Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded by five illustrious African American women, Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl A. Neal, Myrtle Tyler-Faithful, Viola Tyler-Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts, known as our Five Pearls. Our five founders chose not to embrace the tenants of the other existing sororities and instead established a sorority based on the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.
FIRST Greek letter organization to charter chapters in Africa in 1948
FIRST to operate centrally from a national headquarters
FIRST to form adult and youth auxiliary groups (Amicae, Pearlettes, Amicettes, and Archonettes)
FIRST and ONLY to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
History of Mu Xi Zeta Chapter
On October 1, 1983, a charter for Mu Xi Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incoporated was issued. The following persons were authorized to establish this chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incoporated as the graduate chapter of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland.
Wanda R. Brown
Delores B. Bruton*
Elise Herrington Collier
Gracie L. Dawkins
Debra A. Harper
T. Joann Holly
Emily C. Wright Cole*
Karen Lee Shuler*
Charlene Mildred Stewart*
Doreen Alease Thompson*
Jennifer C. Traynham
This group of young ladies were subjected to the laws and regulations of the General Sorority.
Soror Nathalia M. E. Roberts, State Director of Maryland, at that time, presided over the meeting of the formation of Mu Xi Zeta Chapter.
Theta Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta SigmaFraternity, Incoporated was the hosting chapter on the campus of Towson State University.