The founders of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. were all educators in their own right. The genesis of the Education Program lies in the traditional emphasis that the Fraternity places on Education. During the 1945 Conclave in St. Louis, Missouri , the fraternity underwent a constitution restructuring after World War II, and this lead to the birth of the Education as a National Program.The National Program of Education focuses on programming and services to alumni and collegians in the fraternity. Programs such as scholarships, lectures, college fairs, mentoring, and tutoring enhance this program on local, regional and national levels.Education is one of three national initiative programs of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The fraternity believes that education is a key element to both personal and professional growth. The program initiative focuses on providing educational programs and services such as scholarships, lectures, college fairs, mentoring and tutoring members fraternity as well as the community.Locally, the Theta Tau Sigma chapter supports this national initiative with its annual Educational Symposium, Sigma Scholarship Program, Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Drive and the Sigma Beta Club.
The Theta Tau Sigma chapter in collaboration with the Rho Tau (collegiate) chapter presents the annual Educational Symposium during the month of October at the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. The Educational Symposium is an event that focuses on preparing our African-American male youth for success during their formal educational years through college. This symposium is open to anyone interested in implementing strategies for their academic success.