Becoming the 13th sorority at Southern Miss, Eta Zeta was colonized on September 20, 1984 and was installed in February 1985 with 23 collegians and one honorary initiate. As a colony, the chapter became involved in all campus and Greek activities and that tradition continues. In 1991, Eta Zeta brought recording artist group EXTREME to town for a benefit concert, raising $10,000 for Eta Zeta sister Monica Goretski's double-lung transplant. The chapter resides in a Greek village. Former international officer Jeri McGraw Hurst, Delta Eta - McNeese, served as an advisor for many years.