Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 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 of race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as part of even a greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the "inclusive we" rather than the "exclusive we".
The Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., 94 years later, has been living up to its three tenets of Brotherhood, Scholarship,and Service. We have been blessed to be Howard University's Fraternity of the Year for 2006, 2007, and 2008. We look forward to another exciting school year of programs and service.
Phi Beta Sigma has
a membership roll of over 125, 000 with 650 chapters chapters throughout
the continental United States, Switzerland, Europe, the Caribbean
Islands and Africa. Phi beta Sigma consists of men dedicated to enhancing
great minds and promoting systematic fellowship, African-American
freedom, justice, equal rights, and service to America's communities.