Omicron Theta Zeta
The Legacy of Zeta Lives on in the Fairfax community of Virginia. Omicron Theta Zeta was chartered on March 24, 1991 on the campus of George Mason University. In following the ideals of the international organization, Omicron Theta Zeta was established to serve the needs of the Northern Virginia Community. Our chapter strives to create, implement and sustain programming and services in conjunction with other community service and advocacy organizations.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter (OTZ), Fairfax, Virginia was chartered on Sunday, March 24, 1991. The ceremony took place on the campus of George Mason University, Robinson Hall, Room 1604, Fairfax, Virginia. The ceremony was presided over by Sorors Vera Moore Jones, Eastern Regional Director and Lynne Allen, Virginia State Director. The eleven Charter Members are:
Soror Linda Brown- James Madison University
Soror Bernetta Draper- University of Maryland
Soror Patricia Hailey- Shaw University
Soror Cheryl Hepburn- Virginia State University
Soror Andrea Jordan (Ledbetter)- Virginia State University
Soror Vickie L. Robinson- Hampton University
Soror Kim D. Sawyer- Virginia State University
Soror Josephine White- Virginia State University
Soror Sabina Whitney- University of Virginia
Soror Martha Williams (Brown)- Shaw University
To ensure the future of the chapter and the organization, OTZ sought to establish a chapter at George Mason University. In 1992, Zeta Omicron Chapter was chartered. Sorors Lorrie Sinclair, Diane Guthrie, Lisa Major, Sabrina Reynolds and Pamela Richardson were the charter members.Since the chapter inception we have participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk raising money to help moms have healthy full-term pregnancies.
Since 2002, the Omicron Theta Zeta Scholarship Fund, Inc. (OTZSF) has been committed to building stronger communities through education. OTZSF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit scholarship arm of OTZ Chapter that has assisted over twenty-two students through scholarship awards to pursue their higher education.
In 2000, our Stork’s Nest was opened at the Casey Clinic. The Stork’s Nest was moved to the Sacramento Center in 2003. OTZ has enjoyed a long time partnership with the March of Dimes in an effort to encourage women to seek prenatal care throughout their pregnancy, thereby increasing the prevention of birth defects and infant mortality.