Phi Beta Sigma to host Private Screening | He Ain’t Heavy

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will host a private screening for the independent feature film, He Ain’t Heavy. A special film project that documents the pledging process of 5 young College Students in the Spring of 2011 who committed themselves to a process that many before them have been through. Some call it Pledging; others call it Hazing. He Ain’t Heavy will be shown during the Serious Sigma Summit.  Continue Reading…

A Movement to Eliminate Hazing

ANTI HAZING COALITION AIMS TO DESTROY THE CULTURE OF HAZING

PHI BETA SIGMA fraternity, in cooperation with the National Action Network, is leading an aggressive anti-hazing campaign intended to eradicate the culture of hazing from Black Greek-letter organizations and the broader community at large.

By combining a heavy media campaign, collaborations with elected officials to push for federal anti-hazing legislation, and implementation of educational training and awareness programs at high schools, colleges and civic organizations, the goal is to end the culture of hazing that leads to the injury and death of scores of people each year. Continue Reading…

Phi Beta Sigma Leads National Coalition to Stop Hazing

WASHINGTON, DC: National and local media outlets turned out to cover Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the National Action Network’s announcement of the organizations’ efforts to form a national coalition of civic organizations, academic institutions, politicians and concerned citizens to stand together to denounce and stop the culture of hazing.

On Thursday, May 31, 2012 a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. featured Brother Jimmy Hammock, international president, and Brother Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network.  At this gathering, the two announced plans to eradicate the culture of hazing while preserving the legacy of Greekdom, service organizations and fraternal organizations through a major anti-hazing campaign.  The multi-layered campaign will include print, audio and a professionally developed sensitivity training curriculum for Greek-lettered organizations, academic administrations, parents, students, and potential fraternity/sorority members. The newly formed coalition also announced its support of federal anti-hazing legislation and its plans to work with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson to strengthen her bill and help it become federal legislation.   Continue Reading…

Bro. Wesley T. Carter 1907-2012

Brother Wesley T. Carter, Sr. recognized as the oldest living and active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:00 AM. On February 28, 2012, Brother Carter celebrated his 85th anniversary as a member of our fraternity. He was initiated into Sigma through the Lambda chapter at Virginia Union University (VUU). Bro. Carter was completely self-sufficient, still attending chapter, state and national meetings until his transition into the Omega chapter. He was also recognized as the oldest living alumnus of Virginia Union University. Continue Reading…