[Sorority Stuff] Ritual Week

So this week is National Ritual Celebration Week for sororities across the country (and world, I suppose), and I thought I'd be a little cheesy and do a little something for it here. Obviously, I can't tell you ZTA's rituals (they're top secret and may involve the blood of sisters' past), but I can explain their importance a little bit. Rituals are what bind every chapter, every new member class, and every girl from the time of our founders to the newest member that accepted her bid. They're the most sacred part about being in a sorority--that's why we dedicate a week to celebrate them.

Anyhow, my National Office did a cute thing with our creed, so I thought I'd do the same thing with girls from my chapter illustrating the various points. In a cheesy way, I really love ZTA's creed. The woman it paints is the kind of person everyone should strive to be.

To realize that within our grasp, in Zeta Tau Alpha,

lies the opportunity to learn those things which will ever enrich and ennoble our lives; 

to be true to ourselves, to those within and without our circle; 

to think in terms of all mankind and our service in the world; 

to be steadfast, strong, and clean of heart and mind, 

remembering that since the thought is father to the deed, 

only that which we would have manifested in our experience should be entertained in thought; 

to find satisfaction in being, rather than seeming, 

thus strengthening in us the higher qualities of the spirit; 

to prepare for service and learn the nobility of serving, thereby earning the right to be served; 

to seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; 

to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; 

to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat;

to have the welfare and harmony of the Fraternity at heart, 

striving ever to make our lives a symphony of high ideals, 

devotion to the Right, the Good, and the True, without a discordant note; 

remembering always that the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha was Love, 
“the greatest of all things.”

Happy Ritual Week from the ZTA GB Chapter!

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