Phi Beta Sigma (left) Xavier Smith, Anthony Tuggle, Rodney Hughes, Harper McConnell, and Jalen Woodard.  

It’s probate season! On Saturday, November 14th, 2021 at 7:14 pm the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Gamma Zeta chapter introduced their fall 2021 initiates to the student body. The New member presentation took place at the gazebo on the Savannah State campus.

The newest members of the organization include Xavier Smith, Anthony Tuggle, Rodney Hughes, Harper McConnell, and Jalen Woodard. These men together are known as "5 Σurvivors of a New Era." During the new member presentation they conducted traditions, recited their organization history, and gave a tribute to all the sororities.

Other sorority and fraternity members including Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho all attended this event to celebrate and welcome the new members into Greekdom. 

Phi Beta Sigma member Destin Howard states, “Saturday after the probate when they marched to the plot I was very emotional, just because I’ve seen all five of my neos put in a lot of hard work and dedication leading up to this moment. I expect all of them to hold themselves to a higher standard academically and as student leaders.”

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is a historically African American fraternity founded on January 9th, 1914 on  the campus of Howard University. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded by three African American male students with the goal to promote brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

To contribute to these goals Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. holds four major programs: Bigger and Better Business, Education, Social Action, and Sigma Beta Clubs. This organization encourages its members to take the skills they have acquired and give back to the communities they come from.

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