THE HISTORY OF
The Fraternal Order of Beaux, Incorporated has come a long way since 1959. Founded on the principle of Academics Awareness, Ethical Standards, Unity, Fellowship and Leadership, Beaux Inc. has broken new grounds by becoming the first traditional Non-Greek organization to completely sever ties with its parent group and become and incorporated entity under a unified region.
Formally known as Delta Beaux, the order was founded in the Spring of 1959, at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Led by the Most Honorable Samuel Carter Watson, Delta Beaux was started as an assisting group to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. With the assistance of the Most Honorable: Moses Boyd, Oliver Lynn Jones, William Christopher Miller and Kenneth Bernard Washington, Watson created the dynamic organization of Delta Beaux.
The organization and the principles quickly spread. By 1974, the organization had branched out into the South, chartering on such campuses as Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, Savannah State University, Georgia, Morris Brown University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. By the mid 1980's the organization had spread to such states as Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Ohio.
In 1989, the Nation Pan-Hellenic Council passed a ruling that prohibited Greek fraternities and sororities from having auxiliary organizations. Capitalizing on the ruling, Delta Beaux quickly change their name to Beaux and applied for incorporation in the eastern US region of the United States. In 1990, the organization officially severed ties with their parent organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and became a self-sufficient entity. On April 20, 1993, Beaux became and incorporated entity, falling under it's regional headquarters of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated seem to welcome this charge, and although separated, the two organizations share remains today.
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