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’.
The Farmville Four included the four fraternities for women founded at the school back in the day. Today, their international headquarters is situated in Carmel, Indiana with over 257,000 active members.
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 allows members to have a strong connection even though they may not have the opportunity to meet in person.
How much does it cost to pledge Zeta Tau Alpha?
The cost to join Zeta Tau Alpha depends on which chapter you are a member of and differs depending on the 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 live in the sorority house as it includes additional housing bills.
Benefits of join Zeta Tau Alpha
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 include beauty pageant winners, businesswomen, philanthropists, doctors, etc. All of which share the same passion for fellowship and philanthropy.
Joining a sorority is a great way for you to make connections and give you a sense of community while away at college. Zeta has endless leadership opportunities. It is an excellent way to develop your skills and provides you with the chance to work with others based on your interests.
Join this solid network of women today and set sail on an abundance of opportunities to grow academically and personally. Check out ZTA’s past programs and partnerships to see if any of them interest you. You never know, you might have just found your place at Zeta Tau Alpha.