"...it started with a lovers stroll..."
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC as the sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Five women chose not to embrace the tenets of established black sororities, and chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural, and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood.
Zeta Phi Beta’s purpose is to foster the ideals of service, charity, scholarship, civic and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national programs for which its members and auxiliary groups provide countless hours of voluntary services to staff community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change.
Our Chapter History
Pi Omicron Zeta chapter was chartered on January 16, 1997. The chartering members included: Soror Janette Bell, Soror Sabryna Hamilton, Soror Veronica Lennon-Huntley, Triumphant Soror Dr. Adrianne McCollum, Soror Dr. Kacie McCollum, Soror Rev. Avonda Thompson, Soror Mary Walker, Triumphant Soror June Turner, and Triumphant Soror Dr. Barbara Falls. The chartered members formally introduced during the Regional Conference held in New York City, NY. The Chapter was re-established in March 2011.
The reorganizing members were: Triumphant Soror Alexandria Browne, Soror Janette Bell, Soror Jacqueline Faison Elmendorf, Soror Malisea Gardner, Soror Vivian Hughes, Soror Veronica Lennon-Huntley, Soror Yvonne Reynolds-Galloway, Soror Rev. Avonda Thompson, and Triumphant Soror June Turner.
We serve our communities through several service projects which include our work with the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society. Pi Omicron Zeta values leadership and we have members serving in many capacities. Our chapter members include women in ministry, educators, accountants, and executives.