Our chapter was founded nationally in 1902, and locally at Northeastern in 1989. We were founded on the principles that make up our six pillars: sisterhood, social, service, scholarship, standards and self. Every day, we strive to live our lives regarding these pillars. Through sisterhood activities, social events, and an academic mentoring program we continuously strive to achieve excellence in each other and ourselves. Xi Upsilon prides itself on our strong bonds of an incomparable sisterhood and a balanced life.
Delta Zeta Sorority was founded in 1902 as the first national sorority at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. There were six founders of Delta Zeta: Alfa Lloyd Hayes, Mary Jane Collins, Anna Louise Keen, Julia Lawrence Bishop, Mabelle May Minton, and Anne Dial Simmons. The sorority joined the National Panhellenic Conference in 1910.
Delta Zeta is one of the largest national sororities with 165 college chapters in 50 states. There are currently over 200,000 alumnae and collegiate members of Delta Zeta. The sorority colors are Old Rose and Nile Green, the flower is the Pink Killarney Rose. The sorority emblem is the Roman Lamp, its official jewel is the diamond. Delta Zeta headquarters are located in Oxford ,Ohio.