Nickname: Zetas
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Symbol: White Dove
Flower: White Rose
Motto: “Community conscious, action-oriented organization.”

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC as the sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Five Women, Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie, and Pearl Neal, chose not to embrace the tenants of established African American sororities, and chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to encourage the highest standards of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood. A private non-profit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, DC and the state of Illinois.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa; to form youth and adult auxiliary groups: the Pearlettes, Amicettes, Archonettes, and Amicae; and to be constitutionally bound to a brother fraternity group, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Since its inception, the Sorority has expanded to encompass more than 800 collegiate and graduate chapters. These chapters are located throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean Islands, West Africa, and Germany and are organized into nine regions.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. national and local programs include its National Education Foundation, community outreach services, and support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups give un-totaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.

For more information about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. please contact:

President: Valerie Forrest


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