Gamma Zeta Alpha
Colors: Black, White, Silver
National Founding Date: December 3, 1987
Local Founding Date: December 3, 1987
Motto: “Cultivating leaders, strengthening communities”
On December 3, 1987, the West Coast of the United States saw a new movement – the beginning of Latino Fraternities. Brought together with the purpose of addressing the shortcomings that Latino students faced in higher education, fifteen young men here at California State University, Chico came together to form a student organization far beyond their time. With a vision of Academic Excellence, Community Service, and the Maintenance of the Latino Culture through the bonds of brotherhood, these gentlemen brought an institution onto their campus that has become one of the leading Latino student organizations on the West Coast of the United States.
Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to be the First Latino Interest Fraternity on the West Coast and for two decades, we have become a vehicle for creating the Latino Leaders of tomorrow and as an instrument for promoting the development of Latino males in higher education. Realizing the importance of Academic Excellence, we are a fraternity that emphasizes academic programs that aid in the retention, guidance and overall development of students in higher education so that they may enter the work force with the experience necessary to succeed. Alumni brothers of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. have gone on to work in a wide array of professions such as engineering, law, medicine, government, high-tech, and business fields.