Zeta Tau Alpha was originally founded in 1898 by nine determined and independent women in Farmville, Virginia. Zeta has grown steadily ever since to include 238 chapters nationwide. The Eta Iota Chapter was chartered at Valdosta State University on May 22nd, 1971. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha are an outstanding group of women who bring their diverse strengths together to form a bond treasured by all. Zeta allows women to explore what life has to offer while giving them support and friendship that will last a lifetime. Our sisterhood now includes over 85 active members each semester.