Phi Kappa Psi announces return to The George Washington University

Phi Kappa Psi is proud to announce its upcoming recolonization at The George Washington University (GW) in Spring 2020.

The DC Alpha chapter was first established at GW in 1868 as Phi Psi’s 24th chapter. Returning to campus in 1992, the chapter’s charter was eventually suspended in 2016 in a mutual agreement between the university and the Fraternity. With its return, Phi Psi joins 16 other IFC fraternities on GW’s campus.

Senior Director of Chapter Operations James D’Imperio (Purdue ’07) will guide the efforts of two expansion consultants – Brandon Copeland (West Virginia ’17) and Joe Elmished (San Diego State ’14) – who will recruit and train the founding members of the colony. While on campus, they will seek the best of GW’s young men whom are not already affiliated with Greek organizations of similar character.

Ensuring the prosperity and longevity of the DC Alpha chapter is the team’s top priority. The Fraternity will provide ample support for the founding members of the colony while they work toward developing a strong chapter and brotherhood that is representative of Phi Kappa Psi’s values and ideals.

To learn more about the colony or ways to support the expansion efforts at GW, please contact Brandon Copeland at or Joe Elmished at