The first minute book of regular meetings states Zeta Tau Alpha was organized Oct. 15, 1898. The National President wears this purple regalia, adorned with the torch and Coat of Arms, as a symbol of her office at all official ZTA functions, including Convention Business Meetings and Chapter Installations. For the benefit of all fraternity/sorority men and women, the program was shared with all NPC organizations, as well as every college campus with a fraternity/sorority life community. Zeta Tau Alpha's Nine Key Values are Lifelong Learning, Leadership, Responsibility, Being Rather than Seeming, Service & Philanthropy, Seeking Understanding that We Might Gain True Wisdom, Humility, Loyalty & Commitment and Love. Today we have 173 chapters and more than 270,000 initiated members. Members of 75+ years wear this charm in the shape of a white violet. Our physical health is constantly on the forefront of our minds, and now mental health is getting more of our attention. In the late 1800's, Zeta Tau Alpha was founded by nine young women attending the State Female Normal School (later Longwood College) in Farmville, Virginia. 1)”, First appointment to the Carnegie Hall Composer’s Chair, where she collaborated with the staff on all of the Hall’s activities, Composed “Peanuts® Gallery,” a lively six-part character study for piano and orchestra, with the blessing of cartoonist Charles Schulz, who was an avid fan who mentioned her twice in his comic strips, First woman to earn a doctorate in musical arts for composition from The Juilliard School. After graduation in 1902, she taught school for two years and then married S. Basset Batte in 1904. My name is Brooke Papin, and I am honored to serve as the 2020 Collegiate Chapter President for the Theta Phi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. Their foresight has resulted in a Fraternity that empowers women, values philanthropy and scholarship, and intensifies friendship. She was known as “an excellent horsewoman and a good shot.”. Only initiated members may use the crest in any manner, which must be dignified and in good taste. Founder Ruby Leigh Orgain chose the white violet as the flower of the Fraternity. The Academic Achievement Chairperson facilitates in-person workshops, which complement the online learning. She lovingly called her home “Themismere.”, Ruby served as the secretary and spokesperson for the Founders, Alumna of Gamma Iota Chapter, University of Florida, Lead NFL sideline reporter for FOX Sports, Co-host of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”, First host of FOX’s “College Football” studio show (2012), Former host of “College GameDay” and reporter for ESPN, covering Major League Baseball, NCAA football, basketball and baseball, Third place on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 (2010), Alumna of Beta Omicron Chapter, University of South Carolina, Member of the first-ever U.S. Women’s Rugby Sevens Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Alumna of Theta Tau Chapter, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Previously a breaking news reporter for USA Today for more than 15 years, One of just 11 women to be elected President of the National Press Club in its 109-year history, Member of the Board of Advisers for UNC’s School of Media and Journalism, Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2016, Alumna of Gamma Pi Chapter, The University of Georgia, Co-founded Bar Code Systems (1983), which sold camera-ready bar codes to help companies like Home Depot Inc., Sara Lee Corporation, Saks Fifth Avenue Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. track products; the company later became Stratix, Former CEO of Stratix, which had 160 employees and more than $150 million in revenue when she retired in 2011 Zeta Tau Alpha was created to make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual. Nine Key Values: Being Rather than Seeming, Humility, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Love, Loyalty & Commitment, Responsibility, Seeking Understanding that We Might Gain True Wisdom, Service & … In 1897, the group was referred to by Maud Jones (one of the founders) as "our little crowd". Our Values - Understanding the importance of service to others - Continuous academic achievement - Fostering personal growth for women - Commitment to friendship and the future based on the sisterhood - To enable the growth of leadership ZTA Facts - Founded October 15th 1898 Replicas of the official seal may be used for decorative purposes. Zeta Tau Alpha has 257 collegiate chapters as of March 2020. ZTA’s Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience was designed to emphasize the values of the Fraternity. In Zeta Tau Alpha, sisterhood is one of our most cherished values, and throughout the year we get to participate in and plan fun events with our sisters! Are you humble in your actions and words? Although raised in Virginia, Della is the only Founder who was not actually born there; she was born in Pennsylvania, but left at an early age. About Zeta Tau Alpha. ZTA is preparing Zetas to manage their mental health with the Behind Happy Faces curriculum as part of My Sister, My Responsibility.Created with Ross Szabo, CEO of the Human Power Project, the program includes four lessons to help members better understand mental health, personalize the mental health spectrum, learn coping skills and approach a friend who might need help. In 1898, nine young women at the Virginia State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) formalized their friendship by forming Zeta Tau Alpha. The Nine Key Values are derived from the mission and The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha, Seeking Understanding that We Might Gain True Wisdom. Zeta Tau Alpha offers Values Based Enrichment Programs which allow chapter liaisons to present helpful information to members. When her mother died in 1902, she returned home to Warwick County, Virginia, to keep house for her father, three sisters and brother. The significance of the crown’s five points is revealed to each member upon her Initiation. These Values are directly tied to our Creed, which grounds us in all that we do as an organization. The logo features the crown as the prominent, identifying symbol of the Fraternity. Known as “Cammie,” she was the only daughter of DuRoc Hughes Jones and Mary Green’s six children. Its nine young founders created Zeta Tau Alpha to perpetuate their ties of friendship. Themis is one of the mythical Greek Titans, daughter of Gaea (Earth) and Uranus (Heaven) and mother of the Fates and Seasons. Her father died in 1907, and she was left to raise her siblings by herself. Leadership. ?” period. No matter what stage of life you are in, all ZTA’s are bonded by the values we share in our creed and the love we have for one another. The banner’s meaning is secret, but it may be hung in a visible place in chapter housing. She followed in the family’s educational tradition, attending the Normal and specialized in teaching math and science. Although it may be a hard concept to grasp right off the bat, joining the sisterhood of Zeta Tau Alpha means creating connections that last far beyond your time in college. Alpha Lambda Zeta was organized and started October 3, 1970. After a serious horse and carriage accident in 1906, Ethel left teaching, and went home to Purtan Island to recover and take over housekeeping duties for her father. The Founders chose Themis, goddess of divine justice and law, to represent ZTA. Zeta Tau Alpha's Nine Key Values are Lifelong Learning, Leadership, Responsibility, Being Rather than Seeming, Service & Philanthropy, Seeking Understanding that We Might Gain True Wisdom, Humility, Loyalty & Commitment and Love. There are 172 active collegiate chapters and 238 active alumnae chapters. “The purpose of Zeta Tau Alpha is the intensifying of friendship, the fostering of a spirit of love, the creating of such sentiments, the performing of such deeds, and the moulding of such opinions as will be conducive to the building up of a purer and nobler womanhood in the world.” University of Cincinnati's Panhellenic Community. Zeta Tau Alpha is an organization that focuses on enriching the lives of each of its members through service, education and sisterhood. Service & Philanthropy. Welcome to Zeta Tau Alpha’s Crowdfunding Page! Students learn to avoid situations and behaviors that may compromise personal safety. ZTA is dedicated to harm reduction and personal growth. To make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual through innovative programming, which emphasizes leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth for women, with a commitment to friendship and the future based on the sisterhood, values and traditions of the past. She also organized our first national service project, the ZTA Health Center, in Currin Valley, Virginia in 1928. She too attended Longwood College and later became a Zeta. Crowning Achievements is a comprehensive academic program that gives ZTA members the tools to excel in their goals and prepare for their career paths. Flags for every Installed chapter are housed at International Office. We, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at Duquesne University, thank you for taking the time to check out our crowdfunding campaign! The Fraternity’s highest individual honor is presented to alumnae for outstanding, sustained post-collegiate ZTA service. Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2014, Special Initiate of Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Oklahoma State University, Daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, Dedicated breast-cancer advocate and former spokesperson for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for more than a decade, Co-chairman of the Capitol Council for Early Detection, a group of 11 wives and daughters of former Presidents and Vice Presidents, Alumna of Alpha Gamma Chapter, University of Michigan, First woman to hold the position of general in the U.S. Marine Corps, Appointed as brigadier general by President Jimmy Carter with the approval of both houses of Congress in 1978, Broke through the glass ceiling in the military and paved the way for equality in the Marine Corps, Developed the Corps’ Division of Public Affairs, Received the Outstanding Achievement Award from University of Michigan in 1979 and two Legion of Merit awards from the Marine Corps, Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 1984, Alumna of Gamma Psi Chapter, Texas Christian University, Known as “The Voice of Broadway,” released 16 solo albums and garnered two Grammy nominations, Won a Tony Award in 1983 for her performance as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats”, Received a Tony nomination for her performance as Hesione in “Triumph of Love” and an Olivier Award nomination for her role as Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard”, Recently appeared in the Freeform series “Pretty Little Liars” and the HBO series “Oz;” played the role of Abby Bradford in “Eight Is Enough” and appeared in many other television shows and movies, Received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Theater in 2009 and was inducted in the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2007, Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway in 2012, Honored with three Lifetime Achievement Awards for her contributions to theater in New England, Connecticut and NYC, Former reporter for “48 Hours” and “CBS Sunday Morning”, Served as a news anchor for NBC’s “Today” show and “CBS Morning News”, Hosted the daily talk show “A Closer Look” on NBC, Alumna of Gamma Phi Chapter, University of North Texas; transferred to Texas Christian University and affiliated with Gamma Psi Chapter, Debuted as network television’s first female sportscaster in 1974, Co-hosted “NFL Today” for eight seasons, earning an Emmy, Founded the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1981, Entrepreneur and founder of “Chicken By George” chicken fillets (now a division of Hormel Foods) and “Phyllis George Beauty” cosmetics and skincare line, Former First Lady of Kentucky (1979–1983), Convention 2006 Special Initiate of Theta Xi Chapter, Rutgers University, Author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy,” which become an Emmy-nominated Lifetime television movie, Member of Lifetime’s “Stop Breast Cancer for Life” initiative, Alumna of Delta Omega Chapter, Westminster College, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Proctor & Gamble, Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (2004–2008), Appointed principal deputy (November 2002) and deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (April 2001), Juris Doctorate from University of Virginia (1989), Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2006, Alumna of Kappa Chapter, The University of Texas at Austin, Current anchor for “Early Today” and “First Look,” correspondent for the “Today” show and fill-in anchor for “Weekend Today”, Previous news anchor for “CBS This Morning Saturday,” “CBS Morning News,” “The Early Show” and “CNN Newsroom”, Co-founder of Help the Hungry, a non-profit organization that provides aid to poverty-stricken families, Inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame (2015); honored by The Smithsonian Institute for her work as the first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national television news program in the U.S. (2007), Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2010, Alumna of Theta Psi Chapter, Texas State University, Appeared in Hallmark Channel’s “Undercover Bridesmaid” (2012), Appeared on “90210” (2008), “Rizzoli & Isles” (2010) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000), Starred as Sydney Shanowski on the TV series “Hope & Faith” (2003–2004), Played Britney in the TV series “Providence” (2002), Convention 2012 Special Initiate of Nu Chapter, The University of Alabama, Former head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide women’s gymnastics team (1979–2014), Led the team to six NCAA Women’s Gymnastics national championships, Named Coach of the Year four times by both the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Women’s Gymnastics, Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (2003), Created the Power of Pink gymnastics meet, which has raised more than $1.5 million for the DCH Foundation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to provide breast cancer screenings to underprivileged women, Daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, Serves as Vice President of the LBJ Holding Company and on the Board of Directors of the radio station KLBJ, Former Chairman of the Board of Reading Is Fundamental (1996–2001); continues to serve as Chairman Emerita, Former First Lady of Virginia (1982–1986), Wrote for McCall’s Magazine and worked as a contributing editor for Ladies’ Home Journal (1969–1981), Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 1998, Alumna of Gamma Iota Chapter, University of Florida, Co-host of "SEC Nation” on the SEC Network, Former sideline reporter for ESPN and SEC Network, covering college football, basketball, softball and baseball, Alumna of Iota Delta Chapter, Towson University, Founder of the Shade Foundation of America, which supports children’s skin cancer education and prevention, and The Curt & Shonda Schilling Melanoma Research Fund, Selected Towson University’s Outstanding Alumna 2007, Author of “The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome”, Recipient of ZTA’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2004, Alumna of Beta Gamma Chapter, Florida State University, First female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1983) for “Three Movements for Orchestra (Symphony No. Help students make smart decisions 17, 2016 - Loyalty & commitment -- one of the founders chose Themis goddess..., education and sisterhood meetings States Zeta Tau Alpha to perpetuate their ties of friendship, videos materials! 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