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Why you should go through recruitment from the perspective of three ZTAs:

Ainsley Hiestand

PC '20

"What I have gotten out of my experience here in Zeta Tau Alpha is more than I could have ever asked for. I found a group of women who not only are my friends and biggest supporters throughout anything and everything. They are the people who want YOU to be the best version of yourself every single day and will be there to ensure that you are doing everything you can in order to become just that. ZTA has taught me not only how to be a strong leader and work with other strong leaders but has taught me how to be a cheerleader for many of my friends as they take on roles within and without our organization. The relationships I have built and lessons I have learned are something I will take beyond my years in AO and is something I will forever be grateful for."


Lea Garcia

PC '22

"Throughout my life, I've had such a genuine group of friends and sisterhood, which is a major reason why I went through recruitment. Since joining ZTA, I've found friendships that feel so natural and women who love and support me unconditionally. Being a member of ZTA has inspired me to become the best version of myself, as I'm surrounded by a community of intelligent, passionate, and like-minded women. ZTA has made my heart so full and I couldn't be more proud to call these girls my sisters!"


Angela Nyunt

Pc '20

“I never saw myself joining a sorority, but I’m glad I did and never looked back! I’ve always been a quiet person who was too intimidated to speak up, but the community of women in Zeta Tau Alpha have made me feel comfortable and empowered to be my true self. I have met some of my best friends in this chapter, and I am so grateful for the experiences that Zeta has given me.”

A Letter from our Vice President of Recruitment:

Dear Potential New Member, 


Here comes a significant change. You’re moving out, leaving home, and turning the page to a brand new chapter: a chapter that may seem intimidating. But, I am here to tell you that there is a home for you; a home filled with fun, sisterhood, encouragement, and love; a group of women waiting for you in this next chapter to love you for you


My journey through recruitment looked different than yours. My recruitment process was stationed in the second-floor study room in Petersen, my freshman residence hall. Although I went through recruitment virtually, the connections I made with ZTA women were incredibly real. 


When I went through recruitment as a freshman, I had no idea what to expect. My mom, who had never been a part of sorority life, gave me one piece of advice while going through recruitment, “be true to yourself”. It is common to feel nervous and easy to feel the need to impress the women inside each house, but in reality, we are only looking for you to be your most authentic self. Show the women in each chapter what you are passionate about, make connections over shared values, ask questions about each chapter, and worry less about every conversation being perfect, because in the end, you will find the home that suits you best. 


Here I am, already halfway through college. Eager to go back to Iowa City and see all of my sisters again. And, I am so incredibly excited to meet you all and show you how much there is to offer as a member of the Panhellenic Community at the University of Iowa! 

The women in ZTA push me to be the best version of myself, they offer me a shoulder to cry on, and are always ready to have a good laugh. I am so excited for you all to see what sorority life has to offer at the University of Iowa! As the process approaches, take a deep breath, keep an open mind, and, most importantly, be yourself as you find your home away from home!



Meaghan Murphy

Vice President of Recruitment

Financial Outline:
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Additional Recruitment Resources:

Iowa Fraternity and Sorority Life Website:


Link to Sign Up for Recruitment:

Recruitment Resoruces
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