Alpha Zeta

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Alpha Zeta
The Coat of Arms of Alpha Zeta
Founded November 4, 1897; 119 years ago (1897-11-04)
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Type Professional and Social
Scope International
Mission statement Alpha Zeta is the professional agricultural organization dedicated to the highest levels of scholarship, leadership, integrity and service.
Vision statement Alpha Zeta is a global network of diverse agricultural professionals recognizing, developing and promoting leaders with common values and integrity.
Colors Mode and Sky Blue
Flower Pink Carnation
Publication Alpha Zeta News
Chapters 74
Members 3,000 students collegiate
115,000 lifetime
Headquarters 16020 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 300
Chesterfield, Missouri
Homepage Alpha 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 The Ohio State University, Alpha Zeta is the first and oldest collegiate society for agriculture. Today, Alpha Zeta has over 117,000 alumni and 3,000 student members at 74 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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