Our nine Founders were very young, just 14 and 15 and studying to be teachers at the Virginia State Normal School, when they envisioned a sisterhood that would last a lifetime. They held their first meetings in a bathroom. Now, most women join ZTA at age 18 or 19 as they enter their college years, and our chapters meet in houses, lodges, dormitories, Panhellenic suites and classrooms. But ZTA membership is much more than just a college experience. Zeta is Forever.
During your years as a collegiate member of ZTA, you can expect to experience sisterhood in nearly everything you do. You and your sisters will learn together, play together, eat together and grow together. As a new member, you will learn about the values found in The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha that you should “seek” as a Zeta, including greatness, understanding, purpose, sisterhood, nobility, meaning and commitment. You will have a Big Sister to lead you through this stage of membership and into your Initiation.