Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Community Conscious Action-Oriented Organization
Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, Fannie Pettie Watts, and Pearl Anna Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, 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. It was the ideal of the Founders that the Sorority would reach college women in all parts of the country who were sorority minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization.
Epsilon Epsilon Zeta Chapter
On Wednesday, October 27, 1954, the Epsilon Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was chartered by 14 trailblazing Sorors with the assistance of two mighty men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Soror Mattye Robinson
Soror Martha W. Carter
Soror Jean Smith
Soror Claudine R. Gripper
Soror Anne H. Hill
Soror Bernice Wilkes
Soror Eddie T. Jackson
Soror Catherine L. Williams
Soror Clara V. Williams
Soror Loretha Q Osby
Soror Christina R. Wilson
Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated: Brother Albert Brinson and Brother William Holland.
Looking to fill the gap where other organizations had not, these women and two men built a chapter that would later go on to create signature programs and events that not only continued the legacy of our principles but expressed our sincere concern as a community-conscious, action-oriented organization. These programs and events include:
● Cocktails for a Cause – Social event increasing awareness and raising funds for a specified cause/charity
● Bingo for Handbags – One-of-a-kind fundraiser providing financial support to the Z.E.T.A. Foundation and annual scholarship luncheon
● Stork’s Nest Community Baby Shower – Event catering to expectant mothers and families in the Central Florida community
● Feed the Homeless – Annual service event with the Orlando Union Rescue Mission
More than 60 years later, the Epsilon Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated knows that we are not just a part of the region that is second to none, WE are second to none.