Zeta Beta Tau, Alpha Xi Chapter
National Founding: 1898
Local Founding: 1948
Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity International
Colors: Medium Blue, White and Gold
Harold Ramis drew from his experiences while in the Alpha Xi Chapter when writing the screenplay for the 1978 movie Animal House.
The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT) is to foster and develop in its brotherhood the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its brothers for positions of leadership and service within their communities.
Mindful of its founding in 1898 as the world’s first Jewish Fraternity, ZBT will preserve and cultivate its relationships within the Jewish community. Since 1954, ZBT has been committed to its policy of non-sectarian brotherhood, and values the diversity of its brothers. ZBT will recruit and initiate men of good character, regardless of religion, race or creed who are accepting of these principles.