The mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity (ZBT) is to foster and develop in its membership the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its members for positions of leadership and service within their communities.

Mindful of its founding in 1898 as the Nation’s first Jewish Fraternity, ZBT will preserve and cultivate its relationships within the Jewish community. Since 1954, ZBT has been committed to its policy of non-sectarian Brotherhood, and values the diversity of its membership. ZBT will recruit and initiate men of good character, regardless of religion, race or creed who are accepting of these principles.




A Powerhouse of Excellence, Brotherhood for a Lifetime

Community Service & Philanthropies

Get on The Ball benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Fight Fire After Class (FFAC) benefiting the Madison Fire Department


Highest GPA among IFC Fraternities – 6 out of the last 8 semesters
2016 place in Humorology

Fun Facts


Navy Blue and Yellow

Famous Alumni

Notable National alumni

Robert Kraft (owner of the New England Patriots)
William Paley (founder of CBS)
Sid Luckman (NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback)
Ron Dermer (Israeli Ambassador to the United States)

General Information


626 N. Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703

Local Founding

1916, re-chartered in 2000

National Founding



National: www.zbt.org
Local: www.zbtuw.com