Zeta Omicron

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia, November 19, 1977

In February 1975, a group of collegians, led by legacy Kathleen Day, who wanted to establish an Alpha Delta Pi chapter, founded the local Tau Beta Alpha - the initials stood for "To Be Announced." The local was installed as Zeta Omicron chapter in 1977. With the help of Kathleen's mother, Deen Day Sanders, Beta Sigma - Mercer, the chapter acquired a small frame house in the middle of campus. In conjunction with the Summer Olympics in 1996, Zeta Omicron and several other Greeks built large, brick homes which were used as part of the Olympic Village. The house was designed by charter member and architect Lane Chapman. The chapter room is named in honor of Mrs. Sanders. Since Tech was predominantly male until the mid-1970s, many members are "firsts," including Elaine Reckard Lenyo, the first female football manager in the NCAA; Teri Rogers, the first female senior class president and Kathleen Day, the first woman to serve on the Board of Dupree College of Management at Tech. Former International Secretary and Foundation Trustee Tracy L. Garner was an early Zeta Omicron member and served as chapter president when the first house was obtained. Lynda Nix Waller, Epsilon Pi - Georgia Southern, has a long service record. The chapter received the Golden Lion Award in 1993 and 1995.