“Ours is indeed a wonderful organization. No Greek-letter organization has a greater movement than ours
– Finer Womanhood.” Soror Venetia E. Nichols, 1923.
Unique to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is the ideal of Finer Womanhood, which became a trademark in 1923 with the celebration of Finer Womanhood Week. In recent years the event has expanded to Finer Womanhood Month, which is celebrated during the last full week in February until the end of March. Each chapter plans its own programs which may include a religious service, a week emphasizing the standards, morals, customs, and attributes of fine women. Some chapters recognize an outstanding woman in their community based on such criteria as scholarship, religious activity, community service, and character.
Each year, Tau Delta Zeta honors the requirement that all Zetas rededicate themselves to the Sorority’s ideals by hosting a Rededication Service. During the service, members reaffirm their commitment to Zeta. Historically, Tau Delta Zeta also celebrates Finer Womanhood Observance by worshiping at the church of a chapter member and dining together immediately following the service. This year, Tau Delta Zeta observed Finer Womanhood with the following activities: