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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,



Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. History

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 an 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 motto, "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity."

Pi Eta Chapter History

The Pi Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was established on the University of Minnesota Campus Twin Cities on Friday, March 15th, 1985. Since it's reactivation in 2008 after a 19 year hiatus the Pi Eta Chapter is currently under new leadership and aims to progress and position itself for success and to embrace the Transformation in unison. The Pi Eta Chapter's mission statement lies and begins within the acronym S.I.G.M.A: Sharing our values, including the community in our blueprint for success, growing a culture of service, maintaining dignity and respect, and acting as leaders for a better. We drive this mission through the T.I.E leadership model, cultivating Transparent, Inclusive, and Effective brothers to lead us into a new era. 


Founding Date: January 9, 1914

Founding Institution: Howard University
National Website:
Chapter Name: Pi Eta Chapter

Colors: Royal Blue & Pure White

Founding Location: Washington, D.C.
Chapter Email/Website:
Chapter Establish Date: March 15, 1985


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