THE PHI KAPPA ZETA SORORITY | est. 1892
Words of Wisdom
“...I would say this to every deaf girl and woman: learn whatever you have a chance to learn; keep your eyes open, your mind attentive, your hands active; try to find out what talents you have.” -May Martin, co-founder of O.W.L.S., first Deaf woman to graduate from Gallaudet with a M.A. degree & first female faculty member at Gallaudet
"Civilization is too far advanced not to acknowledge the justice of woman's cause. She herself is too strongly impelled by a noble hunger for something better than she has known, too highly inspired by the vista of the glorious future, not to rise with determination and might and move on till all barriers crumble and fall." -Agatha Mary Agnes Tiegel Hanson, first president of O.W.L.S. & first woman to graduate from Gallaudet with a B.A. degree
The grand opening of Gallaudet University Museum's newest exhibit, Deaf HERstory, recently took place in the Museum Annex in JSAC at Gallaudet University. The exhibit traces the history and lives of Deaf women in the United States, examining their stories through the lenses of Women's Lives, Education, Movement and Action, and Overcoming Struggle. The magnificient HERstory exhibit also features important historical tidbits of O.W.L.S. and the Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority.
On October 9, 2015, the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees announced the selection of the first Deaf Woman Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, J.D., to become the 11th president to lead Gallaudet University, a place we all call home. We, the Sisters of the Phi Kappa Zeta, send our warmest congratulations & best wishes!