrated.

These awards were given to the chapter by the school for exceeding the expectations for participation within the school community, implementing excellent and informative programs throughout the year, and showcasing a superb example of the campus’ standards. The chapter holds the highest GPA on campus, and has had much success with philanthropic events, including Hike for Hearing this year.

“We’re very proud of what the chapter has accomplished,” reflected Cristabell Martinez, chapter President. “These awards set a precedent for the chapter’s future success.”

In addition to chapter awards, selected individuals who have made great contributions to Greek Life and the CSULA community were honored at the event. Mitzi "Faith" Gabriel, received the "Spirit of Service" Award. Faith has served the community as the Vice President of Philanthropy for the local National Panhellenic Council at CSULA and was most recently elected to serve as NPC President.

Other awards given that night were “Outstanding Greek Scholar” given to Sydney Washington, Delta Sigma Theta; “Outstanding Greek” awarded to Aton Molchanov, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; “Silent Award” presented to David Torres, Phi Sigma Kappa; and the “Service Project Award” given to Kappa Delta Chi for their Burrito Project.

The Theta Rho Chapter has big plans for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. With goals to continue to go above and beyond within their academics and philanthropy, Theta Rho is striving to maintain the Standards of Excellence titles that were awarded to them.

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Delta Zeta Theta Rho
Delta Zeta Theta Rho was founded at the California State University, Los Angeles campus on April 30, 1966. It is one of 166 international chapters of Delta Zeta Sorority which was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Theta Rho is a part of Delta Zeta’s Region 10 and serves the greater Los Angeles community. With a roster of over 100, the chapter takes pride in developing the greater world’s strong future leaders and global citizens. To learn more about Delta Zeta Theta Rho, visit https://deltazetathetarho.wixsite.com/dzthetarho

California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. Cal State LA is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, the University serves more than 28,000 students and has more than 245,000 distinguished alumni.


Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center. For more information, visit www.CalStateLA.edu.

Theta Rho Chapter (California State University/Los Angeles) crafts a philanthropy event filled with love for Starkey


The Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles spent a special Valentine's Day this year spreading unconditional love to help Delta Zeta's national philanthropic partner, the Starkey Hearing Foundation..



Theta Rho hosted a philanthropy event in partnership with their favorite boba tea shop, Tpumps, with all proceeds were dedicated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Members crafted cute Valentine grams and donate delicious hand-made baked goods.

"The chapter's booth was decorated in all shades of red and pink, catchy love songs filled the air, and there was nothing but smiles and warm hearts all around," said Eimeeleen Zamora, LAMP Editor.
"Theta Rho is proud to say that the Tpumps fundraiser was a huge success! A grand total of $1,118 was raised and was given to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Shoutout to our
lovely philanthropy team headed by Faith Gabriel, for all the hard work and dedication. And another shoutout to all our amazing sisters for making this fundraiser worthwhile!"

Building stonger bonds at the 2017 Presidents Academy

"Having the opportunity to represent our chapter at Delta Zeta leadership conferences is truly amazing. Building relationships within our network of sisters is an experience we wish every member could have," said Cristabell Martinez, Theta Rho Chapter (California State University/Los Angeles) President and Tania Vasquez Roney, College Chapter Director.

While attending the 2017 Presidents Academy in Dallas, Texas, both Cristabell and Tania built on the foundation of Delta Zeta sisterhood while interacting with leaders from across the nation.

"We loved the opportunity to share this amazing opportunity with our sisters in our region from the Xi Omicron (Loyola Marymount University), Epsilon Epsilon (California State University/Fresno), Gamma Lambda (San Jose State University), Pi Gamma (California State University/Northridge), Gamma Omicron (San Diego State University) Chapters, Leslie Evans Williams, National Vice President of Membership and Jeanine Petersen Triplett, Past National President," Tania continued. "It was an exciting weekend of leadership, sisterhood and fun in Dallas, Texas."

Delta Zeta alumnae Super Heroes run the Disney Avengers 10k for St. Jude

Two Delta zeta alumnae ran in the Disney Avengers Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland® Resort in Los Angeles, California during the weekend of November 12-13, 2016.

Because sisterhood goes beyond college, the Delta Zeta heroes who ran the Disney 10k Avengers in support of each other and St. Jude Children's Hospital were Adrienne Mesa Ferguson, California State/Los Angeles - Theta Rho, current Academics Adviser for Theta Rho Chapter and a past College Chapter Director for Theta Rho, and Kristin Tang, San Diego State - Gamma Omicron, also a past College Chapter Director for Theta Rho.

Adrienne and Kristin, with other participants, put their Super Hero skills to the biggest test yet – 19.3 miles of awe-inspiring runs in the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge! They were cheered on by the Earth's mightiest heroes as they made their way through the Disneyland® Resort and along the historic streets of Anaheim in this action-packed adventure designed to challenge the mightiest Super Heroes.

The alumnae joined the Avengers team for the Super Heroes Half Marathon with mighty runs, incredible surprises, and the chance to take home your own Super Heroes Finisher Medal. And that's exactly what these Delta Zeta Super Heroes did!

Theta Rho Chapter (California State University/Los Angeles runs Turtle Trek for The Painted Turtle camp, demonstrating global citizenship

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, 22 members of the Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles made a two-hour journey to the grassy hills of Lake Hughes, California in support of “The TOUR de TURTLE and TURTLE TREK.”

Theta Rho promoted awareness about the camp by inviting fellow Greeks on campus to join them in the Turtle Trek event to raise funds for The Painted Turtle camp. Twenty gentlemen of Sigma Nu Fraternity at CSULA and six members of the Xi Omicron Chapter from Loyola Marymount University joined their team “DZTURTLES4PTC.” The team raised $1,000, contributing to the impressive $136,947 raised for the camp’s original goal of $150,000.

Founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, 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, are encouraged to embrace their unique camp experience, and inspired to explore and foster personal growth. The Painted Turtle has been Delta Zeta's National Service Project since 2006.



“It was such an amazing experience to have an opportunity to physically participate. We’ve always talked about being able to visit the camp, we raised money in the past, but this time I was actually able to be there. It is such a great atmosphere, in a beautiful setting, and so serene. I can definitely see why it’s so inspiring for kids. It was so much fun to share this experience with my sorority sisters because everyone was so jolly and excited. The drive was totally worth it,” said Faith Gabriel, DZ’s Vice President of Philanthropy

“I felt Turtle Trek brought sisters together, continuing to build our sisterhood and making it stronger. I enjoy going to The Painted Turtle camp because it always makes me feel appreciative. Overall, it was a good experience, as when I have attended there before,” said Alyna Serna, Standards Chairman.

Participants had the opportunity to make a wish in the wishing turtles, where special wishes are written and put inside individual “Golden Wishing Turtles.” This was a very unique experience to the members as it brought awareness of how many fun activities children enjoy when they visit the camp.

Other volunteers arrived earlier to help set up the tracks, pass out water, help in food stations, registrations, games, etc. This camp is open year round allowing children with chronic illnesses to have a place to just be kids with the best medical treatment possible on site and all thanks to the donations and efforts done through various events.

Aside from the fun that the kids experience, it is clear to anyone that visits this camp is filled with magic and empowerment. The staff and volunteers at camp there are great and kids aren’t afraid of letting their illness get in the way of fun. The realization that their illness doesn’t own them empowers them to live a week long care free event and that to me is powerful and worth all my volunteer hours

"I’m extremely proud of the women at Delta Zeta for continuously bringing awareness in the CSULA community and peers about the amazing opportunities they have and their contributions to becoming truly global citizens. This camp is all about empowering campers and as Delta Zeta women, we are proud and honored to pay forward our time and give our energy as we raise funds throughout the year, but most importantly raise awareness among our friends and community about what is dear to us,” said Tania Roney, College Chapter Director.

The Theta Rho Chapter is extremely thankful to the gentlemen of Sigma Nu: Marvin Alberto, Christian Bautista, Matthew Chiou, Mark Garcia, Ethen Gonzalez, Ricky Gonzalez, Michael Ibarra, Kenji Karuhaka, Devin Lavin, Pablo Panuco, Ronnie Peralbo, Luis Ramirez, Edgar Rodriguez, Julian Rodriguez, Julian Rodriguez, Andrew Romero, Gabriel Salinas, Doug Torres, Nate Trias, Sean Warner and Cyrus Wofford for participating and sharing in their experience.

Delta Zeta participants in Turtle Trek included: Caroline Burt, Izzie Corcuera, Becca Cordier, Megan Daggett, Megan Davis, Dev Elizondo, Mercedes Evangelista, Evelyn Felix, Faith Gabriel, Ariami Garcia, Megan Glendinning, Marjorie Martinez, Alexis McCowan, Jacqueline Mora, Crystal Nerio, Kelly Nguyen, Kiana Perez, Lucy Perez, Lauren Pritting, Karla Quinteros, Anna Rizza, Ari Rodriguez, Estefania Sandoval, Alyna Serna, Aimee Velasquez, Davina Vienetta, and Yazmin Whang.

Theta Rho Chapter (Calif. State Univ./Los Angeles) goes green to keep LA beaches clean

The Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles has hosted beach cleanups every other Friday in August to help clean local beaches and give back graciously to their community.

"We have so much fun bonding while leaving our beaches clean and beautiful!" said Jocelyn Vargas, LAMP Editor. "Delta Zeta loves our beaches, which is why we choose to go green, in conjunction with our Pink Goes Green movement!"

Theta Rho Chapter welcomes potential new members to California State University/Los Angeles

The Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles participated at the campus's Greek Information Night. The event consisted of 25 different Greek organizations tabling to inform the campus community about the beenfits of Greek life and their organizations.

To promote Delta Zeta, the chapter performed their own version of the song "Locked Away." Theta Rho members promoted Panhellenic formal recruitment and informed potential new members about life as a Delta Zeta. The performance was in front of a crowd of more than 100 students and faculty.

Theta Rho Chapter raises more than $8,000 for Speech and Hearing on California State Univ./Los Angeles' campus

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Theta Rho Chapter at California State University/Los Angeles successfully hosted its annual Hike for Hearing event. The night consisted of a 3k walkathon, food, games and henna tattoos. The collegiate members of the chapter also educated the participants of the event about Speech and Hearing as well as Starkey Hearing Foundation while giving out glow sticks.

The chapter has raised $3,075 from the event and ticket sales alone, thanks to the gracious support and sponsorship of local businesses, alumnae and chapter members.


In addition to the Hike for Hearing event, each active member had a goal of raising at least $75 via their personal Hike for Hearing pages that helps the chapter meet its $5,000 goal for the year. Theta Rho is very proud of one of their newest members from Fall 2015, Gurpreet Nijjrah, for raising the highest amount of donations in the amount of $200.

Mitzi Faith Gabriel, Vice President of Philanthropy, along with the chapter's new Collegiate Chapter Director, Tania Vasquez Roney, California State - Theta Rho, Philanthropy Advisor, Alejandra Rodela, and an amazing committee worked hard to organize and this successful and large event. Theta Rho raised more than $8,000 for the cause, a great achievement for a first-time event.


Members of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity participated in the Hike.

The Theta Rho Chapter is grateful to everyone who supported Delta Zeta's national philanthropy partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation, including the students of CSULA, Delta Zeta's friends, families and alumnae. The chapter is also thankful to other Greek organizations that supported the event including Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Theta Pi, Phi Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Nu.

Theta Rho Chapter celebrates its 50th anniversary at California State University/Los Angeles

June 10, 2016



In the Spring of 2016, Theta Rho celebrated 50 years on the California State University/Los Angeles campus by hosting a special luncheon and a Rose Formal. At both events, alumnae shared wonderful stories from Theta Rho's past. "These events were very dear to our hearts as our sisters came together to celebrate the past and present successes and the sisterhood that has lasted 50 years at California State University of Los Angeles," said Gabriela Alatorre, Historian. "We hope to continue the great legacy that has been passed on for generations."