New Member Experience
The Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience emphasizes the values of the Fraternity, found in our Creed. The weekly lessons are: Seek Greatness, Seek Understanding, Seek Purpose, Seek Sisterhood and Seek the Noblest.
Prior to the weekly meeting, new members complete an online educational workshop regarding that week’s topic. These online workshops allow for fewer lectures and more discussion and engagement with other new members during meetings, building overall sisterhood and a connection to the Fraternity. The meetings include icebreakers, a review of the online module, interactive activities and a personal reflection.
All first-year Zetas participate in the New Member Experience, CommunityEdu, Initiation and two post-Initiation lessons (Seek Meaning and Seek Commitment) during the same semester as when they join the chapter.
"Going into something new is always nerve racking! For me personally, I was so nervous going into recruitment this year! However, each round, I met a sister in Zeta Tau Alpha that calmed my nerves. My soon to be sisters were so genuine, personable, and easy going! Our conversations covered everything from color-coded planners, to mission trips, to what it meant to be a member of Zeta. My new member experience in Zeta Tau Alpha has been nothing short of perfect! My older sisters have been so kind and accepting of my pledge class. My sisters in my pledge class have picked me up when I was down, laughed with me, and laughed at me... a lot! Each chapter, fundraiser, and function has brought me closer to an incredible group of girls that I get to call my sisters!" -Kayleigh Pitts, PC '17