This group of women will make your college experience and the bond of sisterhood that we all share will stay with you for long after these four short years. Zeta Tau Alpha remains strong even in these challenging times, thanks to the commitment of our sisters. Thus, Plummer Jones (Kappa Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa) and Giles Mebane Smith (Phi Theta Psi and Phi Beta Kappa) became consultant-collaborators. {"hasCustomMinicart":true} Secrecy continued to be important to the success of the founding of ZTA. The book also stated for the first time the colors, flower and motto of the fraternity. Fearing their … As soon as the founders could determine a temporary name for there group, invitations would be sent to Kappa Delta and Sigma Sigma Sigma. The gift was a basket of strawberries and thus the first social was called a "Strawberry Feast". More than 120 years later, over 270,000 women have experienced the opportunity of ZTA membership. Learn more about Zeta Tau Alpha Joey Starwalt and Katherine Hummert Its nine young founders created Zeta Tau Alpha to perpetuate their ties of friendship. Zeta Tau Alpha was established at LSU in 1959. Women's national organizations had already established themselves in the north, but due to the War between the States extension into the south was not an option. Although this "circle of friends" that would soon become Zeta Tau Alpha had already been meeting, it was Kappa Delta who first announced its formation at Farmville in 1897 followed by Sigma Sigma Sigma in 1898. Today, the sorority has 173 active collegiate chapters and 234 active alumnae chapters, with more than 270,000 initiated members. //-->, Since 1949, we have been a home to some of the most empowering, ambitious, and extraordinary women at the University of Florida. .wsite-button-small .wsite-button-inner {font-size:11px !important;} google-site-verification=xQBTsiu7zAV3qJs_bpHixey1Qcgraf71TK5N5Nw33aE They have raised millions of dollars for their philanthropy, breast cancer educations and awareness and have made an amazing impact with their Think Pink Campaign. }}\"\n\t\t{{\/membership_required}}\n\t\t{{#has_children}}\n\t\t\tdata-submenu=\"submenu-{{id}}\"\n\t\t{{\/has_children}}\n\t\t>\n\t\t{{{title_html}}}\n\t{{#has_children}}<\/span>{{\/has_children}}\n\t<\/a>\n\t{{#has_children}}{{> navigation\/flyout\/list}}{{\/has_children}}\n<\/li>","navigation\/flyout\/list":"{{!\n\tNOTES:\n\t- \"wsite-menu-wrap\" required on submenu wrapper\n\t- \"wsite-menu\" required on submenu element\n}}\n\n