SIGMA BETA CLUB
In the early 1950s, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity became the first Greek organization to develop a youth auxiliary group. Under the direction of Dr. Parlett L. Moore the Sigma Beta Club was founded. While as National Director of Education, Brother Moore was concerned about our changing needs in our communities and recognized the important role that Sigma men could play in the lives of our youth.
On April 23, 1954, the first Sigma Beta Club was organized in Montgomery, AL. Throughout its existence, Sigma Beta Clubs have been an essential part of the total organizational structure of many of the Alumni chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and offers men of Sigma a unique opportunity to develop wholesome value, leadership skills, and social and cultural awareness of youth at a most critical stage in the youth’s personal development.
The Delta Iota Sigma Chapter organized the Sigma Beta Club in New Haven on February 7, 2017. The local chapter includes boys from Greater New Haven. Club members meet regularly outside of the school environment to plan and participate in service projects, such as community clean-ups and assistance to the elderly. The students also explore opportunities for higher education. Membership into the NBSC provides members the opportunity to meet with college students and professional men of Phi Beta Sigma.
Sigma Beta Clubs also provide services to youths in their communities. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s interest in fostering the development of youth into effective leaders has been realized in the establishment of strong and productive Sigma Beta Clubs all across the country.