Nu Beta Sigma Alumni Chapter of Jacksonville hosted the 2018 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Florida State Conference Luncheon held in downtown Jacksonville over the weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The annual conference is a gathering of hundreds of members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. from across the state of Florida. Fraternity brothers participated in several workshops throughout the day geared towards developing their leadership skills to become more effective and empowering leaders in their chapters. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., is an international organization comprised of 150,000 college-educated men, and built primarily on the ideology of promoting Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. Over its one hundred plus years of existence, the Fraternity has focused on improving the global community through dedicated service. This focus has compelled the development of the organization’s four main programs: Bigger and Better Business, Education, Social Action and Sigma Beta Clubs. Through the lens of these programs, members determine how best they can serve their respective communities. The national mentoring program is for males ages 8-18 and provides for the development of young men as they prepare for college and the workforce. The organization’s partnerships with the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Boy Scouts of America and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in its efforts to address societal ills. Ron Lott photos