Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter
Prince George's County, MD
eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The five illustrious Founders of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Arizona Clever Stemons, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, Fannie Pettie Watts, and Pearl Anna Neal dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for Black women and sought to establish a new organization.
Their vision was to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promote volunteerism on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify Finer Womanhood.
These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national programs for which its members and auxiliary groups provide significant volunteer service, financial capital, and professional talent to educate the public, assist youth, enrich community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for civic and social change.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has over 800 chapters in the continental United States, the Bahamas, Germany Japan, Korea and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Sorority has a diverse membership of college-educated women representing various disciplines, industries and professions. January 16, 2020 will mark 100 years of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc making an impact, servicing the global community.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter was established on December 3,1949 in Prince George's County. The charter members of the chapter were as follows: Theresa D. Banks, Evelyn Campbell, Alice Barnes , Mabel Carter, Eva Coachman, Bernice Dickerson, Rachel Prather, Maggie Trotter, Agnes Waters, Virginia Watson, & Charity Young.
The Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter sponsors an undergraduate chapter, Omicron Gamma at Bowie State University, and four auxiliary groups. The Zeta Amicae of Prince George's County was charted March 17, 1973. Our Archonette, Amicette, and Pearlette clubs, are active in local and state community service projects.
Over the years, The Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter and its auxiliaries have sponsored or co-sponsored many community initiatives that align with the Sorority's ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. These programs include : Daddy Daughter Dance, Health Fairs, Voter Registration drives, Annual Women's fair, Women’s Legislation briefing, Black History Program, Seniors on the Net, March of Dimes Walk for Babies, St. Jude Walk/Run, Feed the Homeless, a Crab Feast and a Débutante Ball. We have partnered with organizations in the County to include initiatives for the elderly, domestic violence and teen parenting.
We have also contributed or participated in programs sponsored by: The Mental Health Association, the
Women's Action Coalition, the Pan Hellenic Council, The National Council of Negro Women, The Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County, I'm Bruised But Not Broken, and The Human Relations Commission of Prince George's County.
Each year the Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter provides three Academic Scholarships through The Georgie F. Raby Scholarship Fund, The Alice Barnes Scholarship Fund, and the Mary B, Minor Scholarship Fund.
Chapter members are active on the state, regional, and national levels in appointed and elected positions.
"Through membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Delta Zeta Zeta Chapter, we empower women to enhance their interpersonal and professional skills and meet their individual needs, whether social or economic by exposure to leadership opportunities, community involvement and relationship building through sisterhood."
MEET THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
Erin V. Cribbs
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Immediate Past President
Elita Emerson - McClain
Member at Large