Dear New Member and Parents,
We hope you’ll take a look around and learn more about our wonderful Fraternity for women.
ZTA was founded on Oct. 15, 1898, at the Virginia State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Va. We now have more than 231,000 initiated members, 163 active collegiate chapters and 236 alumnae chapters across the country.
So why have 231,000 women chosen to become members of Zeta Tau Alpha? Each one probably has a different answer. But I believe the primary reasons are:
-a lifetime of friendship
-opportunities to serve others
-a commitment to high academic and personal standard
A ZTA collegiate member experiences friendship from the very start. In her first six weeks as a new member, a Zeta will learn about the Fraternity through Zeta Is Forever, the first-year link in Membership Enrichment Program, and be matched with a Big Sister to help her feel at home. Other Links to follow are: Second-Year/Leadership, Third-Year/Wellness, Fourth-Year/Transition, and Fifth Link/Alumnae World.
Our Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation is the philanthropic and fund raising arm of the Fraternity. The ZTAF leads our efforts in breast cancer education and awareness, provides more than $500,000 in scholarships annually, and sponsors educational and leadership opportunities for our members and others. The Foundation also funds the GreekLifeEdu program for all of our new members. We invite you to take a parent preview of the GreekLifeEdu and MentalHealthEdu programs.
Our ZTA Fraternity Housing Corporation is the largest in the Panhellenic world and provides safe, secure and competitive housing for all our collegiate members.
We are so very proud of all of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, our programs and our service. We hope you’ll explore our Web site to find additional information about our organization, chapters, Foundation, philanthropy, housing, events and programming. You can even shop for ZTA gift items.
Carolyn Hof Carpenter
Zeta Tau Alpha National President