Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Finer Womanhood Week, March 27-April 2
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a private nonprofit, community-conscious, action oriented organization that was founded on January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. Five women chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood.
Since its inception, the Sorority has chronicled a number of “firsts” among the established 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, and to organize its internal affairs within a central office, administered by a paid staff. The Sorority has over 800 chapters in eight intercontinental regions, including USA, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Some of the Sorority’s National programs include Elder Care Initiative, Stork’s Nest, Prematurity Awareness Sundays, Adopt-A-School and Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE).
The Omega Theta Zeta Chapter was chartered on Okinawa on March 16, 2012. Since then, the chapter has been actively involved in the community by offering scholarships to deserving high school students, adopting a classroom at the Amelia Earhart Intermediate School to support the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative, raising money for the Friends’ of the Stork’s Nest located on Camp Lester and volunteering with various organizations.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is comprised of over 120,000 college trained or professional women from all age ranges and walks of life, who are pursuing or have obtained Baccalaureate, Masters, and professional degrees. Our membership includes women in a wide range of professions such as Education Administration, Social Sciences, Corporate Management, Technological Services, and Finance. Zeta women are achievers and many of us have set standards of excellence in our chosen fields.
Although membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is by invitation only, we encourage interested women who are pursuing or are in possession of a Baccalaureate degree or higher, and who have a track record of successful community service work to seek more information about membership. When considering prospective members, we look for well–rounded women who are motivated and committed to service. We look for dynamic women who are scholarly, have an excellent reputation, and possess talent and sophistication. We look for stand–out women who will maintain the personal and professional ideals upon which our sisterhood was founded. Just as importantly, we look for women who are eager to learn and have proven that they will make positive contributions to the Okinawa chapter and to the Sorority as a whole.
The Okinawa chapter will host its Finer Womanhood Week from March 27, 2016 – April 2, 2016, culminating with a Roaring 1920s themed scholarship luncheon fundraiser.
We encourage those who are interested in membership or would like more information about the Sorority and service projects and events to contact us.