Zeta Phi Rho
FoundedAugust 10, 1995; 27 years ago (1995-08-10)
California State University, Long Beach
TypeSocial and Service
EmphasisAsian and Multicultural
ScopeRegional (CA)
Motto"For Without Struggle, There is No Progress"
Colors  Navy Blue and   White
PhilanthropyHabitat for Humanity
HeadquartersP.O. Box 9052
Marina Del Rey, CA
United States

Zeta Phi Rho (ΖΦΡ) is an American multicultural/Asian interest fraternity based in Southern California. Founded in 1995 at California State University, Long Beach, the fraternity has seven active chapters in the Southern California region. Zeta Phi Rho is independent and is not affiliated with any national associations.


Zeta Phi Rho was established at California State University, Long Beach in 1995. Its fourteen founding fathers were:[1]

  • Christopher Arnaldo
  • Francis Baylen
  • Carlo Boiser
  • Joseph Braza
  • Butch Callanta
  • Ian Carbonell
  • Archie Cardenas
  • Vincent Delupio
  • Johnnie Garcia
  • Ronald Hipol
  • Alfred Perdito
  • Jan-Michael Roy
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Greg San Luis

Zeta Phi Rho focuses on developing a diverse group of brothers committed to character, leadership, academics, and community.[2] The fraternity is described as having a "strong brotherhood, familial atmosphere, and constantly striv[ing] to maintain its place as a brotherhood of distinguished gentlemen".[3]


Fraternity chapters hold various philanthropies in their respective communities including SmokeOut at the Beach (Alpha chapter, 2007) an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking, Boot Camp"(Zeta chapter, 2010) to support children diagnosed with HIV, and Zeta Phi "Skid" Rho (Gamma chapter, 2001–Present) providing food for the homeless in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.[4] On March 28, 2014, Zeta Phi Rho made 17,341 sandwiches under one hour, breaking a Guinness World Record at the same time.[5]

Zeta Phi Rho focuses on raising cultural awareness with the Philip Vera Cruz/Cesar Chavez March (Alpha chapter, 2008) and the Raise the Roof Benefit Concert (Alpha chapter, 2008) for Gawad Kalinga, a philanthropic organization aimed at ending worldwide poverty. A more recent example of philanthropic efforts includes the Blu Carpet Affair, a film festival that donates proceeds to the Children of Uganda through Invisible Children (Eta chapter, 2008).

By 2000, Zeta Phi Rho had adopted Habitat for Humanity (HfH) as its all-chapter benefit charity.


Zeta Phi Rho has established ten chapters in California, seven of which remain active.[2] Active chapter listed in bold, inactive chapters listed with italics.

Chapter Symbol Chartered/ Range University City State Status Reference
Alpha Α August 10, 1995 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach California Active [6][7][2]
Beta Β March 16, 1996 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara California Active [8][2]
Gamma Γ March 23, 1996 University of Southern California Los Angeles California Active [9][10][2]
Delta Δ November 24, 1996 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles California Inactive [2]
Epsilon Ε September 17, 2000 – 20xx ? California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona California Inactive [2]
Zeta Ζ January 11, 2002 University of California, Irvine Irvine California Inactive [2]
Eta Η February 22, 2004 University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles California Active [2]
Theta Θ December 5, 2004 University of California, Riverside Riverside California Active [11][2]
Iota Ι October 11, 2008 – 20xx ? California State University, Fullerton Fullerton California Inactive [2]
Kappa Κ June 20, 2014 – 201x ? California State University, Northridge Northridge California inactive [2]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "HISTORY". LBZetaPhiRho. Retrieved 2022-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 6 Aug 2021. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  3. ^ "Zeta Phi Rho". USC Multicultural Greek Council. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  4. ^ "USC fraternity members help feed homeless". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. ^ Baik, Helen (31 March 2014). "Students beat Guinness World Record for making sandwiches".
  6. ^ CSULB's Zeta Phi Rho celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month, accessed 7 Aug 2021.
  7. ^ "Lester Broas, Beta Class, Alpha chapter and Derrick Engoy, Delta Class, Alpha chapter raises awareness on modern-day slavery 2008". Archived from the original on 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  8. ^ "Beta chapter Charity Poker Tournament 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  9. ^ USC's Zeta Phi Rho fraternity makes 17,341 Sandwiches to feed Homeless 2014, accessed 7 Aug 2021.
  10. ^ USC's Zeta Phi Rho fraternity members help feed homeless 2009, accessed 1 Nov 2010.
  11. ^ Habitat for Humanity Riverside: UCR's Zeta Phi Rho paints a Riverside Senior Couple's mobile home 2012, accessed 7 Aug 2021.
  12. ^ [SECRET KARD_시크릿카드] Ep.3_The wildest moment, retrieved 2022-12-24