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
 

Bailey Lee '17 E-Board - President English Major

Bailey Lee '17
E-Board - President
English 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 In-house English and East Asian Studies Major

Iliana Smith '19
In-house
English and East Asian Studies Major

Jackie Vasquez '18 Social Chair

Jackie Vasquez '18
Social Chair

Katie Burns '18 Alumni Committee: Iris Psychology Major

Katie Burns '18
Alumni Committee: Iris
Psychology Major

Lucky Bommireddy '17 I-chair Media Arts and Sciences Major

Lucky Bommireddy '17
I-chair
Media Arts and Sciences Major

Meera Patel '19             Alumni Committee: Alum Brunch                 Mathematics & Russian Major

Meera Patel '19             Alumni Committee: Alum Brunch                 Mathematics & Russian Major

Sydney Robertson '18   Initiate Chair           Economics Major

Sydney Robertson '18   Initiate Chair           Economics Major

Diva Sharma '18 E-Board - Treasurer Economics Major

Diva Sharma '18
E-Board - Treasurer
Economics Major

Clara Cotty '17             Initiate Chair      Anthropology Major

Clara Cotty '17             Initiate Chair      Anthropology Major

Gloria Samen '18 VP Music Economics Major

Gloria Samen '18
VP Music
Economics Major

Ioana Economos '17       Social Chair             Economics & Chinese Language and Culture Major

Ioana Economos '17       Social Chair             Economics & Chinese Language and Culture Major

Jenny Ross '19 Alumni Committee: Fundraising Political Science Major

Jenny Ross '19
Alumni Committee: Fundraising
Political Science Major

Kristina Oney '18 Sisterhood Chair

Kristina Oney '18
Sisterhood Chair

Maddy Davison '19 Merchandise Chair

Maddy Davison '19
Merchandise Chair

Paige Cheatham '18              VP Arts                     Economics Major

Paige Cheatham '18              VP Arts                     Economics Major

Tabitha Gruendyke '19 In-house

Tabitha Gruendyke '19
In-house

Yasmin Akhavan '18 Abroad Fall 2016

Yasmin Akhavan '18
Abroad Fall 2016

Hannah Creutzfeldt '17 E-Board - Secretary Neuroscience Major

Hannah Creutzfeldt '17
E-Board - Secretary
Neuroscience Major

Caroline Grassi '18 Abroad 2016-2017

Caroline Grassi '18
Abroad 2016-2017

Gracey Hellstrom '18 Webmistress Classical Civilizations Major

Gracey Hellstrom '18
Webmistress
Classical Civilizations Major

Jaclyn Burton '17          Specials Chair               Anthropology Major

Jaclyn Burton '17          Specials Chair               Anthropology Major

Joyce Chung '19 Davis Liason

Joyce Chung '19
Davis Liason

Leila Shaban '18 Special Events

Leila Shaban '18
Special Events

Mahnoor Mirza '18 Abroad Fall 2016 English and Physics Major

Mahnoor Mirza '18
Abroad Fall 2016
English and Physics Major

Sarah Brodwolf '19 Historian Political Science Major

Sarah Brodwolf '19
Historian
Political Science Major

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

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

Zoe Bethune '17              Super Senior                  Cinema and Media Studies Major

Zoe Bethune '17              Super Senior                  Cinema and Media Studies Major

Chandler Cummings '17 E-Board - House Manager Music and Psychology Major

Chandler Cummings '17
E-Board - House Manager
Music and Psychology Major

Ellie Dougherty '18      Alumni Committee: Outreach    French & Political Science Major

Ellie Dougherty '18      Alumni Committee: Outreach    French & Political Science Major

Gilda Rastegar '17 Philanthropy Chair Women and Gender Studies Major

Gilda Rastegar '17
Philanthropy Chair
Women and Gender Studies Major

Abroad 2016-2017

Abroad 2016-2017

Kat Hyslop '17            Publicity Chair                Media Arts and Sciences Major

Kat Hyslop '17            Publicity Chair                Media Arts and Sciences Major

Lindsay Crews '19               VP Music 

Lindsay Crews '19               VP Music 

Mariah Haley '17 Super Senior Sociology Major

Mariah Haley '17
Super Senior
Sociology Major

Sophie Crocker '17   Philanthropy Chair Neuroscience Major

Sophie Crocker '17   Philanthropy Chair Neuroscience Major

Vivan Zhang '19 In-house Media Arts and Science Major

Vivan Zhang '19
In-house
Media Arts and Science Major