Sigma Eta Zeta chapter
The "idea" of establishing a Long Beach graduate chapter began
in the late 1980's by collegiate members attending California State
university, Long Beach. Around the mid 1990's, the "discussion" on
chartering this chapter began to brew. It wasn't until the spring of
2000, that actually chartering a Long Beach graduate chapter was
fully grasped, formed and implemented.
Thus, Sigma Eta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was
chartered in Long Beach, California on April 12, 2001 by ten (10)
remarkable women. The official chartering ceremony was held on
Sunday, May 20, 2001 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA.
Mary Kathleen Clark (Tillman), Belinda Hall (White), Susan Daniel, Jessica Malone (Moore), Keythea Doby, Royetta S. Perry, Shonte’ Fuller, Cathy Thompson, Sharolyn Gailliard, and Kendra Williams.
These vigorous women brought to the community of Long Beach a wealth of professionalism, expertise and work experience in such fields as public & human relations, organizational development, interior design, event planning, career management, real estate, graphics and web design, teaching, counseling, and more.
Today, Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is home to a diverse group of young, college educated, professional, and executive women dedicated to promoting the ideals of Sisterly Love, Finer Womanhood, Scholarship and Community Service while working to improve the lives of men, women, children, and seniors through ZHOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel).
Sigma Eta Zeta chapter proudly sponsors two collegiate chapter: Delta Eta (CSU Long Beach) and Upsilon Kappa (CSU Fullerton); three National Youth Affiliate Groups: Pearlettes (ages 4-8), Amicettes (ages 9-13), Archonettes (ages 14-18); and one National Adult Auxiliary: Zeta Amicae (Friends of Zeta).
Since the chapter’s inception, we have grown not only in size but also in the depth of service provided in the Long Beach and Orange County communities. Our members provide a wide range of service to programs such as Tassels for Teens Bike-a-Thon & Fitness Walk, March for Babies, and Komen for the Cure. We support prematurity awareness initiatives, individual development seminars, youth outreach, empowerment, and mentoring. Our members volunteer, support and donate to various charitable organizations.
Our commitment to scholarship is far-reaching and long-standing as we endeavor to “Edify, Educate and Empower the Whole Woman” by changing women’s lives through leadership and education, thus, strengthening colleges and communities. The chapter also awards scholarships annually to high school seniors as well as college students.
Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is made up of many voices, many faces, and have many views, yet we are bound together by a common goal…by ONE vision. Thus, we are committed to “Supporting the Vision” of our national, regional, state and local presidents/directors.
Our immediate focus in Sigma Eta Zeta chapter is to “Edify, Educate and Empower the WHOLE Woman”. We believe that by edifying, educating and empowering the whole woman, we are strengthened mentally, spiritually, financially, emotionally and socially. Thus, we as women are able to project a greater awareness of self; a sharper image of influence and success; and an unconquerable spirit of sisterhood.
"This is a WORKING chapter!"