Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated(ΖΦΒ) is an international, historicallyAfrican AmericanGreek-letteredsorority. In 1920, five women fromHoward Universityenvisioned a sorority that would raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members. These women believed that sorority elitism and socializing overshadowed the real mission for progressive organizations. Since its founding Zeta Phi Beta has historically focused on addressing social causes. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(7) organization that is divided into eight intercontinental regions and 800+ Chapters located in the US, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Zeta Phi Beta andPhi Beta Sigmaare the only constitutionally bound sorority and fraternity in the NPHC (National Panhellenic Council).