Youtube Channel, Watch The Yard, posts the Spring 2020 Phi Beta Sigma line at Virginia State University. Due to COVID-19, the VSU Sigmas were unfortunately unable to present their new members in person. As a result, they created this innovative video to proudly show off the Neophyte Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
Virginia State University is a public HBCU located in Petersburg Virginia founded in 1882. As it developed, it became the nation’s first fully state-supported four-year university of higher education for black Americans. Currently, VSU offers 31 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, and two doctoral degree programs throughout their six colleges. The university’s main student activities include VSU’s marching band, concert choir, cheerleading, and Greek life. Virginia State’s marching band also known as the Trojan Explosion, not only includes instrumentalists and the Essence of Troy Dancers, but also the Satin Divas Flag and the Troy Elegance Twirlers. The talented and passionate Trojan Explosion has attended the Honda Battle of the Bands for nine consecutive years and was also invited to perform for President Barack Obama during the signing of the HBCU Funding Bill back in 2010.
In addition to Virginia State’s active National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the institution also offers six non-Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities. The African American Greek letter fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., was founded at Howard University in 1914. Currently, the fraternity has over 700 chapters and more than 185,000 members. Wearing royal blue and pure white, the Men of Sigma are committed to delivering services and being prominent leaders to their community.