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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Omicron Zeta chapter was chartered in 1945 in Detroit, Michigan - making it the first graduate chapter of Zeta in the state of Michigan. Organized by Soror Mary Watson Stewart, the chapter set out to be the best representation of women in the Metro area. Among the many highlights of the chapter's history are:

  • Charter of Omega Alpha chapter at Wayne State University

  • Chartering of the Xi chapter (citywide undergraduate chapter)

  • Opening two Stork's Nests in Detroit (1976 & 1980)

  • Incorporating of the chapter in 1983

  • Hosting the 1984 Boulé

  • Recognized by the Detroit 300 for over 50 years of service to the community in 2001

  • Being named 2013 "Power Partner of the Year" by the SE Michigan affiliate of the American Heart Association



Mary Watson-Stewart

Thelma Shelby-Downs

Dorothy Blackwell

Zenobia Irvin

Edna Moore-Osborne



Mary Watson Stewart

Thelma Downs

Bernice Griggs

Viola Arnold

Annetta Wolfe

Ione Gibson

Ethel Nelson

Larnie R. Williams

Mary R. Gray

Beatrix Varner

Lavinia Hendricks

Loma R. Pointer

Doris H. Harris

Dorothy Bridget

Theressa Dixon

Daisy L. Davis

Regina Baker

Jeffrey P. King

Taniqua M. Carter

Rhonda Grant-Calloway

Takeya L. Haugabook

Valencia L. McDaniel


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