Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau Alpha

Theta Iota
University of North Florida

Zeta Tau Alpha
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Organization Facts

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded October 15, 1898 by nine women at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University, in Farmville, Virginia. At only 14-15 years of age, these young women desired permanence to their friendships and hoped to perpetuate their sisterhood long after college. Zeta Tau Alpha was started as a fraternity, meaning they were not started by a brother organization. The young women knew of the fraternity system through brothers and friends. Their aim was, first and foremost, to band together in a union providing lasting qualities, girls who were congenial companions and close friends, perpetuating those friendships beyond college days. Now Zeta is the third largest National Panhellenic Congress group with 223 chartered collegiate chapters throughout the United States and Canada and over 260 active Alumnae organizations, thereby giving Zeta the distinction of being an International Fraternity. 

Symbols: Crown, Strawberry

Flower: The White Violet 

Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Grey

Open Motto: “Seek the Noblest” 

Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness and Education

Chapter Facts

The Theta Iota chapter of ZTA at the University of North Florida was founded on February 19, 1977.  Zeta Tau Alpha was the first sorority on our campus and we continuously strive to exceed the ideals our Founders sought for the future of our Fraternity on our college campus and in our Jacksonville community.  A gold link inscribed “Alpha” begins Zeta Tau Alpha’s chain of chapters.  Each time a new collegiate chapter is installed, a silver link etched with the chapter’s Greek name is added to the chain.  Our chapter at the University of North Florida is link 175.  The ZTA experience is made up of many parts.  Sisters are connected to a large network of over 235,000 women, which provides countless opportunities.  The bonds of friendship that are formed in both collegiate and alumnae chapters last a lifetime.  Women develop leadership skills by taking on responsibility both within ZTA and in their communities.  The Fraternity and ZTA Foundation support members’ growth through educational programming and opportunities to serve others and promote breast cancer education and awareness.  Members of ZTA are encouraged to follow their passion, and their sisters are there to support those goals. 





National Crown Chapter

UNF Greek Community Engagement Award

UNF Greek Continual Improvement Award

Florida ZTA Social Media Award

Homecoming Champions w/ Kappa Sigma

1st Place Kappa Delta Shamrock Flag Football Tournament

1st Place Sigma Chi Derby Days Volleyball Tournament



National Crown Chapter

UNF Homecoming Champions with Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Florida ZTA Recruitment Excellence Award

Florida ZTA Outstanding Service Award

4 v 4 Flag Football Champions



Volunteer of the Year - Rachelle Woodbury

Top 10 Greek - Madison Proctor

Service & Philanthropy - Gold Level

Won Miracle Cup and had the highest fundraiser for Dance Marathon



Homecoming Lip Sync Champions with Kappa Sigma
Homecoming Champions with Kappa Sigma
1st place in Greek soccer
Dance Marathon Miracle Cup for raising over $5,300
Panhellenic Raising the Bar Award


National New Member Programming Award

National Outstanding New Member Programming Award

UNF Sorority President of the Year: Katherine Ross

UNF Future Sorority Leader of the Year: Ashleigh Stowers

2nd place in Homecoming Lip Sync with Kappa Alpha Order and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Dance Marathon Miracle for raising over $5,000

Recruitment Info

Panhellenic VP Recruitment: Sammi Beyer

Email:  unfpanhel.vprecruitment@gmail.com


Chapter President: Kenedy Talley

Email:  zetataualpha.president@gmail.com

My name is Kenedy Talley and I am currently serving as the President of Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of North Florida.  I am a senior majoring in Sports Management.  Zeta has allowed me to be myself while growing into the person, sister, and leader that I am today.


Recruitment Chair:  Savannah Little