On behalf of all Scottish Rite Masons owing fealty to the United Supreme Council, 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, Inc., I welcome you to our website.   The purpose of our website is to enlighten and inform members of the Scottish Rite, along with the general public, about Prince Hall Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Southern Jurisdiction, as well as the many programs taking place in our jurisdiction.  This website also serves as a means of disseminating information and broadening the accessibility of our headquarters.   Our theme is Rebuilding the Rite Stone by Stone:  Through Remembrance, Revitalization and Recommitment.  We must remember from whence we’ve come and remember our oaths and obligations to this prestigious organization, to each other and to mankind.  While revitalizing the organization through the use of modern technology, the implementation of innovative ideas, and inclusion, leading to an enhanced member experience.  Finally, we must recommit or rededicate ourselves to the principal teachings of the Rite.  Together, let us rebuild the Rite, stone by stone!

Illustrious Corey D. Hawkins Sr, 33° 
Sovereign Grand Commander

USC History

The first Scottish Rite organization among African-Americans was the African Grand Council of 1820 in Philadelphia, which was referred to as a Council of Princes of Jerusalem.


USC 501c3 Foundation

The Foundation is the principal philanthropic entity of the United Supreme Council. It is operating under the supervision of United Supreme Council. Its funds provide the support of two extremely important programs: Education and Research.


Golden Circle

The Order of the Golden Circle is the women’s auxiliary of the United Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Prince Hall Affiliation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc.


Prince Hall Credo

I believe in God, the Grand Architect of the Universe. The Alpha of the un-reckoned yesterdays, the Omega of the impenetrable tomorrows. The Beginning and the Ending. 

I believe in man, potentially God’s other self. Often faltering on his way upward, but irrepressible in the urge to scale the spiritual Annapurna’s.

I believe in Free Masonry; that corporate adventure in universal brotherhood, despising kinship with no child of the All Father.

I believe in Prince Hall Masonry; a door of benevolence, securely tiled against the unworthy, but open wide to men of good rapport, whether Aryan or Hottentots. 

I believe in Masonic Vows; the truths of true men, plighted to their better selves.