The Epsilon Iota Zeta Chapter was chartered in May 1954 by six educators and community leaders. Our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. encouraged and assisted the charter members to make this a reality. These six ladies exemplify the principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. which are scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood.
Our Chapters' purpose is to foster the ideals of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterly love and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in our community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920, on Howard University campus in Washington, DC. Zetas were the first National Pan-Hellenic Council centralizes its operations in a national headquarters in 1948, first to form national auxiliary groups, and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide and has a membership of over 100,000
Organization Facts & Important Links
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Founded: January 16, 1920
at Howard University
Marie Bates Bernice Barton
Eleanor Beck Mary Duckett
Nancy Griggs Janie Moseley
Stork’s Nest is our 40 years partnership with Zeta and March of Dimes. It is a community-based, prenatal health promotion for low-income pregnant women, and 1,000 women are serviced at stork’s Nest all over the country each year.
Elder Care (Zeta Care) Initiative strives to provide awareness, education, and action regarding the care and welfare of seniors in this country.
Adopt-a-school Initiative started in 2003 and it allows the Sorority to identify low-income performing schools and provide assistance in a number of ways to enhance the educational experience, increase test scores and grades.
ZOL – Zeta Organizational Leadership Program is the leadership certification component of the Sorority for present and future leaders. Leadership certification is required to hold a state (most), regional, and national elected and/or appointed officers.
Z-HOPE – Zeta Helping Other People Excel is an outreach service program with six primary objectives, corresponding measures of success, and a mechanism for chapter recognition. From the Sorority’s inception, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has long demonstrated an interest in serving the needs of the community.
ZPAP – Zeta Prematurity Awareness Program Since 2003 Zeta Chapters and auxiliaries reach out over 300 houses of worship annually in the month of November across the country and distribute information on prematurity awareness. These materials cover causes, the importance of prenatal care, decrease infant mortality and lower birth weight babies.
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