14 ZTA Facts to Ring in 2014

Another year, another perfect time to celebrate ZTA sisterhood!

Zeta Tau Alpha is excited to ring in the new year. 2014 will mark our 116th year, our 41st International Convention, exciting new educational programming and much, much more! We look forward to the great things our Fraternity, chapters and members will accomplish on our quest to “Seek the Noblest.”

While we often use the numbers nine (the number of ZTA Founders) or five (the points in our crown) when making our lists, we have decided to kick off 2014 with a list of ZTA fun facts dedicated to 14!

1. The 14th issue of Themis was published February 1908.  14th-Themis
13 Printing Press

2. The 14th National Convention was held in Pasadena, Calif., June 30-July 4, 1935. 14th-Convention
We’re headed to California (Los Angeles) in 2014 too! Coincidence?…

3. The 14th Instagram post on ZTA’s official account pictured some of our National Officers at Convention in Louisville, Ky.
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4. Kappa Xi Chapter (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) will turn 14 this year.  Kappa_Xi

5. In April 2009, we posted our 14th tweet just before the launch of our newly designed website.


6. Six chapters were installed on the 14th day of a month:

  • Zeta Chapter (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville), June 14, 1094
  • Omicron Chapter (Brenau University), Jan. 14 1911
  • Upsilon Chapter (University of California, Berkeley), May 14, 1915
  • Gamma Delta Chapter (The University of Mississippi, Oxford), April 14, 1939
  • Delta Nu Chapter (The University of New Orleans), Oct. 14, 1961
  • Zeta Upsilon Chapter (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), March 14, 1970


7. The Zeta Sigma Chapter (The University of Texas at Arlington) house sleeps 14 women. Zeta Sigma Chapter House sleeping_cat

8. Our 14th member, Mary Marguder Cook, was initiated Oct. 21, 1899. mary_cook

9. Martha Edens Helms is our 14th National President. She served from 1968-1974. Martha-Edens-and-Dinah-Helms tumblr_inline_mizz7uRGgV1qz4rgp

10. Our 14th Facebook post celebrated the recolonization of Beta Upsilon Chapter at Kansas State University. 14th_FB_post

11. Our 14th pin on Pinterest proves you can find sisterhood anywhere.
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12. In the 14th year of the scholarship program (1968-1969), the ZTA Foundation awarded $8,600 through 38 scholarships.


13. Our 14th link in the Chain of Chapters, Nu Chapter (The University of Alabama), was installed April 11, 1910.Nu

14. These items are sold at Crown & Co. for $14.


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