Beta Tau Boulé is the New Haven charter of Sigma Pi Phi, the oldest African-American fraternity. The Boulé was established in New Haven, CT, on June 24, 1983, in a joint chartering ceremony with Beta Sigma of Springfield, MA. Beta Tau Boulé was organized through the efforts of its ten charter members with the support of Grand Sire Archon Robert Franklin, Northeast Regional Sire Samuel Massie, and Archons Ted Pryor and David Thompson of Alpha Psi in Hartford. The first Sire Archon of Beta Tau was William J. Massie. In 1987, Beta Tau hosted the Northeast Regional Boulé on the Yale University campus. Beta Tau Archon Alvin Johnson served as Sire Archon of the Northeast Region (2001-2003). As of 2019, Beta Tau had thirty-nine members, including six officers.