Sigma Beta Rho | University of North Florida | Associate Chapter

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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.

Student Union on the campus of University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

Our History at U. of North Florida

Student Union on the campus of University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.

Four young men had a vision to bring Sigma Beta Rho to University of North Florida. Being that there were several well-established fraternities at University of North Florida, they found that it would be difficult to establish yet another. However, they remained persistent in their beliefs and committed themselves to bringing Sigma Beta Rho to University of North Florida. After a great deal of hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and strengthening of their brotherhood, they were welcomed into the family of Sigma Beta Rho on April 10th, 2014.

On July 24, 2016, the Executive Board of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. felt that the Brothers of the University of North Florida colony were deserving of the recognition of the Associate Chapter status. This distinction is very prestigious and comes after 2 years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice from all of the Brothers of the Associate Chapter of University of North Florida. On August 17th, 2018, University of North Florida was given Alpha Theta Chapter status.