This video put visuals to a powerful essay from Edward King, entitled "The Secret Thoughts of the Ritual." It was made by Kappa Alpha Theta alumna Cara Jenkins. After watching it, COMMENT to tell us how can you make the ZTA Ritual a bigger part of your daily life. (PS-Don't share secrets, reflect on the Ritual's lessons.)
“The constant stream of messages from Zeta college and alumnae chapters and officers was a constant source of delight and surprise,” wrote one member when Alpha Chapter was reactivated in 1949. Let’s do the same this time around. Send us your congrats messages and pictures on Twitter, Facebook and email.
1924 marks the beginning of the second generation of Zeta Tau Alphas. Bess Gardner, daughter of Elizabeth Fromme Gardner, a charter member of Kappa Chapter was the first Zeta daughter welcomed into the Fraternity. She pledged in 1924 and was initiated in 1925 with her mother's pin, and her mother was present at the ritual service.
DID YOU KNOW: Zeta Tau Alpha's badge was designed in 1899 by Giles Mebane Smith, brother of Founder Frances Yancey Smith. Here's another badge from the ZTA Archives, a 1927 gold & pearl badge with ruby points, and pearl Tau chapter guard.