Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., with its ideals of “Service, Scholarship, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood”, is one of the foremost Black sororities founded just over a hundred years ago, in 1920. Zeta was founded to combat what the founders saw as elitism in contemporary Greek life, and advocate for real change.
In addition to pressing towards social change and increased rights for Blacks and women, Zeta Phi Beta has always stood for the process of developing a more inclusive world.
The imprint of Zeta Phi Beta on the world is large. The sorority (a registered nonprofit) hosts national and international programs, such as Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel). The sorority’s flair for service is truly exceptional.
How to join Zeta Phi Beta?
How to become a member? If you are a woman who attends a four-year university that has a chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, rush! However, what if you didn’t rush in college… then are you out of luck? Absolutely not! Zeta recognizes two types of membership, undergraduate membership for current university students that has at least 2.5 GPA, and graduate membership for women who’ve attended a four-year university, and since moved on to other parts of their life.
How to become a Zeta Phi Beta member?
To become a Zeta Phi Beta member you need an invitation, if you have a bachelor’s degree or you are already studying for it the first step is to contact a chapter in your local area, you can mail them to find the closest one at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, you have to show formal interest to become a member so you should to attend at the “Informational Interest Meeting” organized by Zeta Phi Beta on the campus of your interest or in your community, there you can give your resume to Zeta Phi Beta members. Attendance to these meetings gives you more possibilities to receive an invitation, but does not guarantee it.
Requirements to join Zeta Phi Beta for undergraduate members
- To be enrolled at a four-year college or university.
- To have a 2.5 GPA or over (you have to maintain it after membership intake into ZPB).
- 12 credit hours, at least, earned at the college or university where you want to be a ZPB member.
Requirements to join Zeta Phi Beta for graduate members:
- To have a bachelor’s degree.
- If you apply within three years after graduating must have or a 2.5 GPA or have completed a master’s or professional degree.
- You have to provide undergraduate transcript.
How much does it cost to join Zeta Phi Beta?
The cost of join Zeta Phi Beta depends on each chapter. They don’t publish their finances, like some sororities, however, the average intake fee for these sororities is $850, and the average active member dues are $200. (Remember that no organization, not even a nonprofit, can operate without money!)
Is it worth becoming a member? If you are a woman with any interest in justice and equality, and you want to help the world with likeminded people, then… absolutely!