Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Phi Sigma Chapter is a citywide chapter serving serving Davenport University, Northwood University and Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw and Midland, Mich.
Here’s how it began. In 2005, three young ladies expressed an interest in becoming members but the interested women attended Northwood University and Saginaw Valley State University, which did not have active undergraduate chapters.
Therefore, they were inducted into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as associate members of Saginaw’s Zeta Omega Zeta graduate chapter. In April of 2006, five more undergraduates were inducted into Zeta Omega Zeta, also with associate status; four were students at Northwood University and one was a student at Saginaw Valley State University.
On Jan. 13, 2007, the Zeta Omega Zeta's undergraduate advisor submitted a proposal to the graduate chapter seeking support to charter a tri-city undergraduate chapter to incorporate three schools: Davenport University, Northwood University and Saginaw Valley State University.
That led to the chartering of Phi Sigma City Chapter on Sept. 28, 2007 at the Michigan State Organization Leadership Conference.
Over the years, the chapter has sponsored a number of programs that focus on Zeta’s principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.
Note: This is part of the Michigan State Organization’s online series "The MSO Great History Countdown! Our Centennial Journey to State Meeting" to leave a lasting gift to the state in honor of Zeta’s 100th anniversary. Histories from every graduate and undergraduate chapter in Michigan is being published in the month of September 2020 in the days leading up to the centennial state meeting. The project was approved under State Director Lynese Thomas’ administration, and overseen by MSO Epistoleus Earlene McMichael in partnership with MSO Historian Trudy Hale and Great Lakes Region Historian Norma Dartis.