Who We Are
The membership of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. includes 125,000+ college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse and professional women. The benefits of membership include opportunities for professional development, personal development, and sisterhood. Our members are active in their respective communities and hold dear the ideals of Service, Scholarship, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.
Types of Membership:
- Undergraduate: Initiated members who are currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree
- Graduate: Initiated members who have obtained at least one undergraduate degree
- Honorary: Initiated members identified by the International body of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for providing exemplary service to the community through their service or profession
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. began as an idea conceived by five phenomenal women at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, Fannie Pettie Watts and Pearl Anna Neal.
These five women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish
a new organization predicated on the precepts on Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.
These ideas are reflected in the sorority’s national programs. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., founded with the assistance
of Phi Beta Sigma, they are the sister organization of the fraternity. No other fraternity and sorority is constitutionally
bound as Phi Beta Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta.
It was the idea of the Founders that the Sorority would reach college women in all parts of the country who were
sorority-minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization.
Since its inception, the Sorority has chronicled a number of firsts. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization
to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(7) organization that is divided into eight intercontinental regions and 800+ Chapters located in the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.