New Member Experience
ZTA’s Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience was designed to emphasize the values of the Fraternity. Each section of the program focuses on values found in The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha that all Zetas should “seek” in their daily lives, including greatness, understanding, purpose, sisterhood and nobility. Zetas across the country take part in this program as new members and learn values they carry with them throughout their lives.
All first-year Zetas go through the New Member Experience, GreekLifeEdu, Initiation and two post-Initiation lessons during the same semester as Primary Recruitment.
Prior to the in-person meeting each week, new members will complete an online educational workshop regarding that week’s topic. Each workshop consists of information and activities that will assist new members in their learning of the material. The purpose of these online workshop is to allow for fewer lectures and more discussion and engagement with other new members during in-person meetings, building overall sisterhood and a connection to the Fraternity. The in-person meetings include icebreakers, a review of the online module, interactive activities and a personal reflection.
Some words from our Newest Member Class:
"Throughout this experience I have felt intense love. During the Pandemic my sisters have not only kept in touch but served as a support system. I feel like I have truly found my family and I couldn't be more grateful!"
"Joining ZTA changed my college experience within just a few weeks. Suddenly I had this amazing support system of women who would be there for me no matter what. I am so happy I found my home in Zeta Tau Alpha and I can't wait to see what the future will bring."
"My new member experience has been nothing short of fulfilling! Going through recruitment was a difficult decision for me because I knew I would be graduating a year early and I wasn’t sure if being in a sorority for a few semesters would be worth it. When I was trying to find my people during recruitment, I was nervous and anxious that I wasn’t going to fit in. Funny enough, I didn’t know any of the women within ZTA prior, but that’s where I felt most comfortable, welcomed, and cherished. I’m so happy that I can say that joining Zeta Tau Alpha was the best decision that I have made during my time at Florida Southern. I have made so many memories with these amazing women in the short time I’ve been with them. Despite having to leave campus prematurely due to COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped the love, friendship, or support that I have received from my sisters. Zeta has allowed me to push my boundaries, to speak up for myself, and to put myself out there. Although I only have a couple of semester left here at FSC, I know that no matter where I go I have my sisters who will always welcome me home with open arms and I will feel the same love and acceptance that I did during the first night of recruitment."