On February 19, 2013 Phi Kappa Psi turned 161-years-old. What started with two men in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania has grown into a national network of service and excellence with over 120,000 brothers initiated since that fateful evening. To recognize the gifts that Brothers Letterman and Moore have given us, we gather annually to celebrate our Fraternity, our brothers and the bonds we share through Phi Kappa Psi.
We encourage you to join in the celebration! Be sure to check out our Phi Psi Calendar to find events nearest you as they are posted. Want more information on tracking down an event or organizing one, contact Kevin Marks, our Director of Alumni Services.
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Every time we recite the Creed of Phi Kappa Psi, we say these words. We all joined this great organization during our college days as undergraduates. No matter if you were just initiated or have been a member for many years, we all pledged a lifetime commitment to Phi Kappa Psi. Your presence at Founders Day is an example of your lifelong commitment.
We have many ways of engaging our members throughout their lives. Our undergraduates find themselves intimately involved in the life of our active chapters. Our alumni give back by volunteering with our chapters as advisors, house corporation officers and mentors. Additionally, our alumni stayed involved with each other serving as friends, confidants, groomsmen and godfathers for each other. The lifelong relationships that begin with accepting your bid and being initiated into our strong band are the best benefit of membership.
Founders Day is an opportunity to think back on what Phi Kappa Psi has meant in your life and also to look forward and think of additional ways to keep the spirit of brotherhood alive in your life. Use Founders Day to celebrate the friendships and bonds created throughout the years and those yet to come. Take time this year to see if there is a way you can increase your engagement or re-engage with Phi Kappa Psi. To make it another 161 years, we will need to stay committed to what it truly means to be brothers of Phi Kappa Psi.