In order to exemplify our motto, while simultaneously upholding our commitment to brotherhood, scholarship, and service, the men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. stand by our Three-Pronged Agenda for National Programs:
Bigger and Better Business
a program that helps the promotion of small black
businesses and entrepreneurship among individuals. It aids them
in competing and becoming viable forces in today's business
environment. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity believes that the
improvement of economic conditions of minorities is a major
factor in the improvement of the general welfare of society. It
is upon this conviction that the Bigger and Better Business
Phi Beta Sigma National Federal Credit Union-
Located in Washington, D.C., and owned and operated by Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma
"Buying Black and Giving Back"-
All brothers and chapters are strongly encouraged to physically
assist and financially support minority business both in and
surrounding their various neighborhoods. In an effort to
significantly enhance this effort all Sigmas are expected to
have their businesses listed in the Phi Beta Sigma "Blue Pages"
Business Directory. Furthermore, brothers are asked to exert
special energies at supporting minority business, and publicize
such, on their chapter meeting day.
program that was implemented to protect the rights and civil
liberties of blacks and other minorities from discrimination and
other forms of injustices. This program is designed to improve
the general well-being
of minority groups. Phi Beta Sigma's focus in past social
issues include being instrumental in establishing National and
legislation in the 1930's and 40's, the elimination of racial
discrimination and segregation in federal, state, municipal and
county employment in the 50's and 60's along with the abolition
of Jim Crow Laws. Brother A. Phillip Randolph was a key factor
and the mind behind the march on Washington during the sixties
civil right's movement, as was Brother Huey P. Newton in
awakening the minds of African-Americans
to rise up out of the plight of mental slavery. Throughout
history, many social ills have plagued the African-American
community. Phi Beta Sigma has always been on the battlefield in
an attempt to rid our communities of these ills with our
Sigma Beta Club, Our National Mentoring Program-
of the more notable accomplishments of the Fraternity, has
helped to shape and mold young men and boys nationwide.
These clubs provide mentoring, guidance, educational, tutorial
assistance and advise to young men between ages 6 to 18.
Sigma’s Waging War against Cancer (S.W.W.A.C)-
a fund raising program for the American Cancer Society, and to
increase awareness, with strong emphasis on early detection and
prevention of prostate and colorectal cancer.
Project S.A.T.A.P. (Sigmas Against Teenage Pregnancy)-
This program is a collaborative venture with the March of Dimes
Birth Defects Foundation to address the alarming rise in teenage
pregnancy. Sigmas Against Teenage Pregnancy are geared towards
reducing the incidence of teen-age
pregnancies in predominantly African-American
communities. The project is an educational outreach program for
adolescent males, designed to increase awareness of the
consequences of early childbearing and to provide information
about healthy lifestyle behaviors, sexuality and parenthood.
Project S.A.D.A. (Sigmas Against Domestic Abuse)-
The goal of Sigmas Against Domestic Abuse (S.A.D.A) is to reduce
the incidence of domestic abuse from a male prospective. At
least once a year every chapter is encouraged to conduct a
workshop on domestic abuse. Phi Beta Sigma attempts to be an
advocating group against domestic abuse and a conduit for those
individuals needing assistance related to domestic abuse.
Through the recruitment of appropriate city/state/government
agencies, along with other organizations, Phi Beta Sigma
attempts to play a vital role in educating males about their
responsibility in appropriately addressing and eliminating the
problems of domestic abuse.
Project S.E.R (Sigmas Emergency Response)-
In a humanitarian way Phi Beta Sigma attempts to participate in
activities that require action and to respond to circumstances
that necessitate assistance. A major focus of this project is to
respond in times where disaster relief is needed as a result of
major storms, fires, accidents and disaster. Project S.E.R.
attempts to assist with restoring basic living requirements,
dignity and self-reliance.
Providing food, clothing, and financial contributions is a goal
of this project. This project is also intended to see men of
Sigma participate in major activities such as Sigmas outstanding
involvement in the 1995 Million Man March.
Phi Beta Sigma
"A Fraternity that Reads"-
This is an annual project that all collegiate and alumni
chapters are encouraged to participate in. Each year chapters
are to communicate with their local public libraries. In
cooperation with library, members will read previously approved
stories and books to the children. Local day-care
centers, elementary schools, churches, Head Start agencies and,
of course, Sigma Beta Clubs are considered as places where
children may be obtained from.
This program attempts to convey to children the importance of
reading while at the same time create some additional positive
black role models for our children.
Phi Beta Sigma's National Marrow Donor Program-
is intended for both members of Sigma along with all African
Americans. Each member is encouraged to be listed as volunteer
marrow donor on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
Registry so that they can be contacted if ever matched with a
patient in need. Additionally, every chapter within Sigma is
encouraged to annually participate with the American Red Cross
in their drives to increase the number of African-American
volunteer marrow donor registrants.
In January of each year, chapters are asked to call the NMDP at
to obtain the telephone number and mailing address for their
specific donor center. Sigma attempts to address the need for
more African American volunteers by setting a positive example
Sigma I.D. Day-
April 15th of every year is Sigma I.D. Day. All brothers,
officers and chapters are expected to exert special efforts at
wearing and displaying Phi beta Sigma paraphernalia. Special
programs and projects are encouraged to be facilitated on this
day. It is hoped that on this day, every year, inactive brothers
may be stimulated to get reactivated and non-Greek
lettered men may be energized to ascertain information from
brothers being "Proud to Wear & Display the Blue & White."
is designed to increase the participation of African-Americans
in the political arena though the voting process.
Million Man March-
Many Fraternities supported the Million Man March (MMM), but
only Phi Beta Sigma can lay claim to not only supporting, but
also sponsoring the MMM in it's International Headquarters. Much
Love to Bro. Chavis Mohammad (Benjamin Chavis) who was a major
contributor in organizing the March.
African American Sons Day at the Office-
Sigma continues to be on the forefront of issues that affect and
support the African-American
community by being the first to designate "African-American
Sons Day at the Office", which is now NPHC-wide
supported and endorsed.
A program that focuses on the need for higher education in which
we try to make available to students through scholarships and
endowments. We the men of Phi Beta Sigma recognize the
importance of "scholarship" and diligent studying to acquire
knowledge, for knowledge is truly power and it is a necessity of
our people to empower themselves with whatever means that are
Project S.E.T. (Sigma Education Time)-
Project S.E.T. 's goals are to increase grade point averages and
graduation rates of collegiates throughout the nation. Sigmas
serve as role models to the campus community in order to realize
that education must come first for success and empowerment in
the new millennium; and dispel prejudices and negative
stereotypes of African American men by establishing education as
our top priority.
(A Resource Guide to Better Scholarship)-
This study was researched and designed at the request of our
Sigma Beta Clubs and collegiate members. Sigma Scholars covers a
variety of topics encompassing essay examinations, studying for
math and science, tutoring sessions and note taking.
Phi Beta Sigma Book-A-Bration For Our Youth-
The objective of this program is to collect 20,000 books
nationwide to donate to local schools and churches.
Phi Beta Sigma Educational Foundation (PBSEF)-
This tax-exempt program enables educational achievement via
scholarships and grants for our youth and to fund leadership
As Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity, Inc. brings in the progresses forward, we will make
sure to keep the fortitude in our everlasting goal, "To be the
leading proactive community service organization." There is a
great deal of work needed to restore faith and hope to many
ailing communities across the nation. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Inc. "The Fraternity of Firsts" will play a part in the healing
process. Sigma men have the talent, energy, and desire to make a