Welcome to the OrgSync page of the Insatiable Iota Omicron Citywide Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 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. It was the ideal of the Founders that the Sorority would reach college women in all parts of the country who were sorority minded and desired to follow the founding principles of the organization.
Our motto "A Community-Conscious, Action-Oriented Organization" reflects our commitment to community service and to aid our fellow mankind. It also reflects our commitment to racial, gender, and socioeconomic equality. Founder Viola Tyler was oft quoted to say "[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 interest in all things that she undertakes to accomplish." Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is the only National Pan-Hellenic Council ("NPHC") sorority that is constitutionally bound to a fraternity—Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta is organized into 800+ chapters, in eight intercontinental regions including the USA, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. In 1948, Zeta Phi Beta became the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (in Monrovia, Liberia). It was also the first organization to establish adult and youth auxiliary groups and centralize its operations in a national headquarters. Today, there are also chapters in U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Japan, Korea, Barbados, and Haiti.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is honored to have formed many wonderful community-based partnerships over the years. The sorority maintains affiliations with several organizations including the NPHC, American Diabetes Association, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, National Council of Negro Women, and the United Negro College Fund. Our signature programs are Stork’s Nest, ZOL, Z-H.O.P.E, and National Education Foundation.
The Iota Omicron Citywide Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded at Loyola on March 30, 2004. The ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are consistent with the Jesuit ideals upon which Loyola University of New Orleans is founded. We women truly committed to the service of others. The addition of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. gives the women of Loyola a chance to work to improve the community in a hands-on manner while simultaneously enjoying a network of undergraduate and graduate college educated women. The Loyola community will benefit from innovative programming aimed at improving the entire Loyola community, not the membership of the sorority.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
March 30, 2004