Our History Nationwide
The Founding Fathers of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Saiful Khandker
Mr. Shoor Kalam
Mr. Russell Abdullah
Mr. Bonit Sharma
Mr. Rajan Dogra
Mr. Neil Datta
Dr. Suman Ghosh
Mr. Anuj Datta
The Alpha Chapter of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. was founded on August 16, 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The founders came together with a vision of an organization for the betterment and preservation of South Asians in the United States. They envisioned a Greek-Lettered organization to this extent in which membership would remain constant and growing and would facilitate involvement from its alumni members. They realized that in order for their vision to truly become a reality they needed to spread their principles and ideals to other college campuses and establish a nationwide network.
August 22, 1998 witnessed the induction of several new members to Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. with whom brought the establishment of the Beta Chapter at the State University of New York at Binghamton. At this time eight men from three different universities would be given the status of founding fathers as they were the brothers who would establish the fraternity for years to come.
These eight men established this fraternity to foster the ideals of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance amongst its members. They believed that through their bonds of brotherhood they would be able to establish an organization that would instill unity amongst its members, promote South Asian culture, and aid the greater community at large. They felt that the principles of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance would develop leaders from young men both as undergraduate students on their college campuses and as professionals in their lives upon graduation. These young men would serve as role models and mentors in their respective communities, break down barriers between different ethnic groups, and through their leadership would aid their communities in this country in attaining a better and brighter future than it would have had. It is to this end that the brothers of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. work so diligently towards to this day.
Our History at Florida State
5 Men. 5 Walks of Life. 5 Collegiate Paths. 1 Vision - and it began with friendship.
With a few options to choose from when joining a fraternal organization at Florida State University, a group of young men found themselves troubled with the decision of finding the one that aligned best to the values they stood for. Their research led them to a fraternity that wasn't yet on campus but offered the perfect platform to embody their vision. It didn't take long for them to commit themselves to what would prove to be a difficult task - starting a new Greek organization on FSU campus. On December 10, 2005 these 5 gentlemen established their place in history as the Founding Fathers of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc at Florida State University.
Since then, after winning many regional and national awards, the colony grew into an Associate Chapter and finally attained Chapter Status in Summer of 2011 as the first double lettered Chapter in the organization - Alpha Alpha.
Almost 12 years, 16 Lines, 50+ Brothers, and thousands of dollars raised & hours spent in service for charity, philanthropy later, FSU SigRho has become an exemplary chapter for others nationwide. We believe in not only upholding our values but in progressing year after year so we can continue to improve our community and become better men in the process.