Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. was founded August 22, 1994 at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) by Lamont Taylor and Marvin Randolph. On August 22, 1994, the Charismatic Brotherhood of Phi Rho Eta Fraternity, Inc. began with one core mission: to help young boys get the right start in life. The Charismatic founders, Marvin Randolph and Lamont Taylor, themselves raised in neighborhoods that overflowed with the social diseases of drugs, violence, poverty, and hopelessness, established the organization on the premise that it would promote trans-formative change.
The founders sought to form a Brotherhood that would work relentlessly to set the standard of manhood, an organization comprised of Charismatic men striving to model and teach exemplary positive behavior.
Phi Rho Eta has quickly earned a reputation for its groundbreaking community development initiatives – for turning around the lives of boys who have been written off by society and placing those same boys on the path to success.
To further serve the mission, the fraternity works closely with Mentor Teacher Brother Inc, working diligently to create change in the lives of young men in the community.