BY JENNIFER ROBACK: MANAGING EDITOR
Zeta Tau Alpha, (ZTA), joins Theta Chi on campus this semester as the second Service and Leadership Greek organization at LIU Brooklyn campus.
“We are Zeta Tau Alpha, a Women's Fraternity that strives to make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual through innovative programming, which emphasizes leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth for women,” said Hollie Kaufman, Leadership Consultant.
ZTA’s mission is to provide female students an opportunity to not only build leadership skills, but also help build professional development skills. ZTA also focuses on five “areas of sisterhood,” which include: support and encouragement, shared social experiences, sense of belonging, accountability, and common purpose.
The organization was founded in 1898 by nine women at what is now Longwood University in Virginia, and has reached over 270,000 members nationwide. While the organization is still recruiting members, Kaufman said there will be an estimated 25 members on the Brooklyn campus as a part of the nearly 200 collegiate chapters.
“We are most excited about being able to charter a chapter on LIU Brooklyn's campus. We are looking forward to giving back to the LIU Brooklyn community by developing leaders who will not only contribute time, service and leadership to the campus, but will contribute that to the community as a whole,” said Kaufman.
ZTA has been busy on campus so far this semester, hosting their ‘Tie-Dye Tuesday’ event this past week to help raise awareness for breast cancer. On September 29, and 30, ZTA will be hosting virtual open house events for prospective students. Students who are interested in joining ZTA are encouraged to go to joinzta.com/liubrooklyn and fill out a form under the ‘Sign Up’ button, to schedule a meeting with a representative and receive the Zoom links for the events. To learn more about the organization, students can also check out their instagram @liubrooklynzta and also the organizations page at zetataualpha.org/about.
“Zeta Tau Alpha wants to provide female students the opportunity to build their leadership, and professional development skills. We hope to leave a lasting impact on the campus, and on the women who join our organization,” said Kaufman.