Myesha Smith, The Black Bear – The men of the Rho Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated at Missouri State University have been working with the community for several events this semester and have even more to come.
“To be a Sigma Man it means to uphold the principles of brotherhood, scholarship and service while also being “a part of” the community rather than “apart of” the community,” president of the chapter, Duane Johnson Jr. said.
The Sigmas host many events on campus such as financial and resume building workshops and various community service opportunities.
Phi Beta Sigma just recently had their Sigma Week which included women’s appreciation, bigger and better business, old school game night, and finished the week off with skate night, a comedy show, and a 90’s party.
Sigma Week also composed of the annual event, Pillow Talk hosted by Sister Circle’s Torrie Sanders and Rho Chi member, Marquise Middleton.
Pillow talk has been a joint effort with Sister Circle and the Rho Chi Sigmas for years.
Sanders said, “Pillow talk helps the community by giving students an opportunity to ask questions and state concerns about social, economic and academic issues in the campus community.”
Some upcoming events for 2016 will be involvement in the MLK March, a book drive and many community service events.
Sigmas are hosting their first Miss Phi Beta Sigma pageant at MSU that will be held on March 18 next semester. This is a scholarship pageant held for women to earn scholarship money, networking and create a business opportunity.
Johnson said their goal for the year will be “to have a greater impact in the Springfield community along with the MSU campus.”
The men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. follows their motto “Culture For Service, Service For Humanity.”