Phi Zeta

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Phi Zeta
ΦZ
Founded 1925
Cornell University
Type Professional/Veterinary
Scope National
Homepage Local Chapters Below

Phi Zeta is the only honor society of veterinary medicine in the United States.

History[edit]

Phi Zeta was established at Cornell University in 1925 with the assistance of Dr. Veranus Alva Moore [1]

Name and Symbols of the Society[edit]

Greek Scholar, Dr. George P. Bristol of Cornell University, suggested that the organization use the Greek word, spelled in its Latin form: PHILOZOI; meaning “love for animals”.

The emblem was designed by the great artist and naturalist Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Purpose[edit]

The purpose of Phi Zeta is to promote, acknowledge, and reward scholarship in the profession of veterinary medicine.

Membership[edit]

Third-year students ranking in the top 10% of the class and fourth-year students ranking in the top 25% of the class are invited to become members.[2]

Honorary membership may also be bestowed upon interns, residents, faculty, and non-veterinary field related persons who have made significant contributions to veterinary medicine.

Chapter[edit]

Every veterinary school in the United States now has a chapter.

  • Alpha, Cornell University, 1925
  • Beta, University of Pennsylvania, 1929
  • Gamma, Iowa State University, 1931
  • Delta, The Ohio State University, 1934
  • Epsilon, Auburn University, 1948
  • Zeta, Michigan State University, 1950
  • Eta, Texas A&M University, 1950
  • Theta, Colorado State University, 1950
  • Iota, Washington State University, 1952
  • Kappa, University of Minnesota, 1952
  • Lambda, University of California, 1953
  • Mu, University of Illinois, 1953
  • Nu, Oklahoma State University, 1958
  • Xi, University of Georgia, 1959
  • Omicron, Purdue University, 1962
  • Pi, University of Missouri, 1965
  • Rho, Tuskegee University, 1967
  • Sigma, Kansas State University, 1969
  • Tau, Louisiana State University, 1977
  • Upsilon, University of Florida, 1979
  • Phi, University of Tennessee, 1979
  • Chi, Virginia-Maryland Regional CVM, 1984
  • Psi, North Carolina State University, 1984
  • Alpha Alpha, University of Wisconsin, 1987
  • Alpha Gamma, Oregon State University, 1987
  • Omega, Mississippi State University, 1988
  • Alpha Beta, Tufts University, 1991
  • Alpha Delta, St. George University, 2006
  • Alpha Epsilon, Western University of Health Sciences, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phi Zeta :: The honor society of Veterinary Medicine". Ncsu.edu. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Organizations". Vet.cornell.edu. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2013-04-24.