Since 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has long demonstrated an interest in serving the needs of the community and all humanity, while being at the forefront of anticipating the ever-changing needs of society.  Z-HOPE: Zetas Helping Other People Excel ™ is an International Service Initiative developed to meet the most critical societal needs of the time.  

Z-HOPE is an outreach service program that has six primary objectives:

  • To provide culturally appropriate informational activities according to the Z-HOPE program format 

  • To foster collaborative partnerships between community organizations and entities with shared goals 

  • To promote the opportunities for expansion of Stork's Nest programs 

  • To facilitate community service and mentorship opportunities for members of the organization

  • To provide an equitable chapter recognition program for community services rendered 

  • To provide a standard reporting format to concentrate efforts and demonstrate the organization's impact. 

Spanning the Sorority's nearly thirty-year partnership with the March of Dimes to its relationship with the Human Genome Project, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has been at the forefront of anticipating the ever-changing needs of society. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has identified several key areas of concern as part of its programmatic thrust, and all efforts are consolidated under the banner of Z-HOPE. 

For more information, please contact the National Z-HOPE Director, Karen Gipson at

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

​​State of North Carolina