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"From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it." ~Unknown
"Sororities symbolize all that we wish to accomplish in our lives. They represent the struggles we all face as we grow. Why we cling to them no one can explain, but in the end, we are all stronger for it." ~Unknown
"Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of the ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It's someone to share with, to celebrate your achievements." ~ Anonymous
"Individually unique. Together complete." ~ Unknown
"The group of people you associate with says a lot about your character. In my opinion, we're on the right track." ~ Unknown

"If I paid for my friends, I surely didn't pay enough." ~ Anonymous

"Did you ever wake up and wonder if you joined the right sorority? We don't." ~ Unknown

"There are two types of women in this world: sorority women and those who wish they were." ~ Unknown

"They are the family we choose to surround us, the sisters bound by love instead of blood. They know when we are lonely, and appear without being called. When we feel lost, they provide a living map to what comes next; when we doubt everything about ourselves, they remind us who we are." ~ Barbara Alpert
"Behold the turtle. She only makes progress when she sticks her neck out." ~ James B. Conant

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. She is your sister." ~ Barbara Alpert


We're not sisters by birth, but we knew from the start;
we were put together to be sisters by heart." ~ Anonymous
"Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends." ~ Unknown

"My sisters have taught me how to live." ~ George Wasserstein

"You should never look down upon a sister except to pick her up." ~ Unknown

"There's a special kind of freedom sisters enjoy.
Freedom to share innermost thoughts, to ask a favor, to show their true feelings. The freedom to simply be themselves." ~ Anonymous

"My sister is the first person I call with good news, so we can celebrate matter what I'm feeling, her response is the one I want to hear before anyone else's. She is my sounding board, my confidante, my keeper of secrets--and my best friend."
~Kathleen O'Keefe

"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confidante -- it is to have a soul mate for life." ~Victoria Secunda

"They're the people you can share your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just be yourself with. They don't judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs & smiles. You're tied together by love for the other. Sisterhood is the greatest thing in the world. I find my time with my sisters the best times of my life. My sisters are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, my tears, my love and my life" ~ Unknown 

"What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?" ~ Jenny DeVries

"When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder who can stand against us?"
~Pam Brown
 "Letters today, Leaders tomorrow." ~ Unknown
 "No matter the Letters, we're all Greek together." ~ Unknown

"Whatever the Letter, Greeks do it better!" ~ Unknown

"Not just college, but for life." ~ Unknown
 "People ask why I am in a sorority and I try to explain all the things a sorority is that they cannot see. A sorority is more than letters on a sweatshirt, I say. More than traditional songs, a gold pin, rituals, and obligation, or a way of life. A sorority is learning about people, a sorority is giving without expecting a return. A sorority is earning respect from others, as well as for yourself. A sorority will not solve all your problems. But I have made good friends and found confidence there to help me take life one step at a time." ~Unknown
"It's not just letters, parties and good times. It is a feeling that will never leave you as long as you live. It is a responsibility and a duty to yourself and you sisters. It is an eternal love." ~Unknown
 "Chance made us Sisters, choice made us friends." ~Unknown
 "Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." ~Unknown
"The ties that bind me to my sisters are not wrapped around my wrists, but rather are fastened to my heart." ~Unknown
 "Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." ~Uknown

"Don't walk in front of me and be my leader, don't walk behind me and be my follower, but walk beside me and be my sister." ~Unknown
 "You should never look down on a sister except to pick her up." ~Unknown
 "Sisterhood is many things. It's a warn smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello... It's all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It's treasured. It's sacred. It's knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It's dreams shared, and goals achieved. It's counting on others and being counted on. It is real." ~Unknown
 "A sister knows all about you, but loves you anyway." ~Unknown
 "Friends change. Lovers leave. Sisters are eternal." ~Unknown

For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.  ~Christina Rossetti


The purpose of this sorority shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members and to develope plans for guidance and unity in action; objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort. ~Unknown

Sorority Soliloquy

I’ve heard it said a sorority
Is a waste of time; but I know better…
For I have seen the love and walked
In the splendor of sisterhood…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority
Is sad; I can’t agree…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority
Is a dull, selfish place; It can’t be true…
I’ve seen the affection, watched it
Fill my heart, the very air…
And I have learned the Creed
Polished and spotless from end to end
And I’ve watched the sorority’s
               Devotion drape each and every active.   

And pledge to look like nature’s
Freshly-granted love nourished for growth…
I’ve heard it said that a sorority is
Harmful, but they are wrong…
For I know my sisters…watched them
Strive to save a cause, spend of themselves…
And I’ve watched them hope, dream,
And aspire, side by side…
I’ve heard them say these things,
But I would disagree…
Because for every shadow I have
Seen a hundred rays of light…
For every plaintive note I’ve
Heard the symphony of joy…
For every penny-weight of bad,
I’ve found a ton of good…
Good in nature, in people, in my sorority…
I’m thankful I belong. ~ Unknown

Do You Just Belong?
Do You Just Belong?
Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed?
Or are you contented that your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock?
Or do you stay at home and criticize and knock?
Do you ever go and visit a member that is sick?
Or leave the work to just a few and talk about the clique?
There's quite a program scheduled that I'm sure you've heard about.
And we will appreciate it if you'll come and help with hand and heart
Don't be just a member, dig in and do your part.
Think this over member - you know right from wrong.
Are you an active member, or do you just belong?
~ Unknown

I Know a Girl...

I know a girl...
Who is amazing.
She runs a few miles a day, aces her classes,
organizes social events, and participates in all sorts of campus organizations.
At night she may go out and have fun, but she always manages to get everything done.

I know a girl...
Who will let you cry on her shoulder and will be there for you in times of need.
She has lots of friends and makes sure she leaves enough time to hang with them all.
She will give good advice and listen to your every word and thought with an unbiased ear.
She will love you for who you are and accept you no matter what.

I know a girl...
Who will smile even though she didn't have the greatest day.
She always brings her positive attitude and it's contagious.
Those who are around her want to smile too!

I know a girl...
Who will bring out the best in everyone she meets.
She has friends in many different houses on this campus as well as friends who are not Greek, because she does not care what house you're in.
Who parties it up at fraternity parties, but goes many other places at night.

You might know this girl too...
Whether you're in her house or not, everyone knows one of these girls.
She is my sister.
She might be your sister, or she might be someone else's.
Those that know this girl know what sororities are all about because she represents them in almost everything she does. ~Unknown
Sometimes we stand outside life
Waiting for a door to open to us
Hoping the person behind that door
Will let us in and be our friend
I was once on the outside
Until a door opened to me and
Behind it I found not only a
Friend, but a new world- a sisterhood-
Now I stand behind that door- on the inside
Helping to open it for someone else
Who stands where I once stood.  ~ Linda Parks
is so many things..."

It's a warm smile on a cold and rainy day
a friendly hug, a cheerful hello.
It's baking cookies together.
It's get better cards when you are sick.
It's "Just because I love you" presents.
It's a phone call just to make you smile!
It's all that a good and lasting friendship is,
only better!
It's treasured. It's sacred.
It's knowing that there will always
be someone there for you, no matter what.
It's dreams shared, and goals achieved.
It's counting on others, and being counted on!
It's... Delta Zeta!"
~ Anonymous

In her golden lamp and rose
Diamonds and roses
The lamp burning bright
Finding your pathway
With shimmering light
What is the wonder
Of sisters and friends
Caring and sharing the love never ends

Love in Delta Zeta
Straight from the Heart
Pulls us all together

Never apart
And once you learn to speak it
All the world will hear
Love in Delta Zeta
Is fluently spoken here

You see all our differences
Yet look how we're the same
We love to laugh to dream our dreams
We know the sting of pain
From Washington to Lexington
Our sisters love DZ
And pledges all get misty eyed
To pledge their loyalty
  ~ Unknown

"Every girl can be pretty in pink...but you can only be beautiful if you add a little green".

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