In 1992, Zeta Tau Alpha adopted Breast Cancer Research as the Fraternity's national philanthropy. At the 1996 International Convention, the Fraternity voted to increase ZTA's support of breast cancer awareness by backing up all organizations committed to breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Breast Cancer Education and Awareness then became Zeta Tau Alpha's national philanthropy.
Here at Valdosta State University, home of the Blazers, our chapter holds many philanthropic events. We host our annual Big Man On Campus, a comical male beauty pageant. We also join in with the Blazers to put on our annual Pink Out Football Game and a Pink Out Baseball Game. We have many different fundraisers during October when we "Paint the Campus Pink" by decorating the VSU campus with signs, ribbons, and our philanthropy tables. One hundred percent of the money raised at these events goes directly to our philanthropy. ZTA also supports the "Hoops for Hope" Pink Out Basketball game in which the money raised is reinvested into local efforts to assist those who have been affected by Breast Cancer and to educate our community about such causes. Our chapter loves giving back to the community in any way that we can. We are always willing to help out our community and input our time to better other's lives.