Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~Sigma Rho Chapter of Augusta State University

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~Sigma Rho Chapter of Augusta State University There is a Zeta in a girl regardless of race, creed, or color, who has high standards and principles, a good scholarly average and an active interest in all things that she undertakes to accomplish."
The year was 1920. It was the start of the decade, shortly after World War One, and a time of great prosperity for the country. Women were called dames, dolls, or the cat's meow. At the beginning of the decade, women still wore long skirts but the "Roaring 20s" brought a new look of short skirts and smartly coiffed shorter hair. Racial tensions were high and quotas set for immigrants coming into America. The Klan was very active during this period. The Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of black artists and writers in the US. On January 16, 1920, the Volstead Act became effective, heralding the start of Prohibition and on August 18th of the same year, Tennessee delivered the crucial 36th ratification necessary for the final adoption of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. The worst and longest economic recession to ever hit the United States would define the end of the decade-the Great Depression. It was within this environment that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie and Pearl 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, Sisterly Love 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. Founder Viola Tyler was oft quoted to say "[In the ideal collegiate situation] there is a Zeta in a girl regardless of race, creed, or color, who has high standards and principles, a good scholarly average and an active interest in all things that she undertakes to accomplish." Since its inception, the Sorority has chronicled a number of firsts. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Zeta's national and local programs include endowment of its National Educational Foundation, community outreach services and support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given untotaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change. A nonprofit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is incorporated in Washington, D.C. and in the state of Illinois. The dues and gifts of its members support the Sorority. Over the years since the sorority's inception, Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters and initiated thousands of women around the world. Zeta has continued to thrive and flourish while adapting to the ever-changing needs of a new century. Despite the Great Depression, discrimination and segregation and a host of other challenges, Zeta has continued to hold true to its ideals and purpose, for, as stated by one of the Sorority's founding members: "…I believe that no [other] organization could have been founded upon principles that were so near and dear to all of our hearts." (Founder Myrtle Tyler

Undergraduate sorority chapter on the campus of Augusta State Univ.

Mission: The purpose of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority's national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.

Celebrating Founders’ Day on the Campus of Augusta University πŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ€
01/17/2020

Celebrating Founders’ Day on the Campus of Augusta University πŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ€

01/17/2020

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Ξ—Ξ˜Ξ– & ΣΑ Chapters Bridging the Gap Unity Stroll πŸ•ŠπŸ’™πŸ€ ~ Journey to Centennial #JustFineZetas #zphib #zetaphibeta #zphib2020 #AugustaZetas

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Celebrating Founders’ Day on the Campus of Augusta University πŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ€
01/17/2020

Celebrating Founders’ Day on the Campus of Augusta University πŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ€

01/17/2020

Celebrating Founders’ Day on the Campus of Augusta University πŸ’™πŸ•ŠπŸ€

Helping to make children of all sizes wish come true by sending off Letters to Santa at Augusta University Tree Lighting...
12/06/2019

Helping to make children of all sizes wish come true by sending off Letters to Santa at Augusta University Tree Lighting! #Service

12/04/2019
The Zetas are Coming!!!πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
11/20/2019

The Zetas are Coming!!!πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

πŸ’™ The Zeta Way is Sooo Sweet! πŸ’™ #SisterlyLove
11/16/2019

πŸ’™ The Zeta Way is Sooo Sweet! πŸ’™ #SisterlyLove

Members of the Sigma Rho Chapter supported Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop on the Augu...
11/15/2019

Members of the Sigma Rho Chapter supported Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop on the Augusta University Campus

Sigma Rho Chapter hosted a fundraiser and awareness event for Prematurity Awareness Month! πŸ’œ Thank you for supporting Si...
11/14/2019

Sigma Rho Chapter hosted a fundraiser and awareness event for Prematurity Awareness Month! πŸ’œ Thank you for supporting Sigma Rho’s efforts to assist premature babies and their families!

Members of the Sigma Rho Chapter and Eta Theta Zeta Chapter participated in a Day of Service at Thompson Boys and Girls ...
11/03/2019

Members of the Sigma Rho Chapter and Eta Theta Zeta Chapter participated in a Day of Service at Thompson Boys and Girls Club in Thompson, GA. A helping hand was given by painting, playing games with children, and landscape beautification. #Service #LetsWork

Members of Sigma Rho Chapter took time out to write Thank You Letters to our Soldiers for Military Appreciation!  #Servi...
10/22/2019

Members of Sigma Rho Chapter took time out to write Thank You Letters to our Soldiers for Military Appreciation! #Service πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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10/05/2019

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Timeline Photos
10/01/2019

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09/28/2019
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Official)
09/23/2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Official)

September 23rd-September 27th is National Hazing Prevention Week. #hazingstopswithme #finerwomendonthaze

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Official)
09/11/2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Official)

We remember. #zphib1920 #zphib2020 #NeverForget

Sigma Rho Chapter members and Soror Tecia McKay, Georgia State Tamias Grammateus
09/07/2019

Sigma Rho Chapter members and Soror Tecia McKay, Georgia State Tamias Grammateus

Sigma Rho Chapter members and Soror Vicki Pearson, Georgia State Director
09/07/2019

Sigma Rho Chapter members and Soror Vicki Pearson, Georgia State Director

Soror Miranda Turner πŸ’™
09/07/2019

Soror Miranda Turner πŸ’™

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~Sigma Rho Chapter of Augusta State University
08/13/2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~Sigma Rho Chapter of Augusta State University

04/10/2016

Our graduate chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Eta Theta Zeta Chapter will be hosting Denim in PearlZ on the 29th of April!!!!
If you'd like to go let one of them know so you can get a ticket.
#deniminpearlz #zetaphibeta #phibetasigma #ΦΒΣ #constitutionallybound #ZΦΒ

01/22/2015

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