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State of Illinois

A Community Conscious, Action Oriented Organization – Founded January 16, 1920


Funding for this web site is provided by Past Grand Basilei Dr. Janice G. Kissner and Dr. Jylla Moore Foster, (President & CEO of Crystal Stairs, Inc.), in honor of their mothers, as well as Past National Trustee Board Member Soror Alice F. Craft.



Welcome to the official website of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, the Illustrious State of Illinois!

Illinois has championed the cause of providing service and scholarship for African Americans and members of other minority ethnic groups since the sorority's inception in 1920.

As you view pages within this website, you will find chapters that are heavily involved in servicing the community, upholding the ideals of scholarship, sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Honoring its commitment service, the state of Illinois has formed alliances with various organizations such as the March of Dimes; American Cancer Society; American Lung Association; Urban League; United Nations; United Negro College Fund; and the National Pan Hellenic Council, Incorporated to name a few. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a community-conscious, action-oriented organization, has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our society. The state of Illinois worked tirelessly under the consolidated founding principles of Z-HOPE, (Zetas Helping Other People Excel, through the mind, body, and spirit). We are especially proud of our programs geared toward educating individuals. Our goals revolve around identifying individuals in need of assistance and providing that assistance on a continual basis. Our mission encompasses raising the standard of excellence, through the mind, body, and spirit. 

The Illinois State Executive Board and I are hopeful that you will find your visit to this website informative, invigorating, and thought-provoking. Please take the opportunity to provide feedback as we strive to improve this valuable information tool and the programs of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, in the state of Illinois.

Connie V. Pugh, Illinois State Director




Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Official Statement Against Hazing

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., has a membership intake policy, which forbids all forms of hazing. Each prospective member is advised in writing that membership in Zeta does not require subjecting oneself to hazing. Prospective members are directed to refuse to participate in any hazing activity, and are directed to report all hazing and hazing attempts to the proper authorities. Members receive instructions in the intake process. The International President has the authority to discipline any member who does not follow the written intake procedure or violates the sorority’s policy against hazing. This authority includes the power to suspend and the power to set conditions for reinstatement.

Each prospective member is informed that hazing is against the sorority’s rules. Prospective members are directed to walk away from any hazing activity, and to report all attempts to haze to the proper authorities.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., cooperates with all civil and university authorities in the investigation of all alleged hazing incidents. Members and prospective members will be held responsible to the sorority for violations of policies against hazing and the sorority will pursue to the full extent allowed by law to obtain indemnification for damages caused by the activities of the members or prospective members who participate in illegal, unauthorized or prohibited conduct despite notice to refrain from such conduct.




Finer Women Don't Haze

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