Zeta Phi Beta, Incorporated 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.
Chartered at Ball State
March 12, 1968, Tau Nu Chapter
Royal Blue and White
March of Dimes
Signature Ball State Event
Triple ShotZ and Blue & White Fish Fry
“Scholarship, Sisterly Love, Service, Finer Womanhood”
Governing Council Membership
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Muncie, IN 47306