Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), or ‘Zeta’ for short is an international fraternity for women founded all the way back in 1898. The fraternity was initially founded in Farmville, Virginia, where it was one of the ‘Farmville Four’.
Farmville Four included the four fraternities for women founded at the school then. Today, its international headquarters is situated in Carmel, Indiana with over 257,000 active members.
ZTA Foundation Vs Breast Cancer
Meanwhile, the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation or ZTA Foundation was founded in 1954. Since its establishment, the fraternity has had notable partnerships such as the American Cancer Society which saw the foundation taking the driver’s seat in making great strides against breast cancer.
Plenty of noise was made by the society to highlight breast cancer awareness including their trademark phrase ‘Think Pink’ which is now a term widely used everywhere.
Membership at ZTA
As of early last year (2020), ZTA recorded 257 collegiate chapters. This includes both collegiate and alumnae chapters.
Alumnae chapters also includes ZTAlways, the virtual alumnae chapter which allows members to still have a strong sense of bonding even though they do not have the opportunity to meet in person.
ZTA fees depend on which chapter you are enrolling at as it differs according to location. Generally, you can expect new member fees to be around $500 to $1,000.
Additionally, there are also different fees depending on whether you reside at the fraternity house as it includes additional housing bills.
Why you should be part of ZTA
There is a long list of names of notable members at ZTA including Miss America 1971 and Emmy Award winner Phyllis George; Virginia Shehee, a businesswoman, philanthropist, and member of the Louisiana State Senate; and Dr. Ellen Taaffee Swiich to name a few.
Notable past members are made up of a mix of talents including beauty pageant winners, businesswomen, philanthropists, doctors, etc. who all share the same passion for fellowship and social service.
No matter what your calling in life is, ZTA is there to help you shape your existing skills and interests so that you become a beacon of society while doing whatever you are passionate about.
Join this solid network of women empowerment today and set sail on an abundance of opportunities to grow. Check out ZTA’s past programs and partnerships to see if any of them matches what you want to do in life.
You never know, you might have just found your place at Zeta Tau Alpha.