5 Founders

About Us

Our History

Denardo Basden, upon crossing the burning sands of Phi Beta Sigma Nu Beta Chapter in the Spring of 1997, decided that there were several things he wanted to achieve during his undergraduate service to his Blue and White family.  One of which was to establish a chapter of Zeta Phi Beta on the Campus of Georgia Tech.  After many trials and tribulations he, with the help of the brothers in his chapter and two Georgia State Sorors put together a Zeta informational in the fall of 1999.  Denardo also invited two Zetas who were current Faculty members at Georgia Tech, Letitia Nyandwi and Amy Eldeen. 

After seeing the overwhelming interest in Zeta at Georgia Tech, Soror Nyandwi and Eldeen initiated the steps needed in order to establish the undergraduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta at Georgia Tech.  Soror Nyandwi found four other Zetas who would agree to charter a graduate chapter and also sponsor the undergraduate chapter.  Soror's Nicole Deas, Amy Eldeen, Dionne Lyne, Elise Mason, Letitia Nyandwi, and Chrislyn Turner established Rho Xi Zeta, a Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc..  Rho Xi Zeta was chartered in November of 1999.  Soror Monique Purifoy and Soror Karen Henderson joined the chapter in the following months. With the Graduate Chapter established, the Undergraduate Chapter at Georgia Tech was realized in the Spring of 2000.  Frat Badsen’s goal was finally attained and the rest is Gamma Rho history.