"Community Conscious, Action- Orientated Organization"

                                                                        Our motto

National History

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C.  In an effort to be different, five women who believed in the need for a new and different type of Greek-lettered organization acted upon that need. To these women, Zeta was more than an organization-it was a movement, a belief system that reflected, at its core, the desire to provide true Service, to embrace Scholarship, to set a standard for Sisterly Love and to define the noble concept of Finer Womanhood. This belief has sustained and encouraged Zetas around the world to hold fast to the ideals initiated and developed by its earliest members. The five founding members, lovingly known as our 5 Pearls, are Arizona Cleaver (Stemons), Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler (Faithful), Viola Tyler (Goings), and Fannie Pettie (Watts). 


The Founders of Zeta were strong, principled coeds who possessed a great deal of modesty, strength of character and pride in academic achievement. They are indeed a worthy foundation upon which to base our illustrious Sorority. We seek to continue the road they paved through our efforts of upholding their founding principles. For more information about the history of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, please click here to visit our national web page.  The webpage also includes information about our current 24th International President, Mary Breaux Wright. So please click to be connected to her bio here

Local History

The Iota Zeta Zeta Chapter was chartered November  17, 1979 by Gladys Anderson,  Mary Charles,  Fannie Harrell, Effie McKerson, Bette Spencer, Anita Spencer, Linda Spencer, and Nancy Willliams. These dynamic women saw the need for a chapter in the community, and their hard work finally paid off.


Iota Zeta Zeta is the first and oldest chapter in Minnesota, and also created the first Stork's Nest in the state. Since 1979, IZZ has grown with leaps and bounds and continues to transform communities and change the lives of the people we serve while upholding the Founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 


As we enter the 100th year of service in the sorority, and our 40th year of service in Minnesota, we hope to make this year one for the books! Service, service and more service for all!!

Iota Zeta Zeta Celebrating 40 Years

Sisterly Connection & Volunteering 

Iota Zeta Zeta Facts
  1. 1st chapter in the state of Minnesota. 

  • Does service all over the state. 

  • Members belong to several other organizations outside of the sorority.

  • Partners with many organizations across the state to further the cause of helping others excel.

  • Operates the 1st Storks Nest in the state.