National Day of Service

This past weekend, April 17-18, marked another year of Phi Kappa Psi celebrating our National Day of Service. As a Fraternity founded on the principle of The Great Joy of Serving Others, the weekend was a special opportunity for our groups to honor that principle. 

For many of our undergraduate chapters, this month is a culmination of a year's worth of tremendous service, where thousands of dollars have been raised and countless hours of work have been given. What better way to celebrate that success than by doing something this weekend to better the lives of those in a local community.

If a group is still looking to get involved with a local philanthropy this year or next, don't forget to check with your local Boys & Girls Club. Phi Kappa Psi is proud to be affiliated with BGCA as our national philanthropy. Click here for more information on the partnership.

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If you are a part of a local chapter or association that has completed some sort of service project this monthd, we want to know about it! Email your pending event here, and we will add it to this page. Or, send us a brief report on what took place during your service event and we will share those successes.

April Service Success Stories

- Our brothers at Ohio Nu (Ohio University) got in the act of service early, by working to improve a local day care center. Their efforts were recognized in the local paper.
- Brothers at Mississippi Alpha (Ole Miss) co-sponsored the Chucky Mullins Courage Award Banquet in connection with the Ole Miss spring football game. Proceeds benefited students in serious accidents. This was the 21st year for the banquet. It's part of a big weekend in Oxford.
- The men of New York Eta (Buffalo) helped clean up the streets of their community. Scroll to the middle of this article for the details.
- Not to be outdone in New York, our brothers at RIT (N.Y. Theta) held a wristband fundraiser last weekend to raise money to support our American troops.
- Ohio Mu (Dayton) partnered with the service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega to help with their Carnival for Cystic Fibrosis, raising money for a cure and to aid those in need. April 18th also coincided with five-year anniversary of the chapter, and alumni in town to celebrate pitched in with the service.
- Our members at Pennsylvania Upsilon (Drexel) committed themselves to 125 hours of community service this semester, and will earn $500 in grant money upon completion for helping out needy individuals in West Philadelphia. Read about their philanthropy here.  
- Wisconsin Gamma (Beloit) spent the National Day of Service weekend cleaning up a road as a part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. Check out their story and a picture here. (Phi Psi Connect account required)
- The men of one of our newest groups, the Muskingum University Colony, helped to clean up a local center for children. You can read their account here. (Phi Psi Connect account required)