Cumberland University

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders wanted to organize a Greek-Letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service. The Fraternity's motto is "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity".

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 of race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They wished and wanted their fraternity to exist as part of even a greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the "inclusive we" rather than the "exclusive we".


FOUNDED: Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914

COLORS: Royal Blue and Pure White 

FLOWER: White Carnation 


PHILANTHROPIES: SWAC, SATP, American Cancer Society, and March of Dimes 


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President: Ladarius Rogers,


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