Zeta Gamma Sigma

Across the street is another Greek house, a sorority, called Zeta Gamma Sigma (or just "Zeta" for short).

(Note: Zeta Nu is never called "Zeta," only the sorority Zeta Gamma Sigma is.)

Because of our close location, similarity in Greek letters, tradition together and close founding dates (Zeta is only eleven months older than us), Zeta sisters and ZN brothers have a "unique," close relationship.

Zeta and ZN often function together, borrow things from each other, date each other's members and the like.

Yet, this relationship is also a "love-hate" one, due to historic spats, misunderstandings, etc.

Here's a picture of Zeta:

A Picture of Zeta

Note the big shamrock on Zeta's house, second story. This huge, massive (70 lb.), wooden piece is usually painted on both sides-- one side with the Greek letters Zeta, Gamma and Sigma and on the other with the letters of Zeta Nu. The shamrock is often flipped over by one of us to "our" side, then later flipped to the "correct" side by a Zeta sister. Soon, we flip it over again, and they flip it back, and... well, you get the idea. It's a never-ending cycle.

The picture shows the shamrock flipped to "our" side.

Also related to Zeta is the "wombat." This is a huge slingshot (the "rubber bands" are surgical tubing) anchored to our house which shoots water balloons across the street.

Yes, the water balloons do clear the street, a distance of at least 40 yards. The wombat is in service during the spring, summer, and fall months, when the weather is nice. The best time to "wombat" is during sunny days, when Zeta sisters are sunbathing on their second-story roof.

No matter what happens between our houses, there will always be a special place for Zeta sisters in the hearts of ZN men.