Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Nickname
Sigmas, PBS

Colors
Royal Blue and Pure White

Flower
White Carnation

Motto
Culture for Service, Service for Humanity

Symbol
Dove, Ax

Chapter Name
Epsilon Mu

Values
Brotherhood, Scholarship, Service

Purpose
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”.

Mission
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity’s most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which the Phi Beta Sigma objectives will be achieved. In order to accomplish the Fraternity’s objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service.

National Founding Date
January 9, 1914

Local Founding Date
April 13th, 1972 Original / April 1st, 2011 Re-Chartered

Examples of programs host or Philanthropy

  • Annual Stroll Off
  • Sleepout for the Homeless
  • Date Auction