Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, at Howard University, Washington, D.C. The Klan was very active during this period and the Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of Black artists and writers in the U.S. This same year the Volstead Act became effective heralding the start of Prohibition and Tennessee delivered the crucial 36th ratification for the final adoption of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The worst and longest economic recession to hit the U.S. would define the end of the decade-The Great Depression.
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 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. 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 and has a membership of 100,000+.
Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter
Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was organized and chartered in Columbus, Ohio on September 4, 1943. Charter members were Sorors Rousillon B. Davis, Anne Jordon, Calpurnia Allen, Bertha Mason Allen and Hazel Truitt. Of these Sorors, only Bertha Allen Mason is still with us. During that time the chapter was involved in various service and designated National projects. Soror Bertha Allen Mason was Regional Director at one time.
Local Signature Programs & Initiatives:
Get Engaged "Social Action"
From Girls to Pearls Rites of Passage Program
I Know I Can Partnership (HBCU Scholarship)
Mayor's CelebrateONE Partnership (Citywide Baby Showers)
Governor's Office of Faith Based Initiatives Partnership
Sapphire & Pearls Scholarship Brunch
United Way of Central Ohio Partnership
Z-HOPE & "Project HOPE"
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter
P.O. Box 247322
Columbus, OH 43224
Sigma Iota Zeta Chapter
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Sigma Iota Zeta Chapter was chartered in the year 2001 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Since its inception the chapter has continued to positively impact the community of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and surrounding areas with informative programming focused on health, education, youth development and empowerment as well as social justice. The chapter is continuously driven to uphold and uplift the sorority’s principles of scholarship, service, finer womanhood and sisterhood.
Sigma Iota Zeta Chapter currently maintains all auxiliary groups- Amicae, Archonettes, Amicettes and Pearlettes. We strive to provide positive role models and opportunities to young ladies in the community as well as provide women the avenue to come together in the name of Zeta, as a friend to Zeta.
Breakfast with the Artist
Natural Hair Symposium
March of Dimes
Ronald McDonald House
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Sigma Iota Zeta Chapter
P. O. Box 110
Brice, Ohio 43109