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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sign Historic Agreement

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[The following was copied from an official Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., press release]

Leading African American sorority Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today signed a historic memorandum of understanding in Washington, D.C., to work cooperatively to engage urban youth in outdoor recreation, biological sciences and healthful activity in nature.

The five-year agreement follows last year’s signing of a similar MOU between the Service and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the brother organization of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Steve Guertin, deputy director of the Service, and Mary Breaux Wright, international president of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, attended the signing ceremony during Zeta Leadership Training, which brought more than 900 sorority leaders to Washington.

“Our country’s future depends on the knowledge and well-being of youth in our nation’s cities,” Guertin said. “We are thrilled to join with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to boost opportunities for young people to explore the natural world, learn about science and science careers, and reap the benefits of outdoor recreation. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, with its long commitment to health and community well-being, is a wonderful partner, and we look forward to forging many new connections.”

Wright shared Guertin’s enthusiasm. “Since our inception in 1920, Zeta has maintained a rich legacy of bettering the lives of women, children and the communities in which we live,” she said. “Partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helps Zeta expose our youth to more possibilities for leading healthful lives and promising futures.”

The partnership unites Zeta members and the Service in engaging youth in recreation on national wildlife refuges and helping them understand how such activity promotes healthful living, which aligns with the “Zetas Have Heart” health initiative. The partnership also aims to boost opportunities for young people to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, and give Zetas a greater voice on conservation issues. In addition, the pact is meant to encourage African American students and professionals to consider Service careers.

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The Women of Zeta Phi Beta at Bowling Green Are About Their Business

The Psi Epsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded May 25th, 1974 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Currently holding 8 members, the Psi Epsilon Chapter is the epitome of Finer Womanhood on Bowling Green’s campus. Alongside their academic achievements, the Psi Epsilon chapter holds countless step competition victories competing in and outside of Ohio.

With a heart for service, this chapter has acquired over 2,000 community service hours in one academic year as well as raising over $500 in philanthropic funds from their Mr. Blu Magic Scholarship Pageant held every year.

Psi Epsilon is the only D9 sorority with an on-campus house, having their “House by The Side of the Road” reside on Bowling Green’s campus for the last 16 years. Psi Epsilon chapter is the only Zeta chapter in the Great Lakes Region to have an on-campus house adjacent from their brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Elite Epsilon Phi Chapter’s on-campus home.

The Psi Epsilon chapter has been upholding their principles and setting the standard for 43 years and they don’t plan on stopping!

Check out some of their pictures below.

Photos by Dorion Lewis: Member of Phi Beta Sigma’s Elite Epsilon Phi Chapter, Dorion Lewis is a junior at Bowling Green State University studying Visual Communications Technology. Dorion is co-founder of Reinvented Pictures, a top tier photo and video production company whose main roots are in Chicago but branches out to Michigan, Ohio, and beyond. 

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Check out This Joint Stroll the Sigmas and Zetas at Delaware State University Just Released

There is no better way of showing off a newly renovated Sigma plot and a brand new Zeta plot than shooting a joint stroll video highlighting the unbreakable bond between the two orgs. Look no further because that is exactly what the Sigmas and Zetas at Delaware State University just did.

The brothers of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma and the sororZ of the Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta teamed up for this joint stroll video to show everyone that they run things.

Check out their video below!


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The Zetas at Hampton Don’t Play When It Comes to Neophyte Presentations!

The Zetas at Hampton know how to come correct when it comes to neophyte presentations!

The Rho Alpha Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. at Hampton University recently released their neophyte presentation recap video and we at Watch The Yard have it here for you to check out!

Watch below as the Hampton Zetas hold it down for their HBCU, the state of Virginia and Zetas everywhere!!!

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