ZTA collegiate chapters are required to develop a new member program that reflects the true meaning and high standards of sisterhood that in no way demeans, embarrasses or endangers an initiated member or new member. Chapters that fail to uphold this policy will be placed on National Probation, which can lead to revocation of the chapter’s charter.
If a member believes that activities in her chapter may constitute hazing, or if she feels in any way hazed by individual members, she should immediately contact her New Member Advisor, General Advisor or Province President, or call International Office at 317-872-0540.
If she is uncomfortable speaking to a ZTA about the activity, she may call the Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline at 1-888-NOT-HAZE (888-668-4293). Zeta Tau Alpha and 19 other national fraternities and sororities joined together to establish this hotline. Callers may remain anonymous or they can provide personal information so that their concerns can be responded to directly.
Zeta Tau Alpha is also a platinum sponsor for National Hazing Prevention Week.
Alumnae, members and new members have a responsibility to refuse to participate in any form of hazing either by allowing themselves to be hazed or permitting it to happen to another Zeta Tau Alpha.
In 2009, Zeta Tau Alpha and the ZTA Foundation announced a five-year commitment for the development of a new award recognizing the outstanding hazing prevention efforts of campuses. A $10,000 cash prize will be given annually to one campus for innovative, effective, comprehensive, year-round, cross-departmental, senior administration-supported hazing prevention programming. The Zeta Tau Alpha Award for Innovation in Campus Hazing Prevention has been presented to these campuses:
- Florida State University, 2010
- University of Kentucky, 2011
- Drexel University, 2012
- The College of William & Mary, 2013
ZTA’s Hazing Prevention Program: My Sister, My Responsibility.