Zeta Tau Alpha closes Alpha Phi Chapter at Northwestern University

With a heavy heart, Zeta Tau Alpha announces the closing of our Alpha Phi Chapter at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, effective at the end of this fall quarter.

ZTA’s National Council, along with current collegiate members of the chapter, made this decision after the chapter experienced a dramatic decrease in membership as a result of declining interest in fraternity/sorority life on campus. ZTA’s national leadership and staff have worked closely with the chapter to rebuild, however, attempts to recruit and sustain healthy membership numbers were unsuccessful, despite tremendous efforts by the chapter.

“The ability to provide a positive ZTA experience is essential for every collegiate chapter to thrive. To do that, a chapter must be able to successfully grow its membership,” National President Dinah Jackson Laughery said. “ZTA supports our sisters of Alpha Phi Chapter as they focus on their experience as Northwestern students and start their individual journeys as ZTA alumnae.”

Alpha Phi Chapter was installed at Northwestern University on Nov. 17, 1923, as the 46th link in ZTA’s Chain of Chapters.


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