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

Chartered on February 19, 1977, the Theta Iota chapter was the first chapter at the University of North Florida, representing the unparalleled bond between sisters, a concept we still hold true in our hearts today. Continuously striving to better ourselves and a chapter as a whole, Zeta participates in several service projects a month. This year, the Theta Iota chapter of ZTA donated 1,525 Yoplait lids to the Save Lids to Save Lives foundation, hosted the first ever Viva La Cure fashion show for breast cancer, donated school supplies to local elementary students, participated in a campus-wide Walk for Lupus, teamed up with Girls Inc. to be positive role models to younger girls and volunteered at their Daddy/Daughter dance, and wrote letters to troops overseas and to women facing breast cancer just to name a few. During our annual Zeta Roundup, we donated 15,351 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank for Thanksgiving, providing over 12,000 meals to the Jacksonville community. We also volunteered over 2,000 hours of service to the local Jacksonville area through several different service projects.

 

Awards

2014:

UNF Homecoming Champions with Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Florida ZTA Recruitment Excellence Award

Florida ZTA Outstanding Service Award

4 v 4 Flag Football Champions

 

2013:

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

 

2012:

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

2011: 

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

 

2010:

UNF Sorority Chapter of the Year

National Outstanding New Member Programming

UNF Most Improved Chapter

Homecoming Lip Sync Champions with Sigma Chi

UNF Outstanding Service Award

National Crown Chapter Award

Recruitment Info

Panhellenic VP Recruitment: Valerie Meyerowich

Email:  unfpanhel.vprecruitment@gmail.com

Contacts

Chapter President: Madison Proctor  

Email:  zetataualpha.president@gmail.com  

I am currently a senior at the University of North Florida. I am double majoring in Art History and Fine Arts. The positions I have held in Zeta Tau Alpha thus far are Social Chair, Ritual Assistant, Vice President, and I am currently President for a second term. Zeta Tau Alpha has taught me so much that has enhanced both my collegiate experience and will enhance my life outside of college. Through ZTA I have met my best friends and developed business and social skills that will last me a lifetime. The two main reasons that made Zeta Tau Alpha stand out to me was our diversity of types of women and our philanthropy, which is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. With our Philanthropy we get to work hands on with women who have been affected by Breast Cancer and form bonds with these strong and amazing women. 


Recruitment Chair:  Nicole Letendre

My name is Nicole Letendre and I am a Sophomore majoring in Advertising and minoring in Sports Management. The first position that I held in Zeta Tau Alpha was Special Events Chairman and am currently Vice President of Membership. Throughout my past two years in ZTA I have been given so many amazing opportunities and have met women who will forever impact my life. Going through Recruitment has been one of the best choices I have made in college and this position allows me to help others have the same experience.