2015 ZLAMMYs

Tonight, the 87th Academy Awards will highlight the brightest of the year’s films and stars. So we figured we would get in on the fun and give out our version of the Oscars—the ZLAMMYs—to recognize some of the little ways our chapters are making our crown sparkle brighter than ever.

Check out cool things our collegians and alumnae are doing, and be inspired to try new things with your chapter!

The recruitment video that makes us want to join ZTA again
Gamma Alpha Chapter, University of Miami, FL
Open House Video

The most ZLAMtastic Bid Day theme
Eta Xi Chapter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA
Spring Bid Day, “Chozen”
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The most heartwarming Bid Day video that makes us want to run home
Kappa Phi Chapter, Christopher Newport University, VA
Bid Day Video

The most awesome grasp of the biennium theme: Greatness
Beta Upsilon Chapter, Kansas State University, KS
Zeta Greatness video

The most Zeta-riffic graduation caps
Zeta Beta Chapter, Thiel College, PA
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The alumnae chapter recruitment event that keeps you coming back for more
Greenwood, SC Chapter
Journey of a Lifetime
Alumnae from this chapter kicked off the year with a travel-themed party. Each member received a “passport” that they will fill by attending events throughout the year. The more involved they are, the more stamps they’ll get toward a grand prize!
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The zelebrity status-worthy Chapter News Report
A good Chapter News Report is detailed! It includes who, what, when, where, why and how. It includes pictures that are relevant to the reported news and it makes it easy for anyone to understand what the chapter has been up to! These two chapters provided relevant, detailed news with high-res photos to match.

Beta Gamma Chapter, Florida State University

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Austin, TX Alumnae Chapter
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The use of the new brand that makes us proud (and want to put a crown on anything and everything!)
Iota Eta Chapter, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bid Day flag
Iota Eta_Bid Day_Brand FlagThe legacy event every kiddo would want to attend
Psi Chapter, University of Washington and Seattle, WA Alumnae Chapter
Psi Chapter members gave local alumnae moms a break by spending the day with playing games and decorating cookies with their kids.Psi_Officer Training_02

The T-Shirt we all want to wear
Delta Gamma Chapter, High Point University, NC
Bid Day shirt
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The alumnae Think Pink® event we love
Houston, TX Alumnae Association
Think Pink® Brunch

This fundraising event has it all: a brunch buffet packed with southern favorites like shrimp and grits, a photo booth with loads of props, celebrity participation (Project Runway alum designs a scarf for survivors), a silent auction, and even a pop-up boutique where a portion of the shopping proceeds go to the ZTA Foundation. 
houston think pinkThe highest percentage of completed Z-Learning workshops (so far!)
Zeta Upsilon Chapter, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
91% of chapter members
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The parents’ day activity that taught everyone the “nobility of serving”
Iota Alpha Chapter, Robert Morris University
One of the best ways to get parents involved in the ZTA experience is through service. The members of Iota Alpha Chapter and their parents served others by making robes for cancer patients at a local hospital.
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Inspiring way to show appreciation for chapter supporters
Eta Theta Chapter, Missouri University of Science and Technology
The sisters of Eta Theta Chapter thanked their House Director and chef with a surprise dinner of pizza (so no one had to cook!), cake and tokens of gratitude, such as gift cards to a local restaurant and personalized t-shirts and aprons.
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Zeta Tau Alpha: A Love Story

This Valentine’s Day we’re focusing on love, the greatest of all things. There are many types of love, but there’s nothing quite like the love we have for our sisters. The Zeta Tau Alpha love story is one that stays with us throughout our lives and one that should be celebrated. Check out these nine reasons why Zeta love is the best love ever.

1. From the moment you hugged your new sisters on Bid Day, you knew you’d found best friends for life.

2. Whether you’re working together to put on an awesome Think Pink® event or competing in an intramural game together, you and your sisters make a great team.

3. You know that no matter what happens, nothing can tear you apart.
4. You can truly be yourself around your sisters and you know they will still love you.
5. Your sisters always know what to say to cheer you up or encourage you.
6. You know they will always have your back and you will always have theirs.
7. You never want to leave your sisters and find it hard to walk away after spending time with each other. You just like being together!
8. But you know that no matter where you all are, the bonds of sisterhood will remain strong.
9. Because your sisters are your people, and they always will be.
This Valentine’s Day, be sure to tell your sisters how much you love them.