Emblem & Code

Membership in Zonta International carries honor and distinction and brings rich experience into the life of every member. The meanings of the five Sioux Indian Symbols that form Zonta’s impressive symbol are as follows:

  • Indian symbol for ray of light or sunshine or a flash of radiance.
  • Indian symbol for the phrase, “To stand with” or “To band together for a purpose.”
  • Indian symbol for “to carry together.”
  • Indian symbol representing shelter. Conveys the idea that Zonta is an indoor rather than an outdoor organization.

General symbol signifying “on the square” – the qualities of honesty and trustworthiness.

So we have in Zonta an organization of executives in business and professions banded together for service and fellowship, carrying on a program of high ideals with honest and trustworthy motives.

Since 1919, these symbols have been carried deep in the hearts of Zontians, ever reminding us of our objectives. When we become members of ZONTA INTERNATIONAL, we subscribe to the Zonta Code.

  1. To pledge myself to uphold the ideals of Zonta.
  2. To honor my work and consider it an opportunity for service.
  3. To increase the measure of that service by consistent self-improvement.
  4. To contribute by study and action to the improvement of the legal, political, economic, and professional status of women.
  5. To work for the advancement of understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions united in the Zonta ideal of service.
  6. To keep ever before me the best of all creeds: Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do even so unto them.