Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Since its founding, the organization has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide and has a membership of 100,000+ in addition to chronicling a number of firsts.
“It was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, first to charter a chapter in Africa, first to form auxiliary groups, and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. ”
Recently, the organization has made great strides in their initiatives that emphasize on their founding principle of service, which includes their March of Dimes Partnership, a new partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expose the youth to nature and healthy living as well as donating more than $40,000 to Operation Homefront and Veterans Women ROCK! Just last year, the ladies in blue launched a commitment to log 20 million service hours by their Centennial Celebration in 2020. Notable members include Minnie Riperton, Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Zora Neal Hurston, Dionne Warwick.
Happy Founders Day!