Beta Sigma Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
"A sisterhood consisting of Strong, Dominant, Independent Women"
A Brief Herstory In The
Establishment of Our Sisterhood
Beta Sigma Zeta Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 4, 1999 at the State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) by two extraordinary women, Vida T. Byrd- Davis and Charlene D. Powell. Originally they wanted to join other Greek Lettered Organizations but were unable to find one that would allow them to express themselves freely without having to fit any stereotypes, so they decided to start their own. They researched letters, colors, jewels, flowers and mascots hoping to find a glimpse of themselves in each.
Multiculturalism is something both women hold near to their hearts since they are both women with diverse family backgrounds. The idea of having a Sorority that would accentuate the diversity of its members with the focus of community service was their main goal. Through their hard work and dedication the Founders began pledging their first line on January 30, 2000. The line crossed into to the royal family as Queens of Beta Sigma Zeta Sorority, Inc. on April 16, 2000.
With their determination to improve their communities as well as further spread their message they were able to expand their sisterhood beyond just one chapter, on August 30, 2008 the sisters of Beta Sigma Zeta Sorority, Inc. welcomed the Beta Chapter at Borough of Manhattan Community College and the Gamma Chapter the Katherine Gibbs School. Then, on June 26, 2009 they welcomed the Delta Chapter at SUNY Westchester Community College and the Epsilon Chapter at Monroe College. With the inception of these new chapters the women of Beta Sigma Zeta Sorority, Inc. believe there are no limits to what they can or will accomplish.
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