Desiring to keep up with the sprawling growth of the Research Triangle Park between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, five active and enthusiastic women decided to include Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as part of the areas’ growth
On January 15, 2002, Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was charted in Morrisville, North Carolina. Charter Life Member Esther Dunnegan and Myrtle Shepherd, members Rev Dr. Lola Fuller and Dr. Alice Garrett, and Golden Life Member Bettye Murchison, envisioned a chapter to provide sorority sisters access to Zeta events and meetings with little travel. Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter quickly filled that void and set a standard of growth unmatched in the area.
Additionally, it holds a unique position with chapters in the surrounding area with several of its members serving as elected or appointed state, regional, or national officers.