Zeta Tau Alpha

Zeta Tau AlphaZeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) national women’s fraternity founded on October 15, 1898 at Longwood College (now Longwood University)  in Farmville, Virginia. Zeta Tau Alpha, Eta Epsilon Chapter at Mansfield University was installed in 1971. On the national level, as well as locally ZTA supports Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.


"To realize that within our grasp, in Zeta Tau Alpha, lies the opportunity to learn those things which will ever enrich and ennoble our lives; to be true to ourselves and to those within and without our circle; to think in terms of all mankind and our service to the world; to be steadfast, strong, and clean of heart and mind, remembering that since the thought is father to the deed, only that which we would have manifested in our experience should be entertained in thought; to find satisfaction in being, rather than seeming, thus strengthening in us the higher qualities of the spirit; to prepare for service and learn the nobility of serving, thereby earning the right to be served; to seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat; to have the welfare and harmony of the Fraternity at heart, striving ever to make our lives a symphony of high ideals, devotion to the right, the good, and the true, without a discordant note; remembering always that the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha was Love, "the greatest of all things.” -- Shirley Kreasan Strout

Date Founded at MU: 1971

National Founding Date: October 15. 1898

Founded: Longwood College (now Longwood University), Farmville, Virginia

Chapter Affiliation: Eta Epsilon

Symbol: 5-Pointed Crown and Strawberry

Motto: Seek the Noblest

Colors: Turquoise and Steel Gray

Flower: White Violet

Magazine: Themis

Inter/National Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana

National Website: www.zetataualpha.org