Zeta Phi, Slippery Rock University

About Zeta Phi Chapter

Zeta Phi was founded on March 23, 1963 at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA. We've been around 56 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 3. We currently have a total of 43 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.43! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 9 service hours and $0.00!

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Academic Achievement

Zeta Phi chapter at Slippery Rock University had received the highest cumulative GPA, and was awarded with an academic achievement award for the 2018 fall semester.

Zeta Phi's sister travels to The Painted Turtle Camp

Zeta Phi's sister, Taylor Bronowicz, was able to get the pleasure of traveling to The Painted Turtle Camp this past summer. The camp being our international philanthropy, this was a great honor!

Here are a few words from Taylor about her experience.

I’ve been lucky enough to experience the magic of The Painted Turtle twice now. It has showed me how something as simple as a five day camp can change the lives of children. During my first summer, I got to see that many of the boys from the oldest group came back knowing just about every single person at camp, including staff and volunteers. This year I got to work with the youngest group of girls. For many of them, it was their first time away from home and their first time at camp. It was amazing to watch these girls come to camp as shy strangers and leave as best friends. The girls were so excited to have the opportunity to participate in so many different activities that camp has. The experience that The Painted Turtle gives its campers cannot be replaced. These children go home having had new experiences, gained leadership skills, new friends and an endless amount of confidence.

Zeta Phi Receives Crest Award and Founders Award

At the 53rd Delta Zeta National Convention in San Francisco, Zeta Phi was given the Crest Award and Founders Award. Zeta Phi's president, Lauren Debiec, and Collegiate Chapter Director, Jen Walters, were there to receive the awards.

Here are a few words from Lauren about her experience at the convention:

"At the 53rd Delta Zeta National Convention in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to connect with sisters across the country, attend business meetings to help our sorority grow, and learn more about our wonderful philanthropy partners. I was able to attend an invitation service for Jenni Luke and also help spread awareness for speech and hearing in San Francisco. My favorite part was when our chapter was awarded the Crest Award and the Founders Award. During my time here, I saw how strong and passionate our sisters are all over the country and what amazing things are to come for Delta Zeta!"

Two Zeta Phi members receive the 'Rising Star' award at Slippery Rock University

The Rising Star title is awarded to students that influence positive change and inspire peers, faculty, and professional staff, while effectively delegating, communicating, and empowering an organization's members. These students balance academic life with leadership opportunities and stand out within the organization.

Delta Zeta- Zeta Phi members Halley Alexander and Julia Aloisi received this award on April 25th, during the 2017-2018 school year, both well deserving of the honorary title.

Halley Alexander is an Early Childhood and Special Education major. She is a peer mentor through the First-Year leader scholar program. Halley also recently was inducted into Order of Omega. As well as Delta Zeta, she is part of Early Childhood club and Autism Speaks.

Julia Aloisi is dual major in Integrated Marketing Communication and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management. She is involved in the Student Nonprofit Alliance, Lambda Sigma, and Lambda Pi Eta on campus. She has recently traveled with SRU to St. Lucia on a Care Break trip.

Academic Achievement

Zeta Phi chapter at Slippery Rock University was awarded with an academic achievement award for the 2017 school year. Zeta Phi holds the highest GPA on campus.

Zeta Phi's sister, Julia, travels to St. Lucia

Our wonderful sister, Julia, had a wonderful opportunity to travel to St. Lucia this winter. Here is brief story about her experience:

"My name is Julia Aloisi. I am an Integrated Marketing Communication and Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management major here at Slippery Rock University. This past winter break, I traveled to Soufrière, Saint Lucia for 12 days. While in Saint Lucia, I taught dental health education to students in the infant schools (Grades K-2). I took 300 dental kits that included a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and flossers for the children. I also brought them coloring pages and a dental brushing chart to help keep their brushing on a routine schedule. I was also able to work with children in the special education school. However, I did not spend all my time working with children. I also had the opportunity to conduct a leadership workshop for young adults in Soufrière that are working in nonprofit organizations. I have always had a passion for traveling but this experience taught me so much about myself and the lifestyle of the Lucian people. I hope to return to Soufrière one day soon! Until then, my next adventure will be to Athens, Greece during Spring Break 2018 to work in local nonprofit organizations and tour the beautiful Ancient Greece."

Zeta Phi Chapter is number one in academics at Slippery Rock University

The Zeta Phi Chapter won Greek Week 2017 with their partner, Sigma Tau Gamma.

For the 2016-2017 semester, the average philanthropic hours contributed by each sister was nearly 39 hours. The average amount of philanthropic dollars contributed by each sister was $156.50.

Austen Tarabay, Francesca Ferrante, Kelsey Musich, Kayla True, Martina Mikulic, Lauren Debeic and Sara Moore were inducted to the Order of Omega, an honorary organization that serves to recognize outstanding leadership in fraternity and sorority community on college and university campuses

The Zeta Phi Chapter was named number one in academics out of all 13 fraternal organizations on Slippery Rock’s campus, as well as number one in philanthropic fundraising and hours among all six sororities.

Throughout the academic school year, the members of the Zeta Phi Chapter regularly participate with their local philanthropy VOICe. VOICe is a victim outreach intervention center for victims of domestic violence. Throughout the school year, the sisters of Zeta Phi make meals as well as donate items needed by the organization.

Zeta Phi Chapter wins Greek Week 2017 and holds highest GPA at Slippery Rock University out of all Greek organizations

The Zeta Phi Chapter at Slippery Rock University, teaming with the brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma, were named the winners of Greek Week 2017.

For the Spring 2017 semester, the Zeta Phi Chapter earned the highest academic GPA out of all 13 sororities and fraternities at Slippery Rock University. Members Kelsey Musich, Kayla Treu, Martina Mikulic, Lauren Debeic and Sara Moore were inducted into the Order of Omega, an undergraduate honor society for members of Greek life who have achieved a higher standard in leadership, academic and philanthropic activities.

Lindsey Crandell, Julie Sealy, Lauren Debeic, Elyssa Evans and Taylor Schultz volunteered to help those with intellectual disabilities on a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain.

Rachel Truman participated in a spring break trip to volunteer at various school districts of the Dominican Republic.

In February, 2017, the Zeta Phi Chapter held its annual Hot Chocolate for Hearing fundraiser and raised over $100 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Throughout the semester, members created and donated meals for VOICe, a victim outreach center that provides services and shelter to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.

On April 16, the sisters of the Zeta Phi Chapter partnered with the brothers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and VOICe for the event Denim Day, which raises awareness about rape and sexual assault.

On April 8, members participated in Adopt-A-Highway, to keep 1-79 highway clean.

The first Painting With Turtles event was held on April 11, 2017 to benefit The Painted Turtle camp.

Zeta Phi members Payton Lewis and Taylor Bronowicz attended the Northeast Greek Leadership Association conference in February 2017.

Zeta Phi Chapter wins Greek Week at Slippery Rock University

The Zeta Psi Chapter at Slippery Rock University was declared Greek Week winners with partner fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma. The two Greek organizations were top in all Greek Week activities and fundraising for charity.

"The students put a lot of time and effort into having a successful week that really showcases the hard work that they do throughout the year," said Natalie Polana, a student affairs in higher education graduate student from Freeport and graduate assistant in SRU's Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. "This allows them to come together as a Greek community and celebrate their leadership opportunities and the relationships that they've fostered." (Slippery Rock University News)

See more at: http://www.sru.edu/news/050517c#sthash.wZuGt0sP.dpuf

Zeta Phi Chapter hosts first Sing It for Starkey event at Slippery Rock University
March 4, 2016

The Zeta Phi Chapter held its first annual Sing It for Starkey event on October 27, 2015 at Slippery Rock University. Seven organizations participated in a lip sync battle to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation. "We wanted to create an annual event that not only raised money for Starkey, but brought Greek life together to collaborate in a fun, entertaining way to represent unity and philanthropy," said    
Julie Sealy, Philanthropy Chairman.

The chapter also won two campus awards: Outstanding Community Service and also Best Collaboration with Pi Kappa Alpha for the university's annual 72-hour Bike-A-Thon.