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									                        SAMPLE LETTER: INVITATION TO APPLY
                          (TYPE ON CHAPTER STATIONARY)
Mr Joe Smith
216 8th Street

Akron, Ohio 44319

Dear Joe:

The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., (CHAPTER NAME), (COLLEG&UNIVERSITY, CITY),
are pleased to extend an invitation to you to apply for membership.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., an international organization of college and professional men, was founded
in 1914, at Howard University and has at its principles Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service. It is one of
the original eight predominantly Black Greek-letter organizations. Phi Beta Sigma has a membership of
over 90,000, with 400 chapters throughout the continental United States, Switzerland and Africa.

Being both a social and service organization, Phi Beta Sigma has many programs related to education, social
action and business. In order to implement these and other programs, the Fraternity works with
organizations such as: the National Pan-Hellenic Council, NAACP, Urban League, March of Dimes Birth
Defects Foundation, National Boys Club of America, etc. Phi Beta Sigma is an organization that is
concerned and involved in meeting the needs of our communities.

With recruitment at the forefront of our organization’s continued success, you are invited to complete the
New Membership Intake and Development Process of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The following dates
and information are pertinent to the completion of this process and must be adhered to, if you are interested in
membership in (CHAPTER), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity:
A. Application Deadline: (DATE)                      E. Total Membership Fees:               ($      )
B. Application Fee:          ($ )                    F. Educational Development
C. Interview Date:           (DATE)                           and Testing sessions:          (DATES)
D. Deadline for receipt of                           G. Initiation Date:                     (DATE)
      Membership Fees: (DATE)

Please complete the enclosed Application for Membership and return it along with the signed Academic
Verification Form (or official transcript) or college diploma; three letters of recommendation
(non-relatives); and Application Fee by certified check or money order, in the amount of $      ____________

(non-refundable), made payable to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (National Office). Forward the Application
package to: (NAME, ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER).

If you require additional information, please feel free to contact me at (PHONE NUMBER and/or

(TITLE)                                    SEPTEMBER, 1994                                            -10-
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