This history of Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is the transcripted from the actual recording of one of the original members of the Chapter, recorded on December 23, 1993 by Brother J.H. Graham and given to Brother Michael Hines. "When I entered Clark University in 1934, there were only two fraternities, Alpha and Omega. Students pledged during the second semester of their freshman year and could be initiated during the first semester of their sophmore year. When I began to think of pledging to a Greek-lettered organization, I discovered that both Alpha and Omega fraternities were on academic probation, so I decided that we would try to establish Sigma on the campus. We had one Sigma brother on the campus on the faculty: first year brother V.W. Hodges. After 1934-35, he left, so a few men who had made the honor roll sought advice from Dr. R.A. Billings. He arranged for us to be initiated with the pledgees from Chi Chapter [located at Morehouse College], Zeta Chapter [located at Morris Brown College], and Lambda Sigma Chapter [Alumni Chapter]. On October 29, 1935, a joint initiation was held at Dalmon Refractory. About 30 men were initiated and branded." Brothers Rev. John Amy and Archie Berry Hill are credited with the actual founding of Psi Chapter on December 27, 1935. "Our first president was E.T. Morgan; the first Secretary was Brother Roy Wellmaker. Psi Chapter began at its inception to stress scholarship. All brothers used their skills in tutoring brothers and pledgees. Our Bigger and Better Negro Business Week, as it was called then, was celebrated in the month of April. Usually we brought in an outstanding Sigma from other chapters as our guest speaker. When Brother James Weldon Johnson died, he was scheduled to be our next guest speaker. We grew despite handicaps. We were proud to be called Sigmas. We held its banner high!" Fraternally Yours, J.H. Graham (Life Member #679) As you can see, pride and tradition are a main focus of Psi Chapter. We continue to carry out the goals of those brave men who chartered Psi on its way. Continuing the legacy, the Men of Psi continue to make their impact locally and nationally. From being proclaimed as National Stomp Down Champions to Chapter of the Year annually, the banner of Sigma still hangs high at Psi Chapter, Clark Atlanta University! Oh Sigma dear, thou hast for years led brave men, strong and free. To thee we raise our hearts in song...WE PLEDGE OUR LOYALTY!!!