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.
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 to race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They desired for their fraternity to exist as part of an even greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the “inclusive we” rather than the “exclusive we”.
The Nu Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated was chartered on the campus of Georgia Tech on May 11, 1981 by 10 men looking to bring the “Culture for Service” to Georgia Tech. In the late nineties all of the members of the chapter graduated and the chapter became inactive. The chapter was revived in the Spring of 2008 when four young men captivated by the legacy of Sigma restored it to the colony status. After thorough recruiting and much hard work, Nu Beta was completely restored to the status of a fully chartered collegiate chapter in the Fall of 2011.