National History



Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920.  Zeta Phi Beta is a non-profit 501(c)(7) organization that is divided into eight intercontinental regions and 800+ Chapters located in the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and the Caribbean.


The membership of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. includes 125,000+ college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse and professional women. The benefits of membership include opportunities for professional development, personal development, and sisterhood.

Our members are active in their respective communities and hold dear the ideals of

  • Scholarship

  • Service

  • Sisterhood

  • Finer Womanhood


Valerie Hollingsworth Baker (25th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)

Since its inception, Zeta has continued its steady climb into the national spotlight with programs designed to demonstrate concern for the human condition both nationally and internationally.  The organization has been innovative in that it has chronicled a number of firsts.  It was the 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.


The sorority takes pride in its continued participation in transforming communities through volunteer services from members and its auxiliaries.  Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide including England, Belgium, Japan, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates.

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Proud to be Celebrating 100 years of Service