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ZETA TAU ALPHA

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SEEK THE NOBLEST.

charity: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

Philanthropy: Paint Me Pink 5k, Linedance

Colors: Turquoise Blue & Steel Gray

Flower: White Violet

symbol: Five-Pointed Crown

Founded at uf: 1949

Website: http://ufl.zetataualpha.org/

involvement: With the part of our creed that reads, “be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat” in mind, our sisters have paved their own unique paths, investing their time in organizations they are undeniably passionate about. Ranging from leaders in organizations like Florida Cicerones, Preview staffers, Strike Magazine, and Dance Marathon to leaders in their own respective colleges to founders of their own organizations, we are incredibly proud of our empowered leaders. Our sisters take these passions beyond campus, becoming trailblazers in their respective fields with the values and drive they’ve learned during their years as Zetas.

#westicktogether because our unique passions, differences, and strengths make us stronger. Our sisterhood is built on more than just the foundation of our home, 1142, but on the bonds of sisterhood formed from embracing what makes each of us different. We encourage each other to lead with love. Together, we can support each other in becoming our most authentic selves. Together, we can find love, the greatest of all things.

It is truly difficult to put into words the amount of love I have for this chapter. Zeta Tau Alpha has become my home and the women of this chapter have become my family.

I made the decision to run home to Zeta Tau Alpha because every member I met during recruitment were women that I looked up to, that I wanted to surround myself with, that I knew would push me and challenge me to be the best version of myself. This chapter is filled with the most empowering, fun-loving and driven women that I have ever met. As for what I admire the most about them, despite how different they are from one another, each and every one of them embodies the part of our creed that reads: “To find satisfaction in being, rather than seeming.” By embracing themselves and each other for all that they are, imperfections and all, they have made Zeta Tau Alpha a home that emanates comfort AND growth. Because of THIS chapter I have grown to be the woman I am proud to  be today. I came into this chapter not knowing anyone. This chapter welcomed me with open arms and encouraged me to get involved, make long-lasting friends and make the best out of my four years at the University of Florida. With the support and encouragement of my sisters, I became a Florida Cicerone, an official Ambassador of our university, got involved with Dance Marathon, took on various leadership positions within our chapter since Freshman year and now I currently serve as Gamma Iota President. 

To my girls: I love you with my entire heart. Everything I do as President is for you and everything I am yet to do after my four years at UF I will do with you all in my heart. Thank you for being my family, my friends, and my forever people. 

To potential new members: Surround yourself with people who you look up to and who will challenge you to be the best version of yourselves. These next couple years will go by really fast so cherish every moment of your time here. And most of all- have fun because the best years of your lives are yet to come.

-julia levy, Zeta Tau Alpha President