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Zeta Phi Beta’s New Member Presentation

Tamia Gregory

On Friday, March 17, the Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated at Delaware State University revealed their newest line of members during their New Member Presentation in the gymnasium of Memorial Hall.

(The New Member Presentation flyer)

Excited for their loved ones, students, family, friends, and the university community began gathering in the gym to witness the unveiling of Zeta’s newest members. The Spring 2023 line entered the gym with their arms interlocked, taking steps in unison and singing as they were guided by Zeta women who helped them along their journey. They were dressed in matching blue tops, white pants, white berets, and blue shoes to represent the colors of their sorority, disguised behind white sunglasses.

The line of eight sent greetings to other sororities and fraternities who were members of the Divine Nine (D9) and the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) as a sign of respect, as is customary for New Member Presentations. 

The crowd cheered to demonstrate their support and pride, which was most tangible among other women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. One by one, each new member had her glasses removed for her face to be revealed. From there, they introduced themselves as who we know them to be, then how they will forever be known in their sorority. After this, they each strolled briefly before rejoining the line in their particular order from shortest to tallest while holding a pose unique to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In a full circle moment, the tail (last) of the line, Eliana McCray, held her pose alongside her mother, who also crossed in the Upsilon Chapter, as the crowd clamored exuberantly. 

Following the reveal of the entire line, DSU’s newest Zetas strolled with one another, then formed a circle in the center of the gym. Other members of Zeta surrounded them, hand in hand, and sang a song of welcome and congratulations. 

The Hornet sends a huge congratulations to the Spring 2023 line of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and an extra special congratulations to our Editor-in-chief Raven Quander for becoming a Zeta woman!

(Some members of the Upsilon Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta at a prayer brunch the day after their presentation.)

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