Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. received its charter on September 17, 1978. The charter members of Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter were Bros. James Johnson, Clarence Juvennelliano, John Williams, and Orlando L. Chandler and Carl Miller.
The following years, the members of Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter provided community service projects throughout the Camden area in an effort to carry out the three primary national programs of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. --- Bigger and Better Business, Social Action, and Education. These programs provide the vehicles by which men of Sigma everywhere dedicate their lives to our motto: “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”.
During the early 1980’s, the chapter oversaw the establishment of a Collegiate chapter at Rutgers-Camden (Mu Psi), hosted a regional conference and had a member (James Johnson) elected to the Regional Board.
In the Spring of 1985, a collection of Sigma men met for the purpose of rejuvenating the chapter and by the Fall, Zeta Rho Sigma Chapter had expanded into the Atlantic, Burlington, and Camden Counties. During these years, Zeta Rho Sigma continued to grow in membership and attracted a diversified group of business and professional men dedicated to be “Bigger, Better, and Bolder” in southern New Jersey.
On January 22, 1996, and after several meetings, the bodies of Zeta Rho Sigma and Epsilon Pi Sigma (Mercer County Alumni Chapter) agreed to a consolidation and applied for a new charter with a record-breaking thirty-three brothers. A new charter was granted on March 18, 1996 along with the chapter designation of Kappa Upsilon Sigma (Trenton and Willingboro, NJ).
On December 18, 2002, Zeta Rho Sigma was reconstituted - the Camden and Gloucester County Alumni Chapter and returned with a renewed commitment to making a difference in the state of New Jersey, in the region, and in the Fraternity.
In February 2016 a Gloucester County Alumni Chapter (Rho Delta Sigma) was chartered, allowing Zeta Rho Sigma to concentrate its service activities within Camden County.
•Bros. James Johnson
•Orlando L. Chandler