Thank you for your interest in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Within this section you will find information on the qualifications to become a member of our great Fraternity. After you read through the information within this section, please email us at contactus@pbswest.org so that we can have a member of our Fraternity get in touch with you to discuss your interests further.

Sigma Men are born leaders, representing a wide variety of career paths in today’s society.

Being a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is a lifetime experience. In fact, our alumni brothers constitute 77% of our living members! Alumni chapters play a central role in helping alumni renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, network professionally, attend to the business of the Fraternity, and learn what is happening within our community, comprised of over 175,000+ college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse and professional men.

Both collegiate and alumni members benefit from well-defined networking and support systems within the fraternity that offer international linkages. They also have opportunities to exercise their leadership potential or utilize numerous other talents and skills within the fraternity and the community.

Sigma men give services through such activities as:

  • Conducting community-service driven projects

  • Participating with voluntary organizations in providing services

  • Providing scholarships

  • Contributing to organized charities

  • Promoting voter education and voter registration

  • Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness through the Conversation Among Brothers program in conjunction with the CDC.

Brief Eligibility Requirements:

  • Collegiate membership in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is limited to college men who are attending and working toward obtaining a baccalaureate degree at a recognized college or university and have completed at least one grading period and have obtained a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA based on a four point scale.

  • Alumni Membership in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is limited to professional men that have been granted a baccalaureate degree or other degree by a recognized college or university.

  • Candidates of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity must not currently be a member of or have previously been a member of another intercollegiate fraternity other than an honorary or professional fraternity.

  • Each candidate for membership in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity must apply to a chapter in the respective region based upon the terms and conditions outlined in the Fraternity’s membership intake and development process.

Membership Has Its Privileges

Membership into Phi Beta Sigma has its privileges! The Founders envisioned an organization built on principle and integrity and most of all service. Through brotherhood, scholarship and service Phi Beta Sigma has impacted not only the local communities that we live in but also the world as a whole. Phi Beta Sigma has become a training ground for world, business and community leaders. Our success is based on the depth of commitment, vision and confidence of our members.

We therefore seek men who will promote and extend the policies and programs of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. The Fraternity, in return, is a massive network through which individuals can grow and develop personally and professionally. Membership in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is generally classified as collegiate or alumni.