Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 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”.

 

From its inception, the Founders also conceived Phi Beta Sigma as a mechanism to deliver 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. This deep conviction was mirrored in the Fraternity’s motto, "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity".

 

Today, Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an international organization of leaders. No longer a single entity, members of the Fraternity have been instrumental in the establishment of the Phi Beta Sigma National Foundation, the Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union and The Sigma Beta Club Foundation.

Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter

The Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter was chartered June 4, 1949 by five ingenious men: James W. Parrish, J.E. Payden, Fred Philpott, C. Edgar Sinkford, and Marion T. Fredrick. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated is founded on three main principles: Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. We use these three principles to help guide our organization in how we make an effective impact on the community and the citizens who we service.

 

Our vision, "Providing outstanding community service and social programs that address issues that impact African-American men and boys in Columbus Ohio", has kept our chapter on the cutting edge of community service over the years. We believe whole-heartedly in our Fraternity motto: "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity", and efforts to gauge the needs of African-American men and boys have driven some of our most successful programs.

 

Local Programs:

  • Blue Salute Veterans Breakfast

  • Sigma Santa Toy Drive

  • Sigma Clothing Bazaar and Health Fair

  • Project V.I.T.A.- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

  • Project VOTE

  • Sigma Beta Club Youth Auxiliary Group

  • March of Dimes

Chapter Information:

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.- Beta Omicron Sigma Chapter

(Columbus, Ohio)

PO BOX 272113
Columbus, Ohio 43227

Email: admin@wearebos.org

Website: www.wearebos.org

 

Rho Chi Sigma Chapter
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on 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. This deep conviction is mirrored in the Fraternity's motto, "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity".

The General Board of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. approved the charter of the Rho Chi Sigma Chapter on February 23, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. The brothers of the Rho Chi Sigma Chapter committed to creating a culture of excellence. They were organized with the specific objective of setting and achieving ambitious goals. Since chartering, the chapter has hosted several sold out fundraisers, developed community partnerships and made a positive impact in the Central Ohio community. As a result, Rho Chi Sigma earned both The Ohio Alumni Chapter of the Year award and Great Lakes Region Chapter of the Year award in both 2019 & 2020.

 

Local Programs:​

  • Bro. John Lewis Memorial “Good Trouble” Food Drive

  • Sigma Santa Toy Drive

  • Sigma Beta Club Youth Auxiliary Group

  • March of Dimes

Chapter Information:

​Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.- Rho Chi Sigma Chapter

(Westerville, Ohio)

Email: info@rocksolidsigmas.org

Website: www.rocksolidsigmas.org  

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