Phi Beta Sigma National Programs
Bigger & Better Business
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., believes that the improvement and
economic conditions of minorities is a major fact in the improvement of
the general welfare of society. It is upon this conviction that the
Bigger and Better Business Program rests. Since 1926, the Bigger and
Better Business Program has been sponsored on a national scale by Phi
Beta Sigma as a way of supporting, fostering, and promoting minority
owned businesses and services. For more information regarding this program please contact our Director of Bigger & Better Business via the Contact Us page.
founder’s of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., were all educators in
their own right. The genesis of the Education Program lies in the
traditional emphasis that the Fraternity places on Education. During
the 1945 Conclave in St. Louis, Missouri, the fraternity underwent a
constitution restructuring after World War II, and this lead to the
birth of the Education as a National Program.
National Program of Education focuses on programming and services to
graduate and undergraduates in the fraternity. Programs such as
scholarships, lectures, college fairs, mentoring, and tutoring enhance
this program on local, regional and national levels. For more information regarding this program please contact our Director of Education via the Contact Us page.
the 20th anniversary of Sigma, the Committee on Public Policy urged
that the fraternity come forth with a broadly-based program that would
be addressed to the problems of the great masses of the Negro people.
This new departure, in large measure, grew out of the experiences of
the New York group. These men from Manhattan brought with them a new
idea, SOCIAL ACTION.
Beta Sigma has from its very beginning concerned itself with improving
the general well-being of minority groups. In 1934, a well-defined
program of Social Action was formulated and put into action. Bro. Elmo
M. Anderson, then president of Epsilon Sigma Chapter (New York)
formulated this program calling for the reconstruction of social order.
It was a tremendous success. It fit in with the social thinking of the
American public in those New Deal years.
the winter of 1934 Brother Elmo Anderson, James W. Johnson, Emmett May
and Bob Jiggets came down to the Conclave in Washington, DC and
presented their Social Action proposition, and just the birth of Social
Action as a National Program. Bro.
Philip A. Randolph meeting with President LBJ. Bro. Randolph was the
Architect of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. In addition, Bro. Anderson is known in Sigma as "The Father of Social Action". For more information regarding this program please contact our Director of Social Action via the Contact Us page.
Sigma Beta Club
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is concerned about our changing needs
in our communities and recognized the important role that Sigma men
could play in the lives of our youth. The Sigma Beta Clubs’ four major
principals focus on Culture, Athletics, Social and Educational needs.
The Sigma Beta Club offers our membership a unique opportunity to
develop values, leadership skills and social/cultural awareness in our
youth during their developmental years. Sigma Beta Club programs are
geared to meet the needs of its member, but at the same time provide
them with a well-rounded out look that is needed to cope with today's
society. Phi Beta Sigma is confident that investing in our youth today
will produce effective leaders of tomorrow.
Project S.E.E.D (Sigma Economic Empowerment Development)
Seed was developed to focus on two important areas: Financial
Management and Homeownership. The objectives of Project S.E.E.D:
useful information in the area of financial management and home
ownership that will benefit the membership, their families, and the
communities in which Sigma Brothers live;
- Provide a program that can be implemented at the national, regional and state levels by both alumni and collegiate chapters;
a program that is identifiable to the membership and the community at
large; and links Phi Beta Sigma’s programmatic thrust with an
economically viable and relevant current concern.
For more information regarding this program please contact our Director of Bigger & Better Business via the Contact Us page.