Founded in 1969 with seven chapter founders referred to as “The Pearls,” over 200 men have entered the Zeta Pi Chapter. As the first black organization on the University’s campus, the Zeta Pi chapter has fifty-two continuous years of brotherhood, scholarship, and service to the University of Georgia and the Athens community.
The chapter sponsors many social and educational programs. Such programs include the annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant and the annual Black and Gold Ball where the chapter awards the Larry Leroy Golden Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of a deceased brother, Brother Larry Leroy Golden, and is presented to an outstanding freshman male each year. Likewise, the chapter hosts an annual program titled “In His Memory, In Her Honor” which honors the memory of Brother Hamilton E. Holmes, Sr., the first African American male student at the University. Finally, the chapter sponsors one of the largest parties in the southeast–the Annual Pajama Jam–which serves as a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.