Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University. 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”.
From its inception, this great Fraternity has been dedicated to delivering services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to be utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, they held a deep conviction that they should return their newly acquired skills to the communities from which they had come. For over 100 years, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. has embodied “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promoted brotherhood, scholarship, and service both locally and across the world.
As our cause speeds on its way, we have been committed to:
- Proactively serving the greater community through mentorship, community outreach programs, various community/campus workshops (academic success, financial literacy, anti-hazing, etc.)
- Creating an environment on campus that respects the dignity and worth of each individual.
- Exhibiting integrity and ethical behavior both on and off campus.
- Maintaining and improving the Fraternity’s technological literacy, in order to better service its members and the community at large.
- Nurturing our constitutional bond with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Encouraging a closer and mutually beneficial working relationship with fellow Greek-letter organizations, other community service organizations, businesses and government.
- Selecting leaders who are committed and have demonstrated their ability to lead.
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- KAPPA LAMBDA CHAPTER (UNDERGRADUATES)