Parents' Clubs

The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love in order to cultivate leadership and service within their communities.

Mindful of its founding as the Nation’s first Jewish Fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau will seek to serve the undergraduate Jewish populations at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. All men of good character will be eligible for membership in Zeta Beta Tau.

Parents of undergraduate members of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity play an important role in assisting us with our efforts to accomplish this mission. Your involvement in the creation of and/or support of a local Chapter/Colony Parents Club will best assist us in our efforts to provide your son with the best opportunity for a quality (safe, non-pledging, non-hazing, academically oriented and social) fraternity experience.

Does my son’s Chapter/Colony currently have a Parents Club?

The following Chapters and Colonies currently have a Parents Club (If your Chapter/Colony Parents Club is not listed please send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and provide us with the information):

  • Ohio State University - Nu Chapter
  • University of Washington - Alpha Mu Chapter
  • Indiana University – Beta Gamma Chapter
  • University of Illinois – Rho Chapter
  • University of Alabama – Psi Chapter
  • University of Southern California – Alpha Delta Chapter
  • Indiana University – Beta Gamma Chapter
  • University of Maryland – Beta Zeta Epsilon Chapter
  • University of Pennsylvania – Theta Chapter
  • University of Florida – Alpha Zeta Chapter
  • University of Emory - Eta Lambda Chapter
  • University of Texas at Austin - Lambda Chapter

If your son’s Chapter/Colony currently has a Parents Club you will be contacted by the local Parents Club. Some examples of what Parents Clubs do include:

  1. Host an annual Parents Weekend
  2. Create a newsletter for ZBT parents
  3. Organize events throughout the year such as a Dad/Son Golf Tournament or Mom/Son Philanthropy Project

My son’s Chapter/Colony does not have a Parents Club. How does the Chapter/Colony develop a Parents Club?

  1. Contact us at the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at 317-334-1898 if you are interested in enhancing your son’s Fraternity experience and request for assistance in forming a Parents Club.

  2. The National Fraternity will send an announcement to all parents notifying them about the formation of and the plans for a local Chapter/Colony Parents Club.

  3. The National Fraternity will host a teleconference for all Parents interested in the creation of a local Chapter/Colony Parents Club. The initial meeting agenda will be as follows:
  1. Introductions
  2. Define the role of the Parents Club
  3. Discuss potential activities for the Parents Club
  4. Choose initial activities for Parents Club
  5. Assign roles and responsibilities to participants
  6. Establish a time and location (or teleconference) for the next meeting

See our brochure, How to form a ZBT Parents' Club.

If you are interested in starting a parents club, contact ZBT International Headquarters at (317) 334-1898 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .