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Each chapter has a responsibility of services to its members, the college and the community. It is well known that fraternity members enjoy a much higher level of involvement in campus and community life than non-fraternity members. For this reason there are more than enough challenges to keep every member active in the daily operations of the chapter. Whether it is organizing a winning intramural team, balancing the chapter books, or helping a brother with his homework, all the jobs are important to the chapter. In addition they help you develop leadership skills through experiences. Zeta Beta Tau promotes new brother education programs designed to help new members develop their own leadership potential and adopt effective scholarship habits. Zeta Beta Tau realizes the importance of leadership development and annually hosts a nationwide leadership school and conclaves are held throughout the country to provide even more brothers with leadership experience. Furthermore, the chapter locally provides leadership and management training to its aspiring leaders. Annual programs on risk management, sexual assault awareness, mental health issues, drug and alcohol use and abuse and many more.
We, the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, believe that the development of the individual as a responsible, mature member of society is the primary goal of the university today.
We believe that fraternity offers to the university community a unique, desirable and successful means of achieving this goal.
In fulfilling the purposes of fraternity, we dedicate ourselves to the principles of: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity, and Brotherly Love.”
With over 115 active brothers, ZBT Iota is the largest and highly honored fraternity on the University of Denver campus. Dedicated to Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, Iota embodies all of the positive qualities a fraternity and its brothers should live up to.
Fraternities offer a great way to better yourself academically. We realize the reason you are going to college is to graduate, which is why fraternities are built to help you do this. Nationally, fraternity members acquire grade point averages above all other college men’s scholastic rankings. In addition, 71% of all fraternity men graduate, while only 50% of non fraternity men graduate from college. Our chapter can help you academically with test banks, tutoring from older brothers in your major or classes, as well as rewards such as Dean’s List dinners or gift cards for good grades. Every quarter we have had at least 10 brothers on the Dean’s List. Not only do we prepare you succeed academically; fraternities also prepare you for the rest of your life. Since 1825 all but three U.S. presidents have been in a fraternity, nearly 60% of the U.S. president’s cabinet members have been in a fraternity or sorority, as well as nearly 60% of congress. ZBT GPA is above the all men’s average at DU.
We also have a faculty advisor that is there to help you succeed.
Your college experience would not be complete if you never stepped outside of the classroom or your dorm room. While the purpose of college remains scholastic, a social life is equally important in your college experience. We keep our social calendar busy with exchanges with each sorority on campus throughout the year and with the best and most popular philanthropy club party on campus, ZBTahiti. The social life available to fraternity men teaches them confidence, manners, personality and social etiquette. A college career without the social life offered through a fraternity is simply not complete. Besides teaching important lessons, the social experience will provide you with the longest lasting memories of your college career. You will not always remember what was on that test a month ago, but you will always remember the fun times spent with your brothers. At ZBT, we know how to have fun, and we love to have fun. Just ask. We also host programs such as Safe Smart Dating, Green Light Go, and other programs to help brothers understand how to party and socialize properly. We take seriously the charge that we are our brother’s keeper.