Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by five distinguished collegiate women.
These five women chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to encourage the highest standard of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood and exemplify the ideals of Finer Womanhood.
The trail blazed by the founders has been traversed by thousands of women dedicated to the emulation of the objectives and ideals of the Sorority.
Since it's inception, the sorority has chronicled a number of "first" among the established historically African American sororities.
In addition to being the only organization constitutionally bound to a fraternity, the sorority was the first to charter international chapters, those in West Africa and Germany; to form adult and youth auxiliary groups, the Amicae, Archinettes, Amicettes and Pearletts.