Adult & Youth Auxiliaries
As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta began to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who, for various reasons, were not members of any Greek-letter organization. Under the administration of Soror Lullelia Harrison, the first Amicae chapter was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947 making Zeta the first sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council to organize an auxiliary group. Zeta Amicae are affiliated through local chapters.
Zeta Amicae Auxiliary Members will:
- Understand and Be Committed to The goals, principles, and practices of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Attend Meetings: Active and regular attendance at meetings is what gives you a voice in the direction the organization will take. This includes participating in and having representation at, meetings on the state, regional and national levels.
- Actively Participate: Amicae Auxiliaries conduct community service projects on an ongoing basis, many times in collaboration with the sponsoring Zeta Chapter. In addition, auxiliaries participate in special observances of the Sorority, and conduct projects or programs related to the national programmatic thrusts. You will be expected to participate in the activities that you help plan and organize.
- Financially Support the Auxiliary: Every membership organization exists because its members are committed to advancing the principles, values, and standards for which it purports. This support is tangibly demonstrated by members paying dues in a timely manner and through the support of fund-raising activities.
Archonettes are high school-aged young ladies who demonstrate an interest in the goals and the ideals of scholarship, sisterly love, and community service. Archonette groups are affiliated through local chapters. Archonettes may be family members of Zetas or girls in the community who have the willingness to be guided in the direction of sisterhood and self-preservation. Members of the sorority assist the youth auxiliaries in fundraising and community projects.
Amicettes are girls 9 to 13 years of age who are willing to strive toward the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and who demonstrate potential for leadership in service to the community. Amicettes are affiliated through local chapters.
Pearlettes are girls ages 4-8 years old who are mentored by ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to become outstanding leaders in their community.
The purpose of the Pearlette program is to teach young girls the importance of serving their community, developing high academics and personal standards.
The Pearlettes were adopted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as a National Youth Auxiliary during the 1994 International Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Zeta Male Network
The Zeta Male Network is the fifth auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. It was established in 1996 during the administration of the 20th International President, Dr. Jylla Moore-Tearte. As role models and community leaders, the men who comprise the Zeta Male Network provide much-needed support to Zeta programs and service projects.