"Brotherhood beyond all barriers."
This applies not only to accepting and celebrating the cultural, racial, sexual, and other differences that characterize our membership, but to an understanding of brotherhood beyond the ranks of our own organization — not just Greek unity, but humanity as a whole.
This is imagined as an ideal for which we strive — to make a positive impact in and on the lives of others, irrespective of difference.
To cultivate a global leadership network,
founded in brotherhood,
and impassioned by service
to each other and our world.
SocietyThe ideal Society refers to the community in which one lives. Sigma Beta Rho fosters the belief that individuals have a responsibility to the society to which they belong. It is one's duty as a brother to give back to one's family, community, and fraternity that which an individual has to offer to the ideal of service.
BrotherhoodThe invincible bond that is shared between the members of this fraternity. This bond is symbolized by the word "Qurbani" which is the Hindi translation of the word "Sacrifice". Qurbani represents the strength of our brotherhood and our unity as a Fraternity.
RemembranceAt a time when many individuals share a birthplace different from that of their ancestors, it is necessary for an individual to recognize and appreciate his culture. Sigma Beta Rho not only encourages its members to appreciate their own culture, but also to gain an awareness of other cultures.
Sigma Beta Rho is the premier national multicultural fraternity in the United States. Founded in 1996 on the principles of duty to society, dedication to brotherhood, and the remembrance of cultural awareness, Sigma Beta Rho has since grown to share its goals with over 2,500 men on over 45 college campuses.
On May 9th, 2004, eight men gathered together at the University of Georgia to establish what we know today as the Nu Chapter of Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. Together, these men made sacrifices beyond measure, and thus became the Infinite 8.
Now over 10 years later, we now represent over 20 nationalities, we are a charter member of the University of Georgia Multicultural Greek Council, we have crossed more than 100 brothers and we've quickly established ourselves as a household name on campus. Along with that, we have established a strong and firm alumni network who still visit our chapter in the spirit of brotherhood.
"...in my opinion, nothing in the world is more important than to care for a child."
— Hermann Gmeiner, founder of SOS Children's Villages
As a fraternity that is heavily invested in service, we have chosen S.O.S. Children's Villages International to be our national philanthropy. This foundation has been working with disadvantaged families around the world (over 133 different countries) since 1960 in order to prevent crises that can lead to family separation. The focus is on abandoned, destitute and orphaned children requiring family-based child care. Millions of children worldwide are living without their biological families therefore S.O.S. provides about 50,000 such children and 15,000 young adults with a permanent new family, with a '24 hours a day' new S.O.S. mother to provide family-based care.
As a chapter, we sponsor Be the Change, which is an annual national day of service aimed to inspire and foster civic engagement and stronger communities through volunteerism and community service. Our brothers partner up with other local organizations and businesses to help bring positive change the the Athens-Clarke County community. We are also a proud sponsor of the Athens Boys and Girls Club where the brothers volunteer on a weekly basis.
Every year, we also host our annual Shave to Save, where we have some of our brothers volunteer to raise money for S.O.S. Children's Village and the American Cancer Society and if each brother reaches their goal, they will volunteer to shave their heads in support of cancer research.