Has attained at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or the campus grade point average, whichever is higher. You must have completed at least twelve (12) credit hours at the institution or university where you want to join.
You can only be initiated as a graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. There is no initial membership for graduate chapters. All graduates are considered members of the fraternity until they resign by giving two months' written notice to the president of the college or university where they graduated. Resignation may be withdrawn at any time. No one is excluded from membership because he or she no longer attends school or college.
You must demonstrate your commitment to academic excellence by maintaining at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average during your time as a graduate member. If at any time your grade point average falls below 2.5, you will be asked to leave the fraternity. In order to remain a member in good standing, you must submit evidence of current enrollment in an accredited college or university.
A graduate chapter may be established at any time after the fraternity's founding in 1919. However, it cannot begin meeting until its graduate secretary has been approved by the national office and its faculty advisor has been approved by a majority vote of the undergraduate chapters. The graduate secretary and faculty advisor serve two-year terms.
After being admitted to the sorority, all undergraduate members must maintain a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale grade point average.
If you are not an undergraduate member of Zeta Phi Beta, but would like to join as a graduate student, then the following requirements apply: You must have completed at least six (6) credit hours at the institution or university where you want to join. After being admitted to the sorority as a graduate student, all undergraduate members must maintain a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale grade point average. If your grade point average drops below 2.5, you will be required to wait one academic year before being allowed to re-apply.
All graduate students must complete a Graduate Student Application for Membership with the International Headquarters. This application can be found online at www.zpbmb.org. Members must submit their application by December 1st of each year in order to become active members the following summer. Applications after this date will be considered the following summer.
Applications should include proof of graduation from an accredited college or university, documentation of having been granted a graduate degree from an accredited college or university, and a personal interview with two members of the International Headquarters staff.
Actively enrolled in a four-year college or institution that satisfies the sorority's accreditation requirements has attained at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or the campus grade point average, whichever is higher. Generally, students must be members of the fraternity system to become Zetas. However, because membership is not required for recruitment purposes, there are many non-fraternity individuals who join groups of other non-fraternity individuals and call themselves Zetas for social purposes.
The Zeta Psi Fraternity Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 1926. It can be said to have begun as an organization for black college men when most schools had no black organizations at all. The first seven brothers were students at Howard University and members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. They selected the name "Zeta" as their chapter designation because it was the only one available to them at that time. Today, there are active chapters at more than 150 colleges and universities across the United States.
Zeta Psi has nine principles called "ways": intellectual development, leadership skills, service learning, socializing, brotherhood, philanthropy, fellowship, and faith in God. These ways are considered mandatory for all active members at every level from freshman to senior.
Be enrolled as a current full-time student in good standing at a recognized four-year college You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (in a 4.0 system, or equivalent in a different system). I have earned at least 30 semester credit hours in a traditional semester system. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. One (1) must be from a member of the national organization. The other two (2) may come from other sources. An essay is also required.
You must also fulfill any other requirements for initiation into specific fraternities. These include attending certain events and performing certain tasks. Some require that you work during your first year as an undergraduate; others allow you more time. There are currently no set deadlines for completing these requirements.
The amount of time it takes to become an Omega Psi Phi depends on how many activities you do and when you do them. For example, if you apply to participate in all Delta Tau Delta events during your first year at school and you're accepted into each one, then you would only need to wait nine months before becoming an Omega Psi Phi. However, if you were not able to attend any events during your first year because you were involved in another fraternity's rush process, then you would need to wait twelve months before applying again.
There are several factors that may affect how long it takes to become an Omega Psi Phi.
A student must obtain an average of 15 credit hours every semester in order to fulfill the requirements for a degree in eight semesters. In order to earn the benefit, scholarship recipients must enroll full-time (at least 12 UNL credit hours) for each semester of the academic year (autumn and spring semesters).
In addition, students must maintain certain levels of academic achievement to remain eligible for Regents Scholarships. If they fail to meet these requirements, they will lose their eligibility to receive the award. Students who cease to be full-time undergraduates for any reason other than death or graduation are no longer eligible for Regents Scholarships.
Students who have not completed all requirements to graduate within six years are required to take a minimum of one additional semester to finish their bachelor's degree. These students are called "Regents Scholars."
Regents Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the University Senate. The number of scholarships available varies from year to year but averages about 100. Recipients are selected based on their performance in college courses and their ability to demonstrate financial need.
Students who qualify for the Federal Work Study Program may be able to find part-time employment that would help them pay for school expenses. Such jobs often require certification as a Nursing Assistant or Cook. The university's Career Services Office can provide information on available positions and make some recommendations on how to best prepare yourself for such work.