Beta Theta Boulé is a predominately African American fraternity and the Knoxville chapter of Sigma Pi Phi International Fraternity, Inc. The Beta Theta Boulé (chapter) of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is committed to advancing the fraternity’s primary mission of civil rights, social justice, economic and educational equality, and policies and actions to improve the lives of youth in underserved communities. It is important to note that membership is distinctly different from college Greek-letter societies. Membership into Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is via secret selection after completing college and after several years of competency and proficiency in a professional capacity.

In 2005, the Beta Theta Boulé created the Beta Theta Boulé Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization to generate funding to implement the primary fraternity mission (100% of Beta Theta Boulé’s membership contributes annually to the Beta Theta Boulé Foundation) and contributions are solicited from corporations, businesses, institutions, and individuals.

Well-Known Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Members

  • Arthur Ashe
  • David H. Blackwell
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Ronald H. Brown
  • Ralph J. Bunche
  • Charles R. Drew
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • John Hope Franklin
  • A. Leon Higginbotham
  • Oliver W. Hill
  • Eric Holder
  • Ulysses Kay
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Percy L. Julian
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • John Lewis
  • Benjamin E. Mays
  • Charles H. Wesley
  • Daniel Hale Williams
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Paul R. Williams
  • Robert C. Weaver

The Fraternity’s  members have been and are leaders in the struggle for civil rights, social justice, economic and educational equality, and in the implementation of public policy and health care initiatives that aid our underserved communities.

 is a philanthropic 501(c)3 non-profit. It was a recipient of the East Tennessee Foundation 2020 Youth Endowment Grant. 


Beta Theta Boulé Foundation, Inc. Treasurer P. O. Box 23034 Knoxville, TN 37933


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