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".
From its inception, the Founders also 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 a 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's motto, "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity".
Today, 97 years later, Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an international organization of leaders. No longer a single entity, the Fraternity has now established the Phi Beta Sigma Educational Foundation, the Phi Beta Sigma Housing Foundation, the Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union, and the Phi Beta Sigma Charitable Outreach Foundation. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., founded in 1920 with the assistance of Phi Beta Sigma, is the sister organization. No other fraternity and sorority is constitutionally bound as Sigma and Zeta. We both enjoy and foster a mutually supportive relationship.
OUR CHAPTER HISTORY
The Nu Sigma Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. The chapter was founded by five (5) visionary brothers: Don Basilio, Ronald Hawkins, Duane Johnson, Orlando Lilly
and William Powell.
The aforementioned members enlisted an additional eleven fraternity members to share in their vision which brought them to a total of sixteen (16) charter members. The additional charter members were Brothers Michael Alston, Gary Brooks, Esq., Richard James, Rev. Reginald Johnson, Jr., Dion Lawson, Ralph Paraway, Jack Peterson, Buddy Pitts,
Dr. LaMont Smith, Eric Talley and Dr. Michael Zollicoffer.
The Nu Sigma Sigma Alumni Chapter serves Harford County (Maryland) and the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. It is located in the Eastern Region of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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.
To optimize Phi Beta Sigma's effectiveness, the Fraternity will: