Beta Iota

Centenary College of Louisiana

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.

Beta Iota Experience

The New Member Experience is all about educating the members on why ZTA. It’s a simple question but it’s hard to put into words the reason why. I asked most girls one word that describes why ZTA, and they said “Love” , “Home” , “Sisters” , “Service” , “Loyalty” , “Trust” , “Family” and many more words. During the New Member Experience, members will learn what makes Zeta, Zeta, the 9 key values of our sisterhood and many more facts about ZTA. Not only do we learn the history of ZTA, but we learn how to be a sister and what makes us a ZTA. In ZTA we don’t try to make you fit to our mold, we take you as you are and help you reach your full potential here with us. Not only do you gain knowledge of our Fraternity, but you gain family you’d thought you didn’t need. Many girls said they didn’t even know they were missing something in their lives, until they joined ZTA and created such lasting bonds within ZTA and their Member Class.

We’d love to tell you more, so if you want more information about ZTA’s New Member Experience email the New Member Coordinator, Kierston McPherson