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
 

Chandler Cummings '17 E-Board - President Music & Psychology Major

Chandler Cummings '17
E-Board - President
Music & Psychology Major

Amber Walker '17 Super Senior Cinema and Media Studies Major

Amber Walker '17
Super Senior
Cinema and Media Studies Major

Bailey Lee '17 Super Senior English Major

Bailey Lee '17
Super Senior
English Major

Caroline Grassi '18 Abroad 2016-2017

Caroline Grassi '18
Abroad 2016-2017

Kristina Oney '18 Abroad Spring 2017

Kristina Oney '18
Abroad Spring 2017

Ellie Dougherty '18 Abroad Spring 2017

Ellie Dougherty '18
Abroad Spring 2017

Jackie Vazquez '18 Alumnae Committee: Fundraising Mathematics Major

Jackie Vazquez '18
Alumnae Committee: Fundraising
Mathematics Major

Joyce Chung '19 Davis Liasion Art History Major

Joyce Chung '19
Davis Liasion
Art History Major

Mahnoor Mirza '18 Sisterhood Chair English & Physics Major

Mahnoor Mirza '18
Sisterhood Chair
English & Physics Major

Vivan Zhang '19 Abroad Spring 2017

Vivan Zhang '19
Abroad Spring 2017

Kennedy Austin '19 Special Events Sociology Major

Kennedy Austin '19
Special Events
Sociology Major

Kemi Akande '19 Historian Economics Major

Kemi Akande '19
Historian
Economics Major

Diva Sharma '18 E-Board - Treasurer Economics & Mathematics Major

Diva Sharma '18
E-Board - Treasurer
Economics & Mathematics Major

Jackie McMahon '18 Social Chair Neuroscience Major

Jackie McMahon '18
Social Chair
Neuroscience Major

Abena Asare '18 Initiate Chair Psychology Major

Abena Asare '18
Initiate Chair
Psychology Major

Fabi Vivacqua '18 Abroad 2016-2017

Fabi Vivacqua '18
Abroad 2016-2017

Iliana Smith '19 Social Justice Chair English & East Asian Studies Major

Iliana Smith '19
Social Justice Chair
English & East Asian Studies Major

Katie Burns '18 Webmistress Psychology Major

Katie Burns '18
Webmistress
Psychology Major

Lindsay Crews '19 Philanthropy Chair Biochemistry Major

Lindsay Crews '19
Philanthropy Chair
Biochemistry Major

Mariah Haley '17 Philanthropy Chair Political Science Major

Mariah Haley '17
Philanthropy Chair
Political Science Major

Tatyana Johnson '18 Alumnae Committee: Alum Brunch Biological Sciences Major

Tatyana Johnson '18
Alumnae Committee: Alum Brunch
Biological Sciences Major

Alexa Kasner '19 In-house Art History Major

Alexa Kasner '19
In-house
Art History Major

Julie Renfroe '19 In-house Sociology Major

Julie Renfroe '19
In-house
Sociology Major

Leila Shaban '18 Eboard - Secretary   Psychology Major

Leila Shaban '18
Eboard - Secretary   Psychology Major

Julia Tazartes '18 Initiate Chair Studio Art & Political Science Major

Julia Tazartes '18
Initiate Chair
Studio Art & Political Science Major

Jaclyn Burton '17 Super Senior Anthropology Major

Jaclyn Burton '17
Super Senior
Anthropology Major

Gilda Rastegar '17 Sisterhood Chair Women and Gender Studies Major

Gilda Rastegar '17
Sisterhood Chair
Women and Gender Studies Major

Hannah Creutzfeldt '17 Super Senior Neuroscience Major

Hannah Creutzfeldt '17
Super Senior
Neuroscience Major

Ioana Economos '17 Super Senior Economics & Chinese Language and Culture Major

Ioana Economos '17
Super Senior
Economics & Chinese Language and Culture Major

Meera Patel '19 Alumnae Committee: Alum Brunch Economics & Russian Major

Meera Patel '19
Alumnae Committee: Alum Brunch
Economics & Russian Major

Lucky Bommireddy '17 VP Music Media Arts and Sciences Major

Lucky Bommireddy '17
VP Music
Media Arts and Sciences Major

Yasmin Akhavan '18 VP Music Media Arts and Sciences Major

Yasmin Akhavan '18
VP Music
Media Arts and Sciences Major

Clara Cotty '17 Super Senior Anthropology Major

Clara Cotty '17
Super Senior
Anthropology Major

Claudia Corrigan '19 Special Events Math Major

Claudia Corrigan '19
Special Events
Math Major

Gloria Samen '18 Eboard - House Manager Economics Major

Gloria Samen '18
Eboard - House Manager
Economics Major

Maddy Davison '19 Social Chair and Alumnae Committee: Iris          Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Major

Maddy Davison '19
Social Chair and Alumnae Committee: Iris          Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Major

Paige Cheatham '18 Initiate Chair Economics Major

Paige Cheatham '18
Initiate Chair
Economics Major

Tabitha Gruendyke '19 In-house Sociology Major

Tabitha Gruendyke '19
In-house
Sociology Major

Gracey Hellstrom '18 Abroad Spring 2017

Gracey Hellstrom '18
Abroad Spring 2017

Zoe Bethune '17 Publicity Chair Cinema and Media Studies Major

Zoe Bethune '17
Publicity Chair
Cinema and Media Studies Major

Kat Hyslop '17 Super Senior Media Arts and Sciences Major

Kat Hyslop '17
Super Senior
Media Arts and Sciences Major

Sophie Crocker '17 Super Senior Neuroscience Major

Sophie Crocker '17
Super Senior
Neuroscience Major

Sydney Robertson '18 Social Justice Chair Economics Major

Sydney Robertson '18
Social Justice Chair
Economics Major

Sarah Brodwolf '19 Alumnae Committee: Outreach Political Science Major

Sarah Brodwolf '19
Alumnae Committee: Outreach
Political Science Major

Natalie Miller '19 In-house Psychology Major

Natalie Miller '19
In-house
Psychology Major