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      Society Zeta Alpha was founded in 1876 as a literary and theatrical society at Wellesley College. Over the course of over 130 years, Zeta Alpha has evolved from its theatrical role on campus to a more literary one. Zeta Alpha is the oldest of any society or campus organization with a continuous group of members. We are a proud club with a very diverse group of women who come from various student, cultural, and athletic activities across campus.

      Many traditions of Zeta Alpha have remained alive over the course of its history. Each semester the society brings a variety of authors to campus to give talks, and often works with other on-campus organizations to co-sponsor events. Once a year, in preparation for Traditions Night, members visit the Wellesley archives and explore its holdings pertaining to Zeta Alpha, and members quickly realize that at its core, Zeta Alpha has remained true to its original goals: everlasting loyalty, unbreakable sisterhood, and strong literary passions. We live by our motto: "Ever burning lamp a symbol of our undying loyalty."

      Zeta Alpha greatly values its tradition of family. Although all members of Zeta Alpha are sisters, the tradition of smaller sub-families provides more opportunity for specific support and fun. Being a literary society, our family names were hand selected to represent some of the great writers over time. Our current families are listed below.


The Families of Zeta Alpha


The Austen Family


Basma Jaber
Kayla Ali
Dominique Copeland
Soumaya Difallah
Dafni Diamanti
Sabrina Cadiz

The Plath Family


Olivia Moeller
Withney Barthelemy
Katie White
Katherine Hobart

The Fitzgerald-Morrison Family


Catherine Digennaro
Aïda El Kohen
Diana Cruz
Sydney Tischler
Abeer Dhanani
Mia Tuccillo

The Neruda Family


Esther Miller
Olivia Salomon
Julia Jung

The Ephron Family


Maggie Hughes
Janessa Sullivan
Nadia Kelson
Ana Fernández

The Angelou Family


Suzanne Wang
Nathalie Bolduc
Alberta Born-Weiss
Kendall You Mak
Anna Vargas
Silvie Coheleach

The Alcott-Hurston Family


Danielle Heims-Waldron
Dalila Stanfield
Debra Rowcroft
Akilah Chatman

The Woolf Family


Isabelle Nettere
Lauren Santo Domingo
Jamilah Lewis-Horton
Sophie Wang
Stephanie Gall

The Lahiri Family


Zoe Borghard
Katherine Gao
Sama Mundlay
Amanda Wright