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 Our Cause Speeds Nobly on its Way

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University (Alpha Chapter)
in Washington D.C. January 9th, 1914  by three young black male students;
Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard. F. Morse, and Honorable
Charles I. Brown. They wanted to organize a Greek-Letter fraternity that would
truly exemplify the high ideals of brotherhood scholarship and service.

From its inception, the founders 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, the founders of Phi Beta
Sigma held the 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.

Today, more thane three-quarters of a century later, Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Inc.
Has Blossomed into an international organization of leaders, embracing some
105,000 dedicated brothers in all walks of life, in more than 700 chapters across
Africa, the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. no longer a single entity, that fraternity
has now established the Phi Beta Sigma Educational Foundation, Inc. and the Phi
Beta Sigma federal Credit union (to build financial equity within our target
communities). Through our three National Programs: Bigger and better Business,
Education, and Social Action, Phi Beta Sigma strives for and demands the highest
personal development for our people. We pride ourselves in having a unique link
with our AFRICAN culture in that Phi Beta Sigma is a fraternity based on African
Heritage. Ours was the first BLACK Greek Letter Organization to establish
chapters in Africa, and we are often called the fraternity of African Presidents,
Princes and Kings. Through knowledge of self and self help we feel that we can
return to the cultural greatness that we once possessed.