Adult Auxiliary: Amicae
As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. had begun to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who were not eligible to be members of any Greek-letter organization.
In 1948, a group of three women organized to assist Zeta Phi Beta Sorority members in whatever capacity they were needed. They chose the Latin name Amicae (Friends) for their auxiliary. The first chartered group was given to Lambda Zeta Chapter of Houston, Texas. The first undergraduate chapter to present an auxiliary was Kappa Alpha of Miners Teachers College, Washington, D.C. on February 23, 1949 during Kappa Alpha’s Finer Womanhood Program.
Archonettes are 14 to 18 years of age, young ladies who demonstrate an interest in the goals and the ideals of scholarship, sisterly love, and community service. Archonette groups are affiliated through local chapters.
Amicettes are girls 9 to 13 years of age who are willing to strive toward the high ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and who demonstrate potential for leadership in service to the community. Amicettes are affiliated through local chapters.
Pearlettes are girls 4 to 8 years old who are mentored by ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to become outstanding leaders in their community.