The Delta Zeta Theta Rho Chapter at California State University, Los Angeles swept 6 awards during the campus’ Standards of Excellence award ceremony hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator, Michael Maksymowski, at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.
One of over 25 sorority and fraternal organizations on the Cal State LA campus, Theta Rho knocked out the competition winning the most awards of the night. The chapter was 1 of 8 recipients gifted with the "Excellence in Civic Engagement" award; 1 of 11 groups and the only National Panhellenic Sorority recognized for the "Excellence in Social" award; 1 of 9 organizations presented with the "Excellence in Values and Standards" award; 1 of 11 recipients prized with the "Excellence Leadership Development" award; and 1 of 10 groups selected for the "Excellence Financial Obligations" award. Delta Zeta Theta Rho also took home the coveted “Overall Chapter Standards of Excellence” award and was 1 of the 9 organizations who were celebrated.
These recognitions were given to the chapter by the school for transcending the expectations for participation within the school community, implementing excellent and informative programs throughout the year, and showcasing a superb example of the campus’ standards. The chapter holds the highest GPA on campus, and has had much success with philanthropy events, Pie a DZ and Hike for Hearing this year.
“We’re very proud of what the chapter has accomplished,” reflected Theta Rho Chapter President, Cristabell Martinez. “These awards set a precedent for the chapter’s future success.”
In addition to chapter awards, selected individuals who have made great contributions to Greek Life and the CSULA community were honored at the event. For this, we are extremely proud of our sister, Mitzi "Faith" Gabriel, who received the "Spirit of Service" Award. Faith has served our community as the Vice President of Philanthropy for the local National Panhellenic Council at CSULA and was most recently elected to serve as NPC President. Other awards given that night were “Outstanding Greek Scholar” given to Sydney Washington, Delta Sigma Theta; “Outstanding Greek” awarded to Aton Molchanov, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; “Silent Award” presented to David Torres, Phi Sigma Kappa; and the “Service Project Award” given to Kappa Delta Chi for their Burrito Project.
The Delta Zeta Theta Rho chapter has big plans for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. With goals to continue to go above and beyond within their academics and philanthropy, Theta Rho is striving to maintain the Standards of Excellence titles that were awarded to them.
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Delta Zeta Theta Rho
Delta Zeta Theta Rho was founded at the California State University, Los Angeles campus on April 30, 1966. It is one of 166 international chapters of Delta Zeta Sorority which was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Theta Rho is a part of Delta Zeta’s Region 10 and serves the greater Los Angeles community. With a roster of over 100, the chapter takes pride in developing the greater world’s strong future leaders and global citizens. To learn more about Delta Zeta Theta Rho, visit https://deltazetathetarho.wixsite.com/dzthetarho
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. Cal State LA is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, the University serves more than 28,000 students and has more than 245,000 distinguished alumni.
Cal State LA is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center. For more information, visit www.CalStateLA.edu.