The Madd Kappa Rho Chapter
We weren't the First
African-American Greek-Letter Fraternity to be founded...
First and ONLY Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to have one of its members on the face of a U.S. Coin. (George Washington Carver: The 1951 Half Dollar) Only 2 African Americans have EVER been on the face of a US coin: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington--who was not Greek.
First Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to be recognized by Howard University April 15, 1914 ( WYF wasn't until October 28, 1914)
First Fraternity to be offered a merger with another Fraternity: (1915: Kappa Alpha Psi, formerly Kappa Alpha Nu...Thanks, but no thanks!!!)
First Fraternity to hold a joint International Convention with another African-American Fraternity (WYF)
First Fraternity to establish a chapter South of the State of Virginia before the year 1915
First and ONLY Fraternity to establish a constitutional bond with a Sorority (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)
First Fraternity to establish a youth auxiliary program (The Sigma Beta Club)
First and ONLY Fraternity to own and operate a Credit Union for its members
First Fraternity to establish chapters in the Continent of Africa
First Fraternity to establish Graduate/ Alumni Membership
First Fraternity to establish a Graduate/Alumni Chapter
First Fraternity to step with a cane (Not KAY)
Lastly, many Fraternities may have supported the Million Man and Million Family Marches, but only
PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED
Can lay claim to not only supporting, but sponsoring the Marches at its International Headquarters.
If you didn't know...now you know!!!
We are all too often IMITATED, but we can never be DUPLICATED!!!
This information was graciously provided by The
Godfather at the Mu Rho Chapter
(Univ. Texas-Austin) of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc..