Affiliates & Auxiliaries

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. – Nu Lambda Sigma Chapter

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard university on January 9, 1914 by Honorable Brothers A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown.

It was through the fervent vision of Sigma Brothers Charles R. Taylor and A. Langston Taylor, along with Arizona Cleaver that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was born.  For almost a century, these two organizations have served and flourished from a sibling-hood that is literally unlike any other found in black greek-letter organizations.

Nu Lambda Sigma Chapter was chartered on February 26, 2005 in Lake County Illinois. The chapter is chartered in the Great Lakes Region. Chapter founders (as names appear on the Charter) are Bro. Edward Morefield (1st chapter President), Bro. Mark Jones, Bro. William Covington, Bro. Monte McDowell, Bro. Jamal Nelson, Bro. J.C. Gardner, Bro. Floyd Palmer, Bro. Nathalaan Jones, and Bro. Mark Bell. Bro. James Stephens was the Regional Director, and Bro. Arthur Thomas, was International President.

This dynamic group of professional men work to expound upon the goals and mission of the national organization through brotherhood, service, and scholarship.  With a gentle but relentless support for one another, a passion for our like-minded ideals, and respect for our shared histories, we work together to serve the North Shore.



Nu Sigma Undergraduate Chapter

The “Notoriously Smooth” Nu Sigma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., was founded on May 19th, 2005 and officially chartered on August 28th, 2005.

The charter members - Jessica Carrasquillo, Brie Jefferson, Sara Sutton, Mayra Vega, Keyonda Evans- sought to make a change on their campus and the greater Evanston area.

Since founding, its members have been dedicated to upholding the principles of Zeta through maintaining a high scholarly average, uplifting the community, being dedicated to each other as sisters and friends, and representing themselves with class and integrity.

For more information, please contact:

Contact 3rd Vice President

Karyn Quick

224-698-ZETA (9382)

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SPZ Celebrates Finer Womanhood in the Community!

Meet the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter of Waukegan, IL


A Finer Woman is someone who epitomizes the true ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is seen by all as a leader and sets the example of a true woman of excellence. She is strong and principled and demonstrates great moral character. Finer women do not degrade other women yet seeks opportunities to uplift every woman to her true measure of brilliance. With this in mind, the women of Sigma Phi Zeta conduct themselves in a manner that represents the positive standards of the organization, and throughout the month of March, we will celebrate and showcase the women we feel exemplify the Finer Womanhood characteristics in the Lake County community, as well.

Bonnie Berger-Neel

Interested in Becoming A Member?

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Annual Lake County Poetry and Prose Competition

Lead the coordination of this event and key in attaining sponsorship to reward the winners with cash and awards, since 2012.  This outreach program is designed to give High School students in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion communities, the opportunity to express themselves through poetry and prose. Pre Covid 19, the program attracted from 100 to 200 students annually.  Bonnie’s goal is to expand the program to other Lake County communities. High School students who are interested in this competition are encouraged to have their parent/ guardian email her at: BonnieBergnerNeel@Yahoo.Com for additional information, referencing Annual Lake County Poetry and Prose Competition.

Mentoring Youth Participating in Tenth Dem Internship Program

Co-chair of this Non-for-Profit organization and currently manages the Waukegan Office and has managed other satellite offices as well.  Her role includes, but not limited to, interviewing potential candidates, mentoring the interns and working with the Executive Committee for fundraising events.

Instrumental in Organizing and Raising Funds to Incentives the Youth

Spearheads the annual youth incentives and awards for First Baptist Church Christmas Program in North Chicago, IL, where youths from surrounding communities participate.   Raises funds for Back to School Events and is recognized as a strong supporter to the success of the program.

Coalition to Reduce Recidivism

Actively work with this committee to reduce the rate of convicted criminals to be repeat offenders.  The program is designed to address the needs of citizens while incarcerated, as well as, to help them when they are released. 


P.O. Box 9028 

Waukegan, IL. 60079

Tel: 224-698-ZETA (9382)

2021 Finer Womanhood Schedule of Events

Finer Womanhood is defined as, “distinguishing characteristics of a woman, one superior in kind, quality, or appearance; marked by or affecting elegance or refinement.”

The ladies of Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter are excited to present to you the 2021 Finer Womanhood Month. While this past year has been nothing normal, our Fall 2019 Intake Class wanted to create a Finer experience that any "Finer" woman can enjoy and participate in throughout the month of March. From Fitness and Wellness activities, join the ladies of Sigma Phi Zeta Chapter on this Finer Womanhood Journey!

Take a moment to view the schedule of events below and click on the link corresponding to the event to join or register. For more information, please contact Brandy Johnson at

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