Delta Iota Sigma Chapter History

After brothers began to graduate from the Omicron Theta Chapter at Southern Connecticut State University, it became apparent that an alumni chapter was needed in the New Haven area.  With the assistance of various graduate brothers in the area, the Delta Iota Sigma Alumni Chapter was re-chartered by Brothers Donald McAulay Sr., Reverend Benjamin Watts, Paul Howard, Anthony Miles and Brian Walker.  Since 1987 the chapter has been responsible for keeping Phi Beta Sigma alive in the New Haven area during periods of inactivity with the undergraduate chapters.  Delta Iota Sigma hosted the New England area meeting in 1995 and partnered with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated to host two major Blue and White scholarship balls.  In the 90’s and early 2000’s, the chapter had mainly focused on supporting the undergraduate brothers by providing mentoring and guidance to them.  As more brothers began to join the chapter over the years, it has been able to expand programming within the community.  As the national organization of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated moves into the next century, the Delta Iota Sigma Chapter has embarked on establishing a new infrastructure which will allow the chapter to take advantage of a non-profit status and broaden its community based programs and funding.  Our signature programs include: 

 

 

Youth Mentoring: one on one or group mentoring with male youths ages 8-15 years old.

 

Annual Black Friday Party: effort to raise money for scholarship activities.

 

Annual School Supply Drive: collect new book bags and school supplies in effort to help students start the school year

Annual Founders' Scholarship Luncheon: provide competitive scholarship to young black men who aim to go to college