Message to the Brotherhood
Welcome to the newly designed international web site of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. I invite you to take this opportunity to click through the pages and discover the wealth of information on our fraternity. As Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 34th International President, I am encouraged by the confidence our brotherhood has placed in me to lead our organization at this time in our history. As we embark upon TRANSFORMING Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., I have assembled a skilled, talented, trustworthy and cohesive team. Our number one mission is to provide first class service to our members. YOU ARE OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. We know that in any worthwhile transaction service and relationships are the key elements. We hope to foster your loyalty as we attain your trust in our decisions. I promise you to work diligently on moving our organization’s agenda forward. As you know, I can and will work as hard as any of the brothers in “our wondrous band.”
Since I was sworn-in as your new International President, we have moved with warped speed to engage our Brotherhood in several new initiatives, namely The Trayvon Martin Petition, The Sigma Beta Club Press Outreach, the Thunder Back Campaign (50th Anniversary March On Washington) and most recently the Anti-Hazing Week Announcement were all enthusiastically received by our members, the media and the communities where our brothers live. Because we are living in a highly technological era, Phi Beta Fraternity, Inc. must move with speed in addressing the needs and issues our members face. We trust you will assist us in our quest to serve ALL of our members in a timely manner. I am open to listen to your complaints, suggestions and compliments. We plan on doing our very best to advance our “cause speed on its way.”
This is an exciting time in Phi Beta Sigma, as we prepare for the great celebration of providing 100 years of service to communities around the globe. Founded on January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three courageous young men, Phi Beta Sigma has evolved into a historical institution of over 150,000 college-educated men operating over 650 chapters worldwide.
Great organizations build success over time, not in a single moment. I trust you will work with me as we transform Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Growing our organization means we will have to employ new systems and processes to scale our deliverables to you, our members, upwards. Your patience is appreciated as we put these systems and processes in place.
Phi Beta Sigma is serious about the business of rendering quality service. Our mission and administrative theme is to represent “One Fraternity Working Together to Transform Our Communities.” Our greatest contribution to mankind is to assure that our communities are improved, enhanced and impacted holistically. The results of our service should yield stronger, healthier and wiser populations of humanity.
Moving towards our Centennial Celebration in 2014, there is Hope and Possibilities in the air. I am deeply moved by the number of chapters who have stepped forward to host events celebrating our illustrious 100 years history. Ours is a history which is rich in our motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” Our founders, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown, would be proud of us. We have come a long way, but our journey is not yet completed. With your support, generosity and commitment, there is nothing we cannot achieve. Join me as we transform Sigma for the future.
From coast to coast, the Brothers of Sigma are echoing the slogan “There’s Something Special Going On in Phi Beta Sigma!” Our pride is showing and we’re brimming with excitement. We’re leading the fight to eradicate hazing with our Anti-Hazing Awareness campaign and planting seeds of vocational opportunities globally with our Ghana School Project.
Our commitment to service is evidenced by our collaborative efforts with corporations and corporate service organizations. Learn on touring the web site of our programs with the March of Dimes Foundation, St. Jude, Wells Fargo, IRS, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and NPHC.
If you’re a member of our wondrous band, and you’ve momentarily step away as life’s challenges may cause us to do, we invite you to come home. Your place still remains and your service is still needed. Be in the number as we march together as one unbreakable bond of brothers in Washington, DC on July 16 – 20, 2014 at our Centennial Celebration.
I am encouraged by the number of brothers who everyday offer a kind word of satisfaction of the work we have accomplished to date. Please continue to visit our web site at least three times a week and leave your comments. We promise to do our very best to respond to your requests.
I plan on staying true to our mission, which is making you, our brothers, the primary stakeholders in all of our ideals, service to humanity, business ventures, scholarship and service.
Jonathan A. Mason
34th International President
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.