Inspired by the increasing population of members of the Fraternity in the Atlanta area, and the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the growth of our communities, Phi Beta Sigma Sigma (PBSS) Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on January 21, 1996. The idea of creating another graduate chapter was spearheaded by Brother Michael W. Hines. PBSS Chapter was founded by a group of Brothers with diverse professional backgrounds in law, medicine, business, education, and government.
Many of the chapter’s charter members were graduates of the Atlanta University Center schools. The chapter and its members play an active role in the Fraternity at all levels by serving as officers and/or committee members on the state, regional, and international level.
Brother Philippe Jean-Bart
Brother Chadrick P. Betts
Brother Michael W. Hines
Brother Michael Hughes
Brother Terrance Jones (Omega Chapter)
Brother Maddox D. Moore, III
Brother Wayne Plaskett
Brother Lionel Smith
Brother Roderick J. West
After the official charter was granted by Brother Sidney McCray, Southern Regional Director in 1996, the members dedicated themselves to many worthy causes such as Project Open Hand, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Downtown Dash for Diabetes Walk/Run, Hosea Helps, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Zeta Phi Beta’s Storks Nest Blitz Project, The Locke Scholarship Awards program, AIDS Walk Atlanta, The Learning Club @ Fulton County Juvenile Justice Center, Project Vote, Financial Awareness, IRS and Atlanta Prosperity Campaign VITA Partnership, Salvation Army Clothing Drive for Men, Sickle Cell Foundation, March of Dimes – for Babies, and National Bone Marrow program just to name a few. Simply stated, the chapter’s support of programs based on the ideas of brotherhood, scholarship, and service is the epitome of an organization that all humanity can use to realize their tactical and strategic dreams. These dreams include serving humanity with unlimited talents and resources to foster our community’s continued progress. Dreams of a world that is socially and politically astute to improve our communities with:
- quality education for all citizens
- service to mankind
- financial empowerment through education and investment
- political consciousness
- strategic plans to eliminate the technology disparity
- personal responsibility beyond reproach
The chapter serves as the graduate advisor to several colligate chapters in the metro-area including Psi Chapter at Clark Atlanta University, and Rho Alpha Chapter at DeVry University. The Brothers of the chapter have worked diligently to re-activate and support many of the metro-area collegiate chapters. Additionally, PBSS has strived to improve our relationship with the collegiate chapters by helping them increase membership, become distinguished black male role models, and demonstrate continued academic excellence.
The chapter has increased its membership by recruiting inactive Brothers and Membership In-Take Process (MIP) classes. Honorable Founder, Dr. Leonard F. Morse’s grandson (Ward Morse) successfully completed the chapter’s Membership In-Take Process in the spring of 2004.