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Ipictureota Phi Sigma "Darkside" Chapter would like to thank you for attending Sigmafest weekend 2012. Sigmafest is a weekend event put on annually by the chapter in which is does numerous amount of activities.

The highlight day was the award banquet in which a lucky few individuals selected received scholarships provided by the chapter to put towards their college education. Students from all over the city competed in this process that resulted in scholarship money and celebration at the awards banquet. This was held at the Society Art Gallery located at 2140 W. FULTON, chicago, IL.

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The Philosophy of Phi Beta Sigma's – Iota Phi Sigma Chapter

The most important aspect of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, or any fraternity for that matter, is its
philosophy. It is of course important to have a thorough knowledge of the history of the Fraternity,
and to be well informed of its functions, but it is far more important for – the member to know
what his Fraternity believes in, what it attempts to promote, and the end towards which it moves.president
For therein is found the philosophy of the organization, and the greatness of Sigma must and will be measured in terms of ideals and its practices.
The ideals of the Fraternity have been crystallized into three principles: The first is
BROTHERHOOD. Ours is a real brotherhood with tested and abiding fellowship, a brotherhood that calls for and gladly gives its best in the hour of need. It is a spiritual fellowship that binds us in all activities along life's narrow pathway. Upon it rests the social welfare of each and every brother.
The second principle, SERVICE, is a keystone of all activities, the source of all joy, the basis of all happiness, and the fountain of all love from which all mankind may drink. A fruitful life is one that is spent for the blessings of others.

The third principle, SCHOLARSHIP, is esteemed most highly as a necessary development of
a keen percept and a sound judgment. Scholarship expresses itself not only in the acquirement
of a superior mind, but also in superior character. The ideal of scholarship should ever be kept
uppermost in our minds so that we may be a beacon light among men.

The three great ideals of Phi Beta Sigma: Brotherhood, Service and Scholarship - when interpreted
in their fullest meaning become its philosophy. Giving those ideals practical meaning has made and
must continue to make Phi Beta Sigma a great and dynamic Fraternity.

about us

What we do

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:

Strengthen and serve proactively the brotherhood, as a supportive resource that positively impacts the Fraternity's growth and financial solvency.

Reaffirm and maintain a strong commitment to brotherhood, scholarship and service.

Ensure that the Fraternity programs are focused and committed to serving humanity.

Create an environment that respects the dignity and worth of each brother.

Exhibit integrity and ethical behavior in conducting the Fraternity's business. serving as a model for all Greek-letter organizations.

Maintain and improve the Fraternity's technological literacy, in order to better service its members and the community at large.

Foster and nurture our constitutional bond with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Encourage a closer and mutually beneficial working relationship with fellow Greek-letter organizations, other community service organizations, businesses and government.

Select leaders who are committed and have demonstrated their ability to lead.

The Founders

A. Langston Taylor
A. Langston Taylor, the founder of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the Howe Institute in 1909 which is now Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis. He received his college and professional training at Howard and Frelinghuysen University in Washington, D.C.

Leonard F. Morse
Leonard F. Morse was the proud son of a distinguished New England family, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Morse of Boston, Massachusetts. Trained in the elementary and secondary schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts, he became the valedictorian of his integrated high school and entered Howard University. In 1915, he graduated from Howard University and was the first person to graduate in 3 years with an A.B and a B.Ed degree.

Charles I. Brown
According to the 1914 Howard University yearbook, Founder Charles I. Brown is documented as Finished Howard Academy, 1910; Class Chaplain, 1913; Chaplain Classical Club, 1912-1913; President Classical Club, 1914; Vice-President Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 1914; will do post-graduate work in Latin. In addition, Founder Brown was chosen “The Most To Be Admired” for the Class of 1914.

our national programs

  • Social Action - A program that was implemented to protect the rights and civil liberties of blacks and other minorities from discrimination and other forms of injustices. 

  • Bigger & Better Business- a program that helps the promotion of small black businesses and entrepreneurship among individuals. It aids them in competing and become viable forces in today's business environment.

  • Education - program since our organization's inception that focuses on the need for higher education 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 available. 


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Iota Phi Sigma Alumni Chapter

P.O. Box 428406

Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Phone 773.998.1914

Email: iotaphisigma@gmail.com