|Gamma Zeta Alpha|
Academic Excellence, Community Service, and the Maintenance of our Latino culture through Brotherhood. The mission of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation built on the foundation of respect and brotherhood, is to establish and promote a nurturing environment at the university level and beyond, through academic excellence, community service, and the celebration of the diverse Latino Culture.
Crest of Gamma Zeta Alpha
Does your group host culturally based programs? We host event during the Hispanic Heritage Month. Some of these events are EL grito, La Raza Bienvenida.
What is the community service, philanthropy, or cause that your organization most frequently supports? Our main philanthropies' are The Academic Decathlon, American Diabetes Association, and The Make a Wish Foundation.
What program(s) or event(s) does your organization at Sacramento State coordinate to support the community service, philanthropy, or cause mentioned above?
For the Academic Decathlon, we volunteer as interview judges, homeroom proctors, and speech judges for high school students who compete in academic competitions. We volunteer for the Sacramento County region and are silver sponsors of the California Academic Decathlon state completions. Every fall semester we have a diabetes awareness week and have informational meetings open to our campus community. We also raise funds and donate every penny raised to the American Diabetes Association. For the Make a Wish Foundation, we sponsor a child and grant their last wish. We raise funds through a bowl-a-thon. Diabetes Awareness month we are in charge of doing informational about the disease and how to prevent it. In addition, we host a volleyball tournament not only gain funds for the American Diabetes Association, but to promote health and physical activity. We understand that Latinos are statistically high on getting diabetes; therefore, we want students to get informed early rather than late. Hispanic Heritage Month, we are in charge of recruiting other organizations to build a committee in order to promote events in which we display Hispanic culture on campus. Make a wish foundation; we have a bowl a thon that raises funds in order to give to the foundation. Academic decathlon, we are the main support group of the event and in part we are responsible of judging high school students that are top of their class bracket. We do interviews, examinations, and quizzes at these events. Cystic fibrosis walk a thon, A new event in which we got into, we just register and promote a safe environment.
Approximately how many hours per month do individual members or your organization participate in community service or philanthropy projects? 6
How many community service or philanthropy projects does your organization participate in each semester? 8
Does your organization have a bylaw or statement regarding hazing? STANDING POLICY #01-01 Standing Policy on Hazing. Whereas, California state laws and the laws of other states throughout the country makes it a criminal offense for anyone to participate in hazing; Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally to produce physical discomfort or mental discomfort by embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule; and Whereas, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. is under the jurisdiction of local, state and federal laws; and Whereas, this policy is based upon the proposition that students are entitled to be treated with consideration and respect; and Whereas, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. was founded to support and promote the successful completion of a college degree by Latino males; and Whereas, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity Inc. does not allow any perspective members to consume any alcoholic beverages or other illicit substances or purchase any alcohol with fraternity funds; and Whereas, most universities including the public and private institution's (here forth the University) regulations on hazing are synonymous with the law, namely that no individual subject to the jurisdiction of the University shall perform an act that causes physical, psychological or social harm to any other person within the University community; and Whereas, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity recognizes the propriety and necessity of student initiations and similar activities which are designed to instill group spirit and loyalty; and Whereas, these activities are however, appropriate only when the fun is had with new members and not at their expense; to provide every opportunity to eradicate such practices and to preserve the human dignity of its members; and Whereas, the fact that an activity is done with the consent of the persons involved does not exempt it from this policy; therefore Be It Resolved, that Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity or any chapter/affiliate does not condone or participate in any activity in which Hazing is performed as defined in Section 245.6 (b) of the California Penal Code; and Be It Further Resolved, that Chapter Presidents of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity must hereby communicate this policy to all active brothers both orally and in writing. The Fraternity encourages its members to work together with University administrators in order to prevent any acts of hazing; and Be It Further Resolved, each Chapter Executive Board acknowledge to the Board of Directors in writing that Standing Policy #01-01 has been communicated to all active members within 30 days of adoption of this policy. Chapters found in non-compliance with this policy will be subject to disciplinary action by Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity and its disciplinary bodies. No chapter shall conduct hazing activities. Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. defines hazing as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to: paddling in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities, wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution.
Does your organization have an insurance policy? Yes
Does your organization have a Risk Management policy? Yes
Name: Gamma Zeta Alpha
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Color(s): Black, White, and Silver
Symbol: Shield, and Iguana
Jewel: Obsidian Stone
Motto: GO GAMMAS TU SABES! Or 1,9,8,7 Gammas always representing! Pioneers of the past, Leaders of today, Innovators of the Future
Year: 1987 at California State University Chico
First at Sac State: 2003
US Chapters: 16
Headquarters Location: Los Angeles California
You should know...
Gamma Zeta Alpha Is more than just another fraternity is a family away from home. The members are going to remain close to one another event after graduation, just as blood brothers. In 2007, Gamma Zeta Alpha was only established in the state of California; however, that did not stop us from obtaining NALFO's National Fraternity of the year award. Gamma Zeta Alpha was established for the purposes of uniting and directing all persons interested in the promotion of the Latino culture and ethnic origins via community interaction and the educational system. We believe on molding a person to become a leader. Show them what he is capable of and in the same time providing a support system that they could depend on though out their life.