When we come to college, our habits are not completely crystallized. We face four years that will shape our thought process and actions for the rest of our lives. The oath Phi Psis take to the Fraternity’s basic principles of honor, truth and service to others influence these patterns for the rest of their lives. Phi Psi chapters utilize their collective influence to hold themselves to being men of excellence who behave responsibly. This means that Phi Psi chapters don’t haze their new members, they obey the law, they act in a manner that brings honor not just to themselves but to Phi Psis everywhere, they treat women with respect and they protect those who cannot defend themselves. That last point is especially true, as we hold ourselves to our founding motto maxim The Great Joy of Serving Others.” Service is at the core of what we do, and it is a big reason why our actions stand out in the crowd and attract the best. Holding yourself to a higher standard can be what separates you from the pack during and after college. 



Group of Phi Kappa Psi Members
Phi Psi Members holding Phi Kappa Psi Flag
Members Recruiting on College Campus
Phi Psi Members Sitting on Bleachers



As a self-governing organization that provides an impactful hands-on experience to its members, Phi Kappa Psi offers a unique opportunity for you to become a leader.


Phi Kappa Psi places a strong emphasis on academic success. Both nationally and locally offered scholarships provide financial assistance to members and promote the importance of the chapter’s focus on scholarship.


Members work together on chapter-organized projects which not only benefit Nashville but also foster personal growth and unity.


For Phi Psi’s members, the bond of fraternal friendship begins as an undergraduate and remains unbroken throughout their alumni years. Every year additional members join the Phi Psi family and form unbreakable bonds of friendship.


During their years spent in the chapter, Phi Kappa Psi members develop their interpersonal skills by interacting with the diverse members of their chapter and practicing recruitment of qualified men.


Members have a group of diverse brothers there to pick them up when they are down, support them when they need it and guide them when they stray from the course. Nothing can duplicate the bonds of brotherhood during and after college.


Phi Kappa Psi does not work without a strong commitment from our members; you will only get out of Phi Psi what you put in. This dedication will carry throughout life for many Phi Psis.


From scholastic training, networking, loyalty and leadership, these skills are highly valued by businesses searching new employees.


Joining a fraternity is not something to do while in college, it’s a lifetime commitment. Since its founding in 1852, Phi Kappa Psi initiated over 140,000 men into the brotherhood. Today, there are over 90,000 living alumni and 5,000 undergraduate members. You too can experience our strong bond when you join Phi Kappa Psi. Find a chapter near you or inquire about starting one on your campus today.

Not only is joining Phi Kappa Psi a lifetime commitment, so is living up to its core values. Every brother is expected to maintain academic excellence throughout their studies, provide service to the community, have a high level of personal integrity, continue to have respect for the dignity and well-being for other and showcase the brotherhood of Phi Psi wherever your path may take you.


What if you could build your own college experience? An experience that lived up to higher standards of excellence than what currently lies in front of you. Just because we’re not on your campus doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the benefits Phi Psi has to offer during your collegiate career and for the rest of your life.

Starting a new chapter, or colonizing, is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. While the process is different on every campus, you’ll have to prove to your school that you’re running an organization that furthers the mission of the university, and you’ll have to show other students what a great chapter you can become in order to recruit new members. Local alumni can be of great assistance but with undergraduate control in Phi Psi, the ball is squarely in your court.

Initiated Phi Psi Members with Chapter Charter




Joining a fraternity is a membership that lasts beyond your collegiate career. From the time you accept your bid, brothers from around the world are there to help and support you.

Talk with the recruitment chair on your campus, attend recruitment events and get to know the guys you may soon call your brothers! Once you are offered a bid, you can accept or decline beginning the new member process.

Once a man has decided that he would like to join Phi Kappa Psi, and the members of the local feel that he embodies the characteristics of a member of the fraternity, they can offer him a formal invitation to join – also known as a bid.

The new member process is an immersive experience where you will learn about the history of Phi Kappa Psi on the national and local level, leadership opportunities in the organization and required educational programming.

Individual dues vary by chapter. Speak with the recruitment chair on your campus about specific dues related to that chapter.

It depends on how much you want to be involved with your chapter or the fraternity on a national level. Generally, you can expect a minimum commitment of 3-4 hours a week for fraternity business. If you take on leadership roles, depending on which role you take, the time commitment could be greater.

Absolutely! You can be in a leadership role in your chapter by being the chapter president, vice-president, or another officer, or by serving as a committee chair. Want something bigger? Undergraduate brothers can hold a seat on the Executive Council by running for an Archon position, the highest level of leadership you can participate in as an undergraduate.

The Phi Kappa Psi Foundation awards scholarships on the National and District level. Individual chapters can also offer scholarships as well. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities on the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation’s website.

It depends on the chapter and the policies in place. Consult with the chapter leadership to find out the costs associated with living in the facility, what year you can move into the house and other questions you may have. Living in a fraternity house while in school can be one of the most rewarding opportunities you have during your fraternity experience as you are able to learn and grow with your fellow brothers under one roof.

No! Even as a junior or senior, you will still have the fraternity experience, enroll in leadership programs, sit on committees and take advantage of many other opportunities available exclusively to Phi Psis.

Phi Kappa Psi understands the importance of your academics just as much as you do. On average, men in fraternities have higher GPAs than those not in Greek life. Chapters are expected to have an academic support plan which includes policies for study hours, working with professors and assistance from your brothers. Talk with the recruitment chair on your campus about the chapter’s academic support plan.

Phi Kappa Psi and the North American Interfraternity Conference have been working diligently over the past several years to address the issues that fraternities have been facing. This includes ensuring we recruit and retain members live up to our core values and educating our brothers on critical topics such as alcohol and substance drug abuse, sexual assault and hazing.  

Phi Kappa Psi condemns hazing in any form. There is no place for hazing or discrimination of any kind in our fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi members are educated on the dangers and negative effects of hazing throughout their undergraduate experience. If you witness or experience hazing, please call the National Anti-Hazing Hotline at 1-888-NOT-HAZE.