As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta began to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who, for various reasons, were not members of any Greek-letter organization. Under the administration of Soror Lullelia Harrison, the first Amicae chapter was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947 making Zeta the first sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council to organize an auxiliary group. Zeta Amicae are affiliated through local chapters.
Today, the auxiliary has 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 auxiliary chapters, a chance to garner successful programming ideas, and stay current with knowledge of information and activities on a broader scale. The ultimate value is in developing relationships that last a lifetime.
The Zeta Amicae of Norristown, PA were chartered in July 1982. They consist of the following phenomenal women:
Amicae Officers 2012 – 2014 Year
- President, Edna Paige
- Treasurer, Lisa Shelton
- Secretary, Lucinda Hudson
- Historian, Barbara Smith