Programs en-us Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:05:13 -0700 Chapter Leadership Retreats Chapter Leadership Retreats (CLRs) are customized workshops focused on areas of need for individual chapters. The retreats are facilitated by members of the fraternity staff and select volunteers. Chapters are eligible to receive a CLR if they reach the gold level in their Chapter Leadership Fund. In qualifying for a CLR, the chapter is required to fill out a pre-assessment which offers a breakdown of the areas of focus the chapter and the headquarters staff would like to address during the retreat. Following the retreat, an action plan is developed and staff works with the chapter to ensure knowledge and skills are enhanced upon completion of the program.

Topics we cover during CLRs include communication, diversity & inclusion, time management, CliftonStrengths, brotherhood, confidence, health & wellness and much more.

If you have any questions about Chapter Leadership Retreats or are interested in bringing one to your campus, please contact Senior Director of Member Development, Kyle Hickman at

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0700
CliftonStrengths CliftonStrengths (formerly known as StrengthsQuest) is a 30-minute online assessment that helps the user identify their natural talents. Gallup developed the assessment after a decade of studying how organizations function. After completion of the assessment, it provides the user with a customized report of top five talents and how best to use them. The assessment is used at more than 600 schools and universities in North America. More than two million people and 4,000 members have used CliftonStrengths to discover, develop and apply talents for academic, personal and career success.

The CliftonStrengths philosophy is not about ignoring weaknesses. Instead, it focuses on natural talents and not allowing weaknesses to prevent success. By learning how strengths can be harnessed, it allows someone to fulfill their deepest potential. As a result, we know Phi Psis recognize their true potential.

CliftonStrengths is used in several capacities for Phi Kappa Psi:

• New Member Education
• Chapter Leadership Retreats
• Leadership Programs

The CliftonStrengths assessment describes 34 core themes unique to each individual. They are:

Achiever Context Input Woo
Activator Deliberative Intellection
Adaptability Developer Learner
Analytical Discipline Maximizer
Arranger Empathy Positivity
Belief Focus Relator
Command Futuristic Responsibility
Communication Harmony Restorative
Competition Ideation Self-Assurance
Connectedness Includer Significance
Consistency Individualization Strategic

More information can be found on the CliftonStrengths website.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700
Grand Arch Council
The Grand Arch Council (GAC) serves as the Fraternity's biennial legislative convention, which takes place in even years. The GAC is the largest gathering of the Fraternity with over 700 members and guests from all over the country in attendance. The GAC is made of delegations from all chapters and alumni associations and serves as the supreme governing body. It elects the alumni members of the Executive Council and makes recommendations for the future direction of the Fraternity. 


Attendees can enjoy signature events such as the Foundation's golf tournament, the Founders Cup, the President's Reception, and the annual awards. Participants also become a part of the governance by serving on committees which discuss current issues facing the Fraternity.


The 2016 Grand Arch Council will be held in the iconic New York City, July 6-10. Make sure to save the date in your calendars, and make plans to join us at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square! Make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event.


Registration Dates





November 2 - February 26

$ 350

   $ 450

 $ 150


February 27 - June 3

$ 400

   $ 500

 $ 160


June 4 - On-Site 

$ 450

   $ 550

 $ 170

*GAC Attendance does not qualify for the SC through a daily registration.

Click HERE to register

Hotel Information

Regular Room Rate for a Single or Double Room - $299
(Both rooms come with a sleeper sofa)

Each room will be given a $400 gift card upon arrival at the hotel. This equals $100 off per day from July 6 - 10. Each member can receive up to ONE (1) gift card for a room reservation. If you reserve more than 1 room under your name, you will still only receive ONE (1) $400 gift card.

There are also some suites and other style rooms available. Those rooms will receive the same $400 gift card upon arrival. Click HERE to access the room block.

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700
National Week of Service NWS_Intro_TW Post.pngNational Day of Service is now the National Week of Service, allowing flexibility for brothers to give back to their community. Share The Great Joy of Serving Others the week of April 8 through April 15. The value of service is fundamental to the Phi Psi experience for all brothers. Participating in the National Week of Service is an opportunity for your chapter, alumni association or alumni group to develop relationships with local service partners.

Each chapter and alumni association is expected to do a service project of some kind during this week. Undergraduate chapters should fill out the community service form in the accreditation submission form. Alumni associations are asked to share their projects via social media to share The Great Joy of Serving Others.

While service is something our members participate in every day, we highlight our organization's commitment to service each year with the National Week of Service. Brothers are encouraged to find a service project to participate in during the week.

10 Examples of Service Projects:

  1. Phi Psi Field Day: Coordinate with a local Boys & Girls Club (or similar after-school program) to put on a field day event where kids of all ages get a chance to participate in various games, obstacle courses, interactive activities, etc.
  2. Habitat for Humanity: Contact a local Habitat affiliate to assist in any housing projects in your area. This is a great way to be hands-on with community development.
  3. Day at the Community Center: Work with your local community or senior citizen center to setup a visit and interact with the residents. Activities could include bingo, walks, cleaning, landscaping, etc.
  4. ESL College Bound: If you have any members of your chapter who speak a second language, reach out to local high schools to see if they can assist high school students with college applications, college loan applications, or general school-related topics.
  5. Children's Hospital Visit: Contact a local children's hospital and swing in to brighten the day of a child. You could coordinate a wide-scale community donation or fulfill another need of the hospital.
  6. Park Clean-Up: Contact your local Parks and Rec and coordinate a park clean-up; consider inviting other organizations to join you.
  7. Share the Skill: Work with your local community center to setup a class where you teach local folks a particular skill of yours (e.g. social media marketing, accounting, etc.)
  8. Volunteer at an Animal Shelter: Who doesn't love cute animals? Stop by a local animal shelter and offer your support in terms of cleaning, feeding the animals, and taking them for walks.
  9. Odd Jobs: Provide hands-on service to your University or College's faculty or staff. Examples include raking leaves, shoveling snow, organizing firewood, etc.
  10. Special Olympics: Work with local high schools to setup a Special Olympics event on campus.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700
New Member Education Program After accepting a bid, the first step in the lifelong journey of a Phi Kappa Psi brother is to complete the fraternity's New Member Education Program.

Coupled with programs like GreekLifeEdu and StrengthsQuest, the program itself offers detailed, in-person weekly sessions which align with our core values of personal integrity, academic excellence, brotherhood, service to the community and respect for the dignity and well-being of others.

The entire program is six weeks in length, requiring two hours per week at most on each new topic. As of winter 2017, all chapters and colonies are expected to use this version of the New Member Education Program.

Components of the current program include:

  1. Understanding of the history, governance and function of Phi Kappa Psi.
  2. Resources for achieving academic excellence and the beginning of a career action plan.
  3. Increased awareness of self and knowledge of the implications one has on brotherhood.
  4. Clarification on the difference and importance of service and philanthropy with increased engagement in giving back to others.
  5. Education on consent, diversity, masculinity, and why self-care and the care of others are crucial to a healthy life.
  6. Engagement on leadership potential and goal setting for reaching their potential.

Hazing Hotline Logo.jpgIf you feel at any point during the New Member Program that you or someone you know experiences hazing in any form, please contact the Anti-Hazing Hotline 1-888-NOT-HAZE.

For more information about the Fraternity's New Member Education Program, please contact Associate Director of Member Development, Adam Dunworth at

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0700
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Our Fraternity flourishes when we have a talented group of volunteers working with our students. We are proud to introduce the launch of the Phi Psi Family. The Phi Psi Family is an identity worth celebrating—it's a chance to tell the world you care about the future of fraternities by becoming an active participant in our member development initiatives.

Members of the Phi Psi Family are:

  1. Members OR non-members who are enthusiastic about student growth
  2. Individuals with the skills and interest needed to facilitate leadership programs
  3. Talented writers who can contribute to the Fraternity's publications, including The Shield
  4. Trained professionals who possess the ability to write leadership curriculum
  5. Volunteers willing to provide advisor support to our chapters and colonies

If you are interested, please complete the online form. You should expect a response to your application within 3-5 business days. Phi Psi Family members receive a number of exclusive member benefits.  

If you have any questions about the Phi Psi Family, contact Senior Director of Member Development, Kyle Hickman.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700
Professional Development Conference The Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity aims to ensure our undergraduate members are receiving the most relevant programming to enhance both their personal and professional talents. In this vein, the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity is excited to announce our newest program: the Professional Development Conference. 

On October 19-22, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois at The Westin O'Hare Hotel, our undergraduate members will have the opportunity to attend this premiere conference to enhance their professional skills. This program is only available for our Junior and Senior (third year and fourth year) students, but is open to all majors and backgrounds.

This is a unique chance that will enhance professional skills through intense workshops, excellent networking opportunities, and one-on-one coaching. This type of conference will leave you feeling prepared to tackle your post-collegiate career through:

  1. Building your interview skills, resume, and action plans for career planning
  2. Learning the skills to "dress for success"
  3. Work on developing stress management and a healthy work-life balance
  4. Develop networking skills in both a professional manner and with Phi Psi alumni
  5. Teach you how to be able to make good judgments quickly, sell yourself in any interaction, and manage conflict and difficult conversations in an appropriate fashion
  6. Much, much more

If you are an undergraduate that would benefit from this experience, please apply to be a part of this program HERE by September 15. The application cannot be saved, so you must complete your application in one sitting. We only have 200 spots available, and each chapter is allowed to send up to two (2) members. There will be a waitlist for open spots as they become available if chapters decide not to send any members, so please do not hesitate to apply!

If you are an alumnus interested in being a part of this program as a coach, please apply HERE! You will be notified at the middle or end of September if you have been chosen to coach our undergraduate members. If you would like to be involved with the program other than as a coach we would love to work with you and your company for our recruiter panel or career fair. Please send us the contact information of the person to whom we can reach out!

If you have any questions, please feel free to send your questions to Adam Dunworth,

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700
Regional Officer Training Heading into its second year in 2018, the Regional Officer Training program (ROT) gives officers a chance to learn new skills to better serve their chapter now and in the future.  The regional approach facilitates a comradery with nearby chapters to expand what the Phi Psi experience is for all members.

We want you to share tips and tricks you've found to be helpful.  We also want you to share your challenges so we can all help generate solutions together.  Collaborating with brothers from other chapters will surely help your own chapter shine.

New this year, we're looking to increase our attendance to 750 students and advisors and are hosting programs in 11 cities across the country.  Cities, dates and locations for 2018 are:

Saturday - January 13, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama (Samford University)
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake University)
Chicago, Illinois (Loyola University-Chicago)

Saturday - January 20, 2018
Long Beach, California (Renaissance Hotel-Long Beach)
Houston, Texas (University of Houston)
Farmville, Virginia (Longwood University)

Saturday - January 27, 2018
Columbus, Ohio (Capital University)
Portland, Oregon (Lewis & Clark University)
Indianapolis, Indiana (Phi Kappa Psi Headquarters)

Saturday - February 3, 2018
Binghamton, New York (SUNY-Binghamton)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania)

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration will go live beginning September 18th and continue through December 15th.

Chapters are expected to send their President, Vice President, Treasurer/Finance Chair, Corresponding Secretary, Fraternity Education Chair/New Member Educator, Recruitment Chair, Scholarship Chair, Service/Philanthropy Chair, and the new Health and Wellness Chair. The Chapter Advisor is also expected to attend. Attendance at Regional Officer Training is a Core Standard of the Fraternity. All core standards must be met within a reporting period/year to maintain Good Standing with the National Fraternity.

Costs are covered in the chapter's dues. For drivers, the only cost is travel expenses. Your chapter will be provided with a reimbursement form and that money will be credited to your chapter's account.

Each position on-site will have a track that includes two position-specific workshops covering a variety of topics relevant to their role.  There will be several large group sessions around CliftonStrengths and how that can be used to improve the effectiveness of your chapter.  There will also be a variety of special topic breakout sessions for attendees and ample opportunities to share best practices with members of other chapters throughout the day.  The day will finish by providing an opportunity for the chapter to create an action plan for the coming semester(s). 


Headquarters staff members and region volunteers will lead each session.  You'll have the chance to interact with a variety of Phi Psi Family volunteers throughout the day.

Yes you can!  Please visit this page to sign up.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700
Regional Recruitment Colleges
Regional Recruitment Colleges are uniquely designed to your chapter's needs/wants and will equip you with the best tactics and practices in regards to recruitment! Specifically, Regional Recruitment Colleges will help your chapter develop and plan overall recruitment strategies and events, and improve recruitment goals and chapter branding

The following workshops and sessions are available to your chapter:

Why Do We Recruit? Replacing vs. Develop & Expand
Through development of potential new members, active Brothers and your chapter infrastructure, your chapter can become the strongest and largest on campus.

First Impressions: The Power of a Handshake
First impressions are the most memorable interactions among peers and professionals. Learn how to do this effectively in order to be successful in your professional life and in your fraternal interactions.

Planning and Choosing Recruitment Events
Join us in learning how to effectively manage and produce a recruitment event. Learn how to evaluate events and whether they will provide the necessary recruitment experience.

Recruitment Organization: Teams, Sponsors and More
Do you think the Recruitment Chair is the only one doing all the recruiting? Let's go over the role of the Recruitment Chair and some tools on how to get everyone involved to maximize potential new members.

Know Your Product: Brand Management
What is your chapter brand? What product are you selling to your potential new members? Reevaluate and create your brand that best represents your chapter.

Apple FTW: Selling the Experience and Culture
Apple has mastered a sales technique that everyone else wishes they could. Apple sells the experience and culture more than the product. Learn how you can do the same for Phi Kappa Psi.

Talking PKP: Recruiting without Recruiting
Learn proper recruitment techniques through conversation and terminology.

Talking to PNMs: The Pass Off  & The Walk Up
Acquire the difference between The Pass Off & The Walk Up techniques in recruitment. Also, learn how to break and avoid those awkward conversations or moments during recruitment.

Letter --> Email --> Text...Phone Call
"...Fun Fact: Nothing typed by somebody's thumbs has ever been important." Work together to learn what should be communicated via text, email and phone.

Before Bidding: The Pre-Close
Do you know the proper policy of giving out a bid? Join us in learning how to close the deal.

Closing: Asking the Right Questions
Join us in learning what questions you should be asking and how they should be addressed. Practice answering those important questions with the Phi Kappa Psi staff and brothers.

Recruitment Pipeline
What does your recruitment pipeline look like? Learn how to create and identify pipelines and how to update it throughout the year.

Power of Numbers: When to Rally the Troops
Sometimes showing up in full force can be an effective tool, other times it could scare away potential new members. Join a discussion on when it is appropriate to show the size of the brotherhood.

Three-Hundred and Sixty Five Days of Recruitment
Time to learn how to eat, sleep and breathe recruitment: one of the most vital parts to successful recruitment. Learn effective ways to practice 365 recruitment.

Please fill out the form below with the sessions you and your chapter would be interested in during your Regional Recruitment College. A HQ staff member will contact you to set up a workshop ASAP.
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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700
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Woodrow Wilson Leadership School is back again and updated with two tracks for undergraduates. The program will take place at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN from June 21 to June 25, 2017. District Council Meetings, where the six District Archons are elected, will occur during the program. A special alumni program is also available.

Two Tracks

This new version of WWLS has two tracks, the Leadership Academy track and the Emerging Leaders track. The Leadership Academy track is for rising members who are juniors or seniors looking to learn skills to help them lead their chapter and take those skills into their career beyond graduation. The second track is the Emerging Leaders. This is focused on sophomores who are up and coming members looking to learn from older members and lead their chapter in the near future. Chapters are encouraged to send at least one member to both tracks.

The new version of the WWLS program focuses on four key goals for undergraduates:

  1. Harness natural talents to develop the best leadership skills possible
  2. Explore the concept of mental health and self-care
  3. Make a measurable and meaningful impact on communities
  4. Understand how to create a leadership legacy which matters

Alumni Program

A special alumni program is being designed for those alumni who regularly work with undergraduate members. This program will help alumni accomplish several goals:

  1. Become familiar with the ELEVATE program, and understand educational programs, resources and tools available
  2. Understand today's college students, including demographics and prevalent issues
  3. Understand today's chapters, including risks related to membership and facilities
  4. Learn best practices for working with individual students and chapters
  5. Acquire basic skills training to navigate issues/concerns related to today's students

The schedule for the Alumni Track can be found HERE.

District Council Meetings and Archon Elections

Another aspect of WWLS is the District Council Meetings to elect the new slate of Archons, representing a majority of the Phi Kappa Psi Executive Council. These new archons will serve until the following WWLS in 2019. If you are interested in running for District Archon, visit the Archon Election Site.

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700