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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by five coeds, known as our 5 Pearls. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the promotion of Scholarship, dedication to the Service of the community, the celebration of Sisterly Love amongst its members, and the exemplification of Finer Womanhood. The trail blazed by our founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the legacy, objectives, and ideals of the Sorority.
Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Illinois. The organization?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 uncountable hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change.
The sorority has chronicled a number of first, enabling them to stand out amongst other historically black sororities. Zeta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); the first to chapter a chapter in the Middle East-Dubai (2014); the first to form adult and yourth auxiliary groups; the first to be constitutionally bound to a brother organization, Phi beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated; and the first to operate business out of a headquarters with a paid staff. As a non-profit organization, the sorority is supported by the dues and gifts of its members as well as the generous donations of the community.
For more information on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or it's programs visit our national website at www.zphib1920.org.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
January 16, 1920
Non-profit service organization [501(c)7]
125,000+ College-educated, service oriented women
800+ Collegiate & Alumni
(USA, Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East-Dubai and the Caribbean)
Sisterly Love & Finer Womanhood
Royal Blue & White
ZHOPE, ZNEF, Stork's Nest