Mission and Values

Our Mission

Zeta Psi strives to be the premier international men’s fraternal organization dedicated to forging academic excellence and life-long bonds of brotherhood. Through active chapter participation and continuing alumni outreach, Zeta Psi members are committed to the development of leadership, character and intellect and to the service of their brothers, their communities and mankind.

Becoming a Zete

As an undergraduate, your goal is to obtain an education. But obtaining an education can mean many things; almost anyone can party for four years, graduate, and never look back. What a waste.

Fraternity membership can be so much more:

  • Four great years of fun, excitement, challenge, leadership,
  • brothers for life through thick and thin,
  • the source of all that knowledge NOT taught in a classroom,
  • and the edge, opportunities, resources and connections you need to succeed in school, in business and in life.

What kind of men are we?

Convention 2012

Convention 2012

Zeta Psi is an historic, elite, and intimate brotherhood. Since 1847 we have taken pride in the caliber of schools we are at and the quality of men we invite to join. Zeta Psi is established at the best schools in the United States and Canada, and from them, recruits the finest of men — leaders, scholars, athletes, and philanthropists. It is possible to find brothers wearing letters on the street who you’ve never met and have an instant friend and a great conversation — because each brother cares deeply about being a Zete and the brotherhood. A uniquely valuable sense of community stems from our intimate size and elite style that groups with 100, 200 or more chapters—at any campus that requests membership—can’t match. That sense of real brotherhood is very important to us, and it’s why we have such involved, life-long alumni.

What makes a Zete?

Zetes come together to have fun, enjoy life, get the most out of college, better ourselves and form lifelong bonds of brotherhood. Despite all the fun that college brings, the main reason you came to school is to get an education with the hopes of that translating to success in life. However, a great many of the things you need in life—to get by, have fun, and ultimately succeed — aren’t taught in class. All our brothers can attest that you get more than the necessary knowledge, experience, and skill from Zeta Psi. Our goal, and the reason we exist, is to help you succeed by graduating with that edge you need in life, and have a really good time doing it. The result: better and more successful men with great memories, lifelong friends and the best experience you can have in college or beyond.

What does Zeta Psi offer?

Zeta Psi gives our brothers a competitive edge for life. Being active in the local chapter gives you an opportunity to learn many management skills which can be applied to the business world, to grow as leaders, to and find your strengths. All the while, you and your chapter are being supported by our central office and staff, and local and regional alumni. We offer hands-on alumni and career mentoring, career opportunities, six annual leadership conferences, scholarships, and more. Our Washington Scholars Fellowship Program offers top undergrads high-quality internships in Washington D.C. through our vast network of contacts, while supported with great leadership training and educational programs. This extraordinary and one-of-a-kind program has expanded to New York City as NYC Scholars, with brothers working in marketing, finance, and social media fields. These programs, as well as other emerging ones, are supported by our strong alumni networks world-wide.