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Grammy-Winning Artist Chrisette Michele Is Now an Honorary Member of Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a renowned women’s service organization, proudly welcomed 12 outstanding women into its Alpha Omega Chapter as Honorary Members during a recent induction ceremony held at Howard University on September 19, 2023. These women were recognized for their exceptional dedication to civic engagement and their commitment to promoting the core values of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.

One of the notable figures among the Honorary Members is none other than Grammy Award-winning R&B, soul, and gospel singer and songwriter, Chrisette Michele. Known for her soulful music and chart-topping albums, including “Epiphany,” Michele’s artistic contributions have resonated with audiences worldwide. She has collaborated with some of the music industry’s biggest names, such as Jay Z, TD Jakes, and John Legend.

However, what sets Chrisette Michele apart is her genuine passion for supporting causes that align closely with the mission and values of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Michele has expressed a strong desire to contribute to initiatives related to mental health and Domestic Violence Program Initiatives. Her dedication to these crucial issues underscores her commitment to community service and social advocacy.


Gina Merritt-Epps, Esq., International First Vice President for Membership of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, acknowledged the historic nature of the induction ceremony, emphasizing the organization’s adherence to the principles laid out by its founders. Founded in 1920 at Howard University, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has maintained a steadfast commitment to empowering women and uplifting communities.

“Our 2023 Honorary Member Class reflects the diversity and brilliance of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated! As the number one service organization, we are proud to extend membership to those who work aligned with Zeta’s principles.” Dr. Stacie NC Grant, International President and CEO of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, stated.

The induction of Chrisette Michele into the Alpha Omega Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, marks an extraordinary moment in the organization’s history. It not only highlights the diverse talents and backgrounds of its members but also underscores the organization’s continued dedication to community service and the promotion of sisterhood. Chrisette Michele’s influence within the organization is poised to bring fresh perspectives and a renewed commitment to making a positive impact on communities, aligning seamlessly with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s century-long tradition of empowerment and upliftment.

We at Watch The Yard would like to warmly welcome Chrisette Michele to Black greekdom.

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