Our History

Our pillars of Society, Brotherhood, and Remembrance were established upon the formation of the Alpha Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, on August 16, 1996. Our founders realized the unique promise of a Greek-lettered organization that instills positive values among its members, provides an avenue for leadership, and promotes self-betterment. In its nascent stages, these founders understood that they must maintain a constant and growing nationwide network in order to truly manifest their organizational vision. As such, several new brothers were inducted on August 22, 1998 in New York. At this time, eight men from three different universities were given the status of National Founding Fathers as they were the visionaries who established the Fraternity for years to come. Modern day Sigma Beta Rho has grown considerably since its inception. We have expanded from our roots on the East Coast to forty five recognized active chapters and colonies that span the breadth of the nation. This growth stems from a reputation for excellent, values-based programming, diversity among our brotherhood, and alignment with the ideals of many students who strive for a competitive edge before entering a post-globalized working world. As an organization that prides itself on having individuals from every continent, ethnicity, and religion, we seek to foster enriching, cross-cultural discourse both amongst our members and within our campus communities. Through the efforts of our brothers, we have become the largest, most expansive fraternity of our kind in seventeen years. With each passing day, we strive to take one more step towards realizing the nationwide network envisioned by our National Founding Fathers.


About us

Our chapter was founed on May 31st, 2009 by our three founding fathers: Mr. Kunal Delvadia, Mr. Neil Shah, and Mr. Hayavadhan Thuppal. At the University of Pittsburgh, our brothers are involved with community service and cultural events in addition to raising money for our national philanthropy, SOS Children's Villages. We hold our brothers to high academic standards so that they have succeed after college. Many of our alumni are/have attending/attended medical and graduate school and others have found success in their industry.


Sigma Beta Rho is the nation’s premier multicultural fraternity. We span over 50 universities with over 3,000 members nationwide. Our high standard of performance and maintaining the integrity of the values of our fraternity have contributed to our being one of the fastest growing fraternity of our kind. Central to our efforts in Sigma Beta Rho are our pillar: service to our society, our bond of brotherhood, and remembrance of our origins.


Our Pillars

Society

The 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.

Brotherhood

The 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.

Rememberance

At 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.


Our Philanthropy

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.


Our Brothers

Alpha Class

Spring 2009
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Kunal Delvadia

Founding Father Overflow

Big Brother: Incubus

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Neil Shah

Founding Father Aurum

Big Brother: Overdrive

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Hayavadhan Thuppal

Founding Father Pioneer

Big Brother: Qwiksand


Beta Class

Spring 2010
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Ken Nakajima

Brother Belligerent

Big Brother: FF Hammer

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Chirag Shah

Brother Smoooth

Big Brother: Yakdaddy


Gamma Class

Fall 2010
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Nuwan Perera

Brother BulletProof

Big Brother: FF Overflow

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Jed Belaguas

Brother Automatic

Big Brother: FF Aurum

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Jay Fuletra

Brother Alliance

Big Brother: Smooth

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Jason Wu

Brother Flux

Big Brother: Belligerent


Delta Class

Fall 2011
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Andy Vudhipao

Brother Arise

Big Brother: FF Pioneer

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Nikhil Venkatesh

Brother Ambush

Big Brother: Alliance


Epsilon Class

Spring 2012
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Scott Bridgehouse

Brother Sabotage

Big Brother: BulletProof

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Vikram Patwardhan

Brother Broadcast

Big Brother: Flux


Zeta Class

Fall 2012
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Nick Patel

Brother Dispatch

Big Brother: Ambush

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Akshdeep Dhaliwal

Brother Analogue

Big Brother: Broadcast

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Akshay Ratnani

Brother Immaculate

Big Brother: Sabotage

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Josh Butler

Brother Tenacity

Big Brother: Automatic

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Sam Zytka

Brother Ember

Big Brother: Arise


Eta Class

Spring 2013
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Mark Sy

Brother Mandate

Big Brother: Flux

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Baron Kim

Brother Prevail

Big Brother: Tenacity

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Jigar Saraiya

Brother Divulge

Big Brother: Dispatch

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Andrew Kim

Brother NonStop

Big Brother: Analogue

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Mark Amaratunga

Brother Framework

Big Brother: Immaculate

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Akhil Venkatesh

Brother Caliph

Big Brother: Ember


Theta Class

Spring 2014
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Rohan Patel

Brother Regimen

Big Brother: Analogue

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Praneeth Peddada

Brother Discord

Big Brother: Tenacity


Iota Class

Fall 2014
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Danish Malik

Brother Drawback

Big Brother: Dispatch

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Danial Malik

Brother Resurge

Big Brother: NonStop

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Palak Desai

Brother Insouciant

Big Brother: Discord

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Adam Baxter

Brother Epiphron

Big Brother: Framework

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Aishan Shetty

Brother Bastion

Big Brother: Caliph


Kappa Class

Spring 2016
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Brian Amaratunga

Brother Styrchnine

Big Brother: Bastion

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Luke Churley

Brother Monolith

Big Brother: Regimen


Lambda Class

Spring 2017
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Jake Waldman

Brother FPS

Big Brother: Monolith

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Viknesh Lakshmanan

Brother Overpass

Big Brother: Styrchnine


Mu Class

Fall 2017
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Randy Ramchal

Brother Fathom

Big Brother: Insouciant

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Abhilash Dhanvada

Brother Baazigar

Big Brother: Overpass


Nu Class

Spring 2018
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Purnaesh Prabhu

Brother Mutiny

Big Brother: Fathom


Our Chapters


Lettered Chapters


Chapters have earned their place in the history of Sigma Beta Rho by the designation of a Greek letter. The Greek letter is assigned to a chapter based on the order in which they earn Chapter Status (for instance, University of Pennsylvania is our first chapter, and thus, earned the Alpha letter designation). If a "lettered" chapter is ever disbanded, that letter will always be reserved for that university and reassigned when a colony is re-established and chapter status is earned again.


Alpha Chapter

University of Pennsylvania

Est. August 16, 1996

Beta Chapter

Binghamton University

Est. August 22, 1998

Gamma Chapter

St. John's University

Est. August 22, 1998

Zeta Chapter

Stony Brook University

Est. February 2, 2000

Theta Chapter

Rutgers University

Est. June 17, 2001

Kappa Chapter

University of Rochester

Est. December 10, 2002

Lambda Chapter

Virginia Commonwealth University

Est. November 24, 2002

Mu Chapter

University of South Florida

Est. August 25, 2001

Nu Chapter

University of Georgia

Est. November 24, 2002

Pi Chapter

University of Florida

Est. May 31, 2002

Rho Chapter

Temple University

Est. November 20, 2004

Sigma Chapter

Georgia Institute of Technology

Est. April 2, 2005

Tau Chapter

University Houston

Est. March 4. 2004

Upsilon Chapter

Drexel University

Est. March 30, 2002

Phi Chapter

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Est. April 26, 2003

Psi Chapter

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Est. November 19, 2004

Alpha Alpha Chapter

Florida State University

Est. December 10, 2005

Alpha Beta Chapter

Northeastern University

Est. April 14, 2007

Alpha Gamma Chapter

Oregon State University

Est. May 21, 2005

Alpha Delta Chapter

University of Tennessee

Est. April 28, 2006

Alpha Epsilon Chapter

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Est. April 26, 2008

Alpha Zeta Chapter

University of Pittsburgh

Est. May 31st, 2009

Alpha Eta Chapter

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Est. May 1, 2010

Alpha Theta Chapter

University of North Florida

Est. April 10, 2014

Associate Chapters


Associate Chapters are our mid-tier entities. They have proven themselves with a significant presence at their university through campus involvement, and have reached consistent levels of fundraising and community service that earn them this designation. ssociate Chapters are in the active pursuit of the pinnacle of entity achievement: Chapter Status.


East Tennessee State University

Est. November 19, 2008

Emory University

Est. November 17, 2014

Syracuse University

Est. January 1, 2006

Rutgers University - Newark

Est. December 1, 2006

New Jersey Institue of Technology

Est. November 19, 2004

University of South Carolina

Est. April 18, 2010

Stockton University

Est. November 14, 2015

Florida Atlantic University

Est. March 25, 2017

Colonies


Our colonies are our youngest entities. Colonies are newly-established entities that have not yet reached a level of success to be considered for the status of Associate Chapter. Once a colony has grown for at least two years and hit certain performance benchmarks, they are considered for Associate Chapter status. The performance of the colony is evaluated and the designation of Associate Chapters is announced each summer.


University of Illinois - Chicago

Est. May 14, 2006

Boston University

Est. April 23, 2005

Florida International University

Est. May 5, 2007

Michigan State University

Est. December 10, 2006

State University of New York At Albany

Est. April 20, 2012

State University of New York at Buffalo

Est. December 7, 2001

University of Michigan

Est. December 6, 2013

Wayne State University

Est. December 13, 2014

University of Louisville

Est. April 4, 2015

Rowan University

Est.