Zeta Xi Zeta Chapter
First Anti Basileus---Monique Gayle
Second Anti Basileus---La'Shardae Scott
Third Anti Basileus---Danielle Reddick
Tamias Grammateus---Kelli Williams Payne
Zeta Xi Zeta Chapter of Toledo, Ohio was chartered in May of 1965 and has been bringing the principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated to the Northwest Ohio area.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, at Howard University, Washington, D.C. The Klan was very active during this period and the Harlem Renaissance was acknowledged as the first important movement of Black artists and writers in the U.S. This same year the Volstead Act became effective heralding the start of Prohibition and Tennessee delivered the crucial 36th ratification for the final adoption of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The worst and longest economic recession to hit the U.S. would define the end of the decade-The Great Depression. Since its inception, Zeta has continued its steady climb into the national spotlight with programs designed to demonstrate national and international concern for the human condition. The organization has been innovative in that it has chronicled a number of firsts. It was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, the first to charter a chapter in Africa, form auxiliary groups, and the first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The sorority takes pride in its continued participation in transforming communities through volunteer services from members and its auxiliaries. Zeta Phi Beta has chartered hundreds of chapters worldwide and has a membership of 100,000+. Zeta‘s national and local programs include the endowment of its National Educational Foundation community outreach services and support of multiple affiliate organizations. Zeta chapters and auxiliaries have given untotaled hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change. As the sorority moves toward its centennial, it retains its original zest for excellence. It espouses the highest academic ideals and that has resulted in its members serving in groundbreaking roles in all fields of endeavor. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is poised for perpetual service to mankind into her second century and beyond.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority would be remiss not to pay homage to the first women who believed in the need for a new and different type of Greek-lettered organization and 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 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. Arizona Cleaver Stemons: Arizona Cleaver was the first president of the Alpha chapter and the first national president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She completed her graduate and post-graduate studies in the field of social work and was responsible for chartering numerous undergraduate and graduate chapters throughout the United States. Pearl Anna Neal: After graduating from Howard University’s Conservatory of Music, Founder Neal continued her studies at the Julliard School of Music. In 1938, she was the first black woman in New York to earn a master’s degree in music from Columbia University. An extremely accomplished musician, Founder Neal taught music in North Carolina public schools and served as a director of seniors majoring in music at Teachers College in Winston Salem, NC. Myrtle Tyler Faithful: Myrtle Tyler was the second national president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and blood sister to Viola Tyler. A high school mathematics and English teacher, Founder Tyler was an active member of Alpha Zeta chapter in Baltimore, Maryland. Viola Tyler Goings: Viola Tyler graduated from Howard University with a teaching degree and a major in math. She taught school in Ohio for many years and was always very active in community affairs. Fannie Pettie Watts: Fannie Pettie graduated from Howard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and taught junior and senior high schools in Savannah, Georgia. She was credited with organizing two additional Zeta chapters and had active membership in Delta Alpha Zeta chapter.
Congratulations to Zeta Xi Zeta Soror La'Shardae Scott initiated Fall of 2019 for being appointed to Adopt-A-School Coordinator for the Great Lakes Regional Appointees under the administration of the Great Lakes Regional Director, Keisha D. Smith.
Soror Scott, we are so proud of your commitment to serving our organization.
See her in action in the photos below!
Congratulations, Soror Scott, for earning Soror of the Year 2023! She's an example of someone who is "Never Tired in Her Efforts."
Thank you for creating the Finer in Action Committee. May we all continue to serve Zeta in any way we can.
We appreciate you, La'Shardae!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Skate Away Heart Disease event!
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., killing one woman every minute (cardiovascular disease accounts for 35% of deaths in women globally). The U.S. statistics courtesy of the American Heart Association, spurred a movement called National Wear Red Day, which is held on the first Friday in February annually. #ZetasWearRed
Take a look at our gallery of photos and videos taken at our events. These remind us to stay positive that what we do here at Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Xi Zeta Chapter really does make a difference. We are thrilled to have great memories of all the fun times we spent while promoting meaningful change on earth. See for yourself.