Welcome to Zeta Beta Tau – Beta Psi at American University (ZBT). Founded in 1898 as the world’s first Jewish Fraternity, ZBT prides itself on being an inclusive organization welcoming of any college man who understands and appreciates our mission. However, in 1903, ZBT dropped its religious affiliations, and in 1954 it began admitting members of all faiths.With more than 140,000 initiated men ZBT’s can be found in all aspects of life: business, entertainment, media, politics, and much more. In 1989, ZBT became the first fraternity to abolish pledging from its organization and, in its place, created a brotherhood program that focuses on equal rights, privileges, and responsibilities for all members. Welcome to our Journey. We invite you to explore everything that makes ZBT a “Powerhouse of Excellence.” Zeta Beta Tau returned to American University in the spring of 2014 and is quickly integrating itself with the Greek and AU community.