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Piedmont welcomes Zeta Tau Alpha as college’s first Greek organization

Piedmont welcomes Zeta Tau Alpha as college’s first Greek organization

Oct 29th, 2018

Thirty-nine Piedmont students have been initiated in the women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, opening a new chapter for the college as it launches a Greek Life program.

The October 21 installation banquet to welcome the Lambda Rho Chapter of the Carmel, Indiana-based fraternity to Piedmont was attended by 95, including newly initiated members and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) alumnae who will serve as advisors to the chapter. Collegiate sisters from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology were also present.

The college began to explore the possibility of bringing a Greek organization to the Demorest campus three years ago after a group of students asked President James F. Mellichamp to consider adding Greek Life. Alpha Sigma Phi, a men’s fraternity also based in Carmel, was established at Piedmont this fall and will be installed subsequently.

Kim Crawford, Associate Dean of Student Life, says Greek Life participants, on average, above-average grades, persist in their education and develop a connection to their college.

“We are pleased to welcome ZTA to campus,” said Crawford. “Their values of service and scholarship align with Piedmont values, and we are looking forward to a long relationship.”

Monika Schulte, Associate Professor of German and International Office Coordinator, and Crawford will serve as mentors to the new student group.

For more information, contact Kim Crawford, Associate Dean of Student Life, at (706)-778-8500 x1050 or see the Piedmont Greek Life webpage.