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ZBT charters Eta Lambda at Emory

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is proud to announce the chartering of the Eta Lambda Chapter at Emory University.

The Chartering Ceremony was Sunday, April 16, 2023,on the Emory University campus. Chartering Officer was International President Jonathan D. Frieden, Phi Epsilon (University of Virginia) 1994, and Master of Ceremonies was Fraternity Chief Executive Officer Libby Anderson, CAE. Presiding Chapter President is Thomas (Tommy) H. Lathen, Eta Lambda 2024. Chartering Chairman was Charles (Charlie) R. Dash, Eta Lambda 2024, the Chapter’s Operations Director.

“It has been so amazing watching this chapter grow over the past two years. We have gone from a Prospective Chapter starting out right before the pandemic to a fully Chartered Chapter that is among the largest on Emory’s campus,” Brother Lathen said. “I want to thank and acknowledge our Founding Fathers, some of whom are seniors now, for their tireless work toward reaching this accomplishment. We would not be here without them.

“I would also like to thank everyone at ZBT International Headquarters who has helped us along the way, from our chapter advisors and coaches to International President Jon Frieden and CEO Libby Anderson who attended the ceremony on Sunday. We are excited to continue to grow and positively affect change on Emory’s campus in the years ahead.”

Congratulatory notes can be sent to President Lathen at

Also attending the ceremony was Chapter Advisor Robert J. Augustin, Esq., Zeta Alpha (Florida State University) 2016, and undergraduate Eta Lambda Chapter brothers.

Please join us in celebrating Eta Lambda’s successes. Congratulations and thank you to the Chapter and its supporters for your hard work and dedication.

Gifts in celebration of the Eta Lambda Chapter at Emory University may be made to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation by visiting Please complete the in honor tribute information section when making your gift.

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898 in New York City as the world’s first Jewish Fraternity. ZBT is a Brotherhood of Kappa Nu, Phi Alpha, Phi Epsilon Pi, Phi Sigma Delta and Zeta Beta Tau. ZBT is represented on more than 75 campuses in the United States and Canada and has initiated more than 140,000 brothers.


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ZBT is thrilled to announce that the Supreme Council has approved the University of Miami Prospective Chapter’s application for a charter. ZBT is proud of this group’s accomplishments and looks forward to you joining the ranks of fully chartered chapters. In accordance with ZBT tradition, the group has been given the Greek name Alpha Omega Chapter.

The Chartering Celebration is planned for Fall 2023 and full details will be shared in the coming months.