Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Founded Nationally: January 16, 1920 at Howard University
Established at SJU: June 14, 1965
Chapter: Omicron Alpha (metro chapter with Queens College and York College)
Colors: Royal Blue & Pure White
Membership Requirements: Must have 2.5 GPA and a minimum of 12 credits
National Site: http://www.zphib1920.org
Five coeds founded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on January 16, 1920 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for Black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. The trail blazed by the founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority.
The Sorority was the first Greek-lettered organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948) to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae; Archonettes; Amicettes; and Pearlettes and to be constitutionally bound to a brother organization, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Zetas national and local programs include endowment of its National Educational Foundation, community outreach services, and support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given un totaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.
A non-profit 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.
Omicron Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on the campuses of St. John's University, Queens College, and York College and prides itself on working for the enrichment of the community and society as a whole.
Affiliation: Stork's Nest (a program for unwed mothers), National Education Foundation, United Negro College Fund, March of Dimes, Adopt-An- Agency