The global pandemic has halted many of the regular day-to-day operations in most of our lives and we must learn to adapt to these quick changes. Like most, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity had to adjust procedures to provide the support to our undergraduate brothers. These adjustments included virtual chapter visits, on-camera support for our undergraduate officers, and even virtual expansions to campuses we do not currently have a presence on.
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is proud to have re-founded two historic chapters in fall 2020, the Eta Lambda Chapter at Emory University and the Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of California – Berkeley.
The Eta Lambda Chapter, originally founded in 1997, was re-founded with 27 brothers on October 1st, 2020. Dr. Michael (Mike) J. Fried, Eta Lambda (Emory University) 2000 has been appointed as an advisor and shares the experience of being a Founding Father.
Nearly 250 brothers have been initiated into the Eta Lambda Chapter since its founding in 1997.
The Alpha Eta Chapter, originally founded in 1921, was re-founded with 15 brothers on October 9th, 2020. Andrew (Andy) L. Wasserman, Xi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 1975, Robert S. Lim, Beta Alpha Theta (University of Colorado – Boulder) 2019, and Scott K. Moen, Eta Lambda (Emory University) 2003, have been appointed as advisors.
Nearly 930 brothers have been initiated into the Alpha Eta Chapter since its founding in 1921.
Without the founding fathers support and passion for the values of ZBT, these expansions would not have been successful. The men knew that they were engaging with Greek Life during a time of uncertainty and hardship. Instead of shying away, they took ahold of the opportunity and led the fraternal world to show that expansions can happen in a global pandemic.