SU SING! Competition Winners!

We don't have a football team, but Homecoming weekend at Southwestern is full of food, free music, and sporting events. The highlight of SU Homecoming is the SING competition, where members of campus organizations strut their theatrical talents on the stage of Alma Thomas Theatre. Student groups entertain the crowd with SU-specific lyrics to familiar songs, creative choreography, and equal parts of gentle poking and biting satire directed at our much beloved Southwestern University traditions. In past years Zeta Tau Alpha has stolen the show with their award winning performances. Each year ZTA sisters gather their talent, use team-work, and showcase their beautiful voices to capture SING glory.

2006 The Homecoming Queen, 1st place
2004 Misadventures in Southwesterland with Michael Jackson, 1st place
2003 Grand Ole Zeta Opry, 2nd Place
2001 The Immaculate Connection, 1st Place
2000 'NSync with SU, 1st Place
1999 The Little Mermaid, 1st Place

Scholarship

The women of the Lambda chapter hold a higher cumulative GPA than the independent women at Southwestern University.

Because scholarship is such an important part of our chapter, there are many programs we work on throughout the year. Our biggest program is the Scholarship Banquet. We celebrate our academic success with a chapter dinner and an awards presentation. This gives us the opportunity to honor our sisters who have made the Dean’s List and also those who have improved tremendously in their academics over the year.

Our Study Break during Finals Week enables sisters to come together and relax for a few minutes in the midst of a stressful week. A Scholastic Directory that includes each member’s name, major field of study and phone number is given to each member so that she can easily access help from her sisters in any academic field. Finally, Berry Bucks motivate our members to get A’s on tests and projects in their classes. Each time a member gets an A, she gets “Berry Bucks” that will allow her to “buy” prizes at the end of each month. Our scholarship programs give us an opportunity to show off the academic successes of our sisters and reward them for working so hard.

Texas Awards 2007
Major Donor Award
Maintaining Chapter Quota Award
Academic Exellence Award
- Awarded to the collegiate chapter with the highest GPA in Texas.
Province Outstanding Advisor Award

Texas Awards 2006
Major Donor Award
Maintaining Chapter Quota Award
Best Almunae Lil Chapter Award

Crown Chapter


Texas Awards 2004
New Member Programming Award - Awarded to the collegiate chapter with excellent programming in New Membership
Website Award
Major Donor Award - Donating over $1000 to Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
Crown Chapter
Maximum Chapter
Texas Scholastic Excellence Runner Up

National Awards 2003
Crown Chapter
- This award is given when National Vice Presidents Collegiate recommend eligible chapters to National Council, which selects the winners. Chapters may receive a Crown Chapter award when they meet various criteria in the areas of membership, finances, activities, programming, and fraternity operations.

Total/Quota Award- Awards presented when chapters meet Quota during formal recruitment.

Financial Excellence Award- Award based on having timely reporting, operating a balanced budget, fulfillment of financial obligations, prompt collection of dues, and adherence to ZTA financial policies.

Texas Awards 2003
Texas Scholastic Excellence - Awarded to the collegiate chapter with the highest GPA for the past year of all provinces throughout Texas
Chapter Special Recognition
Maximum Chapter Size
Major Donor Award - Donating over $1000 to Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation.
Crown Chapter

Texas Awards 2002
Texas Scholastic Excellence Award (GPA of 3.415)

Texas Zeta Website Award - Awarded for best website in Texas

Texas Ritual Award - awarded to collegiate chapter which consistently performs ritual services according to the guidelines set forth in the General Manual. Chapter members behave respectfully and each ritual service becomes a meaningful experience for the chapter members.

National 2001
Maximum Chapter Size
Province Excellence Award
Financial Improvement Award
Major Donor Award
Crown Chapter

National Membership Selection Award- presented to Lambda Chapter in 2000, Awards are based on: setting of goals by the chapter for their membership needs, reaching of Quota and Total during the school year, achievement of high percentage of new member initiation, maintaining of ZTA standards of membership selection including careful evaluation and consideration of all membership information sheets, and maintaining off good alumnae relations in all matters pertaining to membership recruitment and expressing appreciation for all help given to chapter.

 

Zeta Tau Alpha, Lambda Chapter
© 2007