Gamma Zeta Alpha
ΓΖΑ
FoundedDecember 3, 1987; 33 years ago (1987-12-03)
California State University, Chico, U.S.
TypeLatino Interest
AffiliationNALFO
ScopeWestern United States
Motto'Cultivating Leaders, Strengthening Communities'
Colors  Silver
  Black
  White
PhilanthropyCalifornia Academic Decathlon, Day of Service, Youth Conference
Chapters24 chapters
NicknameGammas
PillarsAcademic Excellence, Community Service, and Brotherhood
Headquarters620 W. McCarthy Way, Suite 194
Los Angeles, CA 90007
USA
WebsiteOfficial website

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΓΖΑ) was founded on December 3, 1987 at California State University, Chico in Chico, California. It is a Latino Interest fraternity that emphasizes Latino culture and the success of Latino males in higher education. Although Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is Latino by tradition, membership in the fraternity is open to all college males and includes members from various ethnicities including Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, White, European, and others. Following its founding principles, the fraternity encourages and creates programs that assist disadvantaged and low-income communities. Its goals are to promote scholarship for Latinos in higher education while instilling a sense of pride in Latino heritage.[1]

History

In 1987, fifteen men came together to found what would later become Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Expansion

Since its founding, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has expanded to include chapters at schools throughout California, and most recently in Arizona. It is the only NALFO fraternity that has never had an inactive chapter due to lack of membership. Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. strives to ensure the potential for growth for all of its chapters once they are established. By teaching prospective members organizational knowledge and valuable skill sets to run a successful chapter, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sets a foundation that promotes the success of its chapters within the university and surrounding communities.[2]

NALFO

Established in 1998, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 21 Latino Greek letter organizations across the United States. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.

Member requirements

To begin the membership education process of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc, every prospective member must fulfill the following requirements:

Chapters

Chapters of Gamma Zeta Alpha include:[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 5 Jul 2021. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  2. ^ a b Gamma Zeta Alpha's chapters are listed on the national website's expansion page menu, accessed 5 Jul 2021.