History

1898: Zeta Beta Tau is founded as the world’s first Zionist fraternity at Columbia University in New York, NY.

1903: The Gamma Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is founded at New York University. The Gamma Chapter is currently the oldest active chapter of the fraternity.

1954: Zeta Beta Tau becomes non-sectarian, welcoming “all men of good character.”

1993: The Gamma Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau becomes dormant due to a lack of recruitment.

2008: The Gamma Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is brought back as a colony, awaiting official recognition from the fraternity.

2009: The Gamma Chapter is re-established as a chapter at New York University upon receiving a charter from Zeta Beta Tau. The one year switch from colony to chapter is the shortest in Zeta Beta Tau history.

2013: The Gamma Chapter place first at NYU’s Greek Week, winning the trophy for the first time in Chapter history.

2019: The Gamma Chapter place first at NYU’s Greek Week, winning the trophy for the third time in a row and fourth time in Chapter history.