Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920 at the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by Five Pearls:

Arizona Cleaver Stemons 

Pearl Anna Neal 

Myrtle Tyler Faithful 

Viola Tyler Goings 

Fannie Pettie Watts

To these remarkable women, Zeta was more than an organization; it was part of a belief system that reflected, at its core, the desire to embrace Scholarship, provide true Service, set a standard for Sisterhood, and define Finer Womanhood. This belief has sustained and encouraged Zetas around the world to hold fast to the ideals initiated and developed by its beloved founding members.

About Tau Xi Zeta


On April 4, 2004, 20 women dared to be different. These Zeta women recognized the need for the presence of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in the western suburbs of Chicago, and the Tau Xi Zeta Chapter was born. This chapter upholds our founders’ beliefs that sorority elitism should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations, which is to address the societal mores, prejudices, poverty and health concerns of the 21st Century. Since its chartering, the Tau Xi Zeta Chapter has been devoted to serving Forest Park, IL and its surrounding communities through various programmatic efforts.

Tau Xi Zeta Charter Members

Tracee Apuada

Cynthia Bell

Donna Glover

Nina Hardy

Natascha Harris

Beverly Harris-Evans

Lucinda Hughes

Paris Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

Tara Lampkin

Laila McCloud

Lynn McNish

Renata Paige

Angela Pinson

Melody Smith

Michelle Streety

Alicia Tilman

Nicole Weathersby

Alexis Williams

Chantel Woodridge

Life Membership


While it is generally true that once one becomes a member of our organization, she becomes a member of our sisterhood for a lifetime, “Life Membership” status within Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is an esteemed, titled position within the organization.

Life Membership not only requires 5 years of dedicated, active membership, but it is also a position that must be qualified by the recommendation of one’s peers and a host of other requirements as outlined in our sorority’s national constitution and by-laws.

 Tau Xi Zeta chapter is honored to be home to several Life Members within our international organization. We extend a heartfelt congratulations to our chapter’s current Life Members: Alicia Brown (2020), Malou Cristobal (2014), and Tiffany Johnson, Ed. D. (2020). We thank you for your dedication and service to our sisterhood.