Delta Sigma Theta
Eta Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was founded on March 14, 1970 at Western Kentucky
University by 14 phenomenal women. These charter members, also known as the WANDS
(WE ALL NEED DELTA), had been functioning together since March 1969 to get a chapter
started at Western. These willing young women began their journey by approaching the
Dean of Student Life with the idea of starting a chapter on campus, but the Dean told
these ladies there was one sorority already on campus and there was no need for another
one. These ladies, determined with their minds made up for Delta, fought for what
they believed in and in 1970, the chapter to be known as Eta Zeta was finally established.
Delta Sigma Theta is a sisterhood of predominately Black college-educated women committed
to a lifetime of public service.
WKU Chapter: Eta Zeta
Founding Date: January 13, 1913
Original Charter at WKU: March 14, 1970
Color: Crimson & Cream
Flower: African Violet
Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity
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