Theta Eta Chapter |

Stephen F. Austin State University

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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.

ZTA’s Zeta is Forever New Member Program was designed to stress the values of the Fraternity. Each section of the program interacts with the new members and focuses on a different part of The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha with topics focusing on loyalty, responsibility, service, leadership and commitment.

All first-year Zetas go through the new member program, GreekLifeEdu, Initiation and Post-Initiate Education (PIE).

New member meetings include short presentations on fraternity education/history, programming and sisterhood activities. A short video highlights the value discussed that day. The video features ZTA National Officers, alumnae and collegians and is narrated by nationally recognized sports reporter Erin Andrews, an alumna of Gamma Iota Chapter at the University of Florida.