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January 16, 2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated supported the Martin Luther King Commission in re-enfranchising former felons for Global Day of Service

Global Day of Service celebrates the Sorority’s Founders and principles


GAINESVILLE, FL - Members of the Alachua County community who were convicted of felonies were invited to the “Amendment Four–Where Do We Go From Here?” town hall sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Florida, Inc. and supported by the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated’s Delta Sigma Zeta chapter supported the Commission’s efforts to discuss Amendment 4 that was approved by Florida voters last November. Members of the sorority were present to help encourage attendees to register to vote. Prior to the approval of Amendment 4, there were only four states in the United States that failed to automatically restore the right to vote to those convicted of felonies, but who have served their time. 


Global Day of Service is a part of the Sorority’s celebration of its Founders’ Day. The Sorority honors the ideals set forth by its Founders – Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood - by completing community service projects. 


“We were excited to support the Martin Luther King Commission in this important town hall discussion,” said Keturah Acevedo, president of the Delta Sigma Zeta chapter. “For the second year in a row, we have dedicated our Founders’ Day to being rooted in the community and engaging in social action oriented service: ideals that our Founders’ instilled in our organization.”


The chapter’s Social Action and Centennial committees joined forces to identify the town hall as an event that furthered the Sorority’s Get Engaged Initiative. From its inception in 1920 at Howard University, Zeta women have rejected the status quo. Our Founders dared to be different by establishing a sorority that would ‘chart a course of action, raise the consciousness of their people.’ Ninety-nine years later, this vision still dares us to reimagine what justice looks like, and as such, the Delta Sigma Zeta chapter was proud to support the Martin Luther King Commission’s objective to discuss meaningful criminal justice reform and re-enfranchisement.

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated pose with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, Kim Barton (featured in the center).

Sorors Lizzie Jenkins, Yvette Carter, and Pamela Nattiel speak with Senator Keith Perry.
Soror Yvette Carter assists an attendee  by answering voter registration questions.

January 17, 2018

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated civically engaged community residents during Global Day of Service

Global Day of Service celebrates the Sorority’s Founders and principles


GAINESVILLE, FL - Twenty members of Alachua County, surrounding communities and residents of Parklands Care Center activated their superpowers and fulfilled their civic responsibilities on Jan. 16 by registering to vote, updating their mailing address, and/or learning about upcoming elections and the candidates running for offices. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated’s “diligent” Delta Sigma Zeta chapter facilitated voter registration and the "Get out the Vote" campaign, in partnership with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, as part of its Global Day of Service.


Global Day of Service is a part of the Sorority’s celebration of its Founders’ Day. The Sorority honors the ideals set forth by its Founders – Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood - by completing community service projects.


“The Supervisor of Elections office was thrilled to work with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated to update voter registrations and provide voter information at Parklands Care Center,” said TJ Pyche, outreach director for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections. “Working with our community partners is essential to making sure that Alachua County is election ready in 2018.”


The chapter’s Elder Care and Centennial committees joined forces with the Social Action committee to collaboratively host “Meeting the Basic Needs: Voter Registration and Get out the Vote”. The purpose of the Social Action committee is to increase awareness and provide an avenue for its members to engage in government affairs and positively impact social justice issues, in an effort to educate, empower and improve the quality of life of residents within the community. Social action activities and programs for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated are conducted on the national, state and local levels. “Meeting the Basic Needs: Voter Registration and Get out the Vote” was the first-of-its-kind Social Action activity that the chapter seamlessly integrated into its Elder Care service.


This event was held at the Parklands Care Center; where afterwards, the Sorority resumed its monthly Elder Care volunteer activity - playing bingo with the residents.


For more information about the Delta Sigma Zeta chapter, visit www.gainesvillezetas.com.


Alachua County Supervisor of Elections’ Outreach Director TJ Pyche (left) takes questions from audience members.

Traci Bowling of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (right) assists a resident (left) with the completion of her voter registration.

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated pose with the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections’ Outreach Director, TJ Pyche (featured in the center).

June 10, 2017

On June 10, 2017, the Delta Sigma Zeta chapter presented the 4 ShadeZ of Sophistication to the Blue-and-White family and the rest of the world. Thank you for joining Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated! 


1. Mariny Coleman

2. Sakinah Barnes

3. Chanda Ross

4. Shareen Baptiste

December 12, 2016


On December 11, 2016, Delta Sigma Zeta had the privilege and honor to welcome four new Sorors into our fold. Here's to the Four PrincipleZ of Soul: thank you for finding your home in Zeta!
1. Maya Johnson-James
2. Myra N Edwards
3. Hanan Bilal
4. Yvette Clarke

April 20, 2015








On Thursday, April 9, the Delta Sigma Zeta Chapter inducted 5 new members into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Please join us in welcoming our newest members!

March 21, 2015




On Saturday, March 21, the Gainesville Zetas participated in the 2015 March for Babies Walk.  The Gainesville Zetas EXCEEDED their fundraising goal and donated over $1000 to the March of Dimes.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's March of Dimes fundraising effort!