Gamma Zeta Alpha

In the year of 1987, fifteen men came together to create an organization that assisted the difficulties Latinos faced in obtaining a collegiate education. On December 3, 1987 this organization came to be recognized by the California State University, Chico campus as Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity. The founders sought to create an organization aimed at developing leadership, instilling academic scholarship, and creating an environment of support that integrated Latino heritage. At the time, other student organizations lacked the support that the founders sought to establish, thus they generated a representation of the Latino culture by creating a fraternity, something that was new in Latino culture. They believed that this would be the best opportunity for achieving its goals. From their first meetings, the founders decided that the principles of their new organization would be: Academic Excellence, through which they could encourage and support Latino males in higher education; Community Service, with which they could give back to the communities that shaped their lives; and the Maintenance of Latino Culture through Brotherhood, by which they saw their heritage shaping their views and personal values. Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity has upheld a tradition of cultivating leaders and strengthening the Latino community for over two decades. Each chapter (22) produces a sustainable membership that brings forth quality programs that benefit their collegiate institutions and the surrounding communities.

Gamma Zeta Alpha