Alpha Zeta (professional)

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Alpha Zeta
FoundedNovember 4, 1897; 122 years ago (1897-11-04)
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
TypeProfessional and Social
Mission statementAlpha Zeta is the professional agricultural organization dedicated to the highest levels of scholarship, leadership, integrity and service.
Vision statementAlpha Zeta is a global network of diverse agricultural professionals recognizing, developing and promoting leaders with common values and integrity.
ColorsMode and Sky Blue
FlowerPink Carnation
PublicationAlpha Zeta News
Members1,000 students collegiate
125,000 lifetime
Headquarters201 East Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, Kentucky
WebsiteAlpha Zeta Website

Alpha Zeta (ΑΖ) is a professional fraternity for students and industry professionals in the agriculture and natural resources fields. Founded in 1897 at Ohio State University, Alpha Zeta is the first and oldest collegiate society for agriculture. Today, Alpha Zeta has over 125,000 alumni and 1,000 student members at 30 universities.


The fraternity was founded on November 4, 1897 by Charles Burkett, John Cunningham, and ten other agriculture students at Ohio State University.[1]


Chapters are named for individuals prominent in some way with respect to agriculture or after the locality of the chapter.

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  1. ^ Baird's manual of American college fraternities. Volume 19. 1977. p 558

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