Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920. Zeta began as an idea conceived by five students at Howard University in Washington D.C. The Founders of Zeta dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood.
It was the ideal 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. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given millions hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change.
A nonprofit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C., and in the state of Illinois. The dues and gifts of its members support the Sorority. Over the years since the sorority's inception, Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters and initiated thousands of women around the world. Zeta has continued to thrive and flourish while adapting to the ever-changing needs of this new century.For more information on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. please visit the International website. http://www.zphib1920.org
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc - Phi Omega Zeta chapter was chartered on May 9, 2008 by Chartrisse Adlam, Markeyta Joyner, Frances Lewis-Carr, Cheryl Martin and Kimberly Mitchell. Phi Omega Zeta Chapter focuses on community service projects within Western Suffolk County, NY.
Phi Omega Zeta chapter’s mission is to uplift the community in which we live, recruit women who have the same ideals, goals & visions and maintain community organizational partnerships. Phi Omega Zeta chapter primarily focuses on service and scholarship within the western region of Suffolk County, however the chapter does reach out to other communities.