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Encyclopedia > Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta - ΖΦΒ
Founded January 16, 1920 (1920-01-16) (age 87)
Howard University
Type Social
Scope International
Motto A Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented Organization
Colors Royal Blue and Pure White
Symbol White Dove
Flower White Rose
Headquarters 1734 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., USA
Homepage Zeta Phi Beta Website

Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Its founders created Zeta Phi Beta because they believed that elitism and socializing had overshadowed what should be the real mission of sororities-to address and correct the problems of society, particularly in the African-American community. The "Five Pearls" believed that active interest, high principles and standards, and a good scholarly average were the things that should determine membership rather than having a certain look or status. The sorority was founded on the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood. Zeta Phi Beta is the only NPHC sorority that is constitutionally bound to a brother fraternity,Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Two of its members, A. Langston Taylor and Charles Taylor, were instrumental in helping Zeta Phi Beta become established. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Acap. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:CSD Current list: Category:Candidates for speedy deletion There are a few, limited, cases where admins can delete Wikipedia pages on sight. Non-admins can ask for an admin to delete such a page, either by listing it on speedy deletions, or by adding either a {{delete}} or... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Howard University is a university located in Washington, D.C., USA. An historically black university, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named for Oliver O. Howard. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Royal blue is a lighter shade of blue. ... This article is about the color. ... Subfamilies see article text Feral Rock Pigeon beside Weiming Lake, Peking University Dove redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Howard University is a university located in Washington, D.C., USA. An historically black university, Howard was established in 1867 by congressional order and named for Oliver O. Howard. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ...

Zeta Phi Beta is the first sorority to charter a chapter in Africa, establish auxiliary groups, and have a paid international headquarters. Today there are also chapters in U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Japan, Korea, Barbados, and Haiti. The sorority is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), an umbrella organization of nine international Greek letter sororities and fraternities. This article is about the Korean peninsula and civilization. ... The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. ...


Founders (The Five Pearls)

  • Arizona Cleaver Stemons
  • Myrtle Tyler Faithful
  • Viola Tyler Goings
  • Fannie Pettie Watts
  • Pearl Anna Neal

National Presidents

Signature Programs

Since 1972, Zeta Phi Beta has enjoyed a partnership with the March of Dimes in an effort to encourage women to seek prenatal care within the first trimester of pregnancy, thereby increasing the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality. Nationwide, Zeta Phi Beta sponsors over 175 Stork's Nests. In 2005, the Stork's Nest program served over 28,000 women. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... March of Dimes official logo March of Dimes is the name of health charities in both the United States and Canada. ... Prenatal means before birth (is widely used in biology). ...

The Stork's Nest Program is designed to promote prenatal care participation and healthy behaviors during the pregnancy through two components - incentives and education. Stork's Nest clients "earn" points toward incentives, such as maternity or baby care items, through a variety of positive, health-promoting activities such as attending prenatal care appointments, participating in prenatal education classes, keeping appointments for well-baby visits. The Stork's Nest prenatal education sessions provide information, educational materials, and a variety of other resources and referrals that help clients take good care of themselves and their babies.

In 1997, Zeta celebrated its 25th anniversary of collaboration with the March of Dimes. The program was updated to include a new national logo, new educational materials and new incentive items for those mothers participating in the program. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...

Z-HOPE - Zetas Helping Other People Excel. From the Sorority's inception, Zeta Phi Beta has long demonstrated an interest in serving the needs of the community. Spanning the Sorority's nearly thirty-year partnership with the March of Dimes to its relationship with the Human Genome Project, Zeta Phi Beta has been at the forefront of anticipating the ever-changing needs of society. The Human Genome Projects (HGP) goal is to understand the genetic make-up of the human species by determining the DNA sequence of the human genome and the genome of a few model organisms in an attempt to decode and genetically modify human beings and various other species. ...

It is within this framework that International Grand Basileus Barbara C. Moore proudly introduces the new International Service Initiative for Zeta Phi Beta: Z-HOPE: Zetas Helping Other People Excel ™. "Since 1920, our national service programs have evolved to meet the critical societal needs of the time," said International Grand Basileus Moore. "This administration has identified some key areas of concern as part of our programmatic thrust, and all of our efforts will be consolidated under the banner of Z-HOPE."

ZOL - Zeta Organizational Leadership Program. The Zeta Organizational Leadership Program is a future-focused, nationally structured, intense leadership training certification program and a blue print for leadership development and enhancement. It was developed by a think tank of talented members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, who are experts in their respective fields and are from diverse backgrounds. The overarching goal of the ZOL program is to provide members of Zeta Phi Beta with the essential knowledge and skills to be exceptional leaders. The target audiences for this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Members aspiring to be national elected officers
  • Members interested in being appointed regional and/or state directors
  • Local chapter officers -- undergraduate and graduate
  • Elected regional and state officers
  • Advisors to undergraduate chapters
  • Sponsors and coordinators of Zeta Amicae Auxiliaries
  • Advisors to Youth Affiliates
  • Members aspiring to be leaders.

Notable members

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  • Wendy Palmer - (Forward of WNBA's, Utah Starz)
  • Esther Rolle - Actress. She is best known for her role as Florida on the long running CBS television series, Good Times. She was recently featured in Rosewood and Down in the Delta.
  • Sarah Lois Vaughan - Jazz Singer - On October 1942, she entered and won the 'Amateur Night' contest held at New York's famed Apollo Theatre. She was launched on a career where she sang with such greats as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Budd Johnson -legendary founders of the modernist 'Be-Bop' era. Once she had gone solo - as she was to stay for the rest of her career - she began to establish herself as a force in her own right.
  • Dionne Warwick - Singer. Among her other hits are the #1 "Then Came You" (with The Spinners) and the Grammy winning "That's What Friends Are For" (with Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Elton John), She earned seven Top 40 singles in the Eighties alone, Overall, she's garnered one platinum, five gold albums including1985's Friends) and five Grammy Awards.
  • Minnie Ripperton - Singer. Her 70s soul classic "Loving You", was entitled "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Center of the Ultra world" (1989). The record was eventually a hit, but its greater significance lies in its claim to being the first ever ambient house record.
  • Sheryl Underwood - Comedian. Considered one of the boldest women in comedy she has appeared in shows such as Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, BET's comic view, and the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars. She also donates 5% of all her road earnings to her beloved sorority.

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External links

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - International Website - Heritage (552 words)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day.
Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
A nonprofit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Illinois.
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