Phi Beta Sigma
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC., an international organization of college and professional men, was founded in 1914 at Howard University and has as its principles Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. These principles are exhibited in the Fraternity Motto, Culture for Service and Service for Humanity." As one of the nine predominately African-American, Greek-Lettered organizations, Phi Beta Sigma has a membership roll of over 125,000 with 650 chapters throughout the continental United States, Switzerland, Europe, the Caribbean Islands and Africa. The youth clubs sponsored by the Fraternity are the Sigma Beta Clubs.
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. Being a social and service organization, Phi Beta Sigma has many programs. The three National Programs of Phi Beta Sigma are Education, Bigger & Better Business and Social Action. In order to implement these and other programs, the Fraternity has alliances with organizations such as: The National Pan-Hellenic Council, the NAACP, the National Urban League, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, The American Cancer Society and the National Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is an organization that is concerned and involved in meeting the needs of the community.
The International Theme of the Fraternity is "Sigmas Championing Male Responsibility, Achieving Excellence through Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service."