Phi Beta Sigma

The Distinguished Men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated

On January 9th, 1914, three forward thinking men founded Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC.

These men:

  • The Most Honorable Charles I. Brown
  • The Most Honorable A. Langston Taylor and
  • The Most Honorable Leonard F. Morse

sought to create an organization that was a part of the “general community” and favored the concept of “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive me”.

“CULTURE FOR SERVICE, SERVICE FOR HUMANITY” as the motto of this exceptional organization has shown itself through the service the men of Phi Beta Sigma have provided in their 90 years in existence. The founders felt strong about returning their newly acquired skills gained in college to the communities from which they came. Having said this, the fraternity has become a leader in community service and follow a plan anchored by three national initiatives: Social Action, Education and Bigger & Better Business which the Men of Phi Beta Sigma serve the community. In order to implement these programs, the fraternity members work in partnership with The United Negro College Fund, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Urban League, The National Boys Club of America and The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundaion in additoin to numerous other service outlets. 100,000+ members and 700 chapters strong, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is an international organization with brothers in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, West Africa and of course, The United States.

Famous members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. include:

  • George Washington Carver – Scientist
  • James Weldon Johnson – Composer, The Black National Anthem
  • A. Phillip Randolph – Civil Rights Activist
  • Hosea Hill – Civil Rights Activist
  • Alain Locke – 1st Black Rhodes Scholar
  • Emmit Smith – Pro Football
  • Jerry Rice – Pro Football
  • Karl Malone – Pro Basketball
  • Renaldo Nehemiah – Olympian (Track & Field)
  • Dr. Walter Turnbull – Director, Harlem Boys Choir
  • Blair Underwood – Actor (City of Angels, LA Law)

Constitutionally bound, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity are the ONLY true brother and sister organization. As this collective, we pride ourselves in serving the community, one person as a time…

Kappa Epsilon Zeta Chapter is honored to be affiliated with Beta Psi Sigma Chapter, The Bronx borough/Lower Westchester County chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. As a unit, we work together on many projects to serve our communities.

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