Phi Psi Welcomes the U. of Houston Colony

Fraternity is proud to be on the third largest campus in Texas with the foundation set for the Texas Eta Chapter, if installed

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It is with great pleasure that Phi Kappa Psi announces the formal installation of the newest colony of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, at the University of Houston. Led by transfer students from our chapter at Houston Baptist (Texas Zeta), the colony is comprised of 27 founding members, with the promise of many more to come. On a campus with a mean chapter size between 30 and 40 men, our gentlemen are off to an excellent start.

Following five weeks of support from the Phi Kappa Psi expansion team, led by Director of Expansion Corey Peart Valparaiso '05, the colony became the 11th IFC organization on the urban campus. With over 30,000 students on campus, our colony is prepared to go about recruiting the best that the University of Houston has to offer.

A large populous of Phi Kappa Psi alumni, Houston has offered exemplary alumni resources for this new colony. Sean Carter-Hammerle LSU '90 has taken the position of colony advisor, while Chemistry faculty member Eric Bittner Valparaiso '85 has graciously volunteered to serve as the faculty advisor. Two other Phi Psi brothers serve on the Houston faculty in the College of Education (Robert McPherson Texas Tech '73) and the College of Law (Peter Hoffman Michigan State '65).

The colony will now begin the process of growing and working towards becoming an official chapter. Phi Kappa Psi has established high standards for our new groups, and colonies must meet all of the standards normally met by our chapters accredited with distinction. The Fraternity is dedicated to working with these fine young men to see that they reach their goals. For more information on this colony, or to get involved with the expansion efforts of Phi Kappa Psi, please contact Corey Peart.