Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University
in Washington, D.C. by five eminent women with the help of two of their brothers, 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, Finer Womanhood and Sisterly Love.
The trail blazed by these founders has been traveled by thousands of women dedicated
to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of this Sorority.
This Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (Sierra Leon and Liberia, 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- thus creating the (often imitated) only true family in the Black Greek Community.
Zeta's 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 untotaled hours of
voluntary 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 Sorority is supported by the dues and gifts of its members.
For more information, please visit our national website at www.zphib1920.org