Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. by five coeds. 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 woman dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority.
The Sorority was the first
Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes, and Pearlettes; and the FIRST
to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Zeta's national and local programs include the endowment of its National Educational Foundation, community outreach services, and the support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given numerous 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 Sorority, Incorporated is supported by the dues and gifts of its members.
For more information, please visit our national website at http://www.zphib1920.org.
Our Five Founding Pearls
Xi Kappa Zeta Chapter History
As Sorors began to move to the Colorado Springs area, they wanted to continue their affiliation with the sisterhood and their commitment to the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. There quickly became a need to establish a graduate chapter that could bring the activities and programs of Zeta to the Southern portion of Colorado.
Xi Kappa Zeta Chapter was chartered in Colorado Springs, CO on November 17, 1988. The charter members were: Pamela A. Doss, Cynthia D. (Cross) Green, Charlotte “Cherri” Norris, Nadine Thomas and Karen (Wilson) Freeman. The charter was granted by Grand Basileus Eunice S. Thomas. The chartering ceremony was officiated by the Midwestern Regional Director, Alma Washington, Esq. and the Colorado State Director, Margaret (McCallum) Neal.
Since its establishment, the chapter has made a tremendous impact in the greater Colorado Springs and Pueblo communities through the implementation of the sorority’s national service program – Z-HOPE and the establishment of collaborative partnerships with various community, governmental and Greek entities.
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