About Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Chapter
Over 40 years later, the Brothers of the Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Chapter still work in the Community of Seattle as well as throughout the States of Washington & Oregon to serve as Beacons of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service as we work to improve the lifestyles of our communities. Under the leadership of our President, Bro. Clarence Dancer, Jr., the Brothers work diligently to show our communities that Phi Beta Sigma is committed to our motto: Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.
Our cause speeds on it’s way…
In early 1968, Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity came together in Seattle, Washington to discuss the need for an Alumni Chapter presence in the Northwest. It was determined that Sigma was needed in the Seattle community to stand as an example of Service. Sigmas were also needed to serve as positive male role models to the youth of the Seattle Area. The Brothers reached out to the Western Region of the Fraternity asking for their blessings and help in establishing this new chapter in the Northwest.
The Honorable Brother Oscar M. Morgan, Western Regional Secretary along with other Brothers of the Western Region heard the call and on July 17th, they joined 10 Brothers of the Seattle Area in Establishing the New Chapter. These 10 Brothers were Bro. Russell Gideon, Bro. Austin E. Spearman, Bro. Richard Giggans, Bro. Oran Webb, Bro. Curtis Jackson, Bro. Melvin Minnis, Bro. Clarence Holman, Bro. Stanley Valley, Bro. Samuel J. Smith and Bro. Charles J. Walker, and are known as the Charter Members. At last, a New Alumni Chapter was born!
On July 26th, 1968, Honorable Brother William E. Doar, National Director of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity assigned the chapter in Seattle the temporary name of the Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated until the request could be approved by the National President. On September 5th, 1968, the Epsilon Epsilon Sigma Chapter was approved and given full recognition within the Fraternity by our 19th National President, the Honorable Brother Alvin J. McNeil.