Campus Life

Zeta Tau Alpha hosts end-of-semester info night

Written for The Argo by Esmeralda Rivera

On Thursday, December 1st, 2022, the Kappa Xi chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Stockton hosted an Info Night for their Potential New Members. At the event, they offered cold drinks and cookies, planned icebreakers, and helped interested students feel welcome in their sisterhood.

The sisters and PNMs mingle with each other during the icebreakers. Photo courtesy of Esmeralda Rivera.

The sisters prepared fun icebreakers in order to loosen the guests’ nerves and get them to feel comfortable talking to the members. One of the sisters would shout out different groups they had to find, such as “same initial” or “same major,” so the sisters and guests would connect with each other. They also presented their philanthropy video, explaining their focus on breast cancer and raising money and awareness for patients and survivors.

Katie Couler, a third-year Nursing major, is the recently-elected president of Zeta Tau Alpha. This event was the first event many members attended holding their new positions, including Couler. “This is pretty much a pre-cursor to Mock and Formal Recruitment, so other potential new members could get a feel of who we are before Recruitment,” Couler stated. “I thought the turnout was really good, and we had really good conversations with a lot of girls, and got to know them a little bit better.” She was satisfied that they were able to explain their philanthropy and emphasize the importance of helping breast cancer patients and survivors. Zeta Tau Alpha hosts many events with other Greek organizations, such as Kicks for a Cause, their soccer tournament; Hoops for Hope, their basketball tournament; and Big Man on Campus, their all-male pageant.

Lauren Faustino, a third-year Elementary Education major with a minor in Childhood studies, is the outgoing historian of ZTA and the incoming Vice President 3 of Membership. This was her first event as VP3 of Membership. She stated, “I thought it went very well, I think we had an amazing turnout, probably one of our best turnouts for Info Nights. All the girls that came out were amazing, the interactions all seemed so genuine. I’m really excited to see how Primary Recruitment goes and how the rest of our recruitment events go next semester.”

The National Panhellenic Conference recruitment form is now open for Spring 2023 and will close on January 22nd, 2023. The fee is 15 dollars, which can be paid through credit/debit or Venmo.