Zeta Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. has been servicing the communities of Prince George's County, Maryland and the Suburban Washington, DC area since September 25th, 1978.

In the spring of 1978, Brothers William Bentley, Arthur Parker, Jonathan Hughes, Albert Roberts, and Warren Baugh met in the home of Brother Baugh to talk about the feasibility of chartering a new chapter in the Washington Metropolitan area. The group decided to invite other brothers in to help plan the new chapter. The new chapter would work to reactivate brothers in the area that were not attached to a chapter.

A charter was applied for and granted on November 28, 1979. Charter members are:

  • William L. Bentley, III.
  • Jonathan Hughes
  • Arthur W. Parker, Jr.
  • Bro. Dr. Albert Roberts
  • Bro. Dr. Ellsworth Johnson
  • Bro. Dr. Rudolph Wiggins
  • Rev. Julian O. Grayson
  • Warren F. Baugh, Sr.
  • Philip Lee.

Our first officers were President Warren F. Baugh, Sr., Secretary Jonathan Hughes, and Treasurer Dr. Albert Roberts.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is an international association that has become a legacy of excellence. The lineage of greatness began on January 9, 1914 with the three noble founders: Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown on the campus of Howard University, Washington, DC.

These proud men formed a chain of esteemed scholars striving to make a difference in society through the principles of brotherhood, scholarship and service. Over 100 years later and with over 150,000 members initiated, the Brotherhood has evolved into one of the nation’s oldest African American institutions. Sigma men are the high achievers, movers and shakers of their times.

Membership in Sigma has its privileges: professional development, systematic approach to organizational planning, progressive and innovative programs, leadership development, first-class social functions, an opportunity for community involvement and an international network of life-long friendships.

For more information about Phi Beta Sigma, please visit www.pbs1914.org.