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Zeta Tau Alpha is proud of its successes in the Greek community. Over the past several years, the Fraternity has won numerous awards for its outstanding programming, philanthropic efforts and communications.

2016

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Award

Excellence in Educational Programming Award
This award recognizes ZTA's mental health program, Behind Happy Faces, for its powerful peer-to-peer collegiate curriculum and its advisor online workshops in Z-Learning.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Printed Materials - Educational
Created by ZTA as a part of its partnership with Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Kappa Phi and Sigma Nu, the "Men Vs. Women" alcohol awareness poster relays important information about alcohol's effects on the body.  

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Publication Improvement - Printed Materials
The 2015 NLC Toolkit and Workbook were a much more functional and fun way to facilitate collegiate leadership training. 

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Overall Social Media Engagement
ZTA's social media proved again to be engaging and meaningful across all platforms. 

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third Place, Critics' Choice Photograph
Selected on-site by other FCA Annual Conference attendees, a photograph submitted by Iota Theta Chapter (Georgia Institute of Technology) took home the bronze. 

Fraternity Communications Association Award  

Third Place, Best Online Magazine or Feature
As part of National Hazing Prevention Week 2015, ZTA shared an online feature about the Stanford Prison Experiment.

 2015

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Overall Social Media Engagement
ZTA's overall social media content and presence aims to engage members in meaningful ways on all platforms.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third Place, Multimedia Presentation, Educational
ZTA's "New Members are not Babies" video took a clever, humorous approach to an important topic.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third Place, Inter/national Website
The fresh, clean design of zetataualpha.org enhanced ZTA's strong brand.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Specific Purpose Website for Z-Learning
Z-Learning's personalized user experience and fun look impressed judges while capturing their attention.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Human Interest Writing, Short for "Building a Nobler Womanhood"
A portion of the Themis feature about entrepreneurs focused on Kristen Beddard (Gamma Epsilon Chapter, Pennsylvania State University), who reintroduced kale to European farmers.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, News Writing, Long for "Your Overall Wellness: Grab the wheel"
This winter 2014 Themis feature article taught members about the Wellness Wheel, which focuses on the six different facets of personal health.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second place, Greek Life Writing for "Our Best Brand Ambassador—You!"
Written in conjunction with the launch of our new visual brand, this summer 2014 Themis article explained members' roles as representatives of ZTA.

2014

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Overall Social Media Engagement
ZTA’s overall social media content and presence aims to engage members in meaningful ways on all platforms.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Social Media Campaign for #CongratsALPHA
This social media campaign centered on the return of Alpha Chapter (Longwood University) and showed how compelling ZTA sisterhood is in a virtual realm.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Special Purpose Website for ZTAFeed
ZTAFeed was created originally for National Hazing Prevention Week, to spread the message of hazing prevention in an impactful way using humor. The published lists are inspired by BuzzFeed and reached more than 40,000 people.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Total Communications Award for ZTA and NFL: 5 in 15
This award for a single-purpose campaign honored the overall communications around the ZTA Foundation’s 5 in 15 milestone with the National Football League.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Multimedia Presentation General for Reflect Values in Action
This creative, original and inventive video asked members to reflect on their personal and ZTA values and how they lives those in their daily lives.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third Place, Publication Improvement for the International Office Brochure
This two-sided glossy card with large images and poignant information honors ZTA International Office. The previous version was a tri-fold brochure with small photos.

2013

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Best Use of a Foundation Grant
For ZTA's Alcohol Skills Training Program. ASTP focuses on strategies for reducing risks associated with drinking.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Social Media Engagement
Zeta Tau Alpha views social media as a communication tool as well as an educational tool to create real learning. Through social media, ZTA seeks to build community, spark creativity and grow pride in the organization.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, Human Interest Article (short) for "ZTA Becomes 90th Birthday Gift"
Article from the winter 2012 issue of Themis describing Bertie McConnell's dream to become a Zeta Tau Alpha. As a 90th birthday gift, Bertie was initiated into Alpha Mu Chapter at Washburn University.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third Place, Design of two-page spread for "Where Does My Money Go?"
Spread from the spring 2012 issue of Themis describing how Foundation donations are allocated among philanthropy, scholarship and educational programming.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Critics Choice Photography Award for Kappa Photo

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Award

AFA/CoHEASAP Award for Outstanding Alcohol/Drug Prevention Program
For Know the Strength, Know the Time, Know the Amount program that educates about safe drinking behavior.

2012

North-American Interfraternity Conference Award of Distinction

Best Campaign/Program in Support of Outside Philanthropy

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, Inter/National Website
www.zetataualpha.org

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Second Place, News Feature Article (short) for "Tornadoes teach lesson of ZTA sisterhood"
Article from the summer 2011 issue of Themis describing the strength of Nu (University of Alabama) and Eta Upsilon (Missouri Southern State University) chapters in the aftermath of powerful tornadoes ripping through Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Joplin, Mo.

2011

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Best Communication Effort for our multimedia campaign around online privacy. The campaign featured an animated video, magazine package and facilitation guide on social media privacy and reputation management.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

First Place, News Feature Article (short) for "Epsilon Zetas Step into National Spotlight"
Article from the spring 2010 issue of Themis magazine detailing the celebration and controversy around Epsilon Chapter's first-place finish in the Sprite Step-Off.

2010

North-American Interfraternity Conference Laurel Wreath Award

This award recognizes individuals or Greek groups that are truly elevating the fraternity/sorority movement. ZTA is being honored for its participation in and use of the University Learning Outcomes Assessment (UniLOA). ZTA is the only fraternity for women and one of five total fraternal groups using the assessment with its entire membership.

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award

Best Use of a Foundation Grant for Advisor Academies
During the 2009-2010 school year, the three academies trained 131 alumnae who volunteer as collegiate chapter advisors in organizational and financial management, teamwork, communication, risk reduction and leadership development. The academies were held at the ZTA chapter houses at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award

Best Campaign or Program in Support of an Outside Philanthropy for the Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention
ZTA has made a five-year commitment to this award, donating $10,000 each year to a school that conducts innovative, effective and comprehensive hazing prevention programming. Florida State University was the first recipient of the award in 2010.

Outside the Classroom Prevention Excellence Award for ZTA’s work with AlcoholEdu® and GreekLifeEduTM

Since fall 2006, Zeta Tau has required all of its collegiate members to complete and pass AlcoholEdu® for College, an online alcohol prevention program, or GreekLifeEduTM, a program focusing on three core subject areas: alcohol, hazing and sexual assault.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third-place Publications Improvement - Printed Materials for Ready, Set, Recruit!
The Ready, Set, Recruit! workbook uses fun, colorful icons and call-out boxes to draw attention to important aspects of this guide to recruitment.

2009

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

The Public Relations/Best Public Relations Effort- for the ZTA Foundation’s 10th Anniversary THINK PINK® celebration with the Washington Redskins.
In October 2008, in order to recognize ZTA’s 10th year of involvement with the football team, over 200 ZTA volunteers distributed 42,000 pink ribbons to fans. Members of the Redskins family wore special ZTA Think Pink T-shirts, all stadium employees wore ZTA pink ribbons, and the Fraternity was honored on the stadium’s Jumbotron and on Redskins TV online.

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Donor Education/Relations- Best CD/DVD/Video for ZTA’s 2008 Philanthropy Party video
This video was shown at 80 percent of ZTA recruitments across the country and featured still and live video to give potential new members a glimpse of the Fraternity’s relationships with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Yoplait®, SELF magazine, the National Football League and numerous other breast cancer awareness and education partners.

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Best Campaign/Program in Support of an Outside Philanthropy for ZTA’s involvement in the SELF Challenge
To promote the SELF Challenge, the ZTA Foundation featured it on the ZTA website and through weekly e-mail blasts that included healthy lifestyle tips. ZTA also developed an official ZTA SELF Challenge Facebook page where members had the opportunity to share their experiences with the Challenge.

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Best Use of a Foundation Grant for a Fraternity/Sorority Project or Program for its funding of My Sister, My Responsibility
The My Sister, My Responsibility program teaches and empowers chapter members to prevent and confront hazing and other destructive behaviors while reinforcing friendship and sisterhood.

Outside the Classroom Prevention Excellence Award

ZTA’s work with AlcoholEdu® and GreekLifeEduTM
Since fall 2006, Zeta Tau has required all of its collegiate members to complete and pass AlcoholEdu® for College, an online alcohol prevention program or GreekLifeEduTM, a program focusing on three core subject areas: alcohol, hazing and sexual assault. These decisions reflect ZTA’s commitment to the overall health and welfare of its members.

Fraternity Executives Association Willis HRH Fellow Award

Runner-Up for My Sister, My Responsibility
This award recognizes exceptional leadership programs and initiatives. ZTA’s My Sister, My Responsibility program educates members about hazing and the negative impact it can have on individuals, chapters, and the organization as a whole.

Fraternity Communications Association Award

Third-place Printed Material/Innovative Design Award for My Sister, My Responsibility
The My Sister, My Responsibility workbook uses fun, colorful icons and call-out boxes to draw attention to important aspects of the hazing prevention program.

Fraternity Communications Award

Third-place, Short News Feature Article for “Union University rebounds after severe tornado”
In the spring 2008 issue of Themis, the magazine paints a picture of what it was like for members of Beta Omega Chapter (Union University) to survive and move on from a tornado that destroyed much of the campus.

2008

North American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Donor Education/Relations- Best Donor Newsletter for the ZTA Foundation’s Fall Newsletter
The 2007 ZTA Foundation Fall Newsletter updated alumnae on the developments and accomplishments made throughout the year. The newsletter reached approximately 90,000 members. This large annual mailing also provided an opportunity to cultivate new donors.

College Fraternity Editors Association (now Fraternity Communications Association) Award

First-place, Publications Improvement for the Zeta Is Forever New Member Workbook
In fall 2007, ZTA sent its revised Zeta Is Forever New Member Workbook to its chapters. Unlike the previous version, the new edition featured innovative design that included contemporary themes such as text messages and Zoogle (playing off the Internet search engine, Google).

College Fraternity Editors Association (now Fraternity Communications Association) Award

Second-place, Personality Profile Article for “Sisters-in-law share their creativity and comfort”
In the spring 2007 issue of Themis, readers were told about two Zetas, sisters-in-law who assist with local bereavement luncheons in Denton, Texas.

College Fraternity Editors Association (now Fraternity Communications Association) Award

Honorable Mention, Multimedia Presentation for Zeta is Forever New Member DVD
As a supplement to the Zeta Is Forever New Member Workbook, an informational DVD was created to further inform new members about the organization. Narrated by ESPN reporter and ZTA alumna Erin Andrews (Gamma Iota Chapter, University of Florida) the DVD offers a new way to learn about ZTA.

2007

North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundation Award of Distinction

Best Public Relations Effort for ZTA’s New Member Parent Mailing
In the fall of 2006, the ZTA Foundation sent a mailing to all parents of current and new collegiate Zetas to inform them about AlcoholEdu® for College, a web-based alcohol abuse prevention program that ZTA required every collegiate member to complete in order to help members make informed decisions regarding alcohol use. This mailing was also sent to all university Presidents and fraternity/sorority advisors to inform them of Zeta Tau Alpha’s involvement in the program.

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