“In collaboration with the Inclusion Committee, National Council, staff members and third-party professionals, ZTA has developed programming and education initiatives to aid our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.”

Chapter Programming:

My Sister, My Responsibility

With professionals in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion, ZTA developed peer-facilitated workshops focused on inclusion and belonging called My Sister, My Responsibility®: Seeking Understanding. This workshop is available for both Collegians and Alumnae. These workshops are also available online and in print for any fraternity/sorority chapter or campus community to access and facilitate and address the topics of:

  • Personal and social identities

  • Genuine conversations

  • Microaggressions

  • Cultural appropriation

  • Power and privilege

  • How to support sisters of all different backgrounds

Building an Inclusive Sisterhood: New Member Training

This program is intended for new members within Zeta Tau Alpha. In the module, they will learn about identities, privilege, bias, allyship, and more with the purpose to further our sister rooted in love and inclusion.

The course is broken up into 5 parts which aligns ZTA’s 5 areas of sisterhood. The Building an Inclusive Sisterhood module highlights the overlap between the 5 areas of sisterhood and inclusion. The course starts with shared social experiences and moves through support and encouragement, belonging, accountability, and finally our common purpose as a Fraternity.

Collegiate Officer Programming

Inclusion Chair

ZTA requires collegiate chapters to appoint a member to serve as the Inclusion Chair officer position on the Program Council. The Inclusion Chair’s goal is to create a sense of belonging for members of the chapter and educate them on diversity-and-inclusion-related topics. Each chapter receives a detailed description of the chair’s duties, and the Inclusion Chairs receive ongoing training to equip and prepare them to lead.

Officer Leadership Academy and Inclusion

At OLA attendees attend a Seeking Understanding That We Might Gain True Wisdom general session and are also required to complete the ZTA Building an Inclusive Sisterhood Course before attending Officer Leadership Academy.