The Delta Zeta Zeta Kappa chapter recently completed our 2019 spring recruitment season! Throughout our recruitment process we came upon unforseen weather circumstances with the polar vortex coming through but that did not stop our excitement about helping girls find their new home within our chapter! We were able to hand bids out to four new amazing girls and we cannot wait to watch them grow within our chapter!
Zeta Kappa, Ohio Northern University
About Zeta Kappa Chapter
Zeta Kappa was founded on May 16, 1959 at Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH. We've been around 60 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 5. We currently have a total of 60 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.17! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 2595 service hours and $2015.95!
"Anywhere you go there is a way and a need to serve a country as your own, and that is the true way to think globally."
Monica Foutty is a senior at Ohio Northern University studying as a Psychology major and Communications minor. A member of the Zeta Kappa Chapter, she is living her life fully as a global citizen who wants to understand and appreciate the world and the people who live in our world and who bring diversity and beauty to it.
Monica is taking an International Advertising and Communications class in which she is learning about the differences in cultures across the world. "My second class," Monica said, "is Korean Fan Dancing, where I learn about traditional Korean culture and am learning their traditional dance. Fan dancing is an absolute blast!"
During the month of July, Monica is visiting Korea as part of a study abroad program. "In Seoul, South Korea, I am studying abroad for the month of July," Monica said. "I visited Thailand for a long weekend trip. While here, I have met students from all over the world, visited many temples and museums, and taken excursions with the school and more.
"What has really made the trip, though, were the people of Korea and Thailand, the ones I met and the people I traveled with. I love experiencing new cultures, making memories and getting out of my comfort zone. I love how anywhere I travel, yes, there is a language barrier, and that's a beautiful thing, because it means we're all different, but the one thing that stays the same is our laughter."
Monica's experiences have fed her soul, as she discovered the human experience is the same in every part of the world. "A little back story," she said, "is that I went on a mission trip to Cambodia a few years back and fell I love with Asia, which is what sparked my interest for these trips. There are countless times I couldn't understand a person or they couldn't understand my awful Korean, so we just laughed together. When the sales lady couldn't understand that we needed to buy bedsheets, we played charades with her for an hour while she patiently helped us around store aisles to find what we needed. Anywhere you go there is a way and a need to serve that country as your own, and that is the true way to think globally. Every place in the world is different and I cannot wait to see more of it."
Monica's travels are all the more meaningful as she shares her experience with a Delta Zeta sister.
Monica (left) with Hannah
"I came with a sister who is a sixth year pharmacy student, Hannah Buehrle, who is an alumna now," Monica continued, "but we had two years together as collegiate members, so it has been cool getting to explore with her. As we were two years apart in school, we did not get to know each other as much as we hoped. There is a bond that is created when you travel with someone and also a bond between your sisters and you that is unlike anything else, so it's been incredible to have both of those with her and build our friendship even stronger!"
After graduation, Monica hopes to find a job overseas teaching English or doing work that will allow her to travel to other countries and meet the many people of those countries. She has a lot to share, and she is eager to learn what others have to share with her, too.
The Zeta Kappa Chapter was honored to accept Ohio Northern University's Greek Life Awards for Outstanding Alumni Program, Outstanding Risk Management Program, Most Improved GPA, Standards of Excellence - Silver and, Claire Witschger (second from right), received the Outstanding New Member Award.
Members of the Zeta Kappa Chapter (Ohio Northern University) visited Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility for the facility's Valentine's Day dance.
Zeta Kappa members enjoyed visiitng and dancing with the residents, and are looking forward to next year's dance!
Zeta Kappa Chapter teamed with Sertoma to hold a fundraiser for the Starkey Hearing Foundation: the First Annual Diamond Rose Gala. This black tie affair included a silent and a Chinese auction, dinner and live music. All proceeds went to the Starkey Hearing Foundation as well as Sertoma.
Another event Zeta Kappa hosted to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation was its annual Hoops for Hearing event. Teams sign up to play basketball. The ultimate winners earn a prize, and all proceeds are donated to the Foundation. "It's a well-attended event every year, and we are always excited to host it," said Julia Vachon, LAMP Editor.