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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.

The 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.

The 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.

Social Action
During 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.

Phi 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.

In 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)
Project Seed was developed to focus on two important areas: Financial Management and Homeownership. The objectives of Project S.E.E.D:

  1. Provide 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;
  2. Provide a program that can be implemented at the national, regional and state levels by both alumni and collegiate chapters;
  3. Provide 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.