AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
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, Honorable A. Langston
Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown,
wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify
the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
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, eighty-eight 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