What You Can Expect As A New Member:
Epsilon Omicron's New Member program goals reflect the purpose of the Sorority as
described in our Constitution, and reflects the vision of our National Council to
instill pride, loyalty and commitment in every Delta Zeta. Those goals are:
To teach every New Member the responsibilities of
membership and create a respect for the core values and principles of the Sorority.
To foster a sense of belonging and involvement with
the chapter among each New Member.
To educate each New Member about her own life-long commitment
to Delta Zeta Sorority.
To provide educational opportunities for personal
growth to every member of the Sorority.
What is rush or new member recruitment?
Recruitment is the time for Potential
New Members to meet Delta Zeta sisters at organized parties and explore
what Delta Zeta has to offer. Recruitment also allows Delta Zeta sisters
to get to know each Potential New Member before deciding to invite her
to become part of the sisterhood.
Who is eligible to become a member of
Any undergraduate woman enrolled
full-time at Western Illinois University with 12 credits or more, who
has at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and the desire to grow in
understanding and love as a sister.
Can a first-term freshman join Delta
A first-term freshman may join Delta
Zeta, but she must show proof of at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA from high
My grades are very important to me. How can I be sure
that they won't slip during the New Member period or after I become a sister?
Individual academic performance is Epsilon Omicron's first priority. We have an
Academics Chairperson who coordinates assistance for sisters that need help in
any academic subject.
If I become a sister, how long is membership good for?
Once you become an initiated member of Delta Zeta, you are a member for life. As
a collegiate, you share the bond of sisterhood with 165 Delta Zeta National
Sorority chapters across the United States. As an alumna, you have the
opportunity to become involved in one of 250 Delta Zeta alumnae chapters located
across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
Does Delta Zeta have a sorority house at Western Illinois University?
Yes, a minimum of 26 sisters live in the house. It is a Delta Zeta requirement that all sisters live in the house a
minimum of one year and that the house be at capacity each year.
What are the current financial requirements to becoming a sister?
Once initiated, active members pay $204 in dues, a $60 parlor fee, and a
$40 furnishing fund every semester. The average cost, per semester, for an
active sister who does not reside in the Delta Zeta house is $304.
Those who live in the Delta Zeta house are expected to pay room and board
in the amount of $3040 per semester, in addition to their dues. The average
cost, per semester, of living in the house is $3244. (including additional fees).
How much are chapter dues?
After you have been initiated into the chapter, dues are $204 per semester.
Are there any other expenses involved with being a member of Delta Zeta?
Some Delta Zeta functions and mandatory events are covered by chapter
dues. Occasionally members will want to purchase additional items for events
such as t-shirts and party favors. Some additional unanticipated charges will
occur throughout the year for all members.
What chances do I have of becoming a leader in the Delta Zeta chapter?
Delta Zeta has many executive board positions and many chairperson offices, as
well as committees for special activities. Epsilon Omicron also has a 100% chapter
involvement directive, requiring our members to belong to at least one other