As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated began to realize the good will and cooperation of women who were not eligible to be part of any Greek-letter organization.
Under the administration of Soror Lullelia Harrison, the first Amicae chapter was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947 by the Beta Psi Zeta Chapter. After the second group was successfully formed under the sponsorship of the Lambda Zeta Chapter in Houston in 1948, the Zeta Amicae Auxiliary was adopted into Zeta?s national structure. They chose the name Amicae, Latin for "friends", for their auxiliary.
To date, these auxiliaries have rendered invaluable service to the Sorority and their communities. Just as Zeta Phi Beta, the Amicae Auxiliary is subject to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures on National, Regional, State and local levels of the organization.
Zeta Amicae Auxiliary Members:
Understand and be committed to: The goals, principles, and practices of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Attend Meetings: Active and regular attendance at meetings is what gives each member a voice in the direction that the organization will take. This includes participating in and having representation at meetings on the state, regional and national levels.
Actively Participate: Amicae Auxiliaries conduct community service projects on an ongoing basis, many times in collaboration with the sponsoring Zeta Chapter. Additionally, the auxiliary participates in special observances of the Sorority and conducts projects and/or programs related to the national programmatic thrusts of the Sorority.
Financially Support the Auxiliary: Every membership organization exists because its members are committed to advancing the principles, values and standards for which it professes. This support is tangibly demonstrated by timely payment of membership dues, and through support of fundraising activities.
The State of Arizona has one chapter of the Amicae Auxiliary sponsored by the Omicron Zeta Zeta Chapter in Tucson, AZ; however, the chapter has been inactive since 2006.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has youth auxiliaries of three different age groups. Each auxiliary group consists of members who possess an interest in the goals and ideals of scholarship and sisterly love, and demonstrate a potential for leadership in service to the community. Every Zeta youth auxiliary is sponsored by an active Zeta Graduate Chapter.
Archonettes: High School aged young ladies from 13-18 years old
Amicettes: Junior High girls between the ages of 9-13
Pearlettes: Youth girls under the age of 9
Arizona currently has an Archonette Auxiliary sponsored by the Delta Gamma Zeta Chapter in the Phoenix Metro Area. The chapter has been dormant since all of the remaining members graduated in 2012.