Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc
Z eta Phi Beta sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. by five coeds - - Viola Tyler, Pearl Neal, Arizona Cleaver, Fannie Pettie and Myrtle Tyler.. >
These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for Black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. The trail blazed by the founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority.
The founders of Zeta were strong, principled coeds who possessed a great deal of modesty, strength of character and pride in academic achievement. They are indeed a worthy foundation upon which to base our illustrious Sorority.
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes, and Pearlettes; and to be constitutionally bound to a brother group, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. The Zeta Phi Beta national and local programs include endowment of its National Educational Foundation; community outreach services; and support of multiple affiliate organizations.
Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given unlimited hours of volunteered service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change.
A nonprofit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Illinois. The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is supported by the dues and gifts of its members.
Zetas Helping Other People Excel was approved at the 2008 National Boule as the National Service Program of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
An interactive holistic multidimensional outreach program designed to enhance, cultivate and empower participants to develop health promoting lifestyle choices across the lifespan. Specific to the population groups; Women, Youth, Seniors, Men, and International Women of Color.
Z-HOPE will be implemented across the United States and in selected International countries. Chapters are encouraged to collaborate with existing community organizations and resources to provide optimal quality programs that provide maximum impact.Read more →
Zeta women are integral to communities around the world. We are mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters; we are also leaders, advocates and change agents. Committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe and our families healthy, we recognize the responsibility we have to bring our communities together for collective action.
Specifically, Zeta engages our communities by raising awareness on key issues, promoting voter registration and mobilization, building relationships with elected officials, and encouraging qualified women and minorities to pursue community leadership positions. We understand that by integrating these activities into our daily civic engagement strategy, we can make a substantial impact.