Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated

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The Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority pride themselves on being part of an organization that has blazed trails through so much unchartered territory. Some of our most prominent firsts include the fact that we are...

  • The first sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, thus making Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. the only true sisterhood and brotherhood in Black Greekdom.

 

  • The first sorority to centralize its operations in an international headquarters, which is administered by a paid staff.

 

  • The first sorority to form adult and youth auxiliary groups.  Which are the Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes and Pearlettes

 

  • The first black sorority to organize a collegiate chapter in the racially hostile environment of Texas in the 1920s (Theta Chapter, Wiley College, 1923).

 

  • The first Black Greek-lettered organization to host a national convention south of the Mason-Dixon Line (Lambda Zeta Chapter, Houston, Texas, 1937).

 

  • The first sorority to charter chapters internationally -- Africa (Liberia & Sierra Leone) in 1948, the Bahamas, and Germany.

    We now have over 150,000 members in more than 800 chapters including the continental United States, Hawaii, West Africa, Germany, Bahama Islands, Virgin Islands, South Korea, Japan, and Italy.