Greetings Sorors, Guests, and Community Friends,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website on behalf of the Ladies of Iota Chi Zeta Chapter. As the current President of Iota Chi Zeta Chapter (IXZ), it is my responsibility to continue to build on the foundation that our illustrious Founders laid for us. The incredible, hardworking, and dedicated ladies of Iota Chi Zeta Chapter have had the honor of serving seven counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore since October 17, 1979 (Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worchester Counties). For 43 years, the distinguished ladies of IXZ have worked tirelessly to uphold the founding principles of our beloved sorority, Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. We may be "few in number, but powerful in impact!"

As we continue to evolve and adapt to meet the challenges posed since the pandemic, we invite all community members and partners to learn more about our National Service Program Z-HOPE® (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) and to join us in our various initiatives on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Our chapter's focus initiatives through this initiative are Adopt-A-School, Prematurity Awareness/March of Dimes, Stork's Nest and Social Action/Get Engaged. More information about our community service efforts can be found on our community service page. We also invite you to join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

We also encourage rising high school seniors to consider applying for the Sarah Jolley Hicks Scholarship as they pursue their education. Furthermore, we are pleased to offer scholarships to women who are returning to their educational studies through our Mary McEachin Thompson scholarship. Visit our scholarship website to learn more about our scholarship opportunities and deadlines.

Our website will provide you with insight into everything Iota Chi Zeta Chapter has to offer. If you are looking for a chapter home, interested in becoming a member of our organization, looking to partner, or interested in our community service projects, please feel free to contact us at 

Warm Regards,

Tonya M. Lewis
President, Iota Chi Zeta Chapter 2022-24
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


President's Corner