Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Nu Chapter January 20, 1973
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 16, 1920 at Howard University
on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the
real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal moral ills, prejudices,
poverty, and health concerns of the day. Zeta chapters and auxiliary groups have given
millions hours of voluntary service to educate the public, assist youth, provide scholarships,
support organized charities and promote legislation for social change
Gamma Nu Chapter was chartered on May 28, 1985 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee. The chapter members provide opportunities for women of color to lend leadership to campus and community issues. Zetas strive to continue the legacy of our founding sisters in these changing times. Moreover, Gamma Nu promotes quality in character and not quantity for membership. We maintain our sorority’s founding principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love and Finer Womanhood. The Gamma Nu Chapter is now mentored and sponsored by the women in the graduate chapter of Rho Mu Zeta of Clarksville TN.
Z-HOPE - Zetas Helping Other People Excel™ is an interactive, holistic and multidimensional outreach service initiative designed to enhance, cultivate and empower participants to develop health promoting lifestyle choices across the lifespan.
Stork's Nest - A partnership with the March of Dimes in an effort to encourage women to seek prenatal care.
National Educational Foundation (Human Genome Project) - Begun formally in 1990 as the Human Genome Project is a 13 year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health research and collect data, disseminate information and address ethical concerns related to the mapping of the human DNA.
Leadership Program to assist culturally diverse young ladies determined to impact
their communities following the leadership of the graduate Rho Mu Zeta Chapter, called
the Archonettes, Amicettes & Pearlettes.
Z-HOPE programs designed for all demographics, for women, men, youth and seniors in the local area to increase knowledge on topics concerning all aspects of life through mind, body and spirit focuses.
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Chapter Name: Gamma Nu
Founded Nationally: January 16, 1920
Founded Locally: May 28, 1985
Zeta Phi Beta’s President: Harvae Herod