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.Soror Gerri Reed-Harris
Second Anti-Basile us
Soror Billie Bailey
Third Anti-Basileus
Soror Latasha Teemer
Soror Adrianne Jackson
Anti -Grammateus
Soror Catricia Shaw
Soror Charlene Bathelus
Tamias Grammateus
Soror Carrie Knotts-Jackson
Soror Lillie Brown
Soror Kimberly P. Moore-Jones
Past Basileus
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Inc.
Eta Omicron Zeta Chapter
Post Office Box 187
Plainfield, New Jersey 07061
Or email
[email protected]
The History of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Inc.
ArIzona Cleaver
Myrtle Tyler
Viol.a Tyl;ar
Fannie Pattie
Pearl Neal
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. was founded on
January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. by five
collegiate women we call our Five Pearls.
Zeta predicates herself on the precepts of
Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer
Zeta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948);
to form adult and auxiliary groups-the
Amicae, Archonette, Pearlettes, and Amicettes; and to be constitutionally bound to
a brother group, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
The sorority was founded on the simple
belief that sorority elitism and socializing
should not overshadow the real mission
for progressive organizations-to
societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty,
and health concerns of the day.
Zeta's national and local service and leadership programs include the National
Education Foundation, Stork Nest, Z-HOPE
and ZOL. Although these are the signature programs of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Inc., the sorority prides itself on developing and participating in various community outreach programs across the country.
Well-known for its uniqueness and high spirit,
the Plainfield Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorortty, Inc. prides itself on building on the founelation of its founders. Embracing the Zeta
legacy enables these women to build on past
fraditions of service, education, and commurity outreach.
Collegiate Chapters
ta Omicron Zeta serves as the advising
raduate chapter to two collegiate chapters:
eta Lambda (Kean University) and Gamma
appa (Rutgers University-New Bruns·ck).
jrhe chapter was chartered on March 17, 1972
~oserve the city of Plainfield and its surroundmg communities. The charter line consisted of
IMinnie R. Gray, Elizabeth Thompson, Lula
Frawford, Jacqueline White, Evelyn Crawford
and Marie Lattimore. Since its inception, Eta
pmicron Zeta has initiated numerous programs that promote service, empowerment,
f~d scholarship. As a result, our service area
fxpanded to include Union, Somerset and
•iddlesex counties.
here is one active Archonette group uner the advisement of Eta Omicron Zeta.
is chapter is located at Plainfield High
Signature Programs
here is one active Amicae group under
.~he advisement of Eta Omicron Zeta that
perates out of Plainfield.
~he Adopt-a-Family program, service to the
Plainfield Senior Center, Adopt-A-Family,
women's conferences, health fairs, the March
~f Dimes campaign, and voter registration
~rives are just a few examples of the good
rrork Eta Omicron Zeta provides for the comhmnity.
Through its annual scholarship
~uncheon, the chapter eases the way for deerving high school seniors and college stuents to afford college by granting thousands
f dollars in scholarship funds annually.