About

Tau Zeta Epsilon (TZE), Wellesley College’s Art and Music Society, was founded in 1889 to provide an opportunity for additional study of the arts and promote good fellowship among students. According to the founding mission statement, the purpose of the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society shall be the cultivation and enhancement of an artistic spirit at Wellesley College, leading to a greater appreciation of art, wherever found, and all that tends to the creation of the beautiful.

Tau Zeta Epsilon today, with our varied social, musical, and artistic agenda, little brick house to call our own, and expansive alumnae network, is far removed from the loosely-joined band of our 13 original founding members. Nonetheless, all sisters of Tau Zeta Epsilon still follow the original mission to create art and spread beauty throughout the world.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING TEA-ING FOR TZE, MIXERS, HOUSE RENTALS OR LECTURE SCHEDULES, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AT TAUZETAEPSILON@GMAIL.COM.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! 


Lectures

According to the founding mission statement, the purpose of the Tau Zeta Epsilon Society is the cultivation and enhancement of an artistic spirit at Wellesley College, leading to a greater appreciation of art, wherever found, and all that tends to the creation of the beautiful. As such, Tau Zeta Epsilon hosts two music and two arts lectures for the greater Wellesley community during each semester. These lectures often feature distinguished Wellesley professors, outside guests from the Boston area, or various on-campus music groups.


History

Originally named "The Art Society of Wellesley College", Tau Zeta Epsilon is one of six societies established in the late 19th century. Societies were formed to provide an informal setting in which to pursue certain academic interest and also served as social centers for selected members. This society was established to further the study of arts in a scholarly fashion. In 1890 the Society became a more permanent on-campus organization and adopted both a name, Tau Zeta Epsilon, and a crest, the winged wheel. From 1900 the society held yearly studio shows exhibiting student art work, as well as adopting the tradition of the Living Portrait in which new members to the Society recreate famous works of art.

Founded

1889

Notable Alumni

Wellesley College President Diana Chapman Walsh

Soong Mei-Ling (Madame Chiang Kai-Shek)

Lulu Chow Wang

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

4 lectures per semester featuring scholars, artists and musicians and their areas of expertise

Members
 

  Julie Renfroe '19    Eboard - President            Sociology Major

Julie Renfroe '19
Eboard - President    
Sociology Major

  Meera Patel '19   Eboard - Secretary   Economics & Russian Major

Meera Patel '19
Eboard - Secretary
Economics & Russian Major

  Soraya Tavakolian '20   Eboard - House Manager   Economics Major

Soraya Tavakolian '20
Eboard - House Manager
Economics Major

  Helia Kavoosi '20   Eboard - Treasurer   International Relations & Economics Major

Helia Kavoosi '20
Eboard - Treasurer
International Relations & Economics Major

  Abena Asare '18  Psychology Major

Abena Asare '18
Psychology Major

  Claudia Corrigan '19   Super Senior   Mathematics Major

Claudia Corrigan '19
Super Senior
Mathematics Major

  Emma Burke '20   Abroad Fall '18  Political Science & Africana Studies Major

Emma Burke '20
Abroad Fall '18
Political Science & Africana Studies Major

  Hanna Vaughn '19   Super Senior  Psychology Major

Hanna Vaughn '19
Super Senior
Psychology Major

  Jackie Vazquez '18  Mathematics Major

Jackie Vazquez '18
Mathematics Major

  Joyce Chung '19   Davis Liaison   Art History Major

Joyce Chung '19
Davis Liaison
Art History Major

  Kennedy Austin '19   Initiate Chair   Sociology & Africana Studies Major

Kennedy Austin '19
Initiate Chair
Sociology & Africana Studies Major

  Lindsay Crews '19   Philanthropy Chair    Biochemistry Major

Lindsay Crews '19
Philanthropy Chair
Biochemistry Major

  Maddy Davison '19   Siblinghood Chair   C ognitive and Linguistic Sciences Major

Maddy Davison '19
Siblinghood Chair
Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Major

  Morgan Mills '20   Initiate Chair & Social Justice Chair   Political Science Major

Morgan Mills '20
Initiate Chair & Social Justice Chair
Political Science Major

  Sophie Dolan '20   Special Events   Spanish Major

Sophie Dolan '20
Special Events
Spanish Major

  Naome Sajnani '21   Iris Chair    Computer Science Major

Naome Sajnani '21
Iris Chair
Computer Science Major

  Grace Turner '20   In-house    Neuroscience Major

Grace Turner '20
In-house
Neuroscience Major

  Alexa Kasner '19   Super Senior   Art History Major

Alexa Kasner '19
Super Senior
Art History Major

  Deyanira Ibarra '20   Siblinghood Chair  International Relations Major

Deyanira Ibarra '20
Siblinghood Chair
International Relations Major

  Fabi Vivacqua '18  Economics & Environmental Studies Major

Fabi Vivacqua '18
Economics & Environmental Studies Major

  Jaeda Velasquez '20   VP Arts  Biological Sciences Major

Jaeda Velasquez '20
VP Arts
Biological Sciences Major

  Julia Tazartes '18   Studio Art & Political Science Major

Julia Tazartes '18
Studio Art & Political Science Major

  Sydney Robertson '18   Economics Major

Sydney Robertson '18
Economics Major

  Kennedy Ulfig '20   Abroad Fall '18   Political Science & English Major

Kennedy Ulfig '20
Abroad Fall '18
Political Science & English Major

  Mahnoor Mirza '18   English & Physics Major

Mahnoor Mirza '18
English & Physics Major

  Natalie Miller '19   Initiate Chair   Psychology Major

Natalie Miller '19
Initiate Chair
Psychology Major

  Viki Zygouras '20   Web Developer           Computer Science Major

Viki Zygouras '20
Web Developer         Computer Science Major

  Marci Johnson '21   Special Events   Biology Major

Marci Johnson '21
Special Events
Biology Major

   Mel Graves    '21   Alumnae Brunch    Economics Major

Mel Graves '21
Alumnae Brunch
Economics Major

  Vivian Hou '21   Publicity Chair & In-house  Architecture  Major

Vivian Hou '21
Publicity Chair & In-house
Architecture Major

  Caroline Grassi '18   Architecture Major

Caroline Grassi '18
Architecture Major

  Diva Sharma '18  Economics & Mathematics Major

Diva Sharma '18
Economics & Mathematics Major

  Gloria Samen '18  Economics Major

Gloria Samen '18
Economics Major

  Iliana Smith '19   Merchandise Chair  English & Chinese Language and Culture Major

Iliana Smith '19
Merchandise Chair
English & Chinese Language and Culture Major

  Jana Freedman '20    VP Music    Physics & Philosophy Major   

Jana Freedman '20
VP Music
Physics & Philosophy Major  

  Katie Burns '18  Psychology Major

Katie Burns '18
Psychology Major

  Kristina Oney '18  Biological Sciences Major

Kristina Oney '18
Biological Sciences Major

  Maya Nunez '20   Abroad Fall '18   Political Science Major

Maya Nunez '20
Abroad Fall '18
Political Science Major

  Paige Cheatham '18   Economics Major

Paige Cheatham '18
Economics Major

  Tabitha Gruendyke '19   VP Arts   Sociology Major

Tabitha Gruendyke '19
VP Arts
Sociology Major

  Vivian Zhang '19   Media Arts and Sciences Major

Vivian Zhang '19
Media Arts and Sciences Major

   Julia Chen  '21   Social Chair    Economics Major

Julia Chen '21
Social Chair
Economics Major

  Tatyana Johnson '18   Biological Sciences Major

Tatyana Johnson '18
Biological Sciences Major

  CC Barreto '20   Historian  Psychology Major

CC Barreto '20
Historian
Psychology Major

  Ellie Dougherty '18  Political Science & French Major

Ellie Dougherty '18
Political Science & French Major

  Gracey Hellstrom '18  Classical Studies Major

Gracey Hellstrom '18
Classical Studies Major

  Jackie McMahon '18   Neuroscience Major

Jackie McMahon '18
Neuroscience Major

  Jasmine Johnston '20   Abroad Fall '18  Psychology Major

Jasmine Johnston '20
Abroad Fall '18
Psychology Major

  Kemi Akande '19   VP Music   Economics Major

Kemi Akande '19
VP Music
Economics Major

  Leila Shaban '18  Psychology Major

Leila Shaban '18
Psychology Major

  Sooji Kang '20   Alumnae Committee - Outreach   Economics and Mathematics Major

Sooji Kang '20
Alumnae Committee - Outreach
Economics and Mathematics Major

  Sarah Brodwolf '19   Initiate Chair  Political Science Major

Sarah Brodwolf '19
Initiate Chair
Political Science Major

  Tarushi Nigam Sinha '20   Abroad Fall '18   Economics Major

Tarushi Nigam Sinha '20
Abroad Fall '18
Economics Major

  Yasmin Akhavan '18      Media Arts and Sciences Major

Yasmin Akhavan '18 
Media Arts and Sciences Major

  Jess Dibble '21   Social Chair  Undeclared  Major

Jess Dibble '21
Social Chair
Undeclared Major