Every Fall, the sisters of Zeta Phi Alpha participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in NYC Central Park. Our organization coordinates fundraisers as well as raises awareness for the American Cancer Society. We support survivors, thrivers, and caregivers and hope to continue uniting communities to aid breast cancer research and facilities that provide patient services. Together we can create a network of support. To join our team, contact our Philanthropy Chair and to learn more of Making Strides, you can visit the ACS site here.


Zeta Phi Alpha acknowledges Domestic Violence Awareness. By taking a stand we hope to remind communities that even in this progressed day and age, there are still innumerable counts of victims and survivors impacted by domestic violence. We are here to support any and all individuals who suffer under a domestic violence situation. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence supports efforts to change conditions that lead to domestic violence. For a list of resources to aid those in need, please look into the NCADV site here.


Our organization observes Sexual Violence Awareness Month every April but always make efforts to support building safe spaces for abuse victims. Harassment, assault, and abuse can happen at any time, anywhere, including online. We find it important to emphasize consent and believe survivors. Both the National Sexual Assault Resource Center and the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network are great organizations that advocate for and aid those who have fallen victim to sexual violence. You can access their resources here.

Relay For Life

Zeta Phi Alpha aspires to raise as much funds as possible during this annual Spring fundraiser. Through hard work and dedication our organization usually places in the top ten fundraisers per event, in which we have previously been awarded CUNY Manhattan Relay for Life Team Spirit, the Greek Samaritan Award, and Rising Star.

Black Lives Matter

Sisters stand by the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation, and Justice. We participate in rallies, non-violent protests, and support black businesses. We have raised funds to support The Audre Lorde Project, an organization for LGBT+ POC based in New York that concentrates on pushing non-violent activism around progressive issues.

Parks & Recreation

Throughout the year our organization takes part in many different volunteer opportunities through the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. We've participated in park and beach clean up including Fall It's My Park at Fort Tryon and International Coastal Cleanup. Zeta Phi Alpha loves to assist in environmental restoration and preservation.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Our sisters create individual handmade cards for this American national organization. Providing hope and joy through uplifting messages to over 100,000 kids in hospitals in all 50 states is something we cherish. We've hosted card making events in collaboration with other Greek organizations as a way to involve others in making this meaningful difference.

Other Notable Philanthropies:

  • Manicure For a Cure - CUNY Hunter College

  • NY Cares

  • NY Philharmonic

  • The Midnight Run -

  • The Jelly Jam - Hunter College

  • The Salvation Army

  • Building / Remodeling Schools in all 5 Boroughs

  • Holiday Card Making For WeMe Senior Home

  • Social Action Sunday

  • Avon Breast Cancer Walk

  • NYC Aids Walk

  • NYC Diabetes Walk

  • Cards for Hospitalized Kids

  • Project Sunshine

  • Lung Force Walk

  • AIDS Walk

  • March of Dimes

  • Race for Face Walk

  • Autism Speaks Walk

  • St. Jude's Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

  • Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women

  • Girls Love Mail cards for women with Breast Cancer

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk

  • Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Christmas toy drive for New York- Presbyterian's Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health