Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Response To Charlottesville, VA


Hatred. Bigotry. Racial and Social Injustice. Communities of color, especially African American communities, battle these injustices daily. In Charlottesville, Virginia these injustices were front and center as innocent protesters were injured and a loss of life occurred – all because an individual chose to hate. His actionshave no place in our society and we must hold our leaders accountable and remind them that actions like this will not be tolerated.

From our inception, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity has combatted hate, bigotry, racial
and social injustice through intentional community engagement. Now more than ever, Phi Beta Sigma must stand firm and remain proactive, addressing this behavior and leading the conversation against injustices in our local communities.

The Fraternity recognizes that even though these hate groups have a constitutional right to protest, we too have a right to organize, and engage our local communities on the tough conversations that reveal that NO, we are all NOT equal, and that more must be done to create a more perfect union. EVERY chapter in Phi Beta Sigma should be organizing and sponsoring community discussions or forums on racial and social injustice. These conversations/events should be done on our college campuses by
our collegiate chapters and within our communities by our alumni chapters.

The International President’s theme, “A Brotherhood of Conscious Men Actively Serving Our Communities,” rings true more than ever today. It is time for Sigma men to roll up their sleeves and get to work. WE must BE the change we so desperately need for our communities. I look forward to seeing you on the front lines of justice!

Joint Statement on Hazing in Response to the Movie Burning Sands


NPHC is comprised of local councils drawn from the ranks of 1.5 million college and professional members of the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities, namely: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., and the Council of Presidents of these member organizations who come together on issues that promote the common purposes and general good for which these organizations exist.

In 1990, the NPHC organizations issued a joint statement announcing the elimination of pledging and each has instituted within its respective organization, a revised membership development and intake process.

Each NPHC organization has instituted strong policies against hazing and has taken steps to reinforce and strengthen its stand against prohibited conduct whether it is displayed though movies, books, or any type of social media.

NPHC and its member organizations have developed and instituted policies against hazing and have taken steps to reinforce and strengthen their stand against this prohibited conduct. Equally important NPHC and its member organizations do not condone, support, or encourage the production of movies, books, or any type of social media that promote hazing.

National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.
Council of Presidents

Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Everett B. Ward, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Paulette Walker, Chair, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mary Wright, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Robert Clark, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Thomas L. Battles, Vice Chair, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Deborah Catchings-Smith, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Jonathan A. Mason Sr., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Antonio (Tony) Knox, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.



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Serious Sigma Summit Message from Bro. Micheal Cristal


…like all of our national conferences, security initiatives are always discussed with the hosting hotel during the initial planning of our conferences; as a result of the mass shooting that has taken place in Orlando, our plans are to have a follow-up conversation with our hotel contact to see if they’re reviewing their security best practices and making adjustments where needed; please know your leadership team always take the safety of our attendees into consideration when planning national meetings


Brother Micheal Cristal
International First Vice President & Chair, Serious Sigma Summit.