Why ZBT?

ZBT Alpha Omega is a unique organization at the University of Miami. We can help to personalize and expand your college experience. We offer a diverse group of supportive friends to assist in the adjustment to college life. We emphasize scholastic excellence and provide an opportunity to give back to the community through service projects by encouraging your son to participate in campus and community.

ZBT is now over 100 years old, and the Alpha Omega Chapter has been present on the University of Miami campus for nearly 70 years. This coupled with our extensive tradition of alumni involvement brings the wealth of experience to our undergraduates. Alumni participation is a major factor behind Alpha Omega’s success over the years. We are among the strongest alumni associations on campus as well as within ZBT Nationally.

What else is so great about ZBT?

Non Pledging Policy – Our brothers are empowered with full benefits and rights from the day they accept their bid. They are never treated as second class citizens. We do have a unique educational program, though, to help new Brothers become integrated into the University of Miami and ZBT life in a fun way.

Brotherhood Development Program – You will learn and enhance the valuable social skills and business etiquette necessary for success in today’s world through a program developed specifically for ZBT.

Life-long Friendships – You will form lasting relationships due to our bond of brotherhood. Any alumn will tell you that their closest friends over the years have been their fraternity brothers.

Athletics – Intramural Competitions provide the opportunity to participate in all levels of sports, from football to pool, from track events to softball and tennis.

Alumni Network – As we mentioned earlier, we have the benefit of a very strong alumni base. You can easily utilize a vast network of ZBT Brothers for everything from job opportunities, to career advisement and internships.

Diversity – A ZBT brother is confident of his success within the global business arena because of our commitment to diversity. You will be exposed to different perspectives, and experiences which will serve to enhance your overall college experience.

Democratic Power – Within ZBT, all brothers have direct input into our destiny. Important issues are presented and decided on by our brothers from the moment they are initiated into our Brotherhood.

Leadership and Responsibility – There are many opportunities to exercise and develop leadership skills. Through committees, Chair positions, and several Officer positions, we prepare our brothers for leadership roles after graduation.

Fun, Parties, and Socials – You will master your social skills and have a great College Experience – meet new people, socialize with other Greek organizations, and balance your academics with various social pursuits.

Will my grades be affected?

ZBT takes scholarship very seriously. We emphasize to our undergraduate Brothers that their first priority is academics; fraternity is secondary to getting an education. We honor academic excellence and have designed programs to improve performance. Last year, our chapter’s average Grade Point Average was 3.0!

What about all the parties and drinking I hear about?

Zeta Beta Tau is a member of the Fraternity Risk Management Trust. As such, we have strict policies regarding open parties and underage drinking. We take great care to ensure that our brothers are protected as well as our guests. We use every available opportunity to educate undergraduate members on holding safe and legal social events.