Collegiate Awards

Gathered at our first formal dinner, Zetas were ready to celebrate the achievements of collegiate chapters!

Outstanding Advisors

This award is presented to an alumna in each collegiate Area for outstanding service as a collegiate chapter advisor.

  • Area I: Kelsey Dugan, Lambda Beta
  • Area II: Lea’ Chrisman Williams, Zeta Xi
  • Area III: Sara Johnston, Alpha Upsilon
  • New Chapters: Susan Tabb, Lambda Omicron

Louise Kettler Helper Award (Collegiate)

Danielle Harrison, Alpha Theta (Purdue University)
This award is presented to a collegian whose service and achievements are notable contributions to the progress of the Fraternity and the fraternity/sorority world. It is named after beloved former National President Louise Kettler Helper, who passed away while in office in 1943.

This dedicated member served as an Executive Committee member of her large chapter for three years and as vice president of administration for one of the largest Panhellenic Councils in the country.

As an EC officer, she understood the need for accountability and worked to move the chapter warning status to receiving Crown Chapter. Her collegiate sisters describe her as an exceptional leader who does what is right, even when it is hard. As chapter President in 2020, she led a committee of 20 to develop an anti-racism action plan that became the standard for other ZTA chapters. Facing some of the most stringent COVID restrictions in the country, she and the officer team upheld strict house rules while still maintaining their sisterhood. The campus Panhellenic honored her as the 2020 Outstanding President Award. While she has set up future leaders for success, she remains humble, approachable and fun. Her officer team made ZTA history this fall, conducting the ritual service used virtually by all chapters. In nominating her, a chapter advisor said, “she gets the bigger, national picture of ZTA while knowing her chapter well enough to implement change that will work and be sustainable.”

Vivian Ulmer Smith Recruitment Award

Virtual Recruitment Task Force
Antoinette Rizzuto Bearden, Annika Meyer, Michelle Gordon Mullineux, Jillian Rosenkranz, Sarah Stich, Karla Lundgren Wheeler

This award, which is given in loving and enduring memory of Vivian Ulmer Smith (Alpha Xi Chapter, Indiana University), was established by the Northern New Jersey Alumnae Association. It recognizes the alumna who has made the greatest contribution toward increasing membership in the Fraternity during the biennium.

Zeta Tau Alpha was identified as a Panhellenic leader in preparation for virtual recruitment and provided input and training to some of the largest Panhellenic communities in the country. The success of this task force and committee members led to the successful recruitment of 7,547 new ZTA members during the 2020-2021 academic year with nearly every one meeting our sisterhood over Zoom. We foresee virtual recruitment being a part of the future with chapters customizing the process and continuing to grow.

Collegiate Crown Chapter

  • Kappa Omicron, Merrimack College
  • Lambda Beta, University of Rhode Island
  • Iota Gamma, The College of New Jersey
  • Lambda Tau, Long Island University Brooklyn
  • Iota Iota, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Zeta Beta, Thiel College
  • Zeta Upsilon, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Gamma Beta, Washington College
  • Theta Delta, Salisbury University
  • Iota Omega, University of Maryland
  • Lambda Eta, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Alpha, Longwood University
  • Gamma Kappa, James Madison University
  • Gamma Nu, University of Virginia
  • Lambda Kappa, Appalachian State University
  • Theta Zeta, Wofford College
  • Kappa Beta, Presbyterian College
  • Kappa Pi, University of South Carolina Aiken
  • Theta Sigma, Winthrop University
  • Gamma Pi, University of Georgia
  • Omicron, Brenau University
  • Iota Theta, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kappa Upsilon, Georgia College
  • Zeta Xi, Georgia Southern University
  • Beta Gamma, Florida State University
  • Gamma Iota, University of Florida
  • Delta Beta, Florida Southern College
  • Gamma Alpha, University of Miami
  • Delta Psi, Samford University
  • Eta Rho, The University of North Alabama
  • Zeta Psi, Jacksonville State University
  • Gamma Rho, Auburn University
  • Nu, The University of Alabama
  • Gamma Psi, Texas Christian University
  • Kappa, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Delta Theta, Ohio Northern University
  • Zeta Gamma, Youngstown State University
  • Beta Delta, Miami University
  • Eta Pi, Wright State University
  • Iota Pi, University of Dayton
  • Alpha Eta, University of Cincinnati
  • Alpha Xi, Indiana University
  • Gamma Chi, Indiana State University
  • Alpha Omicron, The University of Iowa
  • Kappa Lambda, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Zeta, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Alpha Psi, University of Missouri
  • Eta Theta, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Kappa Omega, Saint Louis University
  • Delta Chi, William Jewell College
  • Mu, Drury University
  • Alpha Upsilon, Oklahoma State University
  • Epsilon, University of Arkansas
  • Lambda Omicron, Boise State University