Beta Phi Pi Fraternity Incorporated

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Indiana State University

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Beta Phi Pi Fraternity, Inc., which is a nationally recognized social and service organization, is one of the nation's newest Black Greek lettered organizations. It is comprised of college and professional men  across the nation.

Erik A. Martin, Ralph Laplanche, and Chris Woulard wanted to be a part of a brotherhood that would uplift African Americans through scholarship and community service. They immediately started laying the foundation for a new predominately black organization. These three young men had a vision to build an organization that would provide service to the black community and spread brotherhood, love and unity among all people. Additionally, their organization would be founded on the belief that all men are created equally and would not subject perspective members to any form of physical, intellectual, emotional and/or spiritual abuse known as "hazing." Instead, the fraternity would seek to uplift individuals, promote positive images and build strong, successful leaders who will make a difference in their communities. Martin, Laplanche and Woulard saw their vision become a reality on April 6, 1986 as Beta Phi Pi fraternity was founded on the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

The goals of Beta Phi Pi are best expressed by the mottos of the fraternity, which are "We Build Men, Men Build Futures" and "Striving for Success, Stressing Excellence." Members are committed to promoting brotherhood, self-improvement, African American pride and equal rights. Beta Phi Pi stresses the importance of serving and giving back to ones community and also to make a difference in the world. Each member of Beta Phi Pi brings different qualities and attributes to the organization. Due to the youth of the organization, each brother has the opportunity to make history.