Zeta Delta Phi Sorority Inc. is a non-profit service organization of professional women. Zeta Delta Phi was started by thirteen young women as a Houseplan (Zeta Delphi) at Bronx Community College in 1962 and was incorporated as Zeta Delta Phi Sorority by the state of New York in 1964. Since then, we have grown to nearly 15 chapters throughout colleges in New York State. After celebrating 50 years of sisterhood, we have embarked on our ZETA Renaissance. This new beginning is to re-establish our sorority as a viable contributor to those less fortunate while re-affirming our core values of academic, social, and philanthropic enrichment.
Zeta is proud of her continued philanthropic endeavors. Our wide-range of activities have ensured that we remained a viable contributor in the community. We have sponsored a cabin at the Hudson School for Girls, provided leadership for the Young, Gifted, and Black Program at the Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center, and supported teams for the annual March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon. Most recently, we have volunteered with the “Relay for Life”(Harlem), and “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” (Bronx), resulting in tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. With the establishment and opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Zeta Delta Phi has contributed by becoming Charter Members, both individually and as an organization. We have also donated monetarily to many other charitable organizations.
Zeta has tutored and mentored many. In our early years, we created an after-school study program at Riverbend Houses. Later, we started a Scholarship Fund which provided a scholarship award to a deserving high school senior each year. This scholarship fund was supported by the profits from our annual Luncheon and Fashion Affair, our bus trips, theatre parties, etc.
As a sisterhood, Zeta Delta Phi Sorority Inc. will continue to focus on her academic, philanthropic, and social endeavors while always exhibiting a positive influence on our Sorors, family, and community.