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Eta Phi Zeta
HΦZ
Sororitylogo.jpg
Founded1969
University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus
TypeSocial
Scope Puerto Rico
nicknameLas Etas
HeadquartersArecibo
Puerto Rico

Eta Phi Zeta (ΗΦΖ) is a Puerto Rican Sorority and non profit organization commonly known as ¨Las Etas¨ established on March 12, 1969 in the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico[1] This sorority is one of the few that still active in the island and has more than 4,000 sorority sisters all around Puerto Rico and Florida. It has Almuni and University Chapters in Puerto Rico.

History[edit | edit source]

The sorority was established in the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo campus on March 12, 1969.[1] The Chapter at the university was called Alpha Chapter and was founded by 9 unversity students at the campus. The first Alpha sisters were Lilliam Davila, Zulma Velazquez, Argelia Garcia, Awilda Matos, Silda Alvarez, Lucy Ramirez, Matilde Milet, Florez Galarza and Lillian Rodriguez. They used the constitution of the Phi Zeta Chi fraternity untill August 9, 1970 was aproved.[2] This constitution was amended and verified on November 17, 1973. On October 12, 1979 at the first Assembly in Arecibo, Puerto Rico the constitution was amended and adjusted to the sorority and aproved by Unanimity. By the year of 1970 the Beta chapter was established at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico San Germán Campus lead by one of the founders Awilda Matos.

Founders of the Beta Chapter.

By this time there were sisters that moved from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Ponce and founded Gamma chapter. Then on the same year at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law at Ponce was founded the Delta[disambiguation needed] Chapter.

By the year 1973, since so many chapter were being created and our sorority was expanding so much, a central governing was and still called ¨Honorable Capitulo Supremo¨ lead by one of the founders of Beta chapter, Noelia Rivera. At this time on the town of Humacao, Puerto Rico was founded the Epsilon chapter at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. During the year of 1974 Noelia Rivera founded two chapters on the same year. Iota chapter in University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (RUM) and the Kappa chapter in University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAG) were the chapters founded.

On May 17,1983 Noelia Rivera incorporate our non profit organization with the permission of the Puerto Rico Department of State by the name of ¨Sororidad Eta Phi Zeta Inc.[1]¨ By the year of 1989 three more chapter were founded. This are the Lamba chapter at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UIA), MU chapter at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (PUCPR) and the Eta chapter at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Due to the amount of sorority sisters that were graduating by this time were founded the ex-alumni chapter called ¨Zona Pasiva Noelia Rivera¨. They called it Noelia Rivera due to the excelent job she made since the begining of the sorority and for always saying yes to all the active chapters that she founded. In the early 90´s was founded the ¨Zona Pasiva Noreste¨ due to the extended number of alumni in that area. Later on in the year of 1996 was founded the Zeta Chapter at University of Puerto Rico at Utuado.Thanks to the active sorority sisters and looking forwrad to expand and work for the sorority, they were able to found on the 2016 two chapter on the island. They were Nu chapter at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey and Omicron chapter at the Sagrado Corazon University in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Chapters[edit | edit source]

Chapter University Town Year Active
Alpha University of Puerto Rico Arecibo 1969 NO
Beta Interamerican University San German 1970 YES
Gamma Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Ponce 1971 YES
Delta Interamerican University Ponce 1971 NO
Epsilon University of Puerto Rico Humacao 1973 NO
Iota University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez 1974 YES
Kappa University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla 1974 YES
Lambda Interamerican University Aguadilla 1989 YES
Mu Pontifical Cathilic University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez 1989 YES
Eta University of Puerto Rico Rios Piedras 1989 NO
Zeta University of Puerto Rico Utuado 1996 NO
Nu University of Puerto Rico and Turabo University Cayey 2016 YES
Omicron Universidad Sagrado Corazon Rio Piedras 2016 YES

Golden Supreme Chapter[edit | edit source]

This chapter was made with the purpose to recognize the past great female presidents that have taken the reins of this organization for the past decades. This golden chapter marks an important part of the history and development of the organization Eta Phi Zeta Sorority Inc.[3]

Golden Supreme Chapter

See Also[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "SORORIDAD ETA PHI ZETA, INC. :: OpenCorporates". opencorporates.com. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  2. "Phi Zeta Chi". phizetachi.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  3. Eta Phi Zeta, Honorable. "Supremo". facebook.



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