Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated has five national auxiliaries.
The Zeta Amicae auxiliary was established during at the 1948 national convention. Zeta Amicae are women with mutual interests, who have not matriculated at the post-secondary level and are not members of any Greek-letter organization, making Zeta the first sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council to organize an auxiliary group. The name “Amicae” means Friends in Latin. Currently, there are over 175 Zeta Amicae groups affiliated through various local Zeta chapters. The Amicae colors are light blue and royal blue.
Zeta Amicae or “Friends of Zeta” represent a vast number of women, who do not have a college degree but would like to experience an affiliation with a Greek organization. Amicae lend assistance with Zeta activities; promote good public relations among Zetas and other women in the community; and, increase cooperation and support for Zeta programs. Benefits to being a member of Zeta Amicae include participating in social events in the Greek community, attending state, regional and national leadership conferences and professional networking opportunities. throughout the United States.
Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter’s Amicae Auxiliary was chartered on April 27, 1996 by its organizer, Doris L. McAdams. Charter members include: Alvinia Bradshaw, Patricia Brown, Catherine Brundage, Lynette Bunton, Betty Connors, Selma Hudson – the first President, Deborah Haynes-McGowan, Sandra Poole, Shirley Smith and Clarissa Stokes White. Past programs and events include a community health fair, Hoosier downs and Churchill Downs bus trip fundraisers, fashion shows as well as dinner dances.
To date, Beta Zeta Chapter Zeta-Amicae moms and daughters include: Gwen Anderson (Amicae) and Michelle Sweat (Zeta), Selma Hudson (Amicae) and Nola Robinson (Amicae), and Daphne Robinson (Zeta). Other family members of Zetas are welcome – sisters, grandmoms, aunts, etc.
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated established clubs for youth in the 1950’s. Participation in club activities grew rapidly and three (3) youth groups based on age were established. Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter first had youth auxiliaries in the 1970’s.
All Zeta youth auxiliaries have a curriculum with four areas of focus: cultural awareness and social skill enhancement, educational enrichment, leadership development, and community service. Using this curriculum, we help the young ladies to:
- Develop their unique personalities and self-esteem
- Make responsible decisions and improve social confidence, to relate to their peers, parents and adults in general
- Serve in their communities
- Grow culturally, socially and scholastically
- Exhibit leadership skills and Finer Womanhood behaviors
- Gain an awareness of the need to share responsibilities and understand one another in order to achieve a common goal
- Have fun!!
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. members who serve as youth group sponsors must be trained, certified and complete NCSI background screening.
Zeta Archonettes once included all girls and young women. Today, Archonettes are high school age young ladies, 14 -18 years of age who demonstrate an interest in the goals and ideals of scholarship, sisterly love and community service.
Amicettes are girls 9 to 13 years of age who are willing to strive toward the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and who demonstrate potential for leadership in service to the community.
Pearlettes are girls 4 to 8 years old who are encourage to strive to the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
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Zeta Male Network
The Zeta Male Network was established in 1994 by Dr. Jylla M. Tearte, 20th International President, when she was a member of Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter. The Zeta Male Network is open to husbands, significant others, fathers, brothers and sons of Zeta members who provide much needed support to the programs and service projects to the Sorority. Zeta Male Network members attend some regional conferences and all national conferences.