Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920 by five women. Those five women envisioned a sorority that would raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members. These women believed that sorority elitism and socializing overshadowed the real mission for progressive organizations. From their zeal and passion, Zeta Phi Beta was born. Since then, the sorority strives to serve and empower people from all walks of life and to address societal ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day through programs such as Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), National Education Foundation and GET ENGAGED, just to name a few.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(7) organization that is divided into eight intercontinental regions with over 800 chapters located in the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and United Arab Emirates. As the sorority moves toward its centennial in 2020, we strive to continue the original zeal for years to come.