|Zeta Phi Rho|
|Founded||August 10, 1995|
California State University, Long Beach
|Type||Social and Service|
|Emphasis||Asian and Multicultural|
|Motto||"For Without Struggle, There is No Progress"|
|Colors||Navy Blue and White|
|Philanthropy||Habitat for Humanity|
|Headquarters||P.O. Box 9052|
Marina Del Rey, CA
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:
Zeta Phi Rho focuses on developing a diverse group of brothers committed to character, leadership, academics, and community. 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".
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. On March 28, 2014, Zeta Phi Rho made 17,341 sandwiches under one hour, breaking a Guinness World Record at the same time.
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. Active chapter listed in bold, inactive chapters listed with italics.
|Alpha||Α||August 10, 1995||California State University, Long Beach||Long Beach||California||Active|||
|Beta||Β||March 16, 1996||University of California, Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara||California||Active|||
|Gamma||Γ||March 23, 1996||University of Southern California||Los Angeles||California||Active|||
|Delta||Δ||November 24, 1996||Loyola Marymount University||Los Angeles||California||Inactive|||
|Epsilon||Ε||September 17, 2000 – 20xx ?||California State Polytechnic University, Pomona||Pomona||California||Inactive|||
|Zeta||Ζ||January 11, 2002||University of California, Irvine||Irvine||California||Inactive|||
|Eta||Η||February 22, 2004||University of California, Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California||Active|||
|Theta||Θ||December 5, 2004||University of California, Riverside||Riverside||California||Active|||
|Iota||Ι||October 11, 2008 – 20xx ?||California State University, Fullerton||Fullerton||California||Inactive|||
|Kappa||Κ||June 20, 2014 – 201x ?||California State University, Northridge||Northridge||California||inactive|||