History Of Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma Alumni Chapter was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

The Founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as “a part of” the general community rather than “apart from” the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged by his own merits, rather than his family background or affluence…without regard to race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They desired for their fraternity to exist as part of an even greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive we.”

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Phi Beta Sigma Alumni Chapter is an international organization comprised of 150,000 college-educated men, and built primarily on the ideology of promoting Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service. Over its one hundred plus years of existence, the Fraternity has focused on improving the global community through dedicated service. This focus has compelled the development of the organization’s four main programs: Bigger and Better Business, Education, Social Action and Sigma Beta Clubs that embrace these objectives:

  • To support Sigma’s vision of ensuring programs are focused and committed to serving our communities and serving young males through mentoring and scholarships;
  • To ensure symmetry among all organizational and community initiatives;
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Membership Info

Thank you for your interest in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity - Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter. In this section, you will find information on the qualifications to become a member of our great Fraternity. After you read the information, please fill out the “Sigma Membership Inquiry Form” below so that we can have a member of our Fraternity get in touch with you to discuss your interests further. The Founders envisioned an organization built by members who believe in giving service to the community, integrity, and maintaining strong principles. With brotherhood, scholarship and service as its core values, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity has impacted the local communities in which we live as well as the global community.… Read More