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.

Notable members


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

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