A Brief Herstory About
Rho Delta Zeta Chapter
Rho Delta Zeta Chapter of Washtenaw County, Michigan was chartered on April 25, 1998 during the Great Lakes Regional Lakes Leadership Conference at the Westin Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Sorors S. Joy Gaines, Lauri D. Gause, Teresa K. Myers, A. Jean Reed, Chinissa Sumpter-White, and Margrette A. Taylor** were the six charter members of Rho Delta Zeta. In addition to Rho Delta Zeta chapter, five other Zeta Chapters were charted during the 1998 Regional Conference. International President Dr. Barbara West Carpenter, performed the chartering ceremonies.
Rho Delta Zeta Chapter was inspired Triumphant Soror Margrette Taylor who wanted a local chapter for Zetas living in the Washtenaw County, Michigan area. Washtenaw County includes cities, villages, and townships of Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Lodi Township, Manchester, Milan, Pittsfield Township, Saline, Scio Township, Superior Township, Whitmore Lake, Willis, Whitaker, York Township, and Ypsilanti.
Rho Delta Zeta is committed to fostering and promoting the sorority’s ideals of Finer Womanhood, Scholarship, Service and Sisterly Love. The chapter incorporates all of these deals through its many community service projects. Assisting other groups and organizations, which support the educational, cultural, and health needs of women and children are of special interest to the chapter.
Rho Delta Zeta is also the graduate sponsoring chapter for the Pi Delta Chapter at Eastern Michigan University.
**Triumphant Soror (Deceased)