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Our History
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Our Heritage Began with Sisterhood. Our Focus Remains Service.


On January 16, 1920, our founders set out to establish a sisterhood that would help raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of academic and personal achievement, and address the societal ills disproportionately affecting disadvantaged communities.


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a community-conscious, action-oriented organization, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. 

 • Rho Eta Zeta Chapter History • 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Rho Eta Zeta Chapter was founded April 10, 1999

in Anne Arundel County, Maryland


The charter members were:

(Triumphant soror) Donna Y. Alston, Lesa R. Jeanpierre, Lauren Fowlkes, Soror Paulette McCoy, Monica Parrish, Roxanne Parson, and  Cheryl Raigns

Regional Level Awards & Recognition


Atlantic Region Leadership Conference

5 Pearl – Social Action Award 2019

2nd Place Award – Digital Scrapbook 2019

1st Place Award – Youth Community Service 2019

1st Place Award – Youth Social Media Award

State Level Awards & Recognition


Maryland State Leadership Conference

* Prosperous Pearl Award *

​​Chapter of the Year 2014

Chapter of the Year 2017

Chapter of the Year 2018

Chapter of the Year 2019

Celebrating 100 Years of Service - 2020 Centennial Visionaries


Rho Eta Zeta Chapter

Individual Visionary Donors

Kimberly Barnes
Gayle Lewis
Nina Miles-Everett

Erika Mendez
Felicia Orr
Virginia Roberts

Danita Taylor
LaTonya Ward



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