Zeta Tau Alpha is based on core values and rituals that bind our sisters to one another and form the chain linking our chapters. We celebrate these values during National Ritual Celebration Week, March 5-11, 2017. We encourage chapters to set aside time during this week to reflect on the importance of our rituals and to explore how we can live out the values they teach each day.
We hope individuals and chapters will use the provided resources to commemorate the ties that binds us all in sisterhood.
If National Ritual Celebration Week occurs over your school’s Spring Break, please observe it later in March!
Wear your ZTA badge on International Badge Day, March 6. We will make a Facebook album of our members wearing their badges. Share a picture in one of these ways:
- Conduct one of the provided activities (below) with your collegiate or alumnae chapter during (or near) National Ritual Celebration Week. These are quick, fun and meaningful activities to reflect on the Ritual and values of ZTA.
- Conduct the Rededication Ritual during National Ritual Celebration Week. This is a great way to review the five core values and symbols of ZTA. (If you do Initiation this semester, conduct a values-based workshop instead.)
- Facilitate one of the eight values-based workshops in Today and Forever: Living Our Values.
Share these impactful videos!
The Secret Thoughts of the Ritual video challenges us to bring the ritual to life daily.
This video shows the relevance of The Creed throughout ZTA's history, as it is read by its author, Shirley Kreasan Strout.
Watch the Reflect Values in Action Video below and view the Facilitation Guide to start a conversation on using your values as your guide.
Phi Mu introduced National Ritual Celebration Week in 2011 to raise awareness of the importance of ritual and allow collegiate and alumnae members to reflect on the ritual. Click here to learn more and view additional resources for Ritual Celebration week.