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.
Zeta Tau Alpha’s Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience emphasizes the values of the Fraternity. Each section of ZTA’s new member 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 noble leadership. ZTA new members across the country take part in this program and learn values they carry with them for a lifetime.
All first-year Zetas go through the Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience in the semester they join ZTA. The chapter’s VP II/New Member Coordinator and the Ritual Chairman facilitate the program. The new member experience consists of online workshops and weekly in-person meetings.
Each online workshop includes information and activities to assist new members in learning the material. Each 60-minute in-person meeting includes an icebreaker, a review of the online module, an interactive activity and time for personal reflection. The meetings allow for further discussion of the information to help new members build sisterhood with each other and strengthen their connection to ZTA.
Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience Lessons:
Seek Greatness: Get an introduction to ZTA’s new member experience and The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha; explore your personal values and ZTA values.
Seek Understanding: Learn about ZTA’s history, including our founding story, as well as the current structure of the national organization and your local chapter.
Seek Purpose: Consider The Creed and how the Fraternity, its chapters and individual members abide by it.
Seek Sisterhood: Focus on sisterhood and define what it means to you.
Seek the Noblest: Learn what ZTA’s open motto means and how to be a noble leader.
Seek Meaning (post-Initiation lesson): Review key information you learned during the Initiation Service.
Seek Commitment (post-Initiation lesson): Ensure you understand the values found in the Initiation Service as you complete your new member experience.