As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. had begun to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who were not eligible to be members of any Greek-letter organization.
In 1948 a group of three women organized to assist Zeta Phi Beta Sorority members in whatever capacity they were needed. They chose the Latin name Amicae (Friends) for their auxiliary. The first chartered group was given to Lambda Zeta Chapter of Houston, Texas. The first undergraduate chapter to present an auxiliary was Kappa Alpha of Miners Teachers .
Today, these auxiliaries have rendered invaluable services to the sorority and their communities. They are located in areas wherever there are active chapters of Zeta Phi Bea Sorority, Inc.
Each local Amicae Auxiliary is a member of a state-wide Zeta Amicae Conference in which rules, regulations, policies and procedures apply to the state as a group. This structure is also applicable to Regional and National levels within the organization. These larger bodies provide an excellent forum for networking with Amicae from other auxiliaries, a chance to garner successful programming ideas, and stay current with your knowledge of information and activities on a broader scale. The ultimate value is that you develop relationships that last a lifetime.
Understand & Be Committed To the goals, principles, and practices of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Attend Meetings- Your active and regular attendance at meetings is wha gives you a voice in the direction the organization will take. This includes participating in and having representation at meetings on the state, regional and national levels.
Actively Participate - Amicae Auxiliaries conduct community service projects on an ongoing basis. Many times it is in collaboration with the sponsoring Zeta Chapter. In addition, auxiliaries participate in special observances of the sorority, and conduct projects or programs related to the national programmatic thrusts. You will be expected to participate in the activities that you help to plan and organize.
Financially Support the Auxiliary - Every membership organization exists because its members are committed to advancing the principles, values and standards for which it purports. This support is tangibly demonstrated by members paying dues in a timely manner and through support of fund raising activities.
As a member of the Zeta Amicae you play an important role in determining the success of the groups effort. When each member uses and applies her strength in a positive manner the end result will always result in victory. This is what moves an organization forward and gives members a sense of fulfillment and enjoyment.