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 Male Network
The Zeta Male Network is an official auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. This auxiliary is open to men in the lives of members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Whether they are spouses, friends, family, or colleagues, these men have committed to help support the efforts of the Sorority’s programs and service projects.
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.