Eta Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., was founded on November 11, 1973, in Montgomery County, Maryland. It was among the first predominantly African-American social and community service organizations to be established in Montgomery County and resulted from the lowering of housing barriers for African Americans after the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
As new families moved into the county, the need for a Montgomery County chapter was evident to provide other Zetas the opportunity to remain active and to provide a voice in the county for the new residents. The Eta Pi Zeta chapter has served Montgomery County for over 30 years.
Eta Pi Zeta sponsors an undergraduate chapter, Eta Epsilon, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Eta Epsilon's members have consistently maintained high academic standards and the chapter has won numerous state, regional, and national awards in the sorority.
The chapter's programs include an educational scholarship cotillion, health awareness fair, assistance to the needy and community outreach activities. The chapter also supports the black college tour for high school students.
Eta Pi Zeta is also associated with the NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Montgomery County Women’s Commission, the Pan Hellenic community, Rockville Senior Center and Crossway Program for Women and Children and Montgomery County Women’s Center