New Member Experience
The Zeta Is Forever New Member Experience emphasizes the values of the Fraternity, found in our Creed. The weekly lessons are: Seek Greatness, Seek Understanding, Seek Purpose, Seek Sisterhood and Seek the Noblest.
Prior to the weekly meeting, new members complete an online educational workshop regarding that week’s topic. These online workshops allow for fewer lectures and more discussion and engagement with other new members during meetings, building overall sisterhood and a connection to the Fraternity. The meetings include icebreakers, a review of the online module, interactive activities and a personal reflection.
All first-year Zetas participate in the New Member Experience, CommunityEdu™, Initiation and two post-Initiation lessons (Seek Meaning and Seek Commitment) during the same semester as when they join the chapter.
At Iota Alpha, we guide and help all new members through every aspect of the New Member Experience to help them learn our values and ideals and build a strong connection to our sisterhood. We also make it fun for them! At the end of the new member process we host "Zeta Week" which celebrates our new members and their achievements thus far in our sisterhood! Pictured below is Plaque Night of Zeta Week where our new members and their Big Sisters receive plaques from each other in a reveal night! Also pictured is of several of our new Big and Little sister pairs following last falls Big Sister reveal ceremony!