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Zeta Beta Tau

The Powerhouse of Excellence

Zeta Beta Tau is an international fraternity founded in 1898. It started at York College in 1986 as Beta Alpha Chi fraternity and then became ZBT in 1989. The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love in order to cultivate leadership and service within their communities. Mindful of its founding as the Nation’s first Jewish Fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau will seek to serve the undergraduate Jewish populations at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. All men of good character will be eligible for membership in Zeta Beta Tau.

Founded: December 29, 1898 at the City College of New York

YCP Chapter: Beta Alpha Chi Chapter founded in 1989

Greek Letters: ZBT

Colors: Medium blue and white with gold trim

Symbol: Skull

Motto: "The Powerhouse of Excellence"

Philanthropies: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Zeta Beta Tau