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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C., Zeta 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.

Zeta First

  • 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 established this chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incoporated as the graduate chapter of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland.

Rochelle Booth

Deborah Briscoe

Wanda R. Brown

Delores B. Bruton

Elise Herrington Collier

Lisa Cunningham

Gracie L. Dawkins

Rachel Hall

Debra A. Harper

T. Joann Holly

Cornelia Jones

Emily C. Wright Cole

Paulette Jones

Yvonne Miller

Patrycia Pickett

Vanessa Ross

Karen Lee Shuler

Deborah Savage

Charlene Mildred Stewart

Darlene Swain

Doreen Alease Thompson

Jennifer C. Traynham

Angela Weeks

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.

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