Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated has a rich history that has spanned the course of 99 years, promoting the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood through its programming and community initiatives. Coming onto the scene in 1920 at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was the third African-American collegiate sorority to come into existence -- however, through the zeal and vision of our Founders and the phenomenal women of Blue and White that have stood at the helm as our International Presidents, through the years Zeta quickly gained momentum and has celebrated a number of "Firsts" among our National Pan-Hellenic Council brothers and sisters. 

Here are just some of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. "FIRSTS":

  • First and ONLY NPHC sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • First to establish a undergraduate chapter south of the Mason-Dixon line (1923) --Theta Chapter (Wiley College; Marshall, TX) 

  • First NPHC Sorority to establish national auxiliaries: Zeta Amicae (1947)

  • First Sorority to Charter a chapter in Africa (1948) -- Delta Iota Zeta/Upsilon Beta in Liberia

  • First to establish the first national executive office of a black sorority (1948)

  • First Sorority to charter a chapter in Dubai (Alpha Alpha Lambda Zeta Chapter, May 2014)



For more information on the rich heritage of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, please visit our International Website: