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Famous Soror

Soror Dionne Warwick - Singer, among her other hits are the #1 song 'Then Came You' (with The Spinners) and the Grammy-winning 'That's What Friends Are For' (with Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Elton John). She earned seven Top 40 singles in the Eighties alone. Overall, she's garnered one platinum, five gold albums (including 1985's Friends) and five Grammy Awards.


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. Five women dared to be different and founded an organization that was unlike any sorority created before it.


Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Myrtle Tyler Faithful , Viola Tyler Goings, Fannie Pettie Watts, and Pearl Anna Neal founded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at Howard University on January 16, 1920.


These dynamic women created an organization that did not follow the beaten path, but they followed a road less traveled. Since its inception, Zeta Phi Beta has set a number of precedents. Zeta was the first sorority to organize in Africa (1948), form youth and auxiliary groups—Archonettes and Amicae, and be constitutionally bound to a brother fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta has also established chapters in the Bahamas, Germany, and the Caribbean Islands. Zeta has more than 800 chapters throughout the world.


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