Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Inc. was founded on the 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 Phi Beta began as an idea conceived by five ladies at Howard University in Washington, DC. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sough to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Founder Viola Tyler was often quoted as saying, “[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 interesting in all things that she undertakes to accomplish.” We also share an unbreakable bond with our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. as we are the ONLY constitutionally bound fraternity and sorority in the NPHC. Currently Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s signature programs include Z-HOPE, March of Dimes, Storks Nest, National Education Foundation, and AIDS awareness. The signature programs of the Omnipotent Omega Pi Chapter, chartered on March 18th, 2000 by five dynamic women, include the Blue and White Formal, Blue and White Fish Fry, Zeta Slow Grind, Blueberry Waffles Study Break, Zeta Stroll Awards, Finer Womanhood Week, among other events. The Omega Pi chapter is committed to designing and implementing creative and innovative programming for Vanderbilt’s campus, servicing the greater Nashville community, and upholding the standards and principles of our founders and charter members.