Greeting on behalf of the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Theta Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. We welcome all visitors! For more information about our chapter, please feel free to talk to any one of our members directly. If you would like to learn more about our national organization, please visit http://www.pbs1914.org
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young men. The Founders, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and 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”.
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