Greeting, Sorors, Sigma Brothers, Amicae, Youth and Friends –

igb-closeupIt is my pleasure to welcome you to our international Web site on behalf of the more than 120,000 members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated worldwide! We are delighted that you have taken this opportunity to visit us in our virtual home.

Started in 1920 under the cloak of one of the most tumultuous eras for women and people of color in the United States, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Howard University to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Our Founders wanted the sorority to reach college women in all parts of the country who were sorority minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization. Since then, women with diverse backgrounds have joined our organization to further promote Zeta’s ideals and continue the legacy of our Founders.

More than ever, Zetas are community-conscious and action-oriented. We have collaborated with our partners and agencies who believe in Zeta’s mission, and our impact is greater because we work together. Helping others excel is one of our greatest strengths. Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel through Mind, Body and Spirit) is one of our signature programs. Through this facet, we have touched many lives across the country and worldwide. To date, we have commissioned more than 50 water wells in Ghana, West Africa; raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for March for Babies, a long-standing partnership with March of Dimes; and raised awareness regarding healthy living and positive lifestyle changes. The work of our chapters worldwide is more urgent now than ever.

We stand united and committed to future generations through sponsoring youth groups; promoting pre-natal care and decreasing the number of premature births through our Stork’s Nest program; awarding more scholarships through the National Educational Foundation, local chapters, and Amicae auxiliaries; and devoting more time to ensure that our seniors are treated with love, fairness and dignity through our Elder Care Initiative.

Leadership development is a key component to the survival of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and we have committed ourselves through the Zeta Organizational Leadership Program (ZOL) by preparing Zeta’s next generation of leaders. When we expect more, people rise to the level of our expectations. We invite you to join us in our quest as we continue Building on the Principles of Zeta While Blazing New Paths.

Serving in Sisterly Love,

Mary Breaux Wright
International President